AskMe Question Resolved December 8, 2008 9:24 AM   Subscribe

A report on the outcome of a "Does she like me?" AskMe question.

I linked directly to the outcome, for those that want a short version of the thread - the question and advice basically went thus:

Asker: I'm getting mixed signals from a girl I'm interested in, what should I do?
MeFi: Kiss her and see.

Spoiler Hint: It's a happy ending (well, more precisely, a happy start).
posted by forforf to MetaFilter-Related at 9:24 AM (67 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

DTMF... oh, wait.
posted by bonaldi at 9:36 AM on December 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Play on, player.
posted by plexi at 9:42 AM on December 8, 2008


LAWYER. NOW.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 9:45 AM on December 8, 2008 [24 favorites]


We need proof. Underpants.
posted by jonmc at 9:46 AM on December 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Is there a Greasemonkey script that can update my RSS to Google Reader every time someone has a first kiss? Preferably with web 2.0?

RelationshipFilter reeks of high school. Yes, we know it's the absolute most important thing EVER, each time it happens. Until the breakup, which is the worst most devastating thing ever. Until the next relationship. AskMe only adds self-selection bias, because the drama-wrought situations are the ones that get posted (Dear AskMe, I'm totally happy in my relationship/lack thereof. kthxbi!). It's so weird the way people get obsessed with it (particularly in the case of random strangers), as if the continuation of the entire species depends on each and every relationship. Kinda hearkens back to the tribal days of man's history, when survival was much more tenuous, and reproduction was less about pageantry and more about survival. Ahh, nostalgia.
posted by Eideteker at 9:57 AM on December 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


Happy ending. Heh.
posted by DU at 9:58 AM on December 8, 2008


"This thread is useless without pics."
posted by spaceman_spiff at 9:58 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't tell if you're complaining or not, Eideteker. Stop sending mixed signals.
posted by Caduceus at 10:01 AM on December 8, 2008


RelationshipFilter reeks of high school. Yes, we know it's the absolute most important thing EVER, each time it happens. Until the breakup, which is the worst most devastating thing ever. Until the next relationship. AskMe only adds self-selection bias, because the drama-wrought situations are the ones that get posted (Dear AskMe, I'm totally happy in my relationship/lack thereof. kthxbi!). It's so weird the way people get obsessed with it (particularly in the case of random strangers), as if the continuation of the entire species depends on each and every relationship. Kinda hearkens back to the tribal days of man's history, when survival was much more tenuous, and reproduction was less about pageantry and more about survival. Ahh, nostalgia.

You must be great fun at parties.
posted by nasreddin at 10:02 AM on December 8, 2008 [8 favorites]


Yes, you can eat it.
posted by tristeza at 10:04 AM on December 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


It's a happy ending

Slow down! Play your cards right and there will be plenty of "happy endings" to come, so long as you don't rush the girl!
posted by Pollomacho at 10:06 AM on December 8, 2008


You must be great fun at parties.

He delivered a searing critique of my french onion dip.
posted by electroboy at 10:16 AM on December 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


Eideteker: "5Kinda hearkens back to the tribal days of man's history, when survival was much more tenuous, and reproduction was less about pageantry and more about survival. Ahh, nostalgia."

Proof that age can sometimes just make you old.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:16 AM on December 8, 2008


You must be great fun at parties.

Actually, he is.
posted by jonmc at 10:19 AM on December 8, 2008


Dear AskMe,

Eideteker is down, what can I do to help him?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:21 AM on December 8, 2008


"5Kinda...

Roffledoffle? Is that you?
posted by DU at 10:22 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


"I started to say her name but she didn't let me finish since she kissed me at that point. Must have done something right I guess. We've already decided to seriously talk about our relationship the next time we see each other.."

This is adorably earnest. :)
posted by HopperFan at 10:27 AM on December 8, 2008


Can we get updates posted to metatalk whenever someone asks our advice and decides to remain in a soul crushing and worthless relationship? That seems to fit the overall theme of metatalk better anyways.
posted by Stynxno at 10:28 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Eideteker is down

He's throwing JRun errors again.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:32 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


"I can't tell if you're complaining or not, Eideteker. Stop sending mixed signals."

Dude, I'm deep. I contain multitudes an' shit.
posted by Eideteker at 10:41 AM on December 8, 2008


I declare this unseemly era of MetaTalk "positivity" OVER, DAMMIT
posted by kittens for breakfast at 10:46 AM on December 8, 2008


Aw, that was adorable. Frankly, I've been needing little glimpses of positivity these days. Thanks and best of luck woolylambkin.
posted by piratebowling at 11:03 AM on December 8, 2008


"We need proof. Underpants."

