Would Nina Do?
O my God. Ive been dating this hot guy all semester, a catch
because hes seriously classy. He managed to look like a million
bucks, but not a pussy, in a Euro-chic yuppie kind of way through
the winter months. With the sudden onslaught of balmy weather, his
summer wardrobe has emerged from the depths of his closet, and it
includes leather man-sandals and capri-pants! Hi! What am I supposed
to do with that? Be seen in public? My friends say I am too judgmental,
So people accuse you of being too judgmental? Well youve come
to the right place, as I would fling no such charges considering
the situation. Clearly, no one in her right mind would be caught
dead canoodling in public with a mandal-clad yuppie.
Jesus Christ Im glad Im not you. If I were, I guess
I would just sort of tease him in a not-too-mean way and then take
him shopping or something. We are in Ohio here, not L.A. Get him
some flip-flops and a reality check at the mall.Nina
Im a senior and single. My concept for this spring is casual
dating with the emphasis on casual, the added emphasis on me getting
laid without ending up at Black River the next morning. I need to
go out with a bang, have flings, hook up with all my crushes, as
theyve accumulated in the past four years. How do I maneuver
I understand the urge to rage in these last few months,
but the problem remains, as it tends to prevail for singles, that
this sort of spree in nonchalant groping can mean Trouble (note
the capital T).
Dating is incredibly stressful. It seems that one should be able
to smooch various people, give it a chance and if it doesnt
work out, move on. Perfection in theory, but in practice, rarely
painless for both parties. One person invariably wants more than
the other, unless both are poised for coexistence (which is obviously
gross). Therefore, you are always being hurt or feeling bad when
your being honest hurts someone else.
I have a proposition that will change the face of dating forever:
the dating pre-nup. I know I said a couple weeks ago (as if anyone
reads this enough to note inconsistencies
) that Oberlin kids
have too many premature Talks, but you people evidently cant
break that habit, so maybe we should pursue the opposite extreme;
enter the pre-nup. This means getting the terms on the table before
romance ensues and honesty becomes an abstract, slightly amusing,
The pre-nup is to be utilized in cases where you are not interested
in being held responsible for anyones emotional well-being.
I say make it clear before youre in too deep. Its the
its me, not you line before it sounds like a lie.
(Im a genius). This sets the boundaries that, when unstable,
ultimately prompt Talking. This would also take a lot of the excitement
out of an affair, but after all, Im suggesting a replacement
to Talks and heinous break-ups.
My best friend is dating this girl and has turned into a total fucking
chump, never wants to wrestle or drink with me anymore. Whats
worse, the only time I can spend any time with him hes like
lying all over her licking her face in public. What the fuck?
Sucks to be you. Your friend is a huge tool-box, as is the entirety
of cuddly picnickers outside Mudd. Whats up? Stop. Unfortunately,
there is little to be done, because when normal people turn into
baby-talking fools, theyre already far gone in many ways.
Id say avoid them and try to make concrete plans with your
friend individually, so you are not always hoping to somehow catch
him home alone, which sounds unlikely. While I fully agree that
public displays of blubbering idiocy are cause to feel distinctly
uncomfortable, be happy for your friend too. They wont stay
this annoying for long, one hopes. And your relationship with him
will probably outlast this one so dont be too jealous.