This is mainly due to my lack of patience. While most guys are used to talking rough to each other, when you do it to a woman, she gets really mad when you show irritation. And let's be honest, I show my irritation on my sleeves.
So what does this have to do with women online? Well it starts with this little RPG online game called Wizard101. I play it instead of World of Warcraft since Wizard101 is more family friendly, and has tighter controls on what players can do and say. But since it is considered a "family friendly game a lot of kids play it.
Since I don't have kids, I'm not used to dealing with them. I had kind of forgot that kids will be kids, and it's something you have to get used to. I also have to remember that I am over two decades away from remembering how kids used to be. Now kids have access to all sorts of technology that I didn't have growing up.
The thing that surprised me was how kids on Wizard101 would say they "needed a girl/boy." I thought they needed someone to complete a mission. What I didn't know was that the filters won't let you say "boyfriend/girlfriend." So I went up to one girl who was looking for a boy, and had this conversation.
Adrian Lightheart (my game name): I'm a boy, did you need help?
Her: (No answer)
Adrian: Did you need help with a mission?
Her: I'm looking for a boy.
Adrian: I'm a boy.
(Pointless banter goes on for a few minutes before this exchange):
Her: Hey, you came up to me.
Adrian: Yes I did. You asked for help, and I came over here to help you with a mission. And I am a boy.
Her: I'm looking for a cute boy.
Interjection for a moment: All of our characters look the same except for clothing, skin tint, and hair.
Adrian: My dragon thinks I'm cute.
Interjection again. I ride a giant dragon around the Wizard101 neighborhood. It's like driving a 1970 Cadillac, in that, it's huge and everyone can see it for miles around.
Her: Are you weird?
At that time another friend of mine transported to me, and asked for my help. So I kind of left the conversation with the girl who didn't think I was cute.
But it was another conversation that showed I still had my way with women, in the only way Adrian knows how. Badly.
So I became friends with this girl Hannah (her game name) on Wizard101. She was nice, and was always interested in helping with my missions. Actually she was happy to do any sort of game activity. I think she liked to sit on the back of my dragon. It's a two seater. Honestly, here's a picture of one. (Not me, but the picture of the dragon is the same so you can get the idea.)
Hannah: Cry :(