Girls' underpants.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 11:08 AM on December 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Eideteker: "5Kinda hearkens back to the tribal days of man's history, when survival was much more tenuous, and reproduction was less about pageantry and more about survival. Ahh, nostalgia."

Proof that age can sometimes just make you old.


Two words: geriatric ossification.
posted by mrmojoflying at 11:11 AM on December 8, 2008


That's nice, thanks for letting us know.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:21 AM on December 8, 2008


i can't help wondering...if she stumbled upon the AskMe thread and this one, how long would it be before she D'dTMFA?

i mean, in her mind it's probably a sweet & private thing, and yet you could distil the threads into a bunch of internet strangers saying essentially:

"confused here; what should i do?"

"go for it man, score!"

"*woot* i scored!"

"fuck yeh, score!" *high fives all round*

(i am also lots of fun at parties)
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:24 AM on December 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


she kissed me at that point


Who in that thread suggested that he just continue to be passive and wait for her to decide to make to the first move? Cuz they totally called it!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:27 AM on December 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


that would've been Morrissey:

you should not go to them
let them come to you
just like i do
just like i do


i can't find the comment now, though. must have been deleted for shameless self-promotion.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:31 AM on December 8, 2008


In my life, why do I give valuable time to people who don't care if I live or I die?
posted by this_charmingman to health & fitness at 4:17 AM - 0 answers +
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:45 AM on December 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


Well, he walked up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance.
He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance.
When he danced he held me tight
And when he walked me home that night
All the stars were shining bright
And then he kissed me.

Each time I saw him I couldn't wait to see him again.
I wanted to let him know that he was more than a friend.
I didn't know just what to do
So I whispered I love you
And he said that he loved me too
And then he kissed me.

He kissed me in a way that I've never been kissed before,
He kissed me in a way that I wanna be kissed forever more.

I knew that he was mine so I gave him all the love that I had
And one day he took me home to meet his mom and his dad.
Then he asked me to be his bride
And always be right by his side.
I felt so happy I almost cried
And then he kissed me.

Then he asked me to be his bride
And always be right by his side.
I felt so happy I almost cried
And then he kissed me.
And then he kissed me.
And then he kissed me

posted by soundofsuburbia at 11:46 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Can we get updates posted to metatalk whenever someone asks our advice and decides to remain in a soul crushing and worthless relationship?

I figure if they have to ask, they're gonna anyway.
posted by electroboy at 11:50 AM on December 8, 2008


jebus, do remember that time he was complaining that wasn't welcome at "their" home anymore, and coming up with all that suicidal ideation involving double-decker buses?

and we were all, like, "your problems run deeper than random internet strangers can solve. you need professional help - therapy, now!"
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:56 AM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm cynical about relationships because that's wisdom, man. Nothing matters, especially not love, especially not the possibility of love, especially not feelings. Feelings are a weakness. [puff]. Feelings are a distraction. All this drama, these feelings, these relationships, they take you away from the shit that really matters, man. [puff]. And that's nurturing a constant awareness of your total insignificance given the grand scale of human history. Yeah. You're dust, man. Fuck your passion.
posted by prefpara at 12:00 PM on December 8, 2008


right, who's the fucker who travelled back in time & removed the pronouns from my comment above?
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:01 PM on December 8, 2008


fuck yeah.
posted by chunking express at 12:12 PM on December 8, 2008


Another followup: I really love iced coffee now.
posted by waraw at 12:21 PM on December 8, 2008


Metafilter: Just print this thread out and show it to your publicist.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:27 PM on December 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance.

I've always wanted to do a cover of this song, absurd as that'd probably be.

I've also always liked the reference to it in that last song of the Blue Album.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:37 PM on December 8, 2008


Speaking of "Then He Kissed Me", have you guys heard "He Told Me He Loved Me"? Of all the blatant rip-offs in the history of recorded music, that one must be in the top twenty, at least. Here's what Spectropop has to say:
'He Told Me He Loved Me', written and recorded by CATHY BRASHER (Chattahoochee 690), rips off not only many of the lyrics from 'Then He Kissed Me' but also much of the melody.
A pretty funny song, worth checking out. It's on "Touch The Wall Of Sound", for instance.

posted by soundofsuburbia at 12:47 PM on December 8, 2008


Feelings are a weakness. [puff]. Feelings are a distraction. All this drama, these feelings, these relationships, they take you away from the shit that really matters, man. [puff].

Hey man, if you get out of breath just typing a MetaTalk comment, you probably need to work out more. I mean, not to get all pot and kettle with you, but I'm worried about you, man.

