Wednesday, December 16, 2009

30 Tiny Truths - 9

9. Nothing makes a woman want you more than another woman wanting you.

I think of this story often, when I'm trying to figure out the female mind. I've changed the names, for the sake of the people it's about.

My friend Sarah couldn't get this guy, Ben, to leave her alone. Not in a creepy way, just in the way that he was always asking her out, or buying her chocolates, or giving her mixtapes, you know, he had a big crush on her or something. Maybe more than a crush, I don't know. But she just blew him off every time, you know, which I couldn't really understand, since Sarah wasn't exactly beating them off with a stick. Don't get me wrong, she's pretty, but not that pretty, and Ben always seemed like a pretty good catch.

I remember, Ben started dating this girl, Meredith. Maybe he really liked her. Maybe he didn't. It's hard to say. What's easy to say, as that as soon as Ben and Meredith got together, Sarah couldn't take her eyes off of him. Ben didn't look any different, he still wore the same second hand shirts and dinged up Levi's, but it didn't matter. Sarah wanted him like you wouldn't believe. And well, to be honest, you couldn't really blame Ben for calling it off with Meredith, all he wanted was Sarah anyway.

Too bad it didn't work out though. After he and Meredith split up, Ben couldn't even get Sarah to return one of his calls. Went from having two women to having none, just like that. I think he owns an auto repair shop now.

Women love a taken man. It's just the truth.

9 comments:

Alex said...

Doesn't even have to be taken- there just has to be some sense of competition. Like a flirt-off.

Bridget said...

I can definitely get behind a good flirt-off.

Max Nova said...

Hey ladies, I'm taken ... Mormon style.

(this should work exactly like those axe body spray commercials)

Daniel said...

in fact, i'm fairly certain "mormon style" is the name of one of those axe scents.

David Pratt said...

That's weird . . . I haven't noticed any women attracted to me . . .

Ozkirbas said...
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Ozkirbas said...

Ou d'Mormon - Fragrances from Calvin Klein's Joseph Smith Collection?

Brett said...

For my part, I know women for whom this definitely isn't true.

The popular theory that seems to be called upon here is the one that says women want the attentions of men with higher social value, in which case a man who is taken or competed for is naturally more socially valuable, since at least one other woman has deemed him so.

B.Graham said...

also, we have a terrible tendency to like attention even if we don't think we like it, and when it disappears we want it back