Thursday, March 24, 2011

#3 - Mr. Baseball

Ok, so this one was unconventional in that I found him on Facebook.  He was a new fan on our minor league baseball team's page & I thought he was attractive.  Looked at his pictures (he doesn't have his privacy settings set too stringent) & never saw a woman or a wedding band, so I sent him an e-mail.  Now, my privacy settings are all set to "friends only" so I knew that other than my name & pix, he couldn't see anything about me.  So, I just commented that I thought he was attractive & it was nice to see that he liked our team too, then said if he was single maybe we could meet at a game sometime.  Kept it very casual.

Get a flirty e-mail back, "why do we have to wait for opening day?"  I laughed.  So we e-mailed for a bit, then exchanged #'s.  So....turns out that he "moved in with his mom because she's getting older & needs some help".  Commendable, right?  Well.....

A conversation or two later, it's revealed that his mom travels a lot.  Ummm....."she's getting older & needs some help"?????  Doesn't sound like it.  RED FLAG! 

Then later in the conversation we got to talking about our divorces....ya know...."how long have you been divorced, etc."  Well...... "I'm not actually divorced yet.  There's been issues that have kept that from happening."  Ok, so NOT divorced & lives with mommy at 48????  Can anyone say "issues"?

Remember that song "Time for Me to Fly" by REO Speedwagon?  My theme song here at this point.  I got off that call pretty quickly.  Emailed him the 2 days later that I did not feel comfortable communicating with him since he really wasn't single.  He said "I'm really sorry you feel that way, but I respect your wishes." 

Yikes!  Next story to follow soon, I'm sure!

1 comment:

  1. Marena- You were smart to pay attention to the signs and also to address whether he was divorced yet. Smart to do it that way (non threatening) that way he'd likely be honest and not hide that he was still married. You go girl! - Ella