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Dating perks: The gushy stuff

As much as I hear single people proclaim their love of being free, those same people will completely trade it all in to be with someone great. Single life has its moments, but how awesome is it to meet someone and be caught up in the haze of “love”..be honest!

That butterfly feeling you get when you see them calling. The naughty thoughts you have about them during the day. Waking up next to a person who literally makes you feel like you can conquer the world…all that gushy stuff is FUN.

What do you think are the perks of dating a great match? Do you enjoy the getting to know you part the most? Do you relish slipping into a comfortable routine with one another and merging lives the best?

Sometimes, it’s the little things that you get those gushy feelings over! What’s your favorite?

Guys – we know you get that gushy feelings too – no judgment, though! What is your favorite thing about a new romance?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

233 comments Add your comment

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
1:58 pm

ITL — Yes, but it’s been years. I need to see it again — I can’t remember all the details, but I do remember Jack Black was funny as hell in that movie…

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
1:58 pm

Swiss – Thanks for the definition!! :lol: :cool:

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:00 pm

Now that you know what “merkin” means, see how much better your story is when you replace “Birkin” with “merkin”:

“I was watching this show last month, forgot the name of it, about these women that run a consignment shop in NYC. One of them had a merkin party at her home. Women would come and show off their merkins and they could purchase or swap them. They had a guy there that was a merkin expert. He could sniff out the fake from the real. One lady had an orginal vintage Kelly bag that was really nice. She also brought another merkin in and put it on the table with the other merkins. The expert deemed it fake, though a very nice fake, and told the host. She was nervous because she said those old rich women are serious about their merkins! They pulled her aside and told her it was fake. She said she knew it, but was testing them!”

:lol:

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:02 pm

Swiss: My favorite scene is the one where Collin Hanks is attempting to drown himself and Jack Black, clad only in tighty whities and socks runs out to save him, stops, takes off his socks, and dives in. That slays me everytime. That, and “I’m gonna burn this mother DOWN!” :lol:

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:02 pm

He could sniff out the fake from the real :shock:

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
2:04 pm

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:06 pm

And you know, those old, rich women are serious about their merkins, too…. :lol:

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:07 pm

Why oh why did I click on that link….wouldn’t that be something to have a Merkin party? I tell ya one thing, I would NOT be wearing a pre-owned one, that’s fa sho!!! :shock:

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:08 pm

For those old women, merkins are not so much an accessory as a necessity. I mean, you see what Father Time does to their necks. Just imagine what he did down below…. :shock: :lol:

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:12 pm

swiss – You are in the wrong profession, truly you are :lol:

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:13 pm

@kimmie ~ I keep a look out for the show. Don’t know about anyone else, but I’ll be glad to sport a fake Birkin!

Also, speaking about hair, lil leggs just did an essay on hair for $1,000 scholarship. Winners will be announced in June.

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:14 pm

swiss – Your 2:08 just incited a Clairmont Lounge flashback.

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:14 pm

Must admit, the story is more interesting with the word “merkin.” Downright funny.

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:15 pm

Slim: We refer to it as “The Scaremont: Where Old Strippers Go to Die”

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:18 pm

Last time I was at the Claremont, there was this mother/daughter act there. (Well, actually, I think it was probably grandmother/mother & the “daughter” was not quite old enough to participate yet…) :lol:

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:18 pm

I’ve heard about the Clairmont Lounge, but never been.

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:19 pm

Leggs: Imagine a Waffle House waitress as a stripper, and you pretty much get the picture.

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:23 pm

ITL – You may have to go to time out for that last one. :lol:

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
2:25 pm

Leggs – I’ll take a fake one too, since the real go well into the thousands! A good fake can only set you back about $250! :)

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:25 pm

Got the visual, ITL…funny and sad!

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:27 pm

I can rock a fake designer bag any day, but wouldn’t want to rock a fake D&B. The bags are already ugly so I can only imagine what the imposter would look like…ewwww!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:28 pm

swiss – The daughter may have been over at the Pink Pony, Onyx, The Cheetah etc but they all meet up at Waffle house after their shifts are done ;-)

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:29 pm

LOL@Slim. I’m on my way to the corner…. :(

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:30 pm

but they all meet up at Waffle house after their shifts are done

…..to start their second shift…. Okay, okay, I’m going to the corner for real this time.

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:31 pm

Speaking of the ‘Pony… We took a buddy of mine there for his bachelor party a few weeks back & I have to say, I was highly disappointed at the quality of the skrippas there. There was only 1 chick there that night that fit my, ahem, preferred target demographic and even she didn’t have not an ounce of booty. Highly disappointing…

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:34 pm

I’ll never forget it was around Christmas time and some me and some friends went to WH after the club. I swear our waitress was probably AT least 60 with no teef, and said she had been awake working for 2 days straight. She was saying all kinds of crazy stuff trying to talk “jive” i suppose because we were black…just plain funny.

