|My own personal rules on dating.
||[Jul. 10th, 2006|02:31 pm]
I was looking through my inbox, and stumbled across an old list I made regarding what to do and what not to do in a relationship. I just had so much fun reading them and looking at their impact on my life that I thought I would at least shave the list.|
1. Nothing important is said over MSN or written on Live Journal, if it’s that important, meet the person in person.
2. Clingy is bad. Very bad.
3. Use the ‘L’ word sparingly, and only if you’re sure that the other person wants to hear it. It has a variety of strange effects on people.
4. When starting a relationship, try not to leave the state or country. It creates unnecessary tension.
5. It’s all fine and good to have a similar taste in music. Don’t base a relationship around it, that’s bad. Also, quotes from songs,although witty, should be used sparingly.
6. When involved in a relationship, don’t try to start a new one. Very important.
7. Do not go through your entire life history on the first date, or within the first few days of being in a relationship. There are things about your personal life a significant other will learn eventually, don’t try and impress them with your drug habits and dysfunctional family life.
8. When breaking up with someone, be sure that it’s in the best interests of everyone involved. Be honest about reasons. Try and ignore peer pressure, it just gets in the way of your thoughts and feelings. Don’t be clingy and desperate, but asking if the person is sure they want to break up with you might save a lot of embarrassment latter.
9. When breaking up with someone, try and get all your stuff back first. I’ve lost too many really cool CDs that can’t be replaced without another oversea journey to be careless with my possessions.
10. People have feelings. Respect them. Don’t dismiss people because you’re busy, tired, trying to stay awake for three days straight or because they disregarded rule 4.
11. Never take your father’s advice on dating. No matter how sane it sounds, he’s wrong and will get you into trouble. Brains over body,there’s more to a relationship than behavioral psychology. In fact, whatever he says, do the opposite, and you’ll be in the right.
12. If you have something you want to tell someone, good or bad, remember rules number 1 and 3. Talk to said person, sooner is
better. However, make sure said person is not otherwise engaged,thus compromising rule 6.
13. Don’t be an idiot. Pay attention to what’s going on around you,and recognize the significance thereof. Timing is an important part of just about everything.