I’m not as psycho as that looked. Really.

Author: Single. Approachable. Girl.
July 2, 2010

So I’ve gone out 5 or 6 times with a guy that I might (wait for it…) actually like. He’s smart, funny, successful and our mutual friends really like him – always a good sign.  He’s also a tad shy, which I’m finding endearing and, at times, hot even.

So, we were out on Monday night at a small-venue concert.  If you follow me on Twitter, you may remember this was the night I accidentally ate garlic for dinner and realized on my way to the date I was wearing the exact same outfit I had worn on our previous date. (Happily, he didn’t notice, or didn’t say anything…about the garlic breath or the repeat ensemble).

Throughout the night, he was showing off his new iPhone4 – taking HD videos, multitasking, etc. He’s trying to convince me not to get the HTC EVO, but we’ll see. Regardless, what I learned is that he is one of those guys who keeps the keypad locked on his phone. To me this says he is private, patient (unlike me who can never wait the 3 seconds to get to my home screen) and wants to avoid accidentally calling people from his pocket – again, smart.

Now, I typically turn away when someone is typing in a private password. But for some reason I made out which numbers he was typing. I really didn’t think anything of it at the time. Just a random, snooping accident.

So last night we were on our way back from dinner and I playfully grabbed the phone out of his hand – wanting to mess around with it. When the key-lock screen popped up I must have not been thinking clearly because I instinctively typed in the 4 numbers I had noticed on Monday night. As I pressed the 4th digit I thought to myself, “what….are….you….doing!!??” and then, to my horror, the home screen popped up.

I blurted out (again not thinking) “Oh my god.”

Hot Shy Guy: “What?” His gaze goes directly towards the iPhone, probably assuming I’ve f-ed it up (a fair guess).

S.A.G. (looking like a child caught stealing): “Ahhhh…I just typed in your password…by accident.”

Hot Shy Guy (confused look): “How?”

I then fumbled my way through the an explanation, but let me tell you, it doesn’t really matter what I said. I had successfully broken into the man’s iPhone4 on my first try. He has every right to go home and check his apartment for hidden cameras and evidence of spy software on his Macbook pro.

His response to my crazy stalker skills was a pleasant surprise: “That’s OK. I looked at all of your pictures on Facebook today.”

In his mind, we were even. What he doesn’t know is that I had also looked at all of his pictures on Facebook that day and such an act is not considered stalking, just normal Facebook behavior. But I kept that to myself and we went one with our date like nothing had happened.

Looks like I’ve dodged the psycho-girl bullet for now, but I better keep my apparent, super-spy-powers in check for a while.

iPhone Lock Screen

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6 Responses to “I’m not as psycho as that looked. Really.”

  1. lifebeginsat30ty Says:

    “That’s OK. I looked at all of your pictures on Facebook today.”

    Hahaha. I like this guy :D

    But he should also know that the express purpose of becoming FB friends is to look at all of their pics. I mean, hello!

  2. Rose Says:

    wow, wow, wow ! This guy’s super cute and endearing ! I’m happy to read about your date with him again. He seems so cool.

    You’re really cute in that, once you got to his home screen, you screamed out. :-P You seem to be very curious about this guy, in that – you did something you’d never do usually.

    If a guy ever mentioned me wearing the same dress, it’d be such a turn-off. I mean, it looks so nosy, demanding and also a tad bit girlie.So far he’s scoring all the right points. :-)

    I got lost at this point. What did you mean when you said, “He’s also a tad awkward, ”
    He feels awkward now and then , or he acts awkwardly ?

  3. Mandy Says:

    Love this guy! Sounds like a real good guy, and what a great response to opening his iphone: that’s ok. I looked at all your pictures on Facebook today.

  4. Single. Approachable. Girl. Says:

    Rose – I suppose the best way to answer your question is to say that he comes off as a bit shy initially. Shy is definitely a better way to describe him. I think I’ll go with that, because awkward can be taken the wrong way and that’s not what I intended. Thanks for calling that out!

  5. Rose Says:

    S.A.G, cool ! I’ll wait for your next post ( crossing fingers in eagerness :-P )

    You know S.A.G, I’m initially shy too, so I can totally relate with this guy.Just because I’m shy, only extroverts or ambiverts used to ask me out.

    Once a shy guy dared to ask me out through his friend. We both competed as to who wins the “most shy” title, and I won ! It took a lot of time for us to open up, but it was sooo endearing and cute. I really love shy guys, ‘coz I’m a shy girl myself. :-)

    I’m no longer that shy now to talk to strangers, because I improved my public speaking skills through http://toastmasters.org

    No I’m not trying to advertise my company.It could be a great place to meet people who’re great communicators, improve yourself and may be find your man ! ;-) Try out your nearest club if you’re interested. You can go for a guest visit if you want and decide if you want to join the guys !

  6. Alvy. Yes, that Alvy. Says:

    I actually gasped out loud, “[SAG], No!!” while reading this. Amazing.

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