Another week, another EPIC Saturday night. This time, watching Life Aquatic through rose-colored glasses (literally – do you guys vibe with color therapy?).
Old Dominion released this single (from their forthcoming album, Happy Endings) about a week ago and it really, completely captures the spirit of dating today. Or, really, the spirit of dating always? Has it ever been not sort of awful? I think my mother has confirmed she didn’t like it, either.
Before every one of my relationships has become a relationship, there has been this uncomfortable twilight zone. I’m spending time with someone, and he is making time for me, but it’s still mostly unclear what’s going on. Sometimes my own feelings aren’t even clear. I am totally guilty of being the non-committal party in this situation. The one “flirting when I drink,” in this song.
And to finally get somewhere, we have to eventually DTR. Determine The Relationship. By far my least favorite part of dating. The conversation is never not awkward. And often starts with a passive aggressive fight – because both of us are feeling insecure and resentful about the possibility of having unreciprocated feelings for each other.
ANYWAY – I’ve been chillin’ in the single realm for a bit but this song brought back all of those squirmy feels. Way to be sort of a bummer but with a catchy chorus, Old Dominion.
p.s. not sure why wordpress hates the spotify embed code, but I’ll keep trying to work on that.