the dating grinch…

As elrock pointed out yesterday, we’ve entered into the tough conversation zone here at ubf…and today we’ll focus on those of you hell bent on keeping your group of friends single by dating everyone under the sun and then announcing them off limits for the crew…how selfish…

Now every group has their own set of rules scribed on the back of a friendship agreement or something somewhere…whether it be the past dream girl is off limits or the guy from past day dreams is off limits, you have a good idea on whether or not hollarage is permitted. The rules are generally followed assuming you are in fact close friends and you haven’t imagined yourself as a TSA agent with full x-ray and pat down privileges with their ex (because we all know it will only result in a roll of the friendship dice for the chance of strong like with higher odds in favor of a newly found extra space in your myspace top 8)…

But let’s take a minute to think about this as logical and rational adults…lacking social skills to find our own potential boonopolis. In today’s highly connected world and realistically considering a healthy friend pool and average dating resume, overlap is not only inevitable but likely and should be considered for a game you can gamble on in vegas…

So walk with me down consideration lane…assuming we are excluding first loves or recent (less than four months from break-up) exes from a real relationship (more than one consecutive year) and putting aside that awkward ‘I seen your O face’ feeling, allowing open access to your exes isn’t really a big deal and should actually be encouraged…

Not sold?

Well here is my argument:

1)      You obviously thought the person was worth your time back in ’07-‘08…why not let the homie trade up to a real contestant in the dating game vs. the seat fillers they are currently wasting good applebees bogo coupons on…didn’t you tell them you wished them the best for 2011 in that holiday e-card…

2)      Friends share everything else…why start making exceptions now…just think of it as that blazer from last season didn’t really go with your style but actually looks good with your friend’s taste…

3)      It doesn’t require a trial eHarmony membership to realize that they might be fairly compatible…the high number of ways you are similar with each should probably transfer to them sharing a few common interests…maybe removing one small ingredient like you could result in a happily ever after combination…but don’t worry because…

4)      What if the louboutin was on the other foot…would you want your friend Dikembe Mutombo’n your chances at unlimited sexy times just because they are no longer on the receiving end…

There you have it…stop treating your exes like 6×2 blue legos that you licked and no one else can use…

Now for the portion of the conversation where we open it up to opinions not located on this side of the computer screen…thoughts??

onetrik…that’s what friends are for…

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4 Responses to the dating grinch…

  1. educatedlovely says:

    I am mildly disturbed by your knowledge of licking 6×2 blue legos to keep them away from anyone else, but I agree with the overall sentiment of the article. Don’t be a roadblock to love!

    • as a true 80s baby, the tactic of licking ones toys/food in order to designate ownership is deeply ingrained in my subconscious…however I do understand your mild disturbance…at least we avoided lincoln logs right??

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