Thursday, October 25, 2007

faux pas dating

Yeah, yeah.

You say follow your heart and not the advice of some played-out dating Web site (ah hemm...) but I say why ignore those who have called too often, asked the wrong question and left the mints in the car before the big lip-lock moment? (maybe I'm just biased...)

Who do you think said not to touch the stove — Someone who got burnt, that's who. Would you go around pressing your flesh on the burner if your heart told you so, despite the warning label "Touching will result in skin grafting" ?


Let's test this go-with-the-flow theory.

Are you willing to label this dating decorum as cracked-up customs?

1) Never date a married person.

Never tell lies to your date or pretend anything about your life that isn't true.

Don't be a toilet bowl hugger on your first date. Watch how much you drink.

Do tell someone if you are not interested in dating them again.

Do have fun when dating/don't focus on meeting Mr. Matrimony.

Or are breaking these RULES a major social blunder?


Chrissie said...

I agree with all of these rules! But I don't think they fall into the "dating game," so much as "the life" category.

Although in regard to number 3:

I recently went on a date and although I didn't "hug the toilet bowl," I did drink enough to get "cute" and walk directly into the screen-type tent that housed the food and drink.

Essentially the social equivalent of walking into a closed door.

Sarah said...

Wait, were you drinking to get "cute" or to make him cute?

And, will you stop agreeing with me, because I keep agreeing with you — what the [fruit] are we going to have to argue about??? ;)

Chrissie said...

I was drinking because I was in the company of people who were drinking.

"Cuteness" just seemed to happen;)

Chrissie said...

Okay, since no one is saying anything I will tackle each of these individually:

1. Of course not. Don't "date" a married guy... or a guy with a woman at all. He won't leave her, and if he did would you want a guy who does that sort of thing?! Chances are he wants you for the one thing she won't give him anymore.

2. True. But don't "tell all" too soon either. Not only could you scare someone away, but you will soon run out of things to talk about;)

3. See first comment!

4. This is true IF YOU OWE THIS PERSON SOMETHING. I don't think ONE date sans kiss would warrant "the talk." But if you've seen each other a couple of times, then yeah, tell, Otherwise, disappearing has a good outcome.

5. TRUE! TRUE! TRUE! But don't settle for "Mr. NEVER-MARRY POLYAMOROUS" if you're looking for the real thing.

K. Now someone else say something.

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