Sunday, March 29, 2009

Do you really love me, or am I just your booty call (Title, Ricki Lake show, circa 1993)

Britni has a great post up about booty call etiquette, which everyone, especially every dude, should definitely read. Now, I myself- not so much a fan (of booty calls. I LOVE etiquette. Manners are my favorite.). My new rule is that I won't even answer calls or text messages from a dude after 9pm unless the plan to make contact at such a time has been established beforehand. I just won't. I have too much other shit to do, rather than deal with the whims of some idiot who doesn't have enough respect for my time to give me more advanced notice.

But I get them. OH, do I get them. I wake up every morning to 6 or 7 missed calls and text messages. That doesn't really bother me. What bothers me are the dudes in booty call denial, who call you at 3am, but pretend that it's totally NOT a booty call. Because he's a "good guy" who would never, ever, do such a thing in all his days. "God! Why does your mind have to go there! I'm calling you at 3am because I think you're smart!" It's such a NiceGuy(TM) move.

Now, I don't know if they think this is true, or if they just think it's a smoother angle than "Hey, I'd sure like to do ya." I have yet to figure that out. Personally, I like to know what I'm dealing with, because like, if I think you're full of it I'm going to get all pissy trying to get you to admit it.


Britni TheVadgeWig said...

I've got a guy right now that claims that he likes me for so much more than sex and that he isn't JUST trying to sleep with me, but he never calls before 3 AM. And then, when I call him out, he'll say that's not true! I'll call you today and maybe we can hang out for real tonight. And then, I hear from him... a week later at 4 AM. "It's totally not a booty call! I really do like you, I swear!"

And he wonders why I won't fuck him.

Miss Robyn said...

Clearly, we are soul twins. Especially if he busts out the "You're like, so smart. I feel like you're the only, like, person I can really talk to that's like, on my level." I get that a lot, and it kills me because usually I'm thinking to myself that the dude is kind of a dumbass- which makes that not quite the compliment he intended it to be.

wolf biter said...

This was the big problem I had with Slut Machine's recent Jez post about getting booty calls. I wanted to say, "Uh...has your fiance MET you? Does he not know what your social life used to be like?"

Getting a booty call is meaningless. Obviously there's etiquette involved, but there's no need to get all het up about it. If you're in a committed relationship, booty calls are only a problem if you start responding to them.