Friday, June 6, 2008

Gussie on Relationships

While there are countless merits to being a single man in Jamaica, every now and then I long to be in a meaningful relationship. Yours truly has no immediate plans to install his and hers towel racks or put the seat down but recently I've been taking occasional dips in the dating pool. I've come to realize that conversation is a dying art form, it has been replaced by instant messaging and text messages. Its no wonder that most relationships fail nowadays, we've simply forgotten how to communicate. Lets rewind to the relationships of yesteryear when dating was called courtship, there were no movie theaters, no internet and sex came on the sixty third date. Those were the hey days of conversation, you couldn't use movies or noisy bars as a crutch. Courtship was longer, you got a chance to “get to know”and actually become friends with the person you were seeing long before you'd get a chance to unwrap those panther condoms. Back then friendship preceded relationships, after all aren't relationships just upgraded friendships? Is your significant other your best friend?

62 comments:

Nickiesha said...

Hey, thanks for the comment. I feel u on this one, i am not old old old but i agree fully with the communication thing. My b/f and I could boast tha communication was good in the beginning but i think we have grown out of that and into the paths of hell now.....relationships are truly a struggle:(

ll said...

Gussie, you are so on point. Ever wonder how some old folks stay married for 35 years? Courtship is a forgotten art my friend. I bet if people reverted to this practice, there would be less divorce, less fatherless kids, less women with 3 baby fathers... should I go on? But the motives of individuals these days are not the same as back in the day. These days, men and women are both guilty of having ulterior motives when getting involved in a so called "relationship". Perhaps if the desires are the same for both parties, more effort will be made in communicating, and ultimately the next level of friendship...

Mad Bull said...

Panther Condoms! That brand name takes me back... WAY back! :)

Its true what you say, men and women need to talk some more before they get into the sack. I don't think that they have to wait until the 63'rd date though, do you?

Gussie said...

@ Mad Bull: ...and I thought the Panther condom reference would be lost on most people. No man I didn’t mean it literally, i said 63 just to stress the importance of waiting.

Stunner said...

Yute you hit the nail on the head. Dating couples need to take the time out to talk, get to know each other better and develop a friendship before they go ahead and jump in the sack. I guess a lot of these "daters" already have a goal of just sex in mind which leaves little room for meaningful conversations and give way to flirting and meaningless sex!

Stunner said...

Hmm, Panther condoms, I doubt I even know those! lol

Gussie said...

Its on old school brand from the 80s, quite possibly the 70s.

Panther, cut the check!

mad bull said...

Yeah, a real old school brand. One time the gov't was giving it away free, in an attempt to encourage the population with family planning. My first few rides wererun in Panthers. :)

Hey, oonoo remember Pearl contraceptives too? What about depo provera? Are these still in use?

Anonymous said...

Too true, Gussie. These days I tend to avoid noisy club scenes where I must compete with boom boxes to communicate with nearby humans. My Jazz & Blues sessions were greatly enhanced thru running comments with friends. The best 4-letter word for intercourse is still TALK.
By the way Gussie, if you recall media talk sessions with yours truly, ding me at glenmc20@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great comment Gussie!!

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