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Which side are you on?

After I interviewed Abiola of the dating reality show, Tough Love, I made sure to watch the finale of the show to see how the dating boot camp would end. I think my favorite part of the show is when Steve Ward surprised the women with the “Cute or Crazy” game.

The audience was filled with men and Steve read off the list of quirky habits/facts about the women on the show. The guys then informed the ladies how they ranked: was it cute or crazy behavior! I’ve said it before, but women don’t always know how men perceive them and their behaviors. It was shocking to the women how something seemingly so innocent made the men think ca-ra-zy chick alert!

We all have those quirky things that makes us unique. Should we worry about concealing them though? What happens when we have some type of behavior that we think is cute and quirky- but in reality, it makes potential dates cringe, laugh, or seek out therapy for us!

If you are feeling brave, share your odd or quirky habits or quirkyness. Then the readers can respond with cute or crazy and let each other know if this should be revealed to dates sooner or later, much much later.

I think I have a few, ok more than a few but I will start with three:

I avoid men with odd shaped heads. I suppose it’s related to children and our potential to have egg-shaped heads. Who wants to give birth to a bowling ball headed kid?! (Cute or Crazy?)

I don’t trust men who refuse to eat anything exotic. Ok, let’s avoid the double entendre! If you hang out with me, you will get bored ordering bread and water while I sample cuisines of other countries. Live a little! (Cute or Crazy?)

If you don’t embrace technology or utilize it in any way, shape, or form, I consider you a caveman and secretly make fun of you with my friends. (Cute or Crazy?)

I can do this all day! I will add more, but why not weigh in with yours? Please be gentle with the commenters, we can all have opinions, but no need to rake each other over the coals!

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

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LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
8:27 am

Good Morning All :)

All that you mentioned about your qirks aren’t Cute nor crazy, they are genuine! I thought you were referring to something along the lines of, “I like to dig in my nose when I am using the bathroom? type of stuff.. All the things you mentioned may make a man/boy think you are crazy.. LOL! The truth tends to sound crazy to them..

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2009
8:49 am

Cute topic WiseDiva.

I’ll have to think on this one. :lol:

Morning everyone. Cinco de Mayo did not defeat me! :lol: I made sure I had my Advil and Gatorade before hitting the sack. How silly was I to schedule several morning meetings the day after Cinco de Mayo?! Fortunately, one got cancelled. Whew!

Grace

May 6th, 2009
9:06 am

I think we all have a sense of crazies about us and we all view crazy in a different way. My form of crazy is when I went out with a guy who swore his cell phone was bugged and he was being followed, get this he told me he didn’t wanted to be bothered b/c I asked too many questions as to where he’s at or what he was doing- CRAZY!!!!

I went on a blind date with an artist who kept starring into space, he would just stop mid sentence and starred into space, among other odd things that he kept doing. I summed it up as maybe he was gathering information/pointers for his next art work. WRONG!! dude was just CRAZY the date was going sour so I excused myself quickly.

I had a guy friend who was going out of town for 3 days, he came over and brought me 3 tantalizing meals labled with different notes and thought for that day. CUTE

Raqi

May 6th, 2009
9:09 am

Let’s see, Raqi’s oddities.

I avoided military men at all cost.

I like to walk barefoot in the rain.

I will not eat cereal that is not round.

When eating Fruit Loops or Apple Jacks I eat one color at a time. (I’ll give my marido’s response to that later)

I will not eat any type of legumes without rice.

I would not give a man with feminine looking hands a second thought.

I determined from the natural scent on a man’s neck whether or not I was going to have sex with him.

I would not lock fingers with a man whose hand I was holding for the first time.

I don’t take anyone serious who does not know how to give a proper hand shake.

AmazonRed™

May 6th, 2009
9:16 am

Raqi just triggered one for me.

I don’t care if my feet are bleeding, I’m not taking my shoes off and walking around barefoot at the club/wedding/restaurant/public place. :lol: I’d rather lose a toe with it being crammed in those tight shoes! :lol:

Kym--has declared today old school Wednesday

May 6th, 2009
9:19 am

Good Morning All,

Hmmm..quirks.

I am not a fan of mayo on my sandwich at all. So I use ketchup or spicy mustard(Ham, Bologna, Turkey-doesnt matter no mayo)

I will not drive a man in a car.(Grown man -kid, teenager doesn’t count) If we are rolling dude you are driving.

