Last weekend I went to my cousin’s housewarming party; it wasn’t a big deal or anything; he’d been living there for about six months already. The festivities were already underway by the time I arrived and my cousin took me round to meet his friends. They seemed like a bunch of wankers, but I wasn’t rude or anything. One of the girls he introduced me to looked really familiar; I just couldn’t work out where I’d seen her before. She gave me an odd look; she seemed unable to place me as well. Later that night her friends were giving her shit about not being able to find a boyfriend. They were really laying into her about Internet dating – as I said, they seemed like a bunch of wankers. She looked really embarrassed; she didn’t even try to defend herself or anything. At first I felt kind of bad for her, but then I realised where I had seen her before. Several months prior I had asked her out for a drink and she had coldly shot me down; she gave me the biggest death stare and said, ‘I don’t think so,’ in a condescending tone. I probably should’ve felt like shit; even desperate girls weren’t giving me a chance. But to be honest, I could help but feel like I’d dodged a bullet.