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Men are like taxis?

I not ashamed to admit that I am one of the army of women who is excited about Sex and the City 2 movie. Hey, don’t judge me! My love for that show pre-dates my taking on the fun role of dating blogger.  We have the show Sex and the City to thank for my favorite dating analogy: Men are like taxis.

No, I don’t mean men are sometimes really smelly and slightly terrifying in New York. Although that one might apply too.  I am referring to the theory that when a man is ready for, or open to, the possibility of a relationship he turns his taxi light on. If you happen to be the girl that hails the taxi while the light is on, you’ve got a possibility of a great and hopefully long ride (no pun intended naughty people!). If you get in a cab with the light off, it doesn’t really matter what you do, it’s just not going to go anywhere.

So basically, this analogy is the basis of every single woman’s dating life.  How do you decide what kind of cab ride you’re on.  If it were easy to see the light, we would all be talking about whales or golf right now.

Men, if you have a heart you will let us ladies know how to determine her guy’s taxi cab light: on (ready and open?) or dimmed (unsure?) or flashing (undecided)?

Are women like taxis too? I honestly don’t think I have turned my taxi cab light on properly. I am working on it though!

Ladies, do you think that men are like taxis?  Will you go to see the movie Sex and the City 2?

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Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:07 am

If you get in a cab with the light off, it doesn’t really matter what you do, it’s just not going to go anywhere.

^^^^^5 to that WD!!!!!!

I can’t wait to see this movie!!!! I will go see the movie Thursday evening after class since my class is right by the mall am not going to be in a rush to come home…..Men truly know what they want early on and where they are going to place you……most times the answer will be there with verbal’s and non-verbal’s and just actions……to me I notice it is a trait for some to talk out of both sides of their mouth so be aware and rock and roll accordingly…..It is amusing after the fact of whatever some come back explaining their clear intentions and again the over used phrased is used “A man and even a woman will only do what you allow them to do”.

Right now I am in my cab alone……I explain what I want and silence becomes the theme with disappearing acts but after some time has passed the phone and texts resume but again my stance hasn’t changed so again nothing……

this past sat night a good and grown man from my recent past last summer that is no text saying my name with why wasn’t I with him at his place for the night……I laughed out loud….his was as I was headed home from the highlands around 12am from a guy I barely communicate with…..So the more mature Lady J sent a text back saying hmmmm why would I be over there with you when we aren’t together like that…I went on to say it would be refreshing if we could get to know each other the right way and explore the options of a real relationship…..I wished him a happy birthday bc I knew it was approaching and told him I was doing well (yep he didn’t even ask how I was doing go figure). You know he didn’t text me back…..This is a 43 year old Morehouse Man that I feel should just know better……but again folk will try you….While I could have ignored the text and not say anything I had to reply with my usual stance……I know what I want and what I want isn’t farfetched……..but he couldn’t do anything to me I didn’t approve of……

Here lately I can’t lie it has been frustrating dealing with the opposite sex…….one day I guess I will experience what I want….until then I will continue to do me however I want to do…….lol

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:08 am

Good Morning Blog Gang!!!!!!

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:11 am

Don’t seek outside yourself for what isn’t yours. Instead walk in your power & draw everything u need TO you……this is what I am trying to stand by…..

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
8:15 am

I love Sex and the City!!!!
I agree with Samantha, men are like taxis!!!!!

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:19 am

I am~ I am cross between the characters Charlotte and Carrie…..what about you???

Norvee Michele

May 25th, 2010
8:21 am

i love sex and the city! I absolutely cannot wait for the movie. But what I want to say is this. if a man wants you, you cannot keep him away. but if there’s any sort of hemming and hawing, hesitation and etc. or you question his feelings about you, he’s just not that into you. Men are very simple creatures. If you’re a mentally and emotionally sound woman, the difference between the two should be fairly easy to detect. Sometimes we close our eyes to the truth. its just easier to let go and wait for that man with the taxi light on. You’ll be much happier in the long run. Spoken from a lady who just had her heart broken yesterday. cheers.

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
8:23 am

Definantely a cross between Samantha and Carrie

Morrus

May 25th, 2010
8:24 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
8:24 am

hugs to Novee.
I too had my heartbroken.
it gets better.

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:25 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_and_the_City

cool beans chica!!!!!

I am~I wish you a very happy day today!!!!!! :)

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:26 am

@Norvee Michele great post!!!!!! that is the dag on truth honey!

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
8:30 am

Thanks Lady!!! you too!

jon

May 25th, 2010
8:30 am

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its free to everyone to join and to use and its based in Atlanta. Find a date to go see ‘Sex and the City 2′ on singlesPalace.

Kym-Jack Bauer can hide out at my house.

May 25th, 2010
8:32 am

Good Morning All,
My mom always said men were like buses..one comes along every 15mins.

I could never understand the whole Sex and the City fan club. I watched a few episodes..but I always thought these chicks are just a bit too ditzy the only one I like was Samatha..and even she had blonde moments. So needless to say I will not be going to the movie..heck I didn’t even see the first one. Although I like Mr. Big. Aka..Detective Logan from Law and Order…but I digress..I think I will lurk around until the topic changes.

