So I mentioned previously that I’ve had a bad experience with ‘Ted 3rd’. I thought I would take this time to introduce you to some of the many Teds I’ve had in my life over the past few years.
There are 3 notable Teds. I’m pretty sure there have been more over the past 2 years, but here is an overview of the ones that stuck around longer than a few messages.
Ted the 1st
So I met Ted I on tinder. In fact, I met all of them on tinder. He was an estate agent in a nearby city, looked pretty cute and we got on well. So we decided to meet up for a few bevvys. I met him straight off the train, and by golly gosh, he was so so much hotter in real life. Like WOW sort of hot. It was a tad awkward initially, but the convo soon started flowing and we were getting on well. We had a few drinks, there was quite a lot of laughter and then on the walk back to the station, he stopped and pulled me into a massive tasche sesh in the middle of the street. Now, he thought it was dead romantic, but I cannot abide PDA. He got a bit funny about that, but we carried on dating. We went out a couple of times, he came over for dinner and we were sort of together for a few months. It got to the point where I was sure he thought we were a couple, but I wasn’t so set on the idea, so I thought I’d be upfront and ask what was going on, since I was off on holiday and I wanted to know how to behave. And by behave, I meant whether I could go and pull lots of hot European boys, which I did. Anyway, he ran a mile. I’m not so surprised, and I wasn’t too bothered at all. We kept in touch on and off, then decided to reignite things around Christmas. He came over for ‘Netflix and Chill’ and we finally did the diiiirty. It was good. Very very very good.
Then he just disappeared. He didn’t answer my texts, he never spoke to me. I felt pretty shitty after that.
Fast forward 6 months, to me getting an apology from him. He text me completely out of the blue to apologise for going awol and for treating me badly, and he said he’d love to see me again, see how I was getting on etc. So, like a fool, I agreed. Then never heard from him again. What. A. Prick.
This is a brief story….girl meets hot ginger boy on tinder, they text a lot, set a date, then he sees her social media, realises she’s not size 6 and bails. Classic bell end behaviour.
This is the one that hurt the most. I actually really really liked this Ted. Out of all of the many, many men, Ted III was the one that I could actually see myself with. After a whole month of texting, I found he made me laugh a lot, I was always super happy to hear from him and he made me smile. Things kept getting in the way of us meeting, lots of family problems, job stuff and illness. He was moving from London to the city for a job, and I was pretty excited. He came to look at flats and he had an hour to spare, so we finally got to meet. It was so so easy between us, we laughed and got on so well. It ended with an awkward car hug/kiss but with plans to see each other again. The weekend came, and we were meant to be doing something, but he bailed. I know, I know, red flag alert. He made it up to me by coming to watch a musical at the local theatre and taking me for dinner. Again, it went really well, but he seemed to have a huge problem with my lack of affection. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good hug as much as the next person, but I am just not very tactile in public. It takes me a while to get to that point, and he was still a relative stranger. But things were ok, and we planned lunch that week. He came over after work, we ‘watched a film’ but he kept mentioning the affection thing. I’m not really sure how he could say that when I was straddling him (and that does not mean we had sex, you filthy filthy minded person), but he still did. It was a couple of days after this that things went sour. He stopped texting as much, and then just stopped altogether. It really did baffle me. We had plans, and there was just no mention of it. I got drunk a week later and asked him what the deal was, and all he said was ‘Been busy, I’ll explain all later’, or words to that effect. It’s still very sore, it was only a few weeks ago.
So there you go. The Ted Trilogy.