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Superficial side of the dating game

The last decade has seen a huge surge in plastic surgery and other body enhancing (distorting?) procedures. It’s not just the ladies who spend money on cosmetic procedures either.

How do you think this has changed the way we see each other on the dating scene? I read somewhere that guys are no longer into the “plastic” look. Does this mean natural is back in style?

I remember seeing pictures of a young man I was seeing that were only taken three years before I met him. I didn’t even recognize him! He had a completely different nose and an extra 30 lbs on his frame. What a difference a gym membership and a nose contour makes.

I thought of how much I adored his wit and sense of humor and wondered if he needed to change his looks to showcase these qualities.

It’s impossible to say for sure, and I never asked him about his slightly drastic changes to his face. I just wonder if he saw himself differently, which made him feel confident enough to present his personality to people.

Do you think we spend too much time focusing on image and the outer layer, while ignoring the good stuff? I mean, does it really impress anyone that you are in the gym all the time if you are a raging jerk with anger issues you have yet to address?

How much work should single people put into personal growth? What do you think?

How do you handle the superficial side of the dating game?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

316 comments Add your comment

Jazzyone

January 21st, 2011
1:16 pm

I dont care nor judge what another does..you stretch it out too much with surgery and dont appear natural then you will get looks and can’t be mad because its human nature. Thankfully Im happy with self inside and out. Everything I came in this world with Im going out with, period..no extra additions and such. Thankfully God blessed the family with great genes! Whoop.!!

Celisea

January 21st, 2011
1:30 pm

Wow…just saw 4 brothers in the lobby of this place….a first since arriving aside from a couple folks attending the conference. I ain’t seen no black folks since arriving. Not even town and it’s day 3….nowhere

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:30 pm

Purple — Gives a whole new meaning to the term “squirter.” Come to think of it, there have got to be flicks devoted to that niche already (i.e. milkshakes — hey, did I just invent a new term?)

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:31 pm

C — Where are you?

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:34 pm

Swiss, let’s make some money!

Celisea, and the problem is??????? LOL you not down with the swirl?

Last Train to Paris

January 21st, 2011
1:34 pm

I love this!!!!.

Raqi V

January 21st, 2011
1:39 pm

Purple, that’s just nasty. Some things should be kept decent man. I know how we get on this blog sometimes but there is a line that should not get crossed.

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:40 pm

SexyCool

January 21st, 2011
1:41 pm

I gave that the side-eye as well.

BlackMagicWoman

January 21st, 2011
1:41 pm

RAQI…”having a 34 back, do they not make your back hurt?”
Nope…I work my back a lot at the gym. So maybe that helps.

SWISS…where the hell are you from man? Have I seen your family on one of my newest guitly pleasures, “My Big Redneck Wedding”? :lol:

RAQI…”But when I was letting them dry out they leaked for like two days”.
Did you feel like a faucet in need of a plumber? :lol:

PURPLE….”I think that would be pretty cool if she was on top and breast milk was flying all over the place..”
I can only be revived but so many times! You are killing me over here! :lol:
FLATLINE_____________________________
There is amarket for Lactational p0rn! :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:45 pm

BMW — It’s quite possible. Many in my family are big. And rednecks. (I’m from a sh!t-hole called Cedartown, GA, BTW…)

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:47 pm

rolling my eyes

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:48 pm

”I think that would be pretty cool if she was on top and breast milk was flying all over the place..”

Purple — Just imagine if she was able to get them spinning in opposite directions… You could end up with one of those cool fountain effects, like in Vegas…. :lol:

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:48 pm

Swiss, I just read that some athletes actually drink breast milk and it helps increase their endurance

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:49 pm

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:50 pm

“Swiss, I just read that some athletes actually drink breast milk and it helps increase their endurance”

Now that would make for an entertaining sideline…

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:52 pm

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:52 pm

Coach: “Johnson! You’re in!”

Johnson: “Uh… Naw, coach, I think I pulled a hammy… [slurp, slurp] Put Jones in… [slurp, slurp]“

Celisea

January 21st, 2011
1:53 pm

Swiss – Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation

PR – You know, it ain’t exactly my thing…swirling that is…but I’ve seen a number since being here very willing to strike down that path will all the bar convos and hands on the back whike introducing themselves….LOL….you know I was polite but that’s all :)

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:53 pm

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:55 pm

Celisea, taste the rainbow. LOL

Celisea

January 21st, 2011
1:55 pm

PR – You’re still penciled though for 2038 :)

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
1:56 pm

Okay. Well then don’t taste the rainbow, I want to be your first.

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
1:59 pm

C — Uh, yeah, I imagine you wouldn’t find too many brothers at a place in rural GA with “plantation” right there in the name… Just a hunch… :lol:

SlimNumeroUno

January 21st, 2011
2:00 pm

I’m just gonna wait until all the breast milk slangin, bangin, and hangin talk is over…..(twirling thumbs, tapping fingers on the desk, humming)

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:01 pm

Slim, what is the next topic you pick?

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
2:01 pm

Slim — Whatchu wanna talk about, then?

