Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The 3 D's for Dating...

Back when I was single, my friends and I loved to go clubbing. Oh yeah! There was nothing like a night out dancing. We loved it. But we quickly had to develop some rules about guys. And guess what guys? These would work for girls too!

The 3 D's can compromise your judgement of the opposite sex. So beware next time you're checking someone out! FYI... these are meant to be fun - not shallow. So relax, cause you know they're true!

Distance: Have you ever seen someone from a distance and thought, "Oooh Baby!" Then when they got up close you were like, "Eek!"

Dress: What are they dressed in? Have you ever wanted to date someone that you work with? And you think they're oh so cute in their funny work clothes. You completely overlook it because you know they don't dress that way in real life. What you find out later is that they actually dress worse. *cringe* Lets hope they have a super great personality or are at least open to your shopping advice.

Darkness: This one is particular to the clubbing scene. Its funny how good someone can look when it's dark and all you have is a disco ball for light. Or they look good in the dimly lit parking lot, but not so sexy when the lights come on. Yeah - get them under some good light before you agree to a date.

Now... we could add the obvious DRUNK to the D list, making it the 4 D's! Because honestly... being drunk will surely impair your judgement. Be careful. I hope you already know this!

Any D's that you could add to the list?

41 comments:

Tobi Summers said...

Depressed: This one kind of goes with Drunk. Dating someone just because you're depressed about something else in your life rarely ends well.

Angela Cothran said...

Drunk? Alcohol impairs your judgement? Do people know this?

Samantha said...

Oh my goodness. I just died laughing. That's another D. DYING OVER HERE. But yes, I would agree with all of those rules. Even the 4th D ;)

Cassie Mae said...

Hehe, thank heavens the hubs was open to my fashion suggestions. I mean... FOR REAL!

And I can't help but think of that Seinfeld episode. "She's a two-face"

LOL!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

This cracks me up. SO glad I am not dating any more. It's hell out there.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Ahh, Leigh. Where were you and your dating advice when I was seventeen?

Hope Roberson said...

Ah, so glad I don't have to do this! Beer goggles are very dangerous! So are wine goggles :)

Morgan said...

Girl, YOU ARE A CRACK UP. Seriously. There's something about your humor/personality that just connects with me.

TOO FUNNY!

Man, I missed out on clubbing years, LOL. I met my hubby in high school and we've been stuck together since. Great, but I'm sure I missed out on a lot of crazy fun stories!

Jack said...

Let's add Danger! Any time Darkness and Drunk is mentioned in the same sentence I think of Charlie Sheen and then I feel all weird-like, wondering if Charlie knows what he's doing! So much trouble one can get into when the 3'Ds are uttered in the same sentence! :)

Fairview said...

Words to live by!

Cristina said...

oh the clubbing years... good times! good times! and I'll be honest., I often bordered on the dangerous side.. might have even crossed a couple of times, ahem!!!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Delicious. As in the delicious selection of guys you have just at your fingertips.

Clare said...

This was excellent and made me smile the whole way through. I suffered some dating disasters thanks to the three Ds. Let's not even talk about the forth ...

Kyra Lennon said...

LOL, yes, distance and darkness do cause problems in nightclubs! And drunk? Oh hell!

Excellent post, Leigh!

Jessie Humphries said...

Oh, the clubbing and dating days! SO fun, SO glad they are over!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Great list! Made me smile. It's been so long since I dated. I just remember the guys who'd come to the Enlisted Club and be wasted. In Germany, I got a call from a GI who said he heard I didn't do drugs. I said that was true. Then he asked if I wanted to go the the Club and get drunk. O_o

J.L. Campbell said...

Hey, Leigh,
Maybe 'Desperation'. Never accept a date because of it.

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

LOL! Great post with great tips. All true things to look out for :D

Patricia T. said...

Very funny post. Glad I'm not dating anymore. Of course I did so in the dark ages. Great tips though.

prerna pickett said...

lol, the 3 Ds could save you!

Trisha said...

Great D list, Leigh! I actually love how good I look in a darkened room. hehehe

nutschell said...

what a creative way to use D words for this topic. Drunk is certainly something you don't want to pair with Dating.
Great A-Z post!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Drunk as in be sure a friend helps you remove the beer goggles first?

Coleen Patrick said...

This is awesome Leigh!
I am with J.L. on Desperation--that is the worst thing to feel when you are out. Then all the other D's won't matter, right?
Oh I so don't miss that :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hah! Oh, Leigh... :D

L.G.Smith said...

Nothing worse than a drab dresser disguised in the dark. :)

Nicole said...

Wise advice on all counts!

Joshua said...

I'm a little surprised your D wasn't for David Boreanaz. Regardless...this one's for you, to go with the Eye Candy in your sidebar.

Also, I'll have to keep those D's in mind when writing a "how they met" kind of story. Already have one forming in my mind.

Sara said...

Dead--must have a pulse!

Could you imagine finding that person, in the dark, who you thought was just drunk, and then when the light comes on they are dead?

Bad night all around.

I need single friends.

McKenzie McCann said...

I think you've covered the D's, but gosh, I wish I could think of something else.

Jenny S. Morris said...

Dumb girl syndrome. This is suffered by most girls at that age, and it usually comes from the opposite of these things. The guys is HOT but a jerk. LOL.

LOVE your post!!!

Krista McLaughlin said...

You forgot the big D... DESPERATION. Avoid guys or girls that are too desperate. I'm maybe a little anxious and I'd like to find a husband someday, but I'm not going to be throwing myself at anything with a Y in their chromosome. If a girl/guy is... maybe you should back away.

valerieksloan.com said...

LOL Love these! Totally true. Drunk is certainly something to add. Be careful and stay on top of those drinks.

Emily R. King said...

Hahaha! I didn't date all that much as an adult, but thinking back to my high school days, these totally fit. Ah, the "D's" (don't's and do's) of dating.
I hope I never have to date ever again. Ick.

Kelley said...

I'm writing these down on my hand now! I have a date this weekend. ;)

Cindy Keen Reynders said...

How about Dud? Ran into plenty of those.

Ms Saba (aka Teacher007.5) said...

DAAAAAAANG! These are too funny!!! :D Dating is a Daring game!

Stacy Jensen said...

Too funny. My second go round with finding a mate involved an e of dating — eHarmony.

Melissa Sugar said...

Oh Leigh, this was so funny and yes, we all know how true it is. I was going to say drunk, but that was too obvious, plus you touched on that.

How about desperation as the night grows into the wee hours of the morning and the pickings are slim.

M. Hufstader said...

Hilarious list! Great Ds. Who hasn't been there?

Cheers! From M. of Feed Me A Stray Cat!

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