Confidence is not always everything
Dear Guy At The Bar Downtown Two Fridays Ago:
I am not going to be more attracted to you if you tell me how horrible your ex-wife is and how you hate sharing custody with her and how much you hate having to deal with her, five minutes after starting talking to me.
It doesn’t make me think anything about her. After all, I only have your side of things.
It does, however, make me think *you* might be horrible and that I might hate having to deal with you. If not now, then at some point.
All you needed to say was, “I have two kids. I share custody with their mom.” That’s enough to let me know you’re an involved dad and a decent person.
The Girl Who Told You Her Name Was Julie And That She Was Just In Town Visiting Friends