Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tellin' it like it is...

Here's the thing:

girls aren't as complicated as guys seem to think we are. 

For the most part, we just want life to be like a good Taylor Swift song or the end of a John Hughes movie. It's not that difficult. What it comes down to is this: we don't want to have to do all the work. I mean, please. We're already required to do our hair, put on makeup, smell good, and walk in heels without falling over. Most of us are even willing to be sparkling and witty as well as watching approved sporting events with you (no WWE wrestling for this girl though I'll happily sit through a Red Sox game or any college football game). For the deserving, I'd even be willing to make a sandwich. Hell, if I really like you, I'll make you dinner.

And what do we ask in return for all of this? A date. Not a lifetime commitment. Just a simple date. How is this concept so difficult to grasp? What? You're not sure if a girl likes you? ASK HER OUT. You don't know if you can hold a conversation with her for an entire date? ASK HER ON A WALK. You're poor? Let me tell you this: she doesn't care if you spend tons of money. Most girls just want to be asked out by a nice guy who will open their door for them when they get in the car.

 It's some sort of insane stereotype that girls automatically jump from a simple date to forever. Yeah, our minds work a mile a minute but we're not planning out eternity and we most definitely wait until at least the third date to pick out names for our kids (if you didn't catch the massive sarcasm there, you're in trouble). It's just part of our process.

Sometimes, things just don't work out. Sometimes you don't click. Sometimes you like her and she doesn't like you. Or vice versa. But how in heaven's name will you ever know if you don't go on a date?! Also? For the record? Hanging out does NOT count as a date. If you need clarification, ask your parents. Mine frequently remind me what a date is supposed to contain.

End rant.

8 comments:

Mal's Dad said...

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.O'C said...

At the risk of looking like I'm full of myself, this reminds me of something I wrote a few months back on a former blog. http://randomthoughtswithfelicity.blogspot.com/2011/09/8-days.html

And seriously--Amen.

Malinda said...

Ha! You have such a way with words!

aubrie said...

I can't even tell you how much I love this post.

e said...

hear hear! and I concur. also girls would be less likely to be overly excited about a simple date if it didn't take the fall of the wall of Jericho to get one. just sayin.

Erin said...

I love you and your blog and the way you just tell it like it is. For reals.

Ashley said...

that was amazing.


that's all.

themomof8 said...

I couldn't agree more!!! You are right on, and well who taught you how to talk....Ummm, that's right ME!!!

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