Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dating Like A Man

The great thing about having single girlfriends is that they read a lot of relationship books. It saves me time to just get the cliff-notes from them instead of actually reading the books myself. Anyway, Karina the Russian has been reading this book about how to "Date Like A Man". As you can imagine, about half of it is good and half of it is crap. Things like "Men like blow jobs" or "Men don't like to be nagged" make me think the author must be queen of No Shit or something. But there are a few areas where she actually redeems herself. For example, she recommends writing a list of all of the qualities you want in a man, like successful, driven, good with kids, artistic, handsome, blah and blah, THEN take a look at the list and ask yourself if you have the same characteristics. If you want a successful-driven-good with kids-artistic-handsome-blah-blah man, then you yourself need to have those same characteristics. Which totally makes sense because what brilliant catch of a man is looking to find a dull lifeless unmotivated jobless chick. I mean even in Hollywood they don't stretch that far. Millionaire and street hooker, yes. But she was super motivated and a good person. Anyway, I'm rambling, but you get my point, right? Right.

The author also recommends dating 4 men at the same time until you choose one to be serious with, oh and you shouldn't be serious with anyone until you have been dating for about a year. HELLO!!! Am I the only one who sees a problem with this? That sounds like a whole lot of work. Are you supposed to take notes at the end of every date to keep track of who says what? I mean I can juggle 2, maybe 3 when I am on my "A game" but right now I work full time and I am in school. I can barely find time to eat, yet alone date when I am in school. The past month has been fun because I did date a bit, but now, I guess only the dedicated persistent souls will survive, which I fear could be none.

The price of higher education - singleness.

Blogfully yours,


kel said...

Have fun and enjoy the single life. There's plenty of time to settle down later.

Erin The Great said...

Good advice... Juggling 5 guys at the same time gets really exhausting. I did it ONCE when I was 21... I don't have the energy for that crap anymore. I can barely handle 1 maybe 2. It's good though to keep your options open though until you find what you want. Good Luck