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Just Flinging It

for those who may have been following my blog for a while, you might remember a post which read “I’m in unlove”. in that post i was rather uncharitable to the person on whom it was written. i realised a while back that my unnecessary outburst in my blog reflected a certain amount of immaturity. so i removed that post. yet, as these writings are the only , though unsystematic, record of some happenings in my life, i felt it necessary to lay down my thoughts on the subject again.

a few months ago, i started seeing someone. it just happened all of a sudden. in fact, it was kinda strange. i met this gal on the christmas eve of 2006, and we sat over coffee and a sandwich, generally chatting up on a bunch of things. it is my experience, and i’m sure many will agree, that when a guy and a gal talk to each other for an extended period of time, the conversation invariably veers towards relationships. past flames, likes, dislikes, what you look for in a guy/gal, stuff like that. and this time was no exception. it was a few months before my finals. i was about to leave college life behind, and i didn’t know where i’d be after that, but i knew i wouldn’t be in pune. an era in my life was ending, and important era, one which is meant to be THE time in my young life. so far, i had had a great college life, although the really good stuff only started from 3rd year. there was one thing that i’d always wanted to try, but never did go for. and that was, the iconic, the legendary, the elusive, amorous, no-strings-attached fling. it was about time ‘ol Da got his ‘hands dirty’ and played the game for the heck of it. i was at a point when love was an overrated concept and a thorough waste of time. and besides, i don’t believe in long distance relationships, so it was illogical to fall for someone and then quite possibly leave her behind while i go in search of the rest of my life.

i realise i’ve digressed a little. back to the coffee, the sandwich and the gal. so we got talking on relationships, and interestingly, i quite categorically told her that i’m looking for a gal who’ll be able to let go when i’m leaving town. nothing thereafter. i was to have my space even when we’re seeing each other, and there was to be no clinging, and definitely no nakra (can’t stand that crap!!!). what’s really interesting, and even amusing, is that she said that i would have a hard time finding a gal who’d be ok with such an arrangement. and i told her that i’m not desperate for a relationship, but if it were to happen, it’d be on these terms.

we somehow ended up spending the night talking to each other. during the course of the night, i more than once felt that there were some vibes flowing between us, that maybe she was attracted to me. but i didn’t think about it. i know it seems unbelievable, but i actually spent an ‘innocent’ night with her, which means that i had no ulterior motives, so to speak. i hadn’t even thought of dating her.

We actually got around to seeing each other after new years eve. in the interim, i had ample reason to believe that i was getting the green signal from her. from my conversation with her on that Christmas Eve, i had learned that apparently she too was looking for a no-strings-attached, just for fun relationship. the night i proposed that we start seeing each other, i actually reminded her of my terms, and she agreed. it looked like i was en route to an uncomplicated good time. but fate, it seems, had other ideas.

within a very short time i began to realise that our lil’ fling had the makings of an emerging ‘serious’ relationship. i had hardly started seeing her when one day she called me, asking if i had had a thing for so-n-so girl. it seems some chick in her evening class ‘revealed’ that i had had a major thing for her as early as a month previously. that came as quite a surprise to me, not simply cuz i didn’t even know who the chick was, but cuz i’d never been involved in such a controversy before, where my girlfriend is getting reports from random females that i was ‘involved’ with them. it had a certain novelty to it, and the first time i had to comfort my gal that there was nothing between me and that other chick, it felt kinda good. but that feeling dissipated when my gal called me up later, all happy like, saying that she ‘now’ believed me cuz she had read this blog, and since i have previously posted stuff about all the females i’ve ever felt for, she knew that i had not fooled around with that chick. from this i simply realised 2 things – a. that my gal didn’t trust me, b. that if my blog has saved me once, it might save me again, so i gotta keep it updated (hence this post). as for her not trusting me, i could hardly blame her, cuz she barely knew me. still, it didn’t feel good to be doubted after giving reassurances.

i can make no bones about it; i wanted to get physical with this gal, of course, only on the condition that she wanted to do the same with me. it started off ‘encouragingly’, and i felt that in time things would take their due course. but it rapidly became clear that she would make this sort of committment only on one condition; that we should get ‘serious’. i admit that this is an inference on my part, but our talks pointed only in this direction. she was falling for me in a big way, and i was still not ready for it. with due respect to her charms and personality, she just wasn’t my type, which is why it hadn’t been difficult for me to have a ‘fling’ with her in the first place. i was sure that as she wasn’t my type, there was no danger of me falling for her, and so when the time came, it wouldn’t be too difficult to let go. but i guess she began to view things differently. she had already begun contemplating the continuation of our relationship after i had begun my work, and was overjoyed to discover that i’d been placed in bombay. she was looking forward to visit me after i shifted to bombay, or that i would come home to pune to see her n stuff. the situation began to take a stifling turn for me.

there were 2 alternative courses of action that needed to be taken; 1. either i could be a horny bastard (read ‘ the common perception of your average guy’), lie to her that i liked her, and have my way with her, or; 2. break up with her before the situation got out of hand. i chose the latter course (and received a lot of criticism from a lotta guys :). i simply could not bring myself to lie for sex. i guess that’s just not my thing. there are better ways to get some 🙂 . so, after having been her boyfriend for around 10 days, i broke up with her.

she called me up the day after that, saying that everything that had happened between us now “feels like a lie”. i confess that pissed me off, cuz in my book, i’d been about as open as i could from the beginning regarding our ‘relationship’. but hey break-ups are hard, and since she had started liking me, it had to be tough on her. before i realised this, i posted ‘i’m in unlove’ on this blog. it was immature on my part, and the mere fact that i don’t like being called a liar is no ground for me venting my ire like i did.

my ‘fling’ was a good learning experience, as i believe all relationships before the final one are. it showed me the kinda guy i am, and what i seem to be (in)capable of. in several ways, it made me feel pretty darn good about myself. i hope that the gal learned a thing or 2 as well.

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One Response to “Just Flinging It”

  1. i agree with ur pt of view and u most certainly did come out of it happier and more aware of ur ability to do something or rather ur inability to be d bad boy…
    but nowadays am jus in d frame of mind which some call my “sexist” view of always puttin forth the girls pt of view if not always support it..not sayin the girl was right or wrong..or that u were right or wrong..well each one’s pt of view justifies their side of the story and makes them look good and may be make the other person look bad..
    but since this is jus a short part of the complete occurrence ..its hard to tell anything…if u dint get the girls pt of view on d whole thing..do u wonder if u should have heard her side of the story or asked her how she felt about the whole thing..
    and well yes flings can get complicated..inevitably not ending as per scheme and one almost always falling for the other ..its jus lik relationships..no 2 people can fall in and out of love at the same time..and even in flings they might jus forget not to fall in love….am sure biology can prove that the physical proximity leads to hormonal secretions in females which make them have an illusion of being in love with the person that they are getting physical with if at all there isnt multiplicity of partners and even if there are multiple partners then one might jus be more special than d others…so physical relations are best jus called physical and not called flings coz a fling is a very ambiguous word..and feelings are too important in anyone to be hurt with or without having intentions to have hurt them..once again..its jus my being a girl that i put forth this view..but more importantly no matter how hard we try, we all make d mistake of hurtin people when we least intend to and make things as clear as we can when it comes to feelings..but when feelings are involved its a lot about communication but not jus about communication bcoz when people want to fall for someone then that persons every word can be interpreted to suit their convenience and ur “i don love u at all”can also be easily translated in their head as”i love u so much that i am scared to tell u and thats why i say i don love u..”
    feelings are complicated and best not intermingled with anythin as superficial or as material as physical proximity or given a name like fling….if we want sex we should jus say we want sex..coz to somebody else fling might mean..a trial at falling in love..and no matter how difficult it seems..we should not only try and express our feelings in clear and unambiguous words but also try and intercept their feelings and try and gauge how they might be interpreting wotever we are sayin..coz feelings well don see logic or the clarity of words or the seemingly simple logic behind havin a fling


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