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:34 am

~When life seems unfair and uncertain, do not be denied and do not be delayed by nuturing things that should be neutered. Just throw them on your stack of learning experiences and keep on moving. In other words, what God has for you, is for YOU!~

last night was a doozy or early this AM…..I normally wake up in the middle of the night around 3am…..this has been since I have become a mother….just wierd…anyway…..I listened to Luther’s song “Wait on Love” and his other song “Promise Me”……I didn’t weep just disappointed a bit bc at times I feel it just isn’t fair but that is life……I have to continue to embrace my womanhood of confidence to be content with being a single woman…….I am trying….lol

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:41 am

Kymm Mr. Big is a very cool character!!!! i didn’t start watching it to late….my college buddies loved it in school and i was too busy watching Cops…..real talk…..when i moved to Atlanta that is when I started watching it and feel in love with those girlfriends……lol

yall Lisa Raye and some more AA stars are suppose be doing a black version of S&C……a movie that is….didn’t get the name of it she was interviewing with Ryan Cameron about a week or two ago….and mentioned it…

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:43 am

meant fell in love with the show….lol

Kym-Jack Bauer can hide out at my house.

May 25th, 2010
8:44 am

Lady J..we already had a black version of Sex in the City..it was called Living Single. Great show!! on of my favorite re-runs to watch.

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
8:46 am

OMG!!! I look so sexy today!
Wearing my new sweater and blouse set and my makeup coordinates well!

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:46 am

you right honey…..

Laurie

May 25th, 2010
8:47 am

What a bunch of losers are posting here.
Why would anyone want to see that movie.
Wait 2 weeks and it will be available on video.
Another 3 months and it will be on Lifetime.

SlimOne...Sexin' in the City

May 25th, 2010
8:48 am

Good morning all,

I love this show and definitely can’t wait for the movie to come out. I dragged my ex to see the first one and he actually liked it…go figure. My co-workers at the time would refer to him as Mr. Big….so I guess i am a bit like Carrie.

Anyhoo, it does seem like when a guy is ‘ready’ that it ends up being with whatever chick he’s with at the time. I’m pretty sure that after the length of time with my ex, (with his light dim & flickering on & off) that when his light stays on, he’ll be married in no time. Just the way the cookie crumbles at times. Sometimes when women meet a dude who doesn’t necessarily have their green light on, but we really like, we assume or hope that if we love them wholeheartedly, that it’ll be enough to make them WANT to be ready. Time & experience has told me that isn’t the case. What happens is you just end up spinning your wheels and preparing him for the next chick that he’ll end up having a baby with and marrying all within a matter of about 3 to 6 months after yall have been broken up. LOL (no that didn’t happen to me)

Vernoica

May 25th, 2010
8:50 am

This entire topic is lame.
Who cares about this kind of junk.
Four sluts roaming around NY or the Middle East is still lame.

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
8:50 am

AmazonRed™ -

May 25th, 2010
8:55 am

Bought my Sex and the City 2 ticket yesterday. I’m hosting a girls night out to go see it. Can’t waiiiiiiit!

Morning all!

AmazonRed™ -

May 25th, 2010
8:59 am

As for the topic…I do agree that women don’t necessarily do anything extra special to get a guy. Having him ready and wanting to settle down goes a long way. When he’s determined he’s ready, all a woman has to do is not mess it up. :lol:

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
9:00 am

I have 3 free movie tickets to any movie.
I’ll be using one of the tickets for the movie but I can’t go until Friday.
Hopefully it won’t be too crowded.

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
9:03 am

awww “I am” you are more than welcome to join us Friday before the movie for dinner as we celebrate a fellow blogger’s marriage…..if you want details email me @ ladyj_0817@yahoo.com

LeeH1

May 25th, 2010
9:07 am

Men can usually tell when women are hunting for husbands, and we run away like jack rabbits running away from a pack of hounds. It is often a rather scary sight, with desperate women (and their mothers) chasing after a man. No special warning light is needed.

What women don’t understand is that when a man begins looking for a mte, he may want to sample several different women to see which one is best. And thus plays a field of several available women. Women are more likely to focus (and obsess) over just one guy, and are more vlunerable to competition at this stage.

Grace

May 25th, 2010
9:11 am

Good morning Everyone! I used to watch SITC years ago, loved it then but haven’t had the opportunity to see the first premier movie and doubt I will see the sequel movie.

I like that analogy of men being like taxis though, and when they are ready to marry THEY get married.

@ I am…it does get better!

Leggs

May 25th, 2010
9:20 am

Good morning, everyone!

I like the taxi light on, taxi light off! And, if the light is flickering, problems and heartache ahead. Take heed.

Don’t know about you 24 diehards, but I think last week’s episode should have been last night’s finale, with Mr. President being decapitated. The finale was ok, but it was nothing compared to last weeks. To make matters worse, coming off a finale like Grey’s, I was looking for 24 to come out kicking butts and taking no prisoners!

