When I was young(er), I think I might have been crazy. Although I didn’t think so at the time, here’s why I say this now, looking back: I was planning a visit to my dear friends in the midwest and the Husband offered to set me up with a guy they knew. I asked his Wife why she hadn’t mentioned this guy to me before and she said something like, “well I’m not sure he’s right for you”. When I asked why she said “I think he threw his last girlfriend out a window!”. Allegedly. It hadn’t been proven and he wasn’t arrested…but still.
A story like that should have stopped me, even if it was just a rumor. But it didn’t. Other than that probably-not-so-minor-detail, he seemed interesting. I said I wanted to meet him.
Over dinner, I asked him about the incident. He denied throwing her out the window, claiming that she climbed out (2nd floor, I think). Sounded fishy…so why did I go out with him the next night? And the night after that? In fact, we dated for a few months. We even took a vacation together.
Though there was never a threat or even an inkling of violence from him, he did turn out to be a little nutty. So I ended the relationship. I still can’t imagine, though, what I could have been thinking that would have allowed me to go out with him in the first place. Today, I would never go out with a guy who is surrounded by a story like that, even if it’s unproven. (-shaking my head-).
Am I the only one? Please tell me I’m not. Have you ever ignored a really bright red flag and gone out with a guy who, in retrospect, was clearly a really bad idea? What the heck is that about?
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