Warning: This is yet another Foo thread on the topic of women. You've been forewarned.
Is it me? It seems so difficult nowadays to provoke any conversation worth my time with women! Example:
Two weeks ago, I went out with a new intern for lunch (I'm a co-op myself). Now, I was hoping that I would enjoy my lunch over a great conversation about anything and nothing, asking questions about each other and hoping to find a common thread.
And of course, this bird was shot down pretty quickly.
I was doing all of the question asking, but her responses were conversation enders. Each and every single one of them. Doesn't help that she asked nothing about me, nor seemed to care about my character. Even worse was that she seemed like the type completely adverse to any sort of transportation that isn't convenient (i.e. flying from New York to Syracuse when buses go there direct...), so I guess biking is out of the question too. The ride back was overcome by light engine noise...
But then she IMs me at work several times, only to talk about nothing particularly interesting. WTH?!
This was essentially a repeat of a date that I had about a month before this, where the girl seemed to have very little interest in me, or just didn't know how to talk to me (or the other way around). I did get some pretty interesting drinking stories from her though ...
Despite all of this, I don't have too much of an issue approaching women at random. For instance, on today's subway ride, I spotted a woman reading James Patterson (I've heard he's kind of a quick-read author). She seemed sort of distracted, so I asked her about his writing, to which we talked about our favorite types of reading. Very nice five minutes of talking.
Maybe it's just a case of: