I had this awesome ER nurse a year ago when I had a kidney stone.
I was turning on the I’m-high-on-painkillers charm and there seemed to be some sparks. I sent her a thank-you note the next day with my phone number and asked if I could take her out. She responded with a very sweet, very long text letting me know she was flattered but married. Flash-forward six months and a simple Google search reveals a divorce document in the state court records. Flash-forward six months to now. Still got her number and still got a crush on her. Acceptable to call her? Am I just upfront about how I found out about her divorce? We have absolutely no friends in common so there’s no way I could have found out absent Googling her. Does it come across as “You really knocked my socks off so I periodically check to see if you’re still married”—which might be flattering—or straight-up stalker-y. I mean, let’s face it, we’re all waiting out a couple marriages, right?
Pardon the length,
Face this, dude—none of us are waiting out for married couples. I love your honesty and the fact that you reached out before you made a decision, but what you need to face is that you’re a straight-up stalker! Just k. The term “stalker” is wildly misused (although it gets the point across swiftly). If this ER nurse was still interested in you, trust me, she would contact you. Girls don’t just forget about crushes because we’re girls. We’re as stalkery as you! Married or not, potential crushes never leave the stalker database. And also, a divorce doesn’t take six months. When you met her she was probably separated and just not into you, so she used her marriage as an excuse. Sorry if I’m being harsh but you need to focus on something new, and while we’re at it, preferably not a girl. If I liked a guy and later (or sooner) found out that he knew I was single from stalking me on the Internet, I would immediately stop liking that guy. Desperation is a skunk hiding in your bushes with a camera: Everyone can smell it and it creeps them the fuck out.
Love you forever!