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Cosmo Gold Digger Edition

Time to bash Cosmo again.  I’ll admit i use to buy the magazine, but then i soon realized every issue was the same.  And this month there’s something even more frightening than monotony: a guide essentially chronicling how to be a gold digger.   Are you serious?  A guy with money would make life easier, but it would be really boring. 

I dated a guy once who couldn’t stop talking about his money, in fact that’s what all our conversations were centered around.  He wanted me to feel free to order anything because, “money wasn’t an issue.”  he kept going on and on about this car that we wanted which he made sure to mention was expensive.  Needless to say, he only lasted a few dates.  But maybe it’s not just females who are obsessed with money. 

In the article they go on to tell you where rich guys hang out, what they do for a living, and what they’re like as a partner.  It sites hotel bars and steak houses as a place to meet these men, steak houses again?  Are you kidding me?  The article also warns gold diggers that most rich men have that appropriate radar.  But if you are a gold digger and want an insider tip here’s one: most rich guys have disguises.  For example, i know a guy who makes good bank, but often takes the subway and meets girls for dates instead of driving his car to pick her up.  He wants a girl to like him for who he is, and i can’t blame him. 

So the lesson of the day is, like someone for who they are.  You might end up rich, you might not, but you will be happy, and that is something money can’t buy.


August 20, 2008 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment

4 Guys You Should Date


After the responses I got from Cosmo’s Best Places To Meet Men, I decided to continue my attack on the magazine.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great magazine for the beach or plane trip, but it’s so superficial and it ignores all the real issues.  So with that said, let’s take a look at what Cosmo calls “Four Guys You Think You Should Date…but Shouldn’t!” and my reasons why you should.

Guy #1: The Adrenaline Junkie

Cosmo describes these men as guys that will do “anything for that rush.”  They’ll go skydiving, run with the bulls, or anything else that sparks fear in most people.  I, myself, have a fear of heights, so getting me on a ferris wheel is a huge accomplishment.  Yet there is a reason for me and others to date someone like this…it gets us out of our comfort zone.  They’ll add some spice to your life and get you to do something that in their mind is mild like surfing or the NASCAR experience.  Even if you just have the chance to date a guy like this once, do it and I swear you won’t regret it (I don’t).

Guy #2: Nice Guy with a Chip on His Shoulder

These are the nice guys deep down but for one reason or another they spend most of their time picking on others.  This is one type of guy most of us probably dated in high school.  You dated them until you realized how much of a loser they are for tooling on other people all the time.  This is one guy Cosmo actually got right.

Guy #3: Smooth Operator

These are the Casanovas.  They have lots of confidence and give girls lots of attention, and obviously you’re never the only one they’re looking at.  But if you’re looking for fun, they’re it.  They take you out for scorpion bowls, throw great Halloween parties, or just say lines like “why are you a zero when you can be with a hero” (yes that line was used on me by a smooth operator).  They’re not great for a serious relationship, but they’re someone everyone needs to date in time.

Guy #4: Workaholic Hotshot

These guys work all the time, so they’re pretty loaded.  So it’s important to understand you will be the second love in their life because money will always be first.  If you want someone to shower you with gifts and expensive dinners this guy will do it.  He’ll make you feel special at moments and like dirt the next (hey, that’s starting to sound like most relationships).  If you want arm candy, he’s a good choice.  But if you want more of a reason to date him other than to show him off to your friends, I’d suggest someone who will put in the time.  So maybe Cosmo got this one right too….damn them.

In my experience I’ve dated guys like all of ones listed above.  I’m glad I got a wide variety in the mix, but other than that they just make good memories.  I guess the point of this post is to say you’ll only know what you want by finding out what you don’t.  So get out there and date guys you wouldn’t ordinarily and for me that could mean dating “nerds.”

March 18, 2008 at 1:30 pm 2 comments