“It ain’t thirstin’ if it’s working” -Origin Unknown or I just made it up
Thirsty is probably one of my favorite words. It’s funny and mean at the same time. You call someone thirsty for a celebrity they’ll probably laugh it off, call a dude thirsty for a regular female and he’ll probably either be ready to fight or cry depending on his own toughness. However, the definition of the word varies. For some, thirsty is merely complimenting or acknowledging someone who has little to no interest in you. For others, its more or less persistence for something that isn’t going to happen. However, the theme is common, thirst is usually one sided, unwanted and subject to ridicule. Men are thirsty, women are thirsty, it’s one of the lovely things without a double standard. Men tend get the brunt of it, because as the natural pursuers, we are usually putting ourselves out there to mixed results. But at what point does persistence and confidence turn into thirst and creepy?
Looking back, I’ve had some thirsty moments #thesearemyconfessions. I won’t play myself and go into too much detail but there were times I went all the way in chasing a woman. With one, Mild stalking (I knew our paths crossed coming home from school, sometimes I would stall for time if she was late), with others I went with notes, flowers, online comments, and a song that will never see the light of day. By today’s standards I was uber-thirsty, Steve Urkelian if you would. Back then I didn’t see it that way, I knew she liked me a little bit like a little tiny bit and I didn’t exactly have too many other offers on the table. I was 1/3 in my thirst efforts but thankfully for me Myspace died, screenshots hadn’t become so popular and we never rolled in the same circles.
My reception of thirst is different. Perhaps because men and women tend to thirst for different things, men of course pursue sex, women pursue relationships (although i genuinely liked the girls mentioned earlier, scouts honor n sh t). Both men and women will accept the flattery for a bit (unless they’re completely turned off by the person) but once they learn of the others intention they get off at the first exit they see. For instance, I flirt a lot, maybe even lead on a little but to me it’s all out of mere amusement and ego strokes. Once one takes things to that next level I abort. It can be cute and flirty at first but once you start blowing up my phone and acting like #wegotogether, I don’t want to play anymore.
Of course, it isn’t thirst if one is ready to give you a drink. There’s girls out there that will give the DM mack some play, the dudes that will let himself get tagged in a Facebook post of Beyonce’s “Love on Top”. Just like there’s girls that would call a dude thirsty for holding a door for her and dudes that will call a girl thirsty because she called him twice in a row. It’s all on perception really, so stay thirsty my friends