Good Luck

I went on a lunch date with a man who claimed to be the real-life Good Luck Chuck on Saturday.

Good Luck Chuck

Image by Roscoe Van Damme (In Memory of Maureen) via Flickr

Although his version is a little less romantic.  According to him (GLJ), the women he’s dated quasi-seriously – about 5 or 6 – either got engaged or knocked up by the man they dated right after him. 

He says he tends to attract insecure women and attributes the “Good Luck” phenomenon less to anything he actually does and more to their neediness.  When they broke up, they moved on and clung to somebody else and it happened to work out that time.

Sounds like a dick thing to say, but I can see it because he did seem very nurturing and caring, like he would be very reassuring and dedicated in a relationship, which is perfect for women who need a lot of that. 

He’s 34 and the kind of guy who has a lot of female friends who all think he’s a great catch but don’t want to date him.  I may or may not be joining that group.  Mostly, he might be a little too nice for his own good.  I don’t want the jackasses anymore, but I need a guy with a little edge to him. 

So he gave me that option.  Sign on for a few months with him, then move on to a slightly edgier Mr. Right shortly thereafter.  Kind of sad, but an intriguing offer that deserves some consideration.

The thing is, I have a huge crush on one of his friends.  Like a he could ask me to marry him and I would drive to Vegas and make it happen kind of crush.  And should this guidepost friend of his ever be single again, I wouldn’t want to be out of the running because of some lame bro code.  So my final answer is that I can’t date GLJ.  Yep, definitely not worth it.

GLJ and I did find out we have a lot of the same views on dating…fate, keeping it real, going for what you deserve, the whole shebang.  After the date he tweeted – he’s HUGE into social media, I knew there would be something – well, technically REtweeted a quote about meeting someone who makes you realize why it never worked out with anyone else before.  I’m sure, based on our convo, it just spoke to him, but yeah, it was a little weird.


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