I can’t stand for my office desk to be messy. At home my desk is a wreak but at work..if papers are all over–it makes me itch.

I will think of some more.

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
9:25 am

Ared- LMAO!! Me TOO!!

Raqi- Your quirks are cute!

Grace- That is some crazy ish! I have NEVER EVER been on a blind date & you just reminded me why :)

I think I have a few now

Kym--has declared today old school Wednesday

May 6th, 2009
9:25 am

Okay why did my post get lost?

Sassy Me....I make it do what it do baby :-)

May 6th, 2009
9:32 am

Morning Blog fam :)

I don’t know if I would call these cute or crazy or just a matter of survival but I know I have a few dating quirks in regards to men here in Atlanta. For instance:

1. My daddy always said you can tell a man by his hand shake so I avoid guys with the “wet noodle” shake.

2. During the Bronner Brothers Hair show I avoid most men because the queens are out in full force.

3. I don’t date any man’s whose eyebrows are arched better than mine or whose hair is longer than mine(unless he’s got dread locks….I LOVES me some “natty dreads”.

4. Since I’m a microbiologist I think I’m developing a phobia against germs and trash and am obsessed with keeping trash out of my office and home.

5. This is plain anal and crazy but as a woman sometimes we shed a little hair that may accumulate on the bathroom floor,well that’s a major pet peeve of mine and I’m constantly picking up hair off the floor b.c I can’t stand it…..drives me crazy.

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
9:38 am

Sassy- That is funny that you love people with dreads since you have issues with nastiness.. Not implying that people who have dreads are nasty but in the intial stages of growing dreads, they don’t wash their hair..

Raqi

May 6th, 2009
9:39 am

Sassy I don’t wouldn’t date any man whose eyebrows are arched. Period.

Wise Diva

May 6th, 2009
9:39 am

Good Morning everyone! Hope that you guys aren’t hung over LOL “Tequila is the debil”

@Kym-has declared today old school Wednesday”
hey, sorry about that, your comment was stuck in spam :( don’t have a clue why

Kym--has declared today old school Wednesday

May 6th, 2009
9:42 am

well I typed it twice.. anywhoo

Kym--has declared today old school Wednesday

May 6th, 2009
9:44 am

If I am bored I pat my boobs.

Can’t stand when guys chew gum.

I don’t trust Quiet people.

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
9:46 am

Kym- I don’t trust quiet people either! Men that chew gum? Why? I don’t like men who pop their gum..

Grace

May 6th, 2009
9:47 am

LIONESS with that blind date even Stevie Wonder could’ve seen he was crazy LOL

Sassy Me I’m the same way when it comes to hair in the bathroom floor, sink, wall or what have you..yuck yuck

My crazy – I drive myself crazy all day long thinking whether I turned off the curling iron or the clothes iron.

SexyCool

May 6th, 2009
9:48 am

As some know, long, long, long, long, long time ago, when MIA began, my screen name was CrazySexyCool. After a time, I realized that I was letting too much CRAZY hang out and decided to drop it in an attempt to keep the crazy a secret.

This topic calls for more introspection than I am capable of at this point in my week. (Especially the TOS folks know that I love to hang out in the shallow end of the pool.)

For the two seconds of thought that I did consider any quirks that I may have, I couldn’t think of anything. In fact, I consider everything I do TOTALLY NORMAL which, that in and of itself, is INSANE. LOL!

Three Words Daily – Consider all options.

I almost started this post with “Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…”

ImAPeach404

May 6th, 2009
9:53 am

Mornin’

Should be fun this morning!

Ok. Here goes…
- I’m borderline obsessive about finding a good parking space. I will spill half a tank of gas trying to park. And it’s not cuz I’m lazy and don’t want to walk. I just like having a good spot!
- I back in 100% of the time and I’m a bit anal about being straight in the parking space
- I take my car to get washed once a week and I ride around with “tire shine”, glass cleaner, and a rag in my trunk at all times.
- I’m a phone snob – i hate old, janky, beat up, no feature having cell phones.
- I love to read but when I buy anything, I love to read the manual. Especially if it’s a piece of technology!!! Gets me excited!

I’m sure there are more but for now… that is all.

