It’s 2014 and counting. I am a 30 year old single female who is just taking life one step at a time. Which is all I can doing considering my circumstances.
Now I may be single but, I am far from simple. Here’s how this story goes and please let me know if this is what it has come down to.
After a great dinner that my best friend, her sister and I provided for the guys we all decided to head out for a walk. More like take the dogs out and walk off a little of the amazing chicken parmesan the ladies created.
As we all walked and talked we walk by a group of young men standing in front of a navy blue Dodge Charger. Of course, my best friend is married and her sister engaged. It was as if they could smell single on me! Or, maybe it was the fact that I had no ring on my finger and I was the only one wearing shorts. To my defense it was hot out and I had sneakers on.
The conversation continued and one of the young fellows decides to approach me. He started really smooth with, “hey, what type of dog do you have?”
I simply replied with the type of dog and he proceeded to tell me that he had three dogs.. Three different breeds. I continued the conversation as we kept on walking. Yes, I made him take a walk with us.
First, I would like to say the young man was young. A bit too young for my taste but I enlightened him by simply answering his questions and engaging with him.
The kicker came when he realized how far he walked with me and my gang. He soon stopped and instead of saying something as simple as asking for my number or wanting to take me out he asked for my Instagram!!!
“Do you have an Instagram??”
I laughed at his question and lied. Yes! I lied and said no. Simply because I didn’t want him to know me by my photos and because it was such a young question to ask.
When I replied with a no he walked away yelling, “Don’t forget to check out Ride Along 2!”
To my surprise he must have been acting in the up coming movie as they are filming it here in Atlanta. If I were a thirsty person I would have quickly turned around and follow him to see what he meant by that. But, I simply said ok and proceeded on my route with my friends.
His line was, “Do you have an Instagram??”
I guess this day in age I need to start my pick up lines asking what part of social media the individual is in. Check out their sight before I decide if I want to engage with them some more. It just cracked me up. I know he was young but, whatever happened to parents teaching their kids how to pick up a lady?
Has the game become so naive that women do not care how they are approached. That they simply just respond with a yes! And give the guy what he wants?
I know maybe I’m tripping because he was young. Maybe I’m tripping because I thought it was hilarious but, come on! If a man approached you with a, “Hey girl… You’re beautiful. What’s your Instagram?”
What if you don’t have one. Will he continue the conversation or consider you boring?
And if you do… A picture tells a thousand words and you never know the true meaning behind it. Will he look through your photos and think the total opposite of the meaning behind your post and never speak to to again?
To play it safe I always say no. Although I’m starting the “relationship” with a lie I want to get to know the person first. On a personal level especially before I dare give out my social media.
He was a nice young boy who will eventually find that nice young girl that will share her Instagram with him. But, I guess I was not savvy enough or “hip” enough for him.
All in all it was a great night….