Ever get a text from someone who is clearly not used to texting? It's flattering when they take the time, especially if it's a guy, as they never take the time unless you're really worth the taking. I just got a text from the new guy I'm dating, I think it took him 3 hours to draft it but good for him for making it to the 21st century. His name is still stuck in the 19th.
This fellow is definitely a good prospect. He's a few centimeters taller than me (I'm 6'3"), dark, floppy hair, big blue eyes, a legitimate job, and he wears trendy adorable oversized plastic glasses in a non-hipster sort of way, which is a feat in and of itself. He's really smart, and well read...and has political opinions, which actually isn't a turn on for me but I am impressed that he has them. This boy is new territory for this girl, because I generally go for motorheads, tattoo artists, bouncers, and mechanics. I love big stupid meatheads with tattoos, at least three illegitimate children, a reverence for Jenna Jameson and Jessica Rabbit, and crazy meth head ex-girlfriends. This new fellow is so the polar opposite from that that it makes me think that I am growing up and beginning to make rational choices. However, before we take off our hats to New Guy, let's get to his name. It...Is...Harry.
And he goes by it by choice. Do you know what his real name is? Harold? No. It's HARKER. His mother's maiden name or some east coast shit like that, I wasn't sober when he told me how he came by it but it's Harker. And his last name is elegant and French. He has a romance novel name and he goes by HARRY. Maybe it's a geek thing? We don't know each other well enough for me to start taking control of his life...yet...but, when and if I do become The Girlfriend, 'Harry' will be the first thing to go.