Sassy Me....I make it do what it do baby :-)

May 6th, 2009
9:53 am

Lioness I feel you with that and I dont like nasty looking dreads either. The initial stages are kinda raggedy but I avoid those,too.

Raqi That’s what I meant but maybe that’s what I shoud’ve typed, huh :)

I wish it would rain already…this cloudy weather’s making me wanna do a whole lot of stuff and NONE of it’s related to work ;)

Raqi

May 6th, 2009
9:56 am

SexyCool that is how I felt about eating my FruitLoops. It’s perfectly normal. But my husband told me I was certifiable when he witnessed it. I still thought it was quite normal until I witness my youngest son eating a bag of m&m’s. He separates them by color first. Maybe my marido is on to something.

Raqi

May 6th, 2009
9:57 am

Cute quirks about my marido:

He will not eat beef and pork together. No bacon burgers for him.

Although he is left handed his drinking glass must sit to the right of his plate.

His grits and eggs cannot touch.

He rolls his clothing into a tight little bundle before putting them in the hamper.

Kym--has declared today old school Wednesday

May 6th, 2009
9:58 am

Men who chew gum just look gay to me.

ImAPeach404

May 6th, 2009
9:59 am

Issues with men who chew gum… lol. I agree with the popping gum. Not only should women not pop their gum but men should ESPECIALLY not pop their gum. In Atlanta, thats just NOT a good look. It immediately makes you “suspect”.

SexyCool

May 6th, 2009
10:11 am

I cannot leave my house with an unmade bed.

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
10:12 am

I can’t STAND:
-people that lick their finger after eating wings, chips etc..
-Loud people in small restaurants
-Men that take long showers
-Men that brag
-Men that have trucks & no car.. Ladies don’t have time to climb into trucks when dressed nicely
-Men with a bunch of black ink tattoos
-People who talk on cell phones in a waiting room
-Hairy men
-Stink/Too much cologne or perfume
-Women with their feet hanging off their sandals… Front or back..

SexyCool

May 6th, 2009
10:12 am

I’d rather a dude chew gum than slay me with The Dragon.

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
10:13 am

I can’t stand label wh*res

Grace

May 6th, 2009
10:14 am

Women with their feet hanging off their sandals… Front or back – LOL :D

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
10:15 am

Sexy- LMFAO!! Me too! He just can’t be popping & locking the gum..

I can’t stand a STANK breath person. They have GOT to know that their breath smells since they smoke a pack of cigarettes and eat bananas all day. Tart azz

Foots

May 6th, 2009
10:16 am

Hmmm, let’s see…

I am a neat freak at home in all rooms of the house, except for my bathroom. It’s always in various states of disarray because I get ready in there.

I shake my foot sometimes as a nervous tic.

I sit on my hands when they are cold.

I rub my thighs with my hands when they are cold and I can’t sit on them.

I can’t stand when someone who knows that my middle name is Nicole, and calls me Nicki.

ImAPeach404

May 6th, 2009
10:17 am

I hate making the bed.
The only time I do so is when I change the sheets LOL.

Foots

May 6th, 2009
10:19 am

I never leave the dryer running when I’m not home because I’m afraid it will burn the house down.

I love being outdoors and gardening and such, but I freak out when I see a worm, a lizard, or any bug bigger than a flea.

But I kinda like spiders.

Grace

May 6th, 2009
10:19 am

I have to read every ingredient on food items before I purchase it, counting calories, carbs, sugar, fat….Grocery shopping is a nightmare.

Men who are always smiling.

i'm swiss

May 6th, 2009
10:19 am

“If I am bored I pat my boobs.”

That is so funny, Kym… When I’m bored, I want to pat your boobs, too! :lol:

Seriously, though, I think most of the cute/crazy classification is dependent on the person behind the quirk — i.e. the exact same quirk might be cute coming from one person, but craaaaaaaazy coming from another. Sort of like how poor people are “weird” and rich people are “eccentric.” :-)

Now, as for me… well, I can’t think of any quirks off the top of my head. I must be perfectly sane. ;-)

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
10:21 am

Peach- I am not an everyday bed maker but I do make it up once a week :) My cat always plays with the sheets while I make it up so it takes about a half an hour :(

I peeve against the word HATE!