BlackMagicWoman

January 21st, 2011
2:03 pm

SWISS…OMG…now that show is friggin’ hillarious! This week’d featured a couple from WV. They already had 4 kids. When asked how they met. She said that she was at a club and two guys got into a fight over her attention. One dude got his a$$ whopped and she took him home. She said he was the one night stand that wouldn’t go away! :lol: They had a real shot gun wedding…her daddy walked the cut-off camoflauge wearing groom down the aisle with a shotgun. Then the bigger girls pulled the twin baby girls down the aisle in a wagon. The the bride had on a WHITE :shock: wedding gown with a camoflauge veil and her dad had the gun then too. When the Minister (in jeans in cowboy boots) said can anyone show just cause….the dad picked up the gun and told everybody to shut up! Now the reception…just like their wedding was held on the front dirt yard of the newly rolled in Trailer home. She made the cake a replica of their cerulean blue new home on wheels. And dressed in their finest tanks and jeans (the bride wore her gater on top) they dined on chopped BBQ on the finest Dixie styrofoam china. The bride drove a four wheeler as their”Just Hitched” vehicle right smack into a mudtrail. Now that there is a classy affair! :lol:

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:05 pm

Chopped BBQ, fine dining. No need for all of the flair. LOL

SlimNumeroUno

January 21st, 2011
2:10 pm

I’m not sure what I wanna discuss right now but would any of you consider a Ball Lift if your SO complained about trying to lick kibbles n bitz at the same time but finding it impossible being that the twins have started hanging out with your knees? :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
2:11 pm

BMW — I was at that wedding. Several times, actually.

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:12 pm

Slim, sure. LOL

Kym

January 21st, 2011
2:15 pm

I am digging this Jazimine Sullivan song.. 10 seconds…I do believe I can relate..
“Just don’t let me get to 10 (oh boy)

Delight23...CAN'T LURK NO MO'

January 21st, 2011
2:16 pm

Afternoon peoples! Just popping in to say ’sup. Schedule’s crazy.

Oh, and Purp is dang fool. :lol: Pick a post…any post. :lol:

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:19 pm

Good afternoon, Delight :)

SlimNumeroUno

January 21st, 2011
2:23 pm

Pun intended Purp…lol I feel like I wanna go to the Grand Canyon, take about 3 shots, then scream out as loud as I can for as long as I can. Rub one off then take a nap on a train to an undisclosed destination hopefully somehowleading to a warm place, nice beach and great food & drinks…

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
2:27 pm

Slim — You can do your own non-surgical ball lift right at home: just lower the thermostat.

Although — on the topic of cosmetic surgery & balls… Actual blog confession (and TMI alert, so stop reading now if you don’t want to hear about my ballz :lol: ): I’ve only got 1 ball (had cancer in my 20’s; had to have lefty removed). I actually had a doc try to sell me on a prosthetic nut several years back. :? They make prosthetic nuts? Who does this? Apart from the fact that nutsacks are not exactly aesthetic wonders in the first place, why in the world would anyone put something artificial in the same little sack right next to the only good nut they’ve got left?

BlackMagicWoman

January 21st, 2011
2:29 pm

SLIM…I think it was Steve Harvey who said he knew he was old when he sat on his balls! :lol:

PURPLE…I have a slogan for your Man-Tshirt. And the words have to be written on a music staff so people know to sing it….ready? “Please lift us up where we belong”! And below it, it should read” Don’t be wack…save your sack!” :lol:

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:30 pm

Swiss, if you were an adult film actor I could see getting one, if not why bother? As soon as I can come up with a joke about you and your lonely friend I will type it. LOL

Slim, don’t shots and the edge of the grand canyon might be a little dangerous LOL

Raqi V

January 21st, 2011
2:31 pm

I’m a really, really, really bad mother. LOL

I have been asking Lizzy since around 12pm if she wants to come up on the bed and lay down beside me but she was not interested. Now that I tried to attempt to lay down myself to take a nap she wants to climb up here and walk and jump on the bed. She would not heed my demands to stop jumping so I dialed the number down to 25 and when she went to jump her legs got wobbly she fell and bumped her head on the headboard.

I didn’t have to spank her after all. LOL

Now maybe I can take a nap.

BlackMagicWoman

January 21st, 2011
2:31 pm

SWISS…first off I am glad you beat testicular cancer! Congrats!
Question….does really effect your ability to make Lil’ Swiss’?

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:32 pm

Black, LOL I need some water. LOL

BlackMagicWoman

January 21st, 2011
2:33 pm

RAQI…..you’re not a bad mother! You just gave her a life’s lesson, well 2 of them.
1) Life will always make you fall down and hit your head….but you WILL survive!
2) Sit your a$$ down when mami is trying to sleep! :lol:

Leggs

January 21st, 2011
2:35 pm

@i’m swiss ~ I knew you were special, not necessarily nut special, but special…love your honesty!

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
2:36 pm

Purple — Just call me the Uniballer.

BMW — It could have (not so much the fact that I had one removed, but I also had to have radiation treatments down there — they cover your junk with a lead box to shield it, but it’s still possible there could be complications), but in my case it hasn’t. I got checked out last year around the same time that Mrs. Swiss was having her surgery & my swimmers are strong & plentiful. :-D

BlackMagicWoman

January 21st, 2011
2:37 pm

LEGGS…..you beat PURPLE on a joke! He was searching…but you came up with”I knew you were special, not necessarily NUT special”! Pun intended! :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
2:38 pm

Re: radiation treatments… That’s right ladies… my w@ng is now bionic! :lol:

i'm swiss™

January 21st, 2011
2:39 pm

And it glows in the dark…

Raqi V

January 21st, 2011
2:40 pm

Swiss I have a video I want you to see but the blog filter will not let me post the link. Does Leggs, kimmie or SexyCool have an email for you?

I am sending it to them. Maybe one of them can forward it to you. And to whoever else wants to see it.

Purple Rain

January 21st, 2011
2:41 pm

Black, yes Leggs beat me. I just can not think up of a one nut joke. LOL