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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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Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:06 am

ITL if I did or did not win I would not tell anyone on the blog. LOL

Hello, Slim :)

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:08 am

Neither would I, PR, but if I came into a lot of money I have 2 promises I must keep (lol). I promised a friend I would pay for her nose job (LOL)…you think that’s silly?

SlimNu

August 11th, 2011
10:10 am

I played like I had hurt my legg so I couldn’t get up, such an awkward feeling. After the meeting my boss said she didn’t notice me limping when the meeting started

BF – Did you tell her it was your third leg you were having issues with? lol

Sassy – She could’ve well just been an escort or surfed the web via Craigslist for random hookups.

Have yall ever read any of those personal ads on there…it’s almost comical and scarey at the same time.

Into the Light

August 11th, 2011
10:10 am

I don’t think it’s silly, Leggs. I have a whole list of things I’d like to do for other people if I ever win.

Simple Man......

August 11th, 2011
10:12 am

Ok….Now that my loin cloth has been replaced with this fly Kenneth Cole suit, I am ready to get back in the game…..Good morning ladies :) Fellas, you guys alright this morning???
(CZ, thanks for the show sweetie, You are a real doll :) :)

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:14 am

Yep, I too have a list. Perhaps I get an opportunity to scratch some of those things off my list.

@SlimNu ~ WTH goes to a crack house looking for wood. Those scallywags are nasty and dirty and you know there weenie isn’t clean…UUUGGGH!

SlimNu

August 11th, 2011
10:14 am

Leggs – That was only 1 promise, so what’s the other one? And speaking of lotto, i’ve been playing a lot more than I ever have before. Did yall read about the lady that bought a scratch off somewhere on Cascade and won $577k?

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:14 am

their weenie….

Into the Light

August 11th, 2011
10:15 am

Those scallywags are nasty and dirty and you know there weenie isn’t clean

I don’t know if it was “scallywags” or “weenie” that got me, but I am ROTF!! :lol: :lol:

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 11th, 2011
10:16 am

Leggs:
To your topic of the day, see it’s like sewing you put the needle in and you pull the needle it out. That’s your relationship…..LOL

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:17 am

@SlimNu ~ I read about the lady on Cascade and wanted to hunt her down.

I have many promises I’ve made to myself, the other one of the 2 is I would break this particular person a piece off! Just because.

I’ll be a fabulous conduit if I came into a really large sum of money!

SlimNu

August 11th, 2011
10:18 am

WTH goes to a crack house looking for wood

You’re right Leggs and I guess that’s when that chick felt she had hit her ‘rock bottom’ because of the danger she was putting herself in to feed her addiction. She even admitted that there were times she didn’t use protection. By the grace of God she does not have any deadly diseases.

As far as my Lotto to do list, I most definitely would want to get my mom, sister and niece straight. I would also obviously get myself stuff in order and go back to school and travel, travel, travel….

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:19 am

@BF ~ go back to the stairwell and face the wall. You have no view for the next 40 mins!

Sassy Me ;-)

August 11th, 2011
10:20 am

Now that my loin cloth has been replaced with this fly Kenneth Cole suit, I am ready to get back in the game…..Good morning ladies

Heeeeey ;-)

I don’t know if it was “scallywags” or “weenie” that got me

I know right?!…weenie gets me errtime :lol:

Sassy Me ;-)

August 11th, 2011
10:22 am

She even admitted that there were times she didn’t use protection. By the grace of God she does not have any deadly diseases.

:shock:

All for some wood?…she should’ve invested in a B.O.B. Good for her she’s disease free,though.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 11th, 2011
10:22 am

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:22 am

You’re right, SlimNu. That’s when she realized she has truly hit “rock bottom.” I immediately thought of Halle Berry in Jungle Fever. Man, anyone wanting to hit something that looked like that is desperate.

No offense swiss, but much like him going in on that 3-day old tuna smelling chick!

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:28 am

Leggs, that is weird to me. So if you never win, is your friends nose just jacked for life?

If I did or did not win it, I don’t think I would change a thing in my life. I would save and live just the same. My splurge would be a 58foot speed boat and dock in on some island and which I bought my family a vacation home and I would get 2 million in cash and make it rain all over my wife :) even though the winnings are ours that cash would be all hers to do what she wants to do with. I’d give all of my siblings 2 million each too.

czBrat

August 11th, 2011
10:34 am

i’ve often wondered if those who might say they’d love to be involved with a sex addict fully realize it is NOT a good thing. not ALL THE TIME anyway.

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:36 am

Not weird. She’s not waiting on me to get it done. If she has the means before I, she will get it done. If I have the means before her, I told her I would assist her in getting it done. That’s all.