Leggs

May 6th, 2009
10:23 am

@WD…“Tequila is the debil”, are you still drinking :lol:

This is by far the quirkiest thing I do I know this is crazy but started somewhere in my late 20’s. While watching tv at MY HOME ONLY and not with company present , I hold my right breast. Nothing more just holding it. I guess I developed this as my “blanky.” I don’t know why I do this! Had to warn my ex quickly. He thought it was cute and let it pass! My daughter can walk in the room and say “Mommy, you’re really into that movie, aren’t you?” It is what it is and don’t want to give a therapist any of my hard earned $$!

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
10:24 am

Foots- REALLY? Send me your email address so you could give me some gardening pointers :) I don’t like ANY bugs PERIOD!!! I fly my mom down here to do my gardening..

Grace- LMAO! Joker azz fools!

lurker

May 6th, 2009
10:26 am

Can’t eat different meats in the same day…Tuna, then beef…

Will not walk barefeet…period…at home our out and about.

GERMOPHOBIC…avoid as much as possible touching doors, knobs, etc. If no one is looking I’ll use my sleeve or napkin or foot or shirt tail, etc.

Can’t do men w/arched brows (just a bit too gay for me)

Don’t do metrosexual…a bit more to the left and we’ve got a homosexual

Don’t like sitting behind/after folks. In the hair salon I cannot stand to take the dryer behind someone (mainly if the seat is still warm). I’m okay once the seat has cooled.

Will not eat or drink behind someone…(honestly) unless it’s a love interest that I waaaay too comfy with and we’ve pretty much have done EVERYTHING….meaning maybe a nibble off their spoon if they want me to taste something (while practically putting the spoon in my mouth)

Will not allow garbage to be put in my kitchen garbage can. Bags are used and taken out daily. I know I know, the garbage can is just sitting there…lol

Will not eat from any Chinese restaurants in Atlanta except Mulans…that’s the only one I trust.

Will not eat any cooked food from coworkers. If it’s a company luncheon, will only eat food that was purchased and whatever I fix/cook.

MELO

May 6th, 2009
10:26 am

I like to fart and i do it constantly and incessantly thru out the day…I consider it to be another form of breathing :twisted: :???:

I am allergic to tatoos and any female with them,esp on ur breastest :grin:
I do not eat ketchup,mustard nor Mayo. Yikes! :evil:
When i order a salad at a resteaurant/joint, I want to put the dressing by myself coz I dont trust the server-ladies’ jack ass long-nails and the attendant gems on them :twisted:
If u’re a woman and u smoke,just move outa my way with ur mulchy, stinking breath!

Women who spill water and stuff in the common breakroom areas and dont clean up..oh lawd!,i have so much low opinion of u. :evil:

Saturdays,if i aint planing to go outta the house,I wont take a bath.The most I do is wash my face,brush my teeth…eh,eh,eh,thats it! A man gotta take a break and look real stinking raw smetimes….hehehe!

When its raining at nite and its a friday or weekend satrday, i luv to sleep on the floor of the living room.Just enjoying the rain.My younger daugher has taken on the disease as well.Queen hates it but she will join in with the rest of the fam!
Since I am an Astronaut and used to heights,(coming back at u Sassy :lol: ), i just luv tall women but not taller than myself.
I luv all beautiful women but I wish my neuronce wld be more kind to light pretty chicks.Something about me on that :???: I see u and recognize ur beauty BUT somehow my wang loses the charge in hiz battery upon sighting u. :lol: :twisted:

PS one more:
Whenever i download in the bathroom, i gotta look back and look at that mound in the holding chamber be4 i flush it and leave the stinking room.Dont know what that is about. :???:

LIONESS- Need To Start Doing My Billy Blanks Today!

May 6th, 2009
10:26 am

Leggs- WOW!! That is special :)

I dance in the mirror naked evrey morning and any time a song I like comes on :)

i KISSED you before i MET you

May 6th, 2009
10:27 am

happy hump day ladies and gents!

@WISE
you broke into BLANCA’S e-mail? lol. kudos to me!

mood today: excited about my lunch date today. the butterflies are bustin’ my azz again. lol.

Foots

May 6th, 2009
10:27 am

I don’t like chocolate chips. I love chocolate, but I don’t trust chocolate chips. I have to REALLY want a cookie to eat chocolate chip cookies.

