At this moment dating is stressing me out a whole bunch. Just sayin'... My mom gives me really funny dating advice. I think she thinks that girls can just get away with anything in the dating world today. She doesn't seem to understand that things have SERIOUSLY changed. And to be honest I think that dating back in the day was a whole lot more efficient and just easier... now we have the crazy technology to
1. FB stalk our ex-boyfriends and see who they are dating, this in turn can lead to jealous rage which is a danger to our health and sanity as well as all those around us.
2. We can also use the book of face to stalk our blind date (sometime this can prove helpful when someone you don't particularly trust says, "Oh... Jocelyn, my nephew would love to get out there and go on some dates, can I set you up with him? He is a cutie!" THIS is a recipe for disaster. We all know this... and thanks to Facebook we can avoid some tragic dates.
3. TEXTING. I am a huge texter when it comes to dating I love the little random texts, picture messages, and the inside jokes that form throughout the day... it is fun! BUT what I don't love is the lack of A.) a sarcasm font, I have been in many awkward situations with potential suitors and you, since don't know their sense of humor all that well yet, fail to catch the sarcasm and make a total ass out of yourself. B.) The goodnight text. I hate this... I feel like I have to send one? Do I? Really, you know the bed bugs aren't going to bite me, but thanks for the thought...You're a sweet one. C.) The stupid texting games... these include: Not knowing whether or not to send a text after a good first date, Not texting to much for fear of appearing too clingy, and PUNCTUATION. This is a huge one. there is a huge difference between these 3 sentences which one sounds a.) happy b.)annoyed/man c.) indecisive
yeah whatever it doesnt matter!
yeah, whatever it doesn't matter...
yeah whatever it doesn't matter.
this is an easy call. And if you don't know then you are the cause of the miscommunication between relationships and texting... bah. Fix it.
*also this doesn't really have a category but it falls into the category of voicemails and LACK OF voicemails. if you are going to call me, leave a voicemail. Nbd, just do it.
So.... sorry about that huge tangent. Lets backtrack to my mom and her old skool dating rules....
Wouldn't dating be so much easier without facebook, without texting, without all the cheese and inpersonal communication? I just want a good old fashion phone call and no ifs ands or buts about it. None of this "hanging out" stuff, lets just go on a date. My mom said this is how dating went back in her day...
"Oh yeah... I mean Bob would call and invite me to go to the cabin with his family, so I would go to that and then Dennis would call me the next weekend and I'd go out with him, maybe we'd kiss? Who knows, and then the next week I'd play tennis with Bob, or maybe Dale would invite me to his family christmas party...see now why can't you just do that?"
umm yeah mom, you can't really do this anymore... Regina George didn't even have that many different boy-toys in a two week period... You would be considered a total a player, heartbreaker, home-wrecker...wench? The Snookie of the playground?...you name it.
Yet my mother continues to tell me to, "keep adding in more boys to the equation" Like that is going to make things LESS complicated.. she told me just the other day, "Honey, dating is like a rubix cube! Every guy that you date gives you a different square, maybe its the wrong color, maybe its the right one, but one day you'll date a guy and all the colors will line up, and it will just WORK." I have no idea where she gets these analogies from and let me tell you there are more where that came from. I tried to whip out my phone and record it but she was interrupted by something much more important than rubix cubes and my correct square combo of a man... (which right now, is looking to be mighty difficult to find.) Next time I will have my phone ready to record her advice... get excited.
The point is- dating is really hard. So... if you find a good one who treats you well, who laughs at your jokes, likes your same music, cares about you, and has a smile that makes you weak in the knees, keep him.