She wasn't at all unpopular with other guys and had something of a poor reputation about that, not that this is a detriment in and of itself, but I got the feeling that I, a skinny, silent, 10% goth nerd was being messed with. She could just as easily been sincere. However, she gave me a headache. She had rumors surrounding her of being easy...which sounded like 'high-risk' to foolish young me. It was only two years later, one year after Haruhi was over that I realized how much she was exactly like her
However, I neglect to mention that I left the site with another girl in tow, picked up there, a more reserved redhead (more relevant to my interests) who I dated briefly afterward but got nowhere with. Whose date congratulated me on stealing her the next week. The ending always changes perceptions of that story. I wonder how long it'll be before I get recognized.