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Dating: Play or get played

There are a lot of cynics on the dating scene. Heck, I admit that I was mayor of Bitterville a couple of times. It’s hard not to become at least a little protective of our egos, hearts, and emotions.

I met a really great guy the other day at the recycling center at DeKalb’s Farmer’s Market. We had the most random chat about Atlanta and dating. He was of the mindset that you have to play the dating game – at least a little. If not, you could find yourself being used and abused, even when your intentions are good.

It sounded a little cynical to me, so I asked him when did this attitude about women and relationships come about. He launched into a really awful account of his last girlfriend who played really dirty dating games with him. Of course he is gun shy!

Do you think that a lot of single people think this way? Are we slow to trust the intentions of others? Do we question their motives too much?

If we are all thinking that we have to play or get played, then who is winning?!

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Leggs

August 24th, 2012
11:37 am

SlimUno ~ getting ready for work this morning, I thought I had to pass gass but a particular sensation told me I better do it on the toilet. Lo and behold, I didn’t soil myself (lolol).

Ok, that’s al I got on the doo doo topic. Can’t we get back on to a more aromatic topic. Where are the dating questions, COMON???

Exiled!

August 24th, 2012
11:37 am

Leggs…sorry then my bad

For a moment I thought Common was inviting menfolk to play their Stevie J since it’s just a dating game :lol:

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
11:37 am

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
11:38 am

Ex ~ you would like that imp Stevie J!

Celisea....Beware of the Son of Belial. Sticks and stones baby, sticks and stones...and still? Winning 'cause I'm not mad :)

August 24th, 2012
11:43 am

What’s popping now? Can’t stay but a sec…duty calls

Celisea....Beware of the Son of Belial. Sticks and stones baby, sticks and stones. And still? Winning, cause I'm not mad :)

August 24th, 2012
11:44 am

Now that’s better :mrgreen:

Exiled!

August 24th, 2012
11:45 am

@Leggs….he is a good actor!

My wife almost whacked the tv screen saying,’ this dude is $)@;@@@’ saying unprintable stuff.

That’s when u know a dude is a ting good.

Women folk in Atlanta are loving it..the act part!

His woman is more mature than him..

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
11:47 am

Ex ~ he definitely is comic relief for the show.

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
11:49 am

Leggs~ In light of what is going on in my office this week, I thought maybe the partners sent our ex employee on a vacation to NY…

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
11:50 am

And his brain can’t comprehend how stupid and foolish looking he is. Hell, nothing wrong with his brain, it’s his ego…all four of them. His Id, Superego, Ego and Big Ego!

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
11:55 am

OK~ Back to my random questions:

If you could be any cereal box cartoon character for 24 hours, which one would you be and why?

If you were a fortune cookie message writer, what would be your best fortune message?

What is your biggest pet peeve and why?

Lady~cool beans :-)

August 24th, 2012
11:57 am

so the NY shooter lost his job and somewhat blamed Obama for the country being divided?!? yeah people are snapping…sigh

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
11:59 am

Comon ~ I forgot about that…didn’t mean to be insensitive by posting that.

Celisea....Beware of the Son of Belial. Sticks and stones baby, sticks and stones. And still? Winning, cause I'm not mad :)

August 24th, 2012
12:00 pm

Lady – I read that too. Puts me in the mind of a rabid dog that needs to be put down. Sadly that’s everywhere

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:05 pm

Leggs~ It’s not insensitive and I didn’t take it that way. The reason I knew about the story was my mom called me and said “See how differently your story could have ended?!” I was like, “Ummm… Thanks?” :lol:

Willie Dynamite

August 24th, 2012
12:06 pm

Afternoon All,
Topic – Jersey is retired hopefully for good. I do however still occasionally hit the playground for a pickup game or two every now and then. I can still hit the jumper but don’t drive to the lane. Mostly I just pass now. How’s that for my contribution to the topic? Hahaha

What else you good folks got going on? Friday funnies I hope.

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

Exiled!

August 24th, 2012
12:08 pm

Common…I would want to be something crunchy ..ur choice!

Lady~cool beans :-)

August 24th, 2012
12:11 pm

chuckling softly C~ indeed!

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:12 pm

Ex~ Crunchy? WTH are you talking about?

SlimUno

August 24th, 2012
12:12 pm

O/T: So i’m standing in line at Subway waiting on the lady in front of me to finish telling the guy what she wanted on her sammich. It was the usual, “lettuce, black olives, tomatoes, whole pen is”….I immediatley looked up like WTH…Come to find out she was saying Jalapenos! lolol I’m not sure where she was from but the fact that the subway guy was black, made me laugh about it harder. :lol:

Lady~cool beans :-)

August 24th, 2012
12:16 pm

stoopid lmbao!!!!!

SlimUno

August 24th, 2012
12:19 pm

WD – How’s that for Friday funnies? Lol

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:20 pm

Slim~ HILARIOUS! I once went to Subway and had the little white stoner kid open up a bag of Lay’s chips and put them on my sammich UNSOLICITED. I was like “Are you high?!?” And then I looked at him and realized he probably was… SMDH. You know he tore that sammich up as soon as I was out the door. :lol:

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
12:21 pm

Comon ~ all Ex wants is to be eaten (hense cruchy).

