I'm dating a guy I just don't understand.
Sure, we've all had those times when we can't relate to our partner, or we don't agree on a particular subject, or we don't get why they behave in certain ways. My problem is a bit different: I don't understand too many of the words that come out of his mouth.
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He has a very, very thick accent and uses a great deal of his native slang in conversation. I have no fucking idea what he's talking about most of the time. So I end up nodding and laughing at inappropriate times, answering his questions incorrectly, or worse -- saying "oh yeah? that's great!" and then not answering his question at all. Sometimes I panic and completely change the subject.
He thinks I'm "eccentric" and "mysterious". He's sweet and charming and very intelligent (I think - I mean, he sounds like he knows what he's talking about), so I'd like to keep seeing this guy, but I might need subtitles or sign language to go any further. I'm already constantly asking him to slow down, or repeat himself, and why he doesn't think I'm a deaf retard, I'll never know.
I'm usually quite confident in my conversational abilities, and I often rely on my witty répartée and sense of humour to charm my way about town. But with this guy, I've been a complete idiot on every date, and yet he keeps coming back for more. I'm not sure if this is a testament to the Awesomeness of Me, or if men will just tolerate anything for a regular go at a big-breasted gal who gets all randy after a few drinks.
Is it okay to politely tell someone you really like that their english sucks?
Oh, and what if he happens to be English?