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Dating under the influence

Call it one of life’s lessons: outside influences should not impact your relationship. Some of us had to learn the hard way. Like the time you over shared something about what was happening and it backfired on you.

We all have well meaning friends and relatives who want what is best for us. Sometimes they may get a little carried away and interfere, which actually could make things a lot worse. You could end up getting bad advice from someone who really should not have been able to influence your decisions or behavior at all.

Have you ever been influenced by people to make certain dating or relationship decisions?

How much do you share and how much do you keep close to the vest?

Would you ever dump someone because they were not liked by people in your circle?

One of my friends is seeing a woman that does not get along with his best friend. It is starting to become a problem because the best friend and girlfriend clash a lot. This leaves him sort of stuck in the middle. What would you do in this situation? Play peacemaker or keep them apart?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures In Atlanta Dating Blog

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Leggs

August 10th, 2011
3:59 pm

Oh no, ITL. That immediately made me think of the movie Undercover, where the code was “I think you have something in your eye, let me get it out for you!” I think of it every time I hear someone talking about something in the eye. It’s an immediate flashback.

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:00 pm

“still did it he just looked shocked as heyal that I asked him.”

We need to get Exile’s take on that…maybe he can shed some light for us.

ITL – Yeah, you’re right..then hubby would probably buss me in the eye so I couldn’t blink again.

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:03 pm

And then your hero would ride in to save the day…..after of course, his ex is finished blowing him. Bwah ha…. :lol: :lol:

Lovely Brown

August 10th, 2011
4:07 pm

That immediately made me think of the movie Undercover, where the code was “I think you have something in your eye, let me get it out for you!” I think of it every time I hear someone talking about something in the eye. It’s an immediate flashback.

Leggs- I do the same thing! That movie was a hot mess……Leon :shock:

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
4:08 pm

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:11 pm

Yes it was, LovelyB! Absolutely ridikulous! (Thanks for the spelling, czB).

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:13 pm

I see i’m not going to ever live that one down lol…The one good thing about it though is if she is blowing him is that’s one less thing I’ll have on my to-do list. ;-)

czBrat

August 10th, 2011
4:15 pm

http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/50336/nooooo_stacey_dash_got_fired_from_the_show_single_ladies____find_out_why_inside_lisaraye_did_her_real_dirty.html

one of my fb friends posted this info. all of the comments seem to lament the firing saying stacy is the best actress on the show. maybe it’s just me but the once or twice i popped in on that show i thought her acting was absolutely horrible.

btw … there’s been much hullabaloo about how good stacy looks for her age. i just found out shaun robinson is 49 (i think). now THAT chick looks gooooood for any age!

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
4:15 pm

Slim, you should want to do it instead of anyone else. LOL

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:15 pm

@SlimNu ~ only good about that off your list is if you never liked doing it in the first place. :wink:

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:17 pm

@czB ~ there was a blog on Single Ladies this morning. It seems like a lot of people love Stacey Dash and not so much LisaRaye, but recognize the show is good because of the two of them together.

czBrat

August 10th, 2011
4:18 pm

if she is blowing him is that’s one less thing I’ll have on my to-do list
slim, please ask her if she’s taking on part-time gigs? i could really use a break every now and then.

Sassy Me ;-)

August 10th, 2011
4:22 pm

recognize the show is good because of the two of them together.

I thought so,too. I liked the finale but I feel like it could’ve been stretched out at least 2 more episodes…I hope there’s a season two and both ladies come back…cause that ending was too much of a cliff hanger but I guess that’s what the producers want.

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:22 pm

@czB ~ I just spit out my water! Too funny!

Simple Man......

August 10th, 2011
4:31 pm

“if she is blowing him is that’s one less thing I’ll have on my to-do list
slim, please ask her if she’s taking on part-time gigs? i could really use a break every now and then.”

I pop back in and CZ has my damn head ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!!!

czBrat

August 10th, 2011
4:33 pm

LOL@ leggs. that’s coz you know i’m a damn liar.

here we go, simple. s/o is out of town til tomorrow. please email me your amex number. i’m wearing those michael antonio’s you like … but they need a few new friends :wink:

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:34 pm

So to bring the conversation full circle, if Slim and czB pay chicky under the table, she can still get her check and her stamps and everyone lives happily ever after.

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:35 pm

‘You should want to do it instead of anyone else.”

PR/Leggs – I know and I was just kidding…that isn’t an issue for me ;-) :oops:

Sorry but I couldn’t really get into the Single Ladies show and I never thought Stacey was that great of an actress, and that goes for Lisa Raye as well. Maybe I’ll get into it next season.

Did you all know tha the Sister Sister chicks have a reality show now? (Tia & Tamara) One is preggers and one is planning a wedding. I was shocked at how disconnected they appeared to be for them being twins and all. One part of the show had Tia, or Tamara, not sure…discussing a blog about her fiance (white) and they said some mean things like She was his black wh0re.. :shock: People can be so cruel

Randyt (aka, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, HAVE A CLOSET FULL OF T-SHIRTS)

August 10th, 2011
4:36 pm

@ CZ…what is the old joke about why that beaming bride is smiling so much as the limo drives away from the church…because she knows she’s given her last…..

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:40 pm

please email me your amex number. i’m wearing those michael antonio’s you like … but they need a few new friends

Dannnng, check out that game. I like the way you worded that…I need to use that on the Beau, be like babe, my closet is shole missing a whole lot of friends. Can you help a sistah out?

