Emily Morse

Emily can't figure out what about her attracts polyamorous people.

on Jul 16, 20120

On to my date with Zack, fixed up by Nancy, a longtime family friend who thought Zack would be a nice fit for me. Per usual, I know nothing about this date except that he’s athletic (a rock climber, like me) and, well, that’s about it.

It’s one of these perfect days in San Francisco, so I was excited to have an outdoor daytime picnic date with the Golden Gate Bridge glistening in the background. Perfect setting, right?

I was impressed when Zack showed up with homemade snacks and hot chocolate. Conversation was flowing (as well as my blood pressure) while we practiced acrobatic couple yoga.

All seems to be going well until it screeches to a dead halt: Zack tells me that he’s in a happy year-long relationship. He wants to know if I’m cool with that. And oh, do I like women?
Tell me this: Do I have a sign on me that says “Threesomes Please Apply”? Seriously, you would tell me, right?

It’s not that I’m against dating people in open relationships, but this is the kind of information you should acquire before the date. Just for good old point of reference sake. I don’t think sweet Nancy knew when she fixed me up. And he probably didn’t offer the information.

12 comments
Jessicat
Jessicat

Give yourself more credit Emily. Watch out for Ruby. She is not a real friend. Apparently she is extremely jealous of you. Her backhanded digs toward you are cringe-worthy.

MaryGates
MaryGates

Emily, I think you are great!!! Keep being yourself!! Love watching you and the girls!!! HUGS!!!

Belledenola
Belledenola

Emily, you do know exactly why you get so many in attractive offers. It is precisely because you public ally proclaim you will say yes to everything. So please stop lying to us and to yourself. You do not in fact say yes to everything. Also, the reason you eschew love, marriage, etc. is very deep inside you from your upbringing and trauma suffered at a very sensitive time in a young girl's life. It has scarred you for life and you h

DeleteDelete
DeleteDelete

At least, of the three hot messes you all are...you're insightful, inquisitive, and seem to have more than two synapsing neurons.

cakesamy
cakesamy

Emily, Menace is so cute!  Is he single?  Hook a sister up!

ali17
ali17

Emily, you are definitely the most 'normal' of the 3 ladies on this show.  I'm sure that your radio show just sends some wrong radio frequencies to the wrong people. 

 

Living in the Bay Area definitely can be difficult, but as a formerly single dater in the SF Bay Area myself, I can admit that I haven't had the strange escapades you have.  I'm sure a lot of it has to do with your cool, self-confident, explorative self.  I'd be more annoyed with my friend who set you up with someone in a relationship than the guy, who obviously liked you(on that date on the Bay).

Your former boy- to man- friend from Michigan is my bet for you.  Those Michigan boys are solid and I'm hoping to see some love between the 2 of you soon.  Please don't let your poor marriage role models (family) color perceptions too much.  As someone who has found a partner who still rocks my world (yes!! kissing a lot too) after 8 years, I've learned later in life that you CAN find true chemistry and love.Best of luck to you on the difficult SF Bay Area dating scene! and oh yeah, please post your radio show channel and air time.  Thanks, Ms. Ali  

JoninSA
JoninSA

I love your approach to most things except the say yes to all date offers. In some cases there may be no attraction or you just don't like the guy. In any case you are positive and entertaining. Your other co stars, well Julia is silly, fun and Amy has a long way to go to prove she is good at what she does.

nicola1
nicola1

Emily ...love you. You make me laugh and also curious about what your talk show touches on. I think I have an idea. I lived in SF for eight years and know its most likely the only city you will encounter all of the topics the show covers, NY coming in second. Wow a new way to play scrabble will have to contort those rules a little to play it with my husband. He hates it, but I think he may be open to playing it now. Hope all goes well with the next episode with your first love, shoud be interesting. Will be tuning in. Is there anyway to listen to your show outside of SF? 

jerianne
jerianne

Hmm- I wrote a comment earilier but it is not here. I think Emily is the most sensible of the 3 women featured on this show, She has been in some "different" situations and handled them well. She was not comfortable and did not feel intimadated to give in, yet excused herself leaving both parties involved with dignaty and respect.

isab7772
isab7772

I think a lot more CALIFORNIA girls get asked that questions if they'd mind joining an already relationship couple' its so annoying' especially if your looking for just that one special person to start a relationship with'

jerianne
jerianne

I have been open to unconventional adventures but often others misinterpret my intentions. I like how you have managed to handle the uncomfortable situations wih dignity and not offending anyone. Reid has interesting workshops and I am surprised that some of his partners do not demonstrate activities..Menace seems like a good co host. Of the 3 females featured on the show I like your approach. Julie has not matured and seems stuck in middle school.

guiltyfan
guiltyfan

 @Belledenola False! You're trying to pass judgement off as psychoanalysis. Her choice to stay single is a completely mature decision. If she is happy and not hurting anyone else, what does it matter? I LOVE everything you stand for, Emily.