Dating father issues
My castle-in-the-sky construction of an unavailable man generally begins with a circumstantial meet (he was seated next to me in class or at the wedding of mutual friends, et cetera), not any actual planning.
From there, generally a single factor makes him unattainable: geography, lifestyle, or a significant other.
Notwithstanding, in my mind's eye, the unattainable man is always somehow "the One," and I hope he will begin to think of me the way I think of him — cycle and repeat.
Of course, the first unattainable man I ever hoped would notice me was my father.
For our third date, I moved to the other side of the country.
Based on my relationship history, or at least on my history of crushes on unattainable men, this fit the pattern.
There is a lot of debate on whether such daddy issues truly exist, and much debate on the Oedipal complex as a whole.
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For our first date, he came to my mother's wedding in Colorado.
On our second date we met in Las Vegas at Christmas (no, we did not get married).