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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

Cosmo’s Best Places To Meet Men

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According to Cosmopolitan magazine, there are ten best places to meet men.

  1. Apple Store
  2. Weight Room
  3. A Fortune 500 or Tech Company
  4. A Political Rally
  5. A sports bar on Sunday or Monday Night
  6. Boston; Paradise, Nevada; Jacksonville, North Carolina
  7. A volleyball league
  8. Grad school coffee shop
  9. A rock climbing center
  10. A steak house

After examing the list myself, I can only agree with one of them: grad school coffee shop.  Let’s sort out why the rest are poor choices.

1. Apple Store – when most men are drawn to a stimulus they don’t like to be bothered with anything else.  When in a store filled with laptops, iPods, iPhones, they are there for that reason.  They don’t go there looking to meet people, so if it’s not in their head, you’d have to go really out of your way to meet them.

2. Weight Room – at school my gym has two different floors.  Most girls are on the bottom floor that is full of ellipticals, treadmills, and other cardio machines.  Upstairs is where all the guys go to lift.  There are other machines up there, but unless you’re lifting next to them there’s no use.  Most likely you’ll just get scared away by all the grunting and other strange noises that they make.

3. Fortune 500 or tech company – what a stereotype.  I think it’s safe to say you’ll meet men at a lot of jobs, obviously there are some exceptions where straight men don’t come in big numbers (hair salons, retailers, and elementary schools).  This place would be good if you’re looking for a man with money, but you’re that shallow you’re on your own.

4. Political rally – as stated in #1: when most men are drawn to a stimulus they don’t like to be bothered with anything else.  If they’re really involved in a campaign and you have no interest in it, they have no interest in you being there, you’ll just be in their way.  Don’t pretend to be a Hilary supporter at a rally, when you spend every other day hating her guts (for obvious reasons).

5. Sports Bar – as stated in #1: when most men are drawn to a stimulus they don’t like to be bothered with anything else.  As my brother once told his girlfriend, who knew nothing about football, “all you need to know is that I am busy Sunday from noon on.” If you don’t care about the game, get out of there; otherwise you’ll just seem as a nuisance.

6. Cities – again this is obvious, go to a city where there are a lot of people you’re age.  If you’re a young guy or girl find a college town, or a city like New York, D.C., Boston, etc. where a lot of people go for jobs after they graduate.  I think it’s apparent that you don’t want to be a city filled with retirement communities….it leaves you with few or no options.

7. Intramural League – not a bad choice, but the downside is that all the guys on your team will view you as a teammate and will quickly categorize you as a friend.  If want a guy to be interested in you, this is the last thing you want.  You never want to be one of the guys either.  You don’t need to be that girl diving to make a catch, stay feminine…wear cute shorts, tank top, and pigtails with bows.

8. Coffee Shop – the best choice.  It’s almost like a bar for the day time.  Lots of people bring work and let’s face it, they want to be distracted.  It’s worked for me and a friend in the past.  Give it a try.

9. Rock Climbing Center – this does not help you’re feminine factor in anyway.  You don’t want a guy to see you dripping in sweat, not your best look.

10. Steak House – what are you going to do, go up to a table of guys while they’re eating?  How ridiculous!  What was cosmo thinking?  According the the mag, the draw is: Guys are hitting up steak joints a lot these days for dinner (especially after work or a ball game) and bachelor parties.  If you’re looking for a serious relationship, I don’t think I need to tell you but, you should not meet a man at a bachelor party.

Stick to your coffee shops, meeting people through friends or friends of friends (this way you know their back story…an important key), and other non-drinking locales.  If you meet men when they’re sober, you have a better chance at a real relationship.  And I hate to say it but, if you only see a man when he and/or you are drunk forget about it.

March 11, 2008 at 9:14 am 8 comments


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