Feelings are nice, but a first kiss is (or, it seems, should be) such a non-event to anyone but the parties immediately concerned that this post struck me as odd. It reminds me just how tribal/small community MeFi can be at times.

There, does that help? Do I need to Cliffs Notes it for you?

And yeah, I just used 'Cliffs Notes' as a verb. Hate it, suckers.
posted by Eideteker at 1:05 PM on December 8, 2008


How lovely. Every time a noob is kissed an angel gets his wings.
posted by octobersurprise at 1:07 PM on December 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


I still say those people are freaks.
posted by fidelity at 1:26 PM on December 8, 2008


*sigh*

I love my wife so much, but I regret with all my heart that I will never have another first kiss. This was a totally unnecessary and sweet MeTa.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:29 PM on December 8, 2008


Hey man, if you get out of breath just typing a MetaTalk comment, you probably need to work out more. I mean, not to get all pot and kettle with you, but I'm worried about you, man.

Feelings are nice, but a first kiss is (or, it seems, should be) such a non-event to anyone but the parties immediately concerned that this post struck me as odd. It reminds me just how tribal/small community MeFi can be at times.

There, does that help? Do I need to Cliffs Notes it for you?

1.
posted by prefpara at 1:30 PM on December 8, 2008


OOPS.
posted by prefpara at 1:30 PM on December 8, 2008


Metafilter: Just print this thread out and show it to your publicist lawyer, therapist, financial planner, electrician, veterinarian, dentist...
posted by fixedgear at 1:45 PM on December 8, 2008


Do you remember the first kiss?
Star shooting across the sky.
To come to such a place as this;
You never left my mind.

posted by UbuRoivas at 1:47 PM on December 8, 2008


It reminds me just how tribal/small community MeFi can be at times.

You shouldn't be in our thread after dark.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:59 PM on December 8, 2008


My mind's eye saw the whole story in Technicolor. Spoiler alert: they walk up a low hill into the sunset hand in hand. Fin.
posted by Cranberry at 2:25 PM on December 8, 2008


At least he didn't link to this video as a followup.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:34 PM on December 8, 2008


I favourited Eideteker's comment. Then read all the snark, thought "have I been too rash"...

... nope. I'd favourite it all over again.

Ah, my cold cold heart, come here, let me warm you... no, wait.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 2:45 PM on December 8, 2008


Hopefully woolylambkin didn't pull a JIMP.
posted by gman at 3:04 PM on December 8, 2008


gman - you owe me a coke!
posted by ooga_booga at 5:37 PM on December 8, 2008


What is the opposite of "."? I suppose it's "!"

Anyway, you've made me smile. Best of luck!
posted by Countess Elena at 6:15 PM on December 8, 2008


oh for god's sake. his username is woolylambkin. who would NOT want to kiss a woolylambkin?
posted by msconduct at 6:39 PM on December 8, 2008


ooga_booga - You know, you search for the words 'jizz' and 'pants'... nothing comes up, you post your comment.
posted by gman at 6:58 PM on December 8, 2008


The opposite of "." is
posted by grumblebee at 7:00 PM on December 8, 2008


bonaldi »» DTMF... oh, wait.
WinnipegDragon »» LAWYER. NOW.
tristeza »» Yes, you can eat it.

Get yourself to a hospital, now!
posted by WCityMike at 8:16 PM on December 8, 2008


\o/
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:44 PM on December 8, 2008


I think you should print out this thread and show it to her.

i hope you realize i'm kidding
posted by casarkos at 8:53 PM on December 8, 2008


Slarty Bartfast, you could always get one of those amnesia-inducing head injuries, then you can have a first kiss from your wife every day. Maybe even every 15 minutes!
posted by stevis23 at 4:56 AM on December 9, 2008


I thought that kind of thread was supposed to go in DegrassiFilter.

(Original DegrassiFilter, not TheOConaBudgetFilter.)

What I learned from this episode: If you hug someone and refuse to let go until they kiss you, they will kiss you to free themselves.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:52 AM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


They may kiss you or, like a trapped wolf, they may chew off their own limbs to escape. Then, at least, you should know where you stand on the "do they like me" question.
posted by otolith at 8:29 AM on December 9, 2008


Slarty Bartfast, you could always get one of those amnesia-inducing head injuries, then you can have a first kiss from your wife every day.

I was going to wish him a long happy life together with his wife, culminating with mutual Alzheimer's.
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:24 AM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]




Aw. Our baby boy's all growns up.
posted by steef at 9:43 AM on December 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


*high fives*
posted by craven_morhead at 12:48 PM on December 9, 2008


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