I know the Atlanta dating pool is more like a small pond. It doesn’t surprise to meet someone new and minutes later discover that we know some of the same people. Needless to say, if you have a bad dating track record with a few people, it doesn’t take long for your dating reputation to take a hit.
I found out just how serious the bad dating rep really gets when someone I barely knew cornered me at a dinner party. The young lady briefly chatted with the obligatory “small talk” before asking me if “Chad” and I were friends. I said that I knew him and we had mutual friends and left it at that. I could tell she wanted me to divulge more but …there really wasn’t much else to tell! That was it.
She proceeded to run down a list of romantic offenses that Chad was guilty of…none with her, of course. I said, wow a couple of times, shook my head, and walked away…quickly. How strange to tell me about a guy’s dating reputation? What were her intentions? It doesn’t really matter much but I thought about my own dating reputation. Are there disgruntled guys (or their homies?!) going around recounting my worst dating mistakes to strangers?
What do you think your dating reputation is?
Have you ever had someone give you a “relationship resume” of someone you were interested in?
Do you think you have left a good, bad, or ugly impression with your past romantic partners, dates, or ex-flings?