Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gussie on Relationships, Part 2

Opposites attract? That’s only true for magnets. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that a butcher and a vegetarian could never find love and live happily ever after. I just think that you and your partner have to be compatible on many levels if you are to enjoy a long lasting relationship. Physical compatibility is very important but it’s never enough to form the basis for a strong relationship. Lets face it, someone with a sense of adventure who always wants to try new things is not going to be compatible with someone who is routine and always orders the "fried chicken" no matter what else is on the menu. Now that I’m older I have come to appreciate how important relationship compatibility is to a lifetime of love and laughter. If you’re playing for keeps be sure to find someone who “gets” you, appreciates all your quirks and isn’t interested in changing you. For those of you who have found a compatible partner please count your blessings and if you’re still looking please take your time and choose wisely.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Dating 101

Men, there's more to dating than just wearing your cleanest shirt and your best cologne. Gussie aint no love guru but i have been on some great dates recently. Here are my tips for maneuvering the often treacherous muddy waters of the dating pool.

  1. Strangers are way too risky, start with friends of friends. They come with recommendations and we must do our best to avoid the psycho girls out there.
  2. Don't send a representative on your first date, be yourself.
  3. You can't manufacture chemistry. If you didn't hit it off on the first or second date, why bother with a third?
  4. For Christ's sake man, please be assertive! Don't invite a girl out on a date and then ask her where she wants to go.
  5. Brush up on your conversation skills, aside from a sense of humour it's your most potent weapon.