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:37 am

CanalZone, I have never seen this side of you before, LOL

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:37 am

And, her noses isn’t jacked up…not at all. She simply doesn’t like it. I see nothing wrong with it, but she hates her nose.

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:37 am

Sorry, she only has one nose!

czBrat

August 11th, 2011
10:42 am

side? what side? i know not what you speak of, sir.

leggs, when i saw “noses” i thought i fully understood why you’re trying to help chickadee.

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:43 am

Leggs of course you think nothing is wrong with her nose because she is your friend. LOL

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:46 am

LOL send me a email CZ I will explain there.

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:47 am

:lol: Good one, czB!

@PR ~ ummmm, a little truth there, but not 100%. If truly my friend, pretty sure we would have some nose jokes along the way. Just like 3 of my friends always laugh at my peanut head when wet. Friends can joke like that.

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:51 am

Leggs, “peanut head when wet” You know I could go way overboard with that. LOL

czBrat

August 11th, 2011
10:51 am

don’t remember your addy, reign. touch me: czbrat84@yahoo.com

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
10:53 am

Well, now that you put it that way, yeah, I see that you can PR!

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
10:55 am

Leggs, it’s one of “those days”

CZ, you have been touched!

cba

August 11th, 2011
10:56 am

Speaking of smelling like old fish, you have a boyfriend but you go to Aruba on vacation with your platonic friend. Now you are missing and Mr Platonic is in jail. Annnnnnnnnd, the boyfriend knew about this? Yes, that one has a smell.

Simple Man......

August 11th, 2011
10:57 am

” reign. touch me”

Damn….I have been dying to hear you say that….Just not to someone else…… :(

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 11th, 2011
10:58 am

Oh no peanut head when wet, naw Swiss got this one…..LOL

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
11:01 am

@cba ~ I’m looking at that case the same way. She tells her boyfriend they’ll talk when she gets back. She meets this dude and he takes her to Aruba. She goes after knowing him a few months leaving her boyfriend behind. WTH! Now she’s probably fish food. Wonder what his motive is if he did anything to her?

Bring it, BF! Let’s see what you’re working with.

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
11:01 am

Sorry, BF, read it wrong!

Sassy Me ;-)

August 11th, 2011
11:01 am

Guess errbody else hasn’t gotten the Bootleg blog email…wonder what they’re thinking.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

August 11th, 2011
11:02 am

You know the song don’t you, love is slippery when it’s wet……LOL

czBrat

August 11th, 2011
11:03 am

simple, feel free to stroke my addy. no charge.
this time.

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
11:05 am

wet………………….

SexyCool

August 11th, 2011
11:05 am

Three Words Daily – Failure’s not final.

Consider this – oftentimes, failures are a necessary part of your journey. You cannot celebrate triumphs if you do not experience letdowns. {More…}

SexyCool

August 11th, 2011
11:05 am

Run Report – Regular route – me, the man, the dog. 40mins.

Celisea

August 11th, 2011
11:07 am

And when “failures” are a part of your journey they’re not really failures just steppings stones and hurdles :) Yep, sho is….

Got a recruiter on my tail. Wanna see what kind of money we’re talking here :mrgreen:

Sassy Me ;-)

August 11th, 2011
11:07 am

Oh my…all this inuendo….slippery..wet head…stroking n stuff. What is really happening?! ;-) Gotta love it…

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
11:08 am

SexyCool, what did you do differently? Looks like you are gaining time.

cba

August 11th, 2011
11:09 am

@Leggs, I believe the lady is in her mid-thirties. I thought at that age, you don’t take risks like that. She didn’t hear of Natalie Halloway ? But Natalie was only 17 or 18.

Purple Reign

August 11th, 2011
11:13 am

Celisea…………………….

Leggs

August 11th, 2011
11:14 am

@SC ~ I like those 3 words…goes hand in hand with RandyT’s EOD.

Into the Light

August 11th, 2011
11:14 am

cba/Leggs: When I read that article, I wondered if she was a professional escort. But, then again, they did refer to him as her “travel companion”, so maybe that’s all it was. But still….they go snorkeling and he’s the only one that comes back? And now they’re holding him? Strange…

SexyCool

August 11th, 2011
11:14 am

We did way more walking than running. Most days, I’m way more concerned with it being a cardio workout than making time. But we walking today for two reasons, I usually only press all out when I’m coming up on a race. And…TheDude was sore from when our neighbor, Mr. B., has him outside doing yardwork for most of the day on Tuesday.

(I love me some Mr. B. He and his wife, Mrs. V are old enough to be our parents. And they basically have just adopted us. It’s a really special feeling.)