Of course it doesn’t, and the vertigo that Margot feels at several points in the story is the recognition of that uncertainty: it’s not that she knows that Robert is The first draft of the story came fairly easily—I wrote it in a feverish burst—but I did feel self-conscious, afterward, about the verisimilitude of the texts, especially because Margot is younger than I am and there’s nothing more embarrassing than someone older trying to mimic the communication style of a slightly different generation.There are fewer of her texts in the story for that reason.I think it’s genuine enough as far as it goes, but it doesn’t go very far.That Robert is smart and witty is true, but does the fact that someone’s smart and witty mean that he won’t murder you (as Margot wonders more than once), or assault you, or say something nasty to you if you reject him?Purrfect Date is split into seven chapters, where you assume the role of different research assistants.While carrying out your very important research about the dark and mysterious Cat Island, you can romance felines and balance your stats.When I started writing the story, I had the idea of a person who had adopted all these familiar signifiers as a kind of camouflage, but was something else—or nothing at all—underneath.
Our initial impression of a person is pretty much entirely a mirage of guesswork and projection.
The incident got me thinking about the strange and flimsy evidence we use to judge the contextless people we meet outside our existing social networks, whether online or off.
Especially in the early stages of dating, there’s so much interpretation and inference happening that each interaction serves as a kind of Rorschach test for us.
On the bright side, if you do, she will learn early that you are a regulation schmuck and won't want you around her cat.4. The relationship between a girl and her cat is like the one between a man and his dog in a Jack London story. Cats aren't "ungrateful" or "mean" just because they don't bolt up to you when you walk in the door and act all needy. But I can't tell you because we cat ladies all sign a nondisclosure agreement.
If you liked her before you knew she had a cat, there's no reason to assume anything about her once you've learned she has one.
Because, let's face it, cats are often more emotionally intelligent than men. And they have personalities like any other smart animal does.