@I am ~ I wish you all the best. In time, you will be fine. Keep loving yourself and stay sexy. It does make you feel good!

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
9:22 am

hey Leggs!!!

Greg S.

May 25th, 2010
9:23 am

I’ve watched Sex and the City. Any woman that watches it is dumber than a bag of hammers!

Meal Ticket

May 25th, 2010
9:24 am

men are taxi’s & women take them for rides but never pay the fare

DreamsMaterialize

May 25th, 2010
9:26 am

Morning Ladies
We should all just be honest with whomever we are dating. Any woman I interact with knows that my marriage light is not on right now. What’s been surprising me is how many women never even ask me if the marriage light is on. I think some women end up with guys who don’t want the same things because they never directly asked the questions they really wanted to ask.

While I could have ignored the text and not say anything I had to reply with my usual stance
Lady J don’t answer anymore texts. That will state your stance better than any words you can possible think of. Some dudes take a response, ANY response, to mean that there’s still a possibility.

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
9:28 am

Lady!
Thanks for the invite. I sent you an email .

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
9:29 am

Ok DreamsM real talk ok……..silence is a strong stance…..and trust and believe I don’t text or call the losers….no one them…..its the dumb follow up text they text me that I respond to with hmmmmm “NO” but ok sir…..

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
9:30 am

chica you made my day I so wanted you to come!!!!!!

leggs one sec honey

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
9:30 am

Thanks Leggs

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
9:30 am

meant none of them

Jason

May 25th, 2010
9:32 am

Columns like this only reaffirm every man’s inherent sense to know that all women are crazy and it’s best to find the one that bothers you the least to settle down with.

I am whatever you say I am

May 25th, 2010
9:36 am

Hey wouldn’t it be cool if most jobs had a bar.
You could get margarita’s during lunch and the bosses would be cool?
I could go for a drink right now :-D

Lady J-You can't keep running in and out of my life~

May 25th, 2010
9:38 am

who said daiting with susbtance, time, and consistency equals someone wants to getting married so soon……marriage would be nice as time goes in that direction but it is pulling teeth for men and women to be straight up on that first encounter with clear intentions……

Tom

May 25th, 2010
9:41 am

Ok after reading this, here are my thoughts. Guys aren’t the only ones who have a taxi light that flips on. Women do too. You would be amazed how many women don’t want to be in a relationship. But I guess it was just me they didn’t want be with.

Obviously if you go out with a guy and he’s getting frisky on the first date, he’s only looking for something physical. If he’s too open and ready, women will lose interest. Then if us guys play hard to get, girls get cranky and call him a jerk.

When my gf and I first met, it wasn’t challenging at all. I asked her out and she said yes. I didn’t care about it being too easy for me, I really liked her. It wasn’t this cat and mouse game where we made up things just to appear busy.

abc

May 25th, 2010
9:42 am

Whales or golf?! That cracks me up! Golf maybe, but WHALES?? C’mon, somebody start up something on whales! Ha!

If a man is ready to settle down, he’ll say so. If a woman isn’t ready to settle down, a man can tell already.

Trevor0529 - 4 until 42

May 25th, 2010
9:50 am

Hey wouldn’t it be cool if most jobs had a bar.

@I am, I would look at my team leads more sideways than I already do.

Good Morning Blog!!

Usmc Dawg

May 25th, 2010
9:50 am

Wise Dive, you have “hit the nail on the head” as to what is wrong in today’s dating world.
Women (and men) like yourself are getting your “dating standards & habits” from a television show or movie. Our society is mass marketed to by Hollywood who feeds us a constant stream of unrealistic garbage. NON-REALITY! This goes for men as well who think they need to be some kind of gigolo and date or “fyouseekay” every woman they can. I believe we all would be better served by just INTERACTING more and letting nature take it’s course. You will be surprised. All of the “dating advice” is garbage. Quit “looking for signs”. Folks, quit shopping and be yourself.

kimmie

May 25th, 2010
9:51 am

Morning Gang!

Never watched the show but I plan on watching the dvd sets of the show. Should be done by the end of the summer, so I’ll watch the movies on dvd then. Always looked like a fun show!

As for the topic, the taxi thing is just another analogy for what we’ve discussed before many times here – when a dude decides he’s ready to commit, he’ll do it and not before then. You gotta catch him when he’s in that ready mode. I usually meet great guys, but my timing has always been off until now.

Dreams – I had to learn the hard way to state what I want & see what page both are on before jumping in all in with a guy. I was always afraid I would scare him off and it sounds like the ladies you are meeting are afraid of running you off. They have not mastered the art of communicating what they want and being able to walk away if it’s not in line with what page you are on.

Trevor0529 - 4 until 42

May 25th, 2010
10:01 am

A question to the blog,

Has communication between men and women become more uncomfortable than being comfortable? From my view, communication is pretty simple but we (men and women) make it more complicated than what it is.

SlimOne...Sexin' in the City

May 25th, 2010
10:04 am

Is it time for a topic change yet? lol