Do yall have any crazy WH stories?

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
2:34 pm

Leggs – I’ve always hated Louis Vitton, real or fake. They’s just always been ugly to me. I’ve never been into the stuff with the initials or names all over it, which knocks out most Gucci, Coach and others for me. I like the solid leather designs. The leather is nice and supple.

I’ve shopped in LA, Vegas and all over, but there is nothing like NYC shopping, hands down, in the US. Haven’t made it to Paris or Milan yet!LOL!!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:35 pm

swiss – I could’ve told ya that. Pink anything is probably not the place to go for booty…I went to one on the southside once. Even though it was nice & plush, the ONLY thing plush was the furniture. They all had waterfall booties…straight drop down :lol:

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
2:36 pm

Slim – I think I may have run into that same toothless waitress, but it was in IHOP one night!LOL!!!

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:37 pm

We’d been out partying one night and stopped at the WH (of course!). There were 6 of us, and we were cutting up like crazy. Somebody mentioned the bottle of tequila in the car, so I asked the waitress and cook if we could bring it in for one more round. They said, “Only if you pour us one!” so I poured shots in juice glasses and we all drank a toast (to what I can’t remember!!!).

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:38 pm

Kimmie: I’m with you on the “initial” prints; they just do not appeal to me. I do like the Coach solid leather bags, though. B. Makowsky does some really nice leathers, too.

Jake a.k.a. SPJ, TWB

January 27th, 2012
2:39 pm

What up folks, ya’ll spreading love today I see

kimmie - the original :)

January 27th, 2012
2:39 pm

Light – I like that, fun times!!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:41 pm

ITL – When you’re shooting tequila, you really don’t have to have a reason to toast it up. ;-) WH is the best place to cut up after a night out but why does it be so darn cold in there?!

kimmie- So far my IHOP waitresses have been a level or two up from the typical WH server. Fingers crossed that I didn’t jinx myself.

czBrat

January 27th, 2012
2:42 pm

back! much nicer out than i expected. still went for the brocolli cheese soup at quiznos though, coz i’d made up my mind this morning when i watched the forecast that that’s exactly what i wanted for a chilly-day lunch!

so what’s the topic? bags? you know i’m in!

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:47 pm

When speed reading goes wrong:
Actual post: What up folks, ya’ll spreading love today I see

What I read: What up folks, ya’ll spreading legs today I see

:oops:

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:47 pm

@czB ~ the real bag convo took place yesterday. Hosted by H S T!

Leggs

January 27th, 2012
2:49 pm

@SlimNu ~ tell Evelyn Wood you want your money back (lololol).

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:52 pm

I know right…is there a such thing as a Fruedian eyesight slip lol

Jake a.k.a. SPJ, TWB

January 27th, 2012
2:53 pm

what up Slim, u krazy

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:55 pm

It is cold in there! Ironic, really, considering how close you are to the grill and how many bodies there are packed in a relatively small space. :)

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:56 pm

Jake – You pretty much just summed it up. Imma a nut that came from a nut, as my daddy would say. lol

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:57 pm

Slim — Well, you know me… I was pushing for Strokers or Goosebumps or something, but lets just say the rest of the group didn’t share my taste in bootay… :lol:

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:58 pm

ITL – And with that said, why in the heyal won’t they make them bigger with bigger tables? I guess it’s the restaurant equivalent to what Night Clubs do. They make folks stand outside, to give the impression that it is really that krunk inside. So at 3 in the morning, you’re buzzed and hungry, you see a WH with the windows all fogged up & folks standing around, you all look at each other and yell WAFFLE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm swiss

January 27th, 2012
2:58 pm

Technically, Slim, we all came from a nut. Just sayin’….

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
2:59 pm

I’m a little acorn brown
Lying on the cold, cold ground
Everybody steps on me
That is why I’m cracked you see

I’m a nut

SlimNu

January 27th, 2012
2:59 pm

swiss – You can change your title to Booty cunning linguist

Jake a.k.a. SPJ, TWB

January 27th, 2012
3:00 pm

Swiss…next time you in a group like that with mixed tastes….Go to Follies off Buford Hwy, something for everybody

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
3:01 pm

LOL@Slim. I’m with you on the bigger tables, because you know they’re going to bring all your food on separate plates…..one for the eggs, one for the toast, one for the bacon…. If you have more than 2 or three people, it can get crowded!! :lol:

Into the Light

January 27th, 2012
3:02 pm

Wouldn’t that make him a salad um, never mind….