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:41 pm

@SlimNu ~ we know you were kidding!

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:42 pm

Randyt – What an entrance :shock:

czBrat

August 10th, 2011
4:43 pm

she knows she’s given her last…..
oh no! i would never want to swear off completely. i luv the control waaaay too much.

Randyt (aka, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, HAVE A CLOSET FULL OF T-SHIRTS)

August 10th, 2011
4:43 pm

Sorry Slim…I shouldn’t duck in like that ;-)

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:44 pm

‘we know you were kidding!’

Leggs – So now you’re saying that you all figured I liked to speak into the mic? Is that whatchutrynna say? (that must be the 25% white blood I have in me) —no offense lol

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:44 pm

czB – go back to the game. I’m taking notes…… :) :) I could learn a lot from you!

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:45 pm

Wait…are you saying white girls do or don’t like to speak in the mic, Slim???

Randyt (aka, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, HAVE A CLOSET FULL OF T-SHIRTS)

August 10th, 2011
4:45 pm

@CZB re: “i luv the control waaaay too much” me tooo ;-)

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:48 pm

Yep, that’s what I’m saying!

RandyT ~ was waiting on a guy to agree! This is Rich!

Simple Man......

August 10th, 2011
4:48 pm

Come on CZ…You know that I like to see youtry them before I buy them……:) :D ;)

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:49 pm

ITL – Back in the day when it was still a bit taboo to admit one did that, in high school all the black chicks would talk about how all the white girls spoke into the mics. Just an old stereotype…i’m not sure how true that is. We can ask some of the fellas…SWISS, what’s the verdict? lol

Sassy Me ;-)

August 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

are you saying white girls do or don’t like to speak in the mic, Slim???

Shyyyyd once upon a time it seemed like they wrote the book and copywrited a move or two…

Randyt (aka, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, HAVE A CLOSET FULL OF T-SHIRTS)

August 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

“are you saying white girls do or don’t like to speak in the mic” the answer is like the scenes/answers in “Risky Business”………….”yes….no….maybe” ;-)

Exiled!

August 10th, 2011
4:51 pm

Late but been reading!

Here is Exiled’s take:

If u talk about ‘them’ as Africans,then ur opinions in them won’t be very informed!
I guess you group them as ‘Africans’ kinda in a derogatory sense but I wouldn’t know.

To be able to know their culture u got to know where there are from because ‘Africans’ don’t belong to the same country. If I say tribe,I may even be compacting things.

Where were they from,those Africans who were kinda shocked at being asked to open a beer?

Not Zimbabweans,South Africans,Zambians or citizens of sub Saharan Africa, I would presume.
But then it’s hard to say.
Carry on!

Sassy Me ;-)

August 10th, 2011
4:52 pm

We can ask some of the fellas…SWISS, what’s the verdict?

I know he likes chocolate NOW but I do wonder what his thoughts are….

SlimNu

August 10th, 2011
4:53 pm

Sassy Me – There were a whole lot more “Supaheads” before there was officially a self-proclaimed Super head :lol:

“Yep, that’s what I’m saying!”

Leggs – Bob, let’s show her what she’s won!!! :P

Exiled!

August 10th, 2011
4:53 pm

Complicating

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:53 pm

That’s right, Sassy, and I’m still cashing the royalty checks!! :) :)

Sassy Me ;-)

August 10th, 2011
4:54 pm

and this concludes our international BS I mean PSA broadcast….

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
4:54 pm

I come back and CanalZone is acting naughty and Slim states that hse has strong jaws!

Purple Reign

August 10th, 2011
4:56 pm

Can I break down “mic” race relations as I am well versred and internationally known moreso thant Freddy Tiffany!?

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:56 pm

That was supposed to be a joke in reference to the copyright and book writing statement…

Into the Light

August 10th, 2011
4:56 pm

Who’s Freddy Tiffany???

Sassy Me ;-)

August 10th, 2011
4:57 pm

That’s right, Sassy, and I’m still cashing the royalty checks!!

Ahh yes those royalty checks….cash on, cash on mami. Get your money honeychile!!!

Sassy Me ;-)

August 10th, 2011
4:57 pm

we got it ITL :lol:

Simple Man......

August 10th, 2011
4:58 pm

SlimNu….If I may…Sisters sing on the Mike Like pre-crack Whitney Houston!!! I once had a girl tell me the two biggest liars in teh world are the woman who says she won’t do it, and teh woman that says she used to but stopped…..

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:58 pm

And I’m known to rock the microphone, cuz I get stupid, I mean outrageous….. LOL

Randyt (aka, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, HAVE A CLOSET FULL OF T-SHIRTS)

August 10th, 2011
4:59 pm

@ SlimNu…re:…taboo. When i was in Officer’s Basic at Ft. Bragg ti was a game betwen the whites and the brothers about who would “eat at the Y”.. It was till taboo then for the AAs. and the standard answer was “if God meant for you to eat that thing, he’d put a spoon in it”. Confidentially though, one of the brother’s told me there were only two kinds of blacks that would eat (fill in the blank)…those that said they did and those that say that didn’t. ;-)

czBrat

August 10th, 2011
4:59 pm

c’mere, simple. i want you front and center while i put on a shoe show for ya.

to everyone else … ciao!

Leggs

August 10th, 2011
4:59 pm

The “internationally known” statement got me singing that tune…