Friday, April 11, 2008

7 dating rules to ditch

my mamasita sent me this article... pretty interesting. it lists 7 dating rules and why it's ok to go against them. hmm. clickity click the link for the full article, otherwise here's my take on the seven... and whether or not i've broken them:

Rule #1: Never date a co-worker
I have not broken this one. Nor do I plan to. First, I work in a small office. Second, I have enough free time outside of work to meet people. Third, wait a office is mostly male...what am i waiting for?!

Rule #2: Always wait for the third (or fourth... or fifth) date to have sex
I can't respond to this! My parents read this blog! But ok...this is a silly rule and obviously outdated. You can't put a time on sex. or love. or any emotions really. come on now.

Rule #3: Rebound relationships never last
This isn't really a rule. It's just a statement. But whatever. I recently went from a serious relationship right into another. It didn't last. but i don't blame the rebound-ness of it. Bottom line, timing is everything. and i agree that sometimes rebounds are perfect timing. and i believe they can last with the right person.

Rule #4: Never date a friend’s ex
I dont really have to worry about that because all my friends here are men. But my ladies back in Oregon...I wouldn't date their exes as much as I would use their bodies. hahaha. to sum up: I have not broken this rule.

Rule #5: Only date one person at a time
Broken this rule. Breaking it right now. dating is different than a relationship. it's not like having 2 boyfriends at once, because that's just whoreish. obv!

Rule #6: Wait for your date to say “I love you” first
Broken this rule.
My first real relationship I said it first. I would never change that. The second time, he said it first and it felt fantastic. :) I'm a firm believer in the "if you feel it, say it" mentality. if you've met me, you probably know this. its my favorite quality of mine.

Rule #7: Couples who are in love spend all their free time together
ooh screw this rule. broken! break it! you are not supposed to spend all your time with're supposed be individuals. or the relationship will be forever mediocre and waste of both your times.


The Artistic Mercenary™ said...

#1: Have broken it. Will again.

#2: Date? You have to go on a date first? Poppycock!

#3: This is true and incontrovertible.

#4: Have not done it. Would I? Depends on the situation. But as a general guideline, I agree.

#5: Don't support or oppose this rule. I just can't physically do it. If I go on a date with someone and it goes well and there will be a second date then I have to see where it goes. Trust me, I've tried dating more than one person at a time, and I'm just not wired that way. I cannot date multiple people. But I can have random sex with multiple people, that I am totally fine with it.

#6: Considering I've never said those words to someone that I was technically, at the time dating, I cannot confirm the verity of this rule.

#7: This IS true because couples who are lovey-dovey DO spend all of their free time together (and DO make me sick). But that don't make it right. it does, however, make it more fun to laugh at them when they break up!

Chasé said...

I know for a fact you have broken rule number one. 1 word...Hammy's. And I do believe it was well worth it. 'Nuf said.