Christian dating game
Regardless, he bombarded me with a relentless stream of nagging messages: ‘What do you have to lose, Hopeful Girl?
’, ‘A coffee and chat won’t ruin your day’, ‘If you don’t like me, I’ll give you your money back’ (eh?
I won’t be replying to any more messages.’ His parting shot?
‘You’re probably really hard work anyway.’ (Actually, that’s not quite the end of the story – you can read the rest on my Facebook page). The dance of courtship often revolves around a game of pursuit. In the church, we’re sometimes taught it’s a man’s God-ordained role to do so, and that it’s a sign of a ‘real man’ to keep up the chase until he lands his quarry (or, alternatively, gets labelled a stalker and is slapped with a restraining order). Often it’s shyness that makes a woman shrink from someone she likes.
The Irving Berlin song says, ‘A man chases a girl until she catches him… Or insecurity means she wants to be asked several times to be sure he really likes her.
), ‘It’s not a lot to ask’ and, alarmingly, ‘Let me in!!!
’ The more Hassle Man badgered me, the more I resolved not to give in.