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Bad dating habits you should change this year

I got a stern talking to from my male friends about the bad dating habits that I, and apparently women in Atlanta, should stop immediately. I did not like hearing it. I’m still a little bit salty about the “male intervention” but I promised I would do a dating blog PSA. Perhaps a little tough love could make a difference!

Bad habit #1 Comparing men to your father. Good or bad. Some women adore their fathers and want their men to spoil them like Dad did/does. Then there are women who had awful fathers and believe all men are just like their no-good fathers. Regardless, the men you date should not be unfairly compared or harshly judged by unrealistic expectations. The truth is, all Dads are men/human so they made/make mistakes too.

Bad habit# 2 Judging men by where they are in life. My friends tell me that men feel a huge amount of pressure to be successful. Men won’t go around broadcasting to women that they had setbacks in their past. Who knows what they have already endured to get where they are already? Stop scrutinizing so-called “shortcomings” and focus on character and compatibility.

Bad habit# 3 Let sex get in the way. Women spend too much time stressing on the right/wrong time. Men appreciate a woman who is confident in her choice and respect your decision. Make your choice but don’t play games.

These were the top three bad habits that my friends thinks women should change. What do you think? Would changing these bad habits make a difference for women?

Do you have any bad dating habits that you wish single people would drop?

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Leggs

January 18th, 2011
4:43 pm

I’m wondering…A co-worker came up to me this afternoon and said she didn’t like me in my black and white striped turtleneck and asked that I not wear it again in her presence. I realize she was joking about the latter part, but I in turn told her we were even, cuz I didn’t like her messy looking weave! I hope that shuts her up for a while!

Celisea

January 18th, 2011
4:47 pm

A co-worker came up to me this afternoon and said she didn’t like me in my black and white striped turtleneck and asked that I not wear it again in her presence.

As my daughter would say “oh, ut uh” LOL I would have let her know first, yeen joking. But I ain’t either bout yo messy weave. Of course I would have been ladylike with my retort.

Leggs

January 18th, 2011
4:50 pm

I said it with a smile, Celisea! This particular coworker has been throwing jabs my way for a few months. She thinks it’s playful and innocent, but I can read between the lines. I told her not to bark up this tree because she will get her feelings hurt. She keeps coming after me so I took just one glove off this afternoon.

Celisea

January 18th, 2011
4:50 pm

How come firedrills happen late? Huh? Why? Why folks wanna walk up and talk when you have emergencies and seem oh so slightly offended they that caught you at a bad time?

Just asking

Leggs

January 18th, 2011
4:51 pm

Or, put one glove on!

Celisea

January 18th, 2011
4:51 pm

She keeps coming after me so I took just one glove off this afternoon.

GOOD FOR YOU

Kym

January 18th, 2011
4:52 pm

@Leggs..okay that is some gfab stuff right there….what kind of foolishness is that. She is not playing she taking nips off of the hater-aid during lunch.

Leggs

January 18th, 2011
4:55 pm

:lol: Exactly, Kym!

Leggs

January 18th, 2011
4:59 pm

@SexyC ~ would you believe I still have the same garbage can since 19___ (LOL). I can see you take care of your merchandise like I do. :lol: :lol:

Leggs

January 18th, 2011
5:05 pm

Good night!

Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

This is 2011, stop worrying and start being a little more proactive!