Mysteries of the male mind always amazing
Making sense of the inner workings of the male brain is a mystery that goes back centuries. It seems the ‘‘different planet’’ distinction starts young. My friend’s 5-year-old announced that when he was older he wanted two girlfriends. The theory is that you have two girls for ‘‘play dates’’ and when you’re not there because you’re at football or on holiday they can keep each other company. Males really are another species. I was reminded of this when I was feeling a bit disillusioned after a date never happened. This is not unusual in the world of net dating. You merrily chat away to someone for a few weeks, then eventually one of you suggests meeting up for a drink. In this case it was Mr Central Otago’s idea. Naturally, you start looking forward to it, then he simply disappears off the face of the earth never to be heard of again. No explanation, no emails. This leaves you wondering what you said to put him off. So it’s back to square one for me. Meanwhile, a friend of mine was in two minds about a guy she’d been out with several times. He seemed indifferent too. Suddenly she was his idea of the perfect woman after texting a picture of a blue cod she’d caught on Stewart Island. A photo of a fish had taken her from a few casual dates to a relationship prospect. Perhaps I’ll take up fishing, and start reading Rod & Rifle instead of trashy novels.