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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Dateworthy List of the Day

We've polled lots of women and have found several initial cues to quickly determine if a guy's NOT dateworthy. If he does any or all of the things on this list, he is probably Holistically Weird™ and you will need to directly tell him to "back off." Again, please add to our list should you possess more wisdom than us. (Like that's possible)
  • his friends call him "Mr. Boring" or "Señor Boring"
  • he either plays or is from "Organ"
  • he looks more "seaworthy" than "dateworthy"
  • he has longer hair, bigger boobs, or smaller waist than you
  • he cancelled "Game Nite with Mom™" to go out with you
  • he clips his toenails during church
  • he announces bodily functions before and/or after bathroom visits
  • his neck is wider than his head...and hairier
  • in a bedroom situation he says, "you have to look closely." (hey, it's the 90s)

13 Comments:

Blogger Pete said...

I found another, more positive list of things to look for in a guy

04 May, 2006 09:29

 
Blogger Jules said...

What was that random 90s reference? I feel like you didn't actually write this Jay.

Um, ok, I'l add one. Let's see... sorting through the vast sea of related information in my head...

If he has a truck, Honda Civic or Ford Escort that looks like it's been through a bad knock-off of Pimp My Ride, you probably don't want to date him.

04 May, 2006 09:32

 
Blogger Andy said...

he looks more "seaworthy" than "dateworthy"

^ This is going to weed out a lot of disappointed pirates...

04 May, 2006 10:12

 
Blogger Jay said...

Yeah, good call on the pirate thing. Although, I don't know that dating a pirate would be a safe choice for most nice girls. Too much talk of "booty," "pillaging" and such.

04 May, 2006 12:58

 
Blogger ager said...

Pete, thanks for that list. I thought I was the only one who wanted a guy who can darn his own socks. It's in my top ten requirements for a man.

04 May, 2006 13:54

 
Blogger Andy said...

Too much talk of "booty," "pillaging" and such.

ha!
Best pirate pick-up lines:
- "Wanna come back to my place and buckle some swashes?"
- "I'd like to drop anchor in your lagoon."
- "Prepare to be boarded."

04 May, 2006 14:08

 
Blogger Jay said...

"I'd like to drop anchor in your lagoon" is way too descriptive! And actually, Jules, I did write the 90s comment. I was just citing how in the 90s everyone always said that. So, now that it's not, it's even funnier. Or something. Speaking of funny, an anonymous friend told me to keep something on the "DQ," instead of "DL." She thought it meant "down quiet." I'm going to start using that.

04 May, 2006 14:13

 
Blogger vander said...

I hate you people. I should be writing a paper right now, but I am weak-willed and cannot bypass this opportunity. Here goes:

Auntie Vander's Creep-o-meter Scale

10-Groupie Force Field-this is a big problem in church circles, where there's one man for every six hundred and forty three women. Hint: being surrounded by women doesn't mean one is hot. It just means one is surrounded. (Look closely: do they have machetes?)

9-Let Me Tell You How It Is-this is where self-purported alphamale instructs said girl on how to do anything from diversify her 401K to checking her tires. She already knows how to do these things. Alphamale merely likes to hear himself explain procedures and she can't get a word in to shut him up.

8-Are You Clearing Your Throat or is it an Air Raid?-disgusting gutteral noises may help one communicate with primates, but they do not impress the ladies.

7-Gentlemen, Start Your Engines-Okay, this is the saddest one. Never, ever, ever rev your engine in a parking lot to impress girls. In no way is peeling out of the Wal-Mark parking lot an attractive thing, especially in your 1993 Taurus.

6-Big Faker-He pretends to think your career is fascinating, even while you are telling him it sucks. Brownnoser.

5-Pleated pants and tassled loafers. Ew.

4-Proudly wears the team jersey of a famous person involved in a sport he does not play. Refers to anything that team does as though he himself did it. Example, "We just didn't play our hardest; we'll have to step it up in the second half." No, sweetie. THEY might step it up, but you will be on your couch, eating chips. Go, team.

3-Anything You Can Do I Can Do Slower-He needs to be in charge so badly he wrenches control of even tiny projects like moving furniture or where to park the car. Inevitably, he then completes the task much slower than the person who was already doing it, but hey, it makes him feel important. And he'll be consumed enough by his own bravado that he won't see the womenfolk looking at one another and rolling their eyes.

2-Wounded Puppies Aren't Much Fun-Here's the guy who milks his insecurities for all they're worth by telling girls about his childhood traumas. Pity as an aphrodisiac. Interesting tactic, no?

and the number one:

1-Little Ways to Say I Hate You-He doesn't return phone calls. Nice to your face, but completely tanks whenever the tiniest of adult responsibilities is put in his path. Helps if said creep has a degree in communications (not that I'd know). Yechhh.

04 May, 2006 14:46

 
Blogger Jules said...

Vander - I myself fall into category number 4. Does this mean you won't date me, or, er... I don't know what else it could possibly mean. But I feel like less of a person now. thanks.

Jay - Thanks for the explanation. Sorry I had to be "that person" who even needed the explanation. Very funny though. I would have got it if you said it in person. maybe.

04 May, 2006 15:52

 
Blogger Jules said...

jk, VM. i love you. and you're funny.

04 May, 2006 15:53

 
Blogger Jules said...

one more thing....

Jason: ...is way too descriptive!

And "in a bedroom situation he says, 'you have to look closely'" isn't??

04 May, 2006 15:56

 
Blogger vander said...

Jules: Yes, dear, I'm afraid the wedding's off. I'm as allergic to sports as I am to cats. But I now offer a pirate pickup line as pennance for not being "water" to my fellow fanatical friends.

"Is that a parrot on your shoulder, or are you just happy to see me?"

04 May, 2006 16:02

 
Blogger Jay said...

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04 May, 2006 22:34

 

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