To the editors:
All this time, I thought it was my fault. All this time, I thought only men were childish and immature in budding relationships. After reading Marya Engelman's "Blind Dates" article (Our Town, February 26), I now see that women are just as silly when it comes to matters of romance as well.
Numerous times I have placed personal ads, get a few responses . . . then comes the game playing. After a few phone conversations, the women get cold feet, even after I'm told how nice, polite, charming, humorous, and intelligent I am. Then comes the silliest question of all: "What EXACTLY are you looking for by placing this ad?" What the Hell do you THINK, lady?!
After reading Engelman's article, now I see that it isn't totally my fault. That some women just don't have the guts to tell a guy that they are not interested in them. Trust me, girls, I have had women tell me that I just wasn't their type and I am still alive to talk about it. I haven't slit my wrist. I haven't hung myself. I haven't taken a swan dive off the top of a tall building. Nor have I become an insane stalker. I, and I'm sure other men out there as well, can take "no" for an answer and continue to function in society. I think John, Marya's blind date, got off lucky. He managed to dodge a woman so wimpy that she didn't even have the courage to wear her own wig to the date to meet him. Now you know why men don't make commitments.