Okay so I’m probably giving away some of the game with the title of this post. You may well have ascertained that this story has something to do with perverts and men of a particular religious persuasion. Not to say that his religious inclination has anything to do with his level of pervyness, it’s more of a happy coincidence given the numerous puns that I could’ve gone with.
My Sikh perv came to me by way of the website rather than random circumstance. But why the pervert label? Well we’ll get to that very shortly.
I’ve dated people of various religious leanings from Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu, to various sub-sections of Christianity including and not limited to the “Happy-Clappy” variety. I can honestly say from experience that it makes very little difference in the dating world what religion one is, other than a varying level of religious hypocrisy, depending on how devout a follower they are and their views on sex before marriage.
From his profile this guy seemed like a good prospect, moderately handsome, into his fitness and a good job in the city. Well that last one should’ve been a slight warning, the religion of your average City Trader does tend to err on the dark side and often involves selling one’s soul to the devil to make one’s yearly bonus. And yes I am massively generalizing here, but even my flatmate would concur (and she’s dated more City boys than I care to shake a pointy stick at) that they tend to be vainer and more arrogant than your average bear (or bull depending on your trading position).
So for ease we’ll call our prospective love interest Trader-Boy – yes of course he’s younger than me! – but not by too much he’s only nine years my junior…
Trader-Boy and I had exchanged a few emails and were now progressing to text-talk. We’d established that we worked nearby to each other and had a common interest in all things fitness. We then started talking about meeting up and arranged to meet near to our workplaces in three days’ time.
And this is where it all took a strange turn for the worse. At first his messages were friendly, light, humorous and mildly flirtatious, but gradually they became more and more suggestive. Now I’m happy to flirt don’t get me wrong, but when a guy starts making sexual insinuations and asking if you have a lot of ‘energy’ and whether your previous partner was satisfied? well I draw the line there – unless of course you’ve already crossed that sexual line in which case go crazy, talk dirty and Snapchat to your hearts content!
At first as I’m often prone to do, I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he’s just joking I thought. So I laughed it off and steered the conversation in a different direction. Harmless deflection into a less sexually charged topic and a polite decline to send any pictures.
It didn’t work.
Again, me being a ‘nice’ person (also look up the definition of stupidly naive person who tries to see the good in everyone even when they have the redeeming qualities of a serial killer who likes to torture puppies for light entertainment), I decided that rather than cut him off completely I would just let him know that I found his language somewhat forward. Don’t worry I said it more eloquently than that and managed to sound slightly less frumpy than a 76 year old Mormon virgin.
I just told him that as we had yet to meet I’d rather he reined in his ‘enthusiasm’ as I was ‘not that kind of girl’. Okay okay, you know as well as I do that I can and indeed have been that type of girl, but not with a complete stranger! Besides I really believe that if you set a certain tone before you meet someone, they can end up with the wrong idea – an idea that some unscrupulous characters will try and force upon you against your will.
But thankfully my straight-talking worked.
For all of about three text exchanges at which point he thought it perfectly acceptable to ask how good I was in bed, how long I could go for and if I got very wet or not.
At this point I decided that he didn’t even deserve the effort of a reply and blocked him on my whatsapp. And that was that, except I then got a voicemail from him two days later wondering where I was as he was stood waiting for me at our pre-arranged meeting point. The first and only time I have ever stood up a guy, but to my reckoning it was wholly warranted.
I really don’t understand how some guys think it’s ok to just jump straight in and start asking about your sexual ability before they’ve even met you. Sure, if we’d met on a hook-up site I’d understand. But surely not when you’re on a site where you’re supposedly looking for a committed relationship??? But then again, maybe that’s just me being naive again.
So this week’s post is really a tale of a date that never happened, but to be honest I’m pretty glad it didn’t!
Onward and upwards though as they say, I have a date arranged next week with a very tall primary school teacher…fingers crossed he’s not a pervert too.