Have you heard of these things? The "please date me" card? Friends, this is a new phenomenon for me.
I was out salsa dancing this weekend (per usual) and got into a nice conversation with one of the regulars. He has been a good buddy for quite some time now. We chatted and danced for practically the whole evening - each dance ended in him proclaiming "I just ADORE you, surely you must know that!" [blush]
Seriously, if I could bottle this guy up and take him home, I would. He is not creepy and just plain fun. A true gentleman and a joy to dance with.
Until the end of the evening. His gentleman-like manner did not go away, but he ceased being the harmless asexual dance partner and moved into prowler territory. Phrases like "you are perfect, don't change a thing" or "you are so beautiful my eyes cannot lie" or "I really like you I must be honest to my heart" started coming out. I began wondering if perhaps I had shimmied a bit TOO much out on the dance floor and brother was suddenly interpreting things differently than he had been for the past two years.
That's when he hit me with the "please date me" card.
PDM: Would you mind if I gave you my card?
Yeti: [assuming business card] Of course not.
PDM: Thank you. [shuffles through wallet and pulls out something resembling THIS (please enjoy this mock card I quickly made up on my computer - I am NOT tech savvy people)]:
PDM: If you would call or email me my heart would be so very happy.
Yeti: Okay then. Thanks.
Seriously? A card that is just some photos of you in varying poses and different attire with your contact information at the bottom. Wow. I've gotta get me some of these!! So much better than normal business cards.