Random Dating Post

Well it has officially happened. I am now “the single guy.” Not sure what I’m referring to? Remember all those chick flicks about the groups of couples with the single friend that everyone wants to set up? I’m that guy now. It’s happened gradually over the last 6 months or so. I’m not mad about it or anything. In fact I’m pretty flattered by it.

I have many married friends in my various circles of friends. So over the last few months, several of the wives have decided that they can find “the perfect woman” for me. It’s been real and it’s been fun. Hey, in some cases it’s been real fun. Some cases it got bizarre. But each time, I’ve taken the same attitude and had fun with it. In the end that’s all I can do.

I’m really appreciative to all my friends who have tried this. I am grateful for their interests in my wellbeing even if I have met a few nutcases.

So why am I writing this when I never talk about my lovelife on my blog? Because I have come up with a few rules of civility that need to be reminded to everyone in the dating world. This is not an all encompassing list, but something I want to share with you because it makes me laugh (even if some of the things were embarrassing when they happened). They didn’t all happen to me, but many did:

- When setting someone up on a blind date, be sure to tell both parties about it. Don’t just give one person the other’s phone number.
- When eating dinner, make sure the other person is done eating their meal before you start chain-smoking.
- Ladies, if you are not interested in the man, thank him for the evening and tell him that you don’t think it’ll work or you just want to be friends or something. Don’t bring up the taboo date topics (i.e. dirty sex stories) in a way to disrespect your date. Men don’t think that way.
- If a date is not going well, that is not an excuse to start heavy drinking to make it better.
- Do not take your date bar hopping if it is going well. End it earlier than you would like to leave them wanting more.
- Do not seem desperate for a relationship, even if you are. Desperation stinks. You can smell it a mile away. No one finds desperate people attractive (except desperate housewives, except Nicollete Sheridan. She is a skank) Don’t believe me? Remember the last time you were at your local meat market (i.e. singles bar). You can tell the people who have their sh*t together and the people who are just dying for anyone to be with them. Which ones do you think were desperate? That’s right. The latter.

Ok, I’m done with this rant. Have a good one and don’t get none on ya.

Songs on the Playlist:
Jimmy Buffett – Manana
ACDC – Highway To Hell
The Beatles – Dig A Pony
Johnny Cash – Greystone Chapel
Pete Yorn – Life On A Chain
Run DMC – It’s Tricky
Pat Green – Me and Billy The Kid
Shooter Jennings – Solid Country Blues
David Gray – This Year’s Love
The Who – You Better You Bet


Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

All excellent points...:)

Anonymous said...

One sure fire way to weed through the chaff when someone wants to set up you up on a blind date. Is she a single or double digit dress size?

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