When I eat a bowl of cereal other than Raisin Bran or Corn Flakes, it’s an event because while I’m fine with those cereals being soggy, I hate other soggy cereal. So I sit there with a bowl, the whole box and the milk and add a little of each at a time and eat until I’m full.

I love sniffing the top of a new baby’s head.

Mo (aka Moeisha- looking for a new haircut)

May 6th, 2009
10:27 am

Morning All!! Oh this should be fun as I am cracking up already at some of the responses. A few of my own oddities are:

When eating fries or chips I eat all the “whole” or longest ones first then the short ones or crumbs

Like Raqi I avoided military men, specifically Navy men (had a bad experience with the ones at the Norfolk Navy base)

I hate chest hair…..period

When bored I play with my hair or twist my earrings repeatedly

DO NOT READ MY MAGAZINES BEFORE I DO!!!

I dont like dudes that have to touch you when they talk (you hand, back, shoulder… gimme my personal space, dayum)

And since I am only 5 ft tall if you are 8ft10 please leave me alone. I dont care how “attracted” you are to short women, I dont like you

lurker

May 6th, 2009
10:28 am

….me too….cannot leave the house with the bed unmade

lurker

May 6th, 2009
10:28 am

WILL NOT DO QUES

Staceye AKA Black Mamba

May 6th, 2009
10:30 am

SASSY…Girl…” avoid guys with the “wet noodle” shake.” Me Too. When I met somebody I give a firm handshake. Although I am a bit OCD and do not like to shake hands because I do not know where they have been. But if I do….you had better not give me the wet nooodle. Men always comment on my handshake and its firmness and I tell them…a weak handshake shows a lot about a man.

Also…I hate when hair sheds on the bathroom sick or floor so I am always pulling out my vaccuum to get it up real quick.

Now I dated a guy who had the possibility of a uni-brow so he always got that center waxed. Nothing else…but he said he did not want to look like Ernie from Sesame Street. I can understand that. And I loves me not neat long locks. They are sexy! Give me a tall fine man with locks…. Lions & tigres & bears..oh my!

PEACH404..I hate the parking here. Being from NY most of our parking is parallel and I can get into any parking space. I carck up laughing at the folks who can;t do it. I have friends here that even if they are driving, they get out and make me park it. But I know folks laugh at how I pull into the straight parking. I pretty much have to back out and repark because like you…it has to be straight. But girl you must drive yourself crazy during pollen season. I do not even wash my car for that 2 months. I keep the interior vaccumed and wash the windows at the gas station.

RAQI…Like Mase,I have an issue with any of my food touching. I do not see how people can pile food on top of each other. First off if you have to pile…that means you are eating way too much….and we wonder why America is fat and has all these health problems. Not to mention…why the hell do they fry everything in the South? Geez! :roll: I have started to eat my food on saucers so that I control my food portions.

JtJ

May 6th, 2009
10:31 am

Morning All,

I definitely have quirks about me that even I question about myself.
1. I hate to see mayo and mustard smeared on a sandwich and will not eat it unless it is mixed on something. I will eat mayo in tuna salad, but nothing else. I will eat mustard, but only when mixed with ketchup, so it is not visible.
2. I can’t stand for my bread to touch my other foods on my plate or get wet. Wet bread makes me gag!
3. I cannot stand to see a man in PINK!
4. I will not use a toilet (even with seat covers) if I see a spec of hair on the seat!!! I am afraid of pubic hairs!!
5. I believe people who always start their sentences off with “let me tell you” ARE LIARS!!

@ARED… .your rusty azz comment to Melo made me choke on my water!!! Hilarious! Wonder if he told her about dinner???

BOSTON WILL COME BACK TONIGHT!!!

Leggs

May 6th, 2009
10:32 am

Also, I thought this was normal and that it happened to everyone. When I drink soda, my ears burn.

Since I wasn’t born with any eyebrows, I won’t go anywhere without penciling in my eyebrows.

I hate my food touching each other.

Won’t eat anything with “wet bread/dough” (like peach cobbler).

lurker

May 6th, 2009
10:33 am

No one knows this but I have to put toilet paper or seat covers in public toilets because I don’t want any foreign water to splash on me…I stand to pee and sometimes that hitting the water causes a splash

Melo Saw a chick at the Varsity yesterday…6′6 (you know I asked). How’s that for tall?

lurker

May 6th, 2009
10:34 am

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