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Rules for Men?

By Elliemendz @EllieMendz
Hey everyone! It's your friend, Bree.
Things have been slowing down in my dating life lately. Mac Guy was out on vacay for 3 weeks. I suppose that old adage about absence making the heart grow fonder is true. Surprisingly, I did (kind of) miss him. While he is a bit vanilla, he is also steady and dependable. I know I can count on him for good entertainment value. He flew back into town earlier this week. We had a good reunion on Wednesday night.
He managed to surprise me with a little gift, a silver necklace. I really like it although it's not something I normally would have bought myself. Shoot, I was expecting something trivial like a shot glass or a magnet. (I would have been fine with either, by the way.) This is the first time I've gotten jewelry from anyone I've dated (not counting Loser Ex). He's been busy getting caught up at work and entertaining friends of his who flew in town recently. This means I have no idea when I'll see him during the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, my Co-Worker has been a bit distant lately. He's been super swamped at work, thus curtailing our dalliances. In a somewhat related note, I went on an interview yesterday afternoon and got the job! I will be starting (hopefully) in 2 weeks at a different company. It is a bit bittersweet as I already know that changing jobs could be the end of my time with the Co-Worker. We haven't really been able to go out on actual dates lately. Perhaps it is just as well as I already know (in my head) that we have no real future together.
I saw the Comedian Tuesday night. I think he must be reading that book, The Rules, only he is using the tactics on me. Let me explain.
We haven't been alone together in several weeks, not since the night of the Unfortunate Incident. (If you're a good friend of mine, you know what I mean). We have gone out since then but always parted after a couple hours. I am wondering if he is now playing hard to get.... do guys do that?! If so, why?
I find I am still attracted to him but am no longer crushing on him. What a relief! After spending more time with him, the more I realize that he would be a terrible boyfriend for me- should he ever ask, I would have to respectfully decline. We had a lovely dinner at a semi-French bistro and he had to go home immediately afterwards. I had teased him if he was avoiding being alone with me. He denied this and looked regretful. (He was getting a wisdom tooth pulled the next morning.)
Even though I haven't read The Rules, I understand the gist. He has such limited contact with me that I find myself thinking about him more. He keeps our dates short- thus creating desire to spend more time with him and my curiosity is piqued. Why does he have to be so damn funny and charming whenever we are together? I think that he definitely has game despite his claim to have none. Either that, or he is my man Kryptonite (thanks to my friend, Betty, for that one). Perhaps both. Not a single guy I have met this year has intrigued me, maddened me, attracted me, and puzzled me as much as The Comedian.
I am still on the elusive search to add another act to my circus as I'm getting weary of the animals not performing the way I'd like them to. I think I will be taking a page out of Ellie's book and channel my energy into writing some fiction.
Until next time.

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