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
12:22 pm

disco

August 24th, 2012
12:25 pm

CC – potato chips should be an official sandwich topping.

Willie Dynamite

August 24th, 2012
12:28 pm

Slim – depends did she order the footlong, or 6 inch with extra mayo? or a toss salad perhaps.

SlimUno

August 24th, 2012
12:30 pm

CC – Now that is just crazy lol He was thinking you couldn’t knock it until you at least tried it :lol:

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:35 pm

disco~ I have definitely done it, I have just never had the “sammich artist” do it for me without being asked!

Slim~ Nah. He was tinking he had the munchies and that sammich looked awful good!

Ex~ I don’t like crunchy, just smooth and firm. Cap’n Crunch used to be my isht until I got older and couldn’t stand the roof of my mouth being all cut up. :lol: You can keep crunchy…

Into the Light - Above the Fray and Igging the Pests

August 24th, 2012
12:37 pm

@disco: Yep and yep on the chips as a sandwich topping.

Uncle Maddio’s was hopping today. We sat outside and it was lovely! :)

SlimUno

August 24th, 2012
12:40 pm

WD – It was a flatbread :shock: Why does the word ‘flacid’ come to mind? :lol:

Into the Light

August 24th, 2012
12:43 pm

@Slim: Because the bread wasn’t toasted and firm?!?! :lol: :lol:

Willie Dynamite

August 24th, 2012
12:43 pm

Flatbread/flaccid only you Slim. Hahaha

SlimUno

August 24th, 2012
12:44 pm

Cap’n Crunch used to be my isht until I got older and couldn’t stand the roof of my mouth being all cut up

CC – And I thought it was just me. lol I had even gotten to the point where I would let the milk soften them up just a tad before I went ham on my bowl.

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:45 pm

So, what you’re saying is she wanted some flaccid pen is…

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:46 pm

Slim~ I used to do that too and my mom would be like “Don’t let your cereal get sogy because then you won’t want to eat it!” :lol:

Into the Light

August 24th, 2012
12:47 pm

@Slim: I think it’s everybody. Cap’n Crunch will tear the roof of your mouth up! Apple Jacks, too!

Heeeeey, Willie D! You ready for some football??

Single and Happy "I'm not crazy, I'm just upset because my imaginary friend is mad and won't talk to me!"

August 24th, 2012
12:52 pm

Disco @ your 11:36, How long does it take our govt to react when something happens? But in most of the Islands, the govt does very little for the people. They have the ones they help, and the ones they keep down.

Into the Light

August 24th, 2012
12:52 pm

So, did I miss the winner of The Dating Game while I was at lunch, or did y’all give up?

SlimUno

August 24th, 2012
12:53 pm

ITL – I never got into Apple Jacks but sometimes Fruit Loops would be a bit abrasive to your mouth too. The one cereal that you had to race to eat as soon as you poured the milk in were those Fruity Pebbles :shcok:

Single and Happy "I'm not crazy, I'm just upset because my imaginary friend is mad and won't talk to me!"

August 24th, 2012
12:54 pm

Comon I see people put chips on the sandwiches all the time.

Willie Dynamite

August 24th, 2012
12:55 pm

ITL – can’t wait. We get a patsy for the 1st game then travel to Tex a&m the 2nd week. I know yall get Mizzou early as well. Good way to welcome the newbies to real football.

disco

August 24th, 2012
12:56 pm

S/H – I know. my primary issue is that in asking folks to ask relatives for money to buy food and water he is clearly indicating that food and water are available (for purchase). so, essentially I’m just irked that he’s saying we’ve got it but we won’t share it for free emergency or no emergency. just plain trifling.

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
12:57 pm

Cosign disco’s 12:56

Leggs

August 24th, 2012
1:10 pm

Never ate cap n crunch and never put chips on a sammich.

Lady~cool beans :-)

August 24th, 2012
1:13 pm

yes! Friday Football! wings and things and everything in between TGIF~ Autumn is my favorite time of the year and its going to be a crisp one! ~random ;)

Into the Light

August 24th, 2012
1:14 pm

@WD: Yeah, we open next week with Buffalo, and then travel to Mizzou. I’m interested to see how they and TexAM fare in the big leagues. :)

Sooooo, you going to get your mullet touched up on Friday, or you gonna wait until Game Day, to make sure it’s jest right??? :lol:

@Slim: I love fruit loops (or Froops, as the bug says)

Into the Light

August 24th, 2012
1:16 pm

Now why did Lady have to say wings? Got me thinking about stopping at Wing Factory on the way home for some lemon pepper. YUM!

Comon Cents

August 24th, 2012
1:17 pm

ITL~ You shouldn’t even have to ask that! You know he’s getting up game day morning EARLY so he can go get that mullet did… :razz: