Thursday, March 12, 2009

Romana’s advice for finding a man...

Since my favorite Housewives have finished their season, I’ve been lost on Tuesday nights. I really came to love my Orange County Housewives. Sure it was total trash I was watching, but it was entertaining trash. But this month Bravo did not let me down. Shortly after OC Housewives wrapped up, The Real Housewives of NYC started their season. At first, I didn’t like the pushy NYC ladies. However, I get sucked into a TV show very quickly, like in two episodes, so it didn’t take long before I was all about the whiny/annoying NYC Housewives.

I’m still trying to figure out who’s who, but one episode really caught my eye. I think because it applied to me. Ramona, one of the housewives, wrote a dating advice article for Cosmo back in the 80s. Ramona, along with all rich housewives, thinks very highly of herself and felt that her Cosmo article would be helpful to a newly single housewife. Since Ramona is so confident that her 80s dating advice article could be helpful to her super rich powerful friend, I figured the advice column would be helpful to all my non-rich NYC Housewife readers. So here’s some of Romana’s advice for finding a man…

Don't Discriminate!
Don't wait for Kevin Costner. Overly discriminating women wind up spending Saturday night with a container of Haagen-Dazs. Since there simple aren't enough Fortune 500 CEOs with washboard stomachs and great personalities to go around, lower your standards - and forget about meeting a movie star or model. Dates need not be handsome or serious marriage material; they must simply want to share a pleasant evening with you.
-Actually, you probably could just wait for Kevin Costner. I think he just remarried, so there’s a good chance his Hollywood marriage could fail.

Be a Flirt
Be a consummate flirt. You can meet men anywhere, anytime, by acting friendly and nonjudgmental, smiling, making eye contact. You'd be amazing at the number of women who wear frowns of blasé expressions as a sort of protective mirror.

Get His Digits
Take his number - and say you'll call him. This way, you won't have to wait by the phone! Yes, it's hard to make the first move, but being in control does wonderful things for the ego! (Men have known this little secret for centuries.)
-Yuck! I couldn’t disagree with this more! If he’s interested in you, he’ll get your number, and then he’ll actually call you! If he doesn’t have enough courage or motivation to ask for my number then it’s not going to work out between us.

No Last-Minute Plans
Say no to last-minute plans. If a superhunk calls at 8:00 P.M. on a Thursday to ask you out for Friday night - even though you're dying to accept and have nothing else to do - say, "I'm sorry, I'd love to see you, but I always make plans for the weekend by Wednesday." If he's even remotely interested, he'll call earlier next week.
-If a superhunk calls me, Blogger World, you guys will be the first to know, and heck yeah I’ll go on the date! It’s not everyday a superhunks calls me!

Tone that Bod
Work on your bod. Taking control of weight, muscle tone, and overall figure can improve your self-confidence, which makes it easier to take control of your life.
-CHECK...on my part.

Don't Mention the Other GuysNever talk about other men. Making a man jealous by mentioning things you've done or places you've gone with his rivals almost always backfires - he'll start talking about all of his girlfriends.
-There would have to be other guys.

Advice from Ramona, famous/rich/powerful/married Housewife of NYC, take it, leave it, whatever. I just thought it was funny.


Holly said...

I like your new blog look. Nice dating tips!

Renee said...

hummm I'm going to have something to say about all those tips hee hee

#1 Don't Discriminate - umm well if the guy is really nice, but you don't have to settle for Bill Gates either. Just cuz the guy is loaded doesn't mean you have to go for him. cuz if you do, folks will know you're just in it for the cash.

#2 Flirt - but not too much or guys will think you're easy. Smiling is okay, but don't overdo it.

#3 Digits - I have yet to find a guy who wants a girl to call him. I don't know where she gets her info. I will say that unless you've been dating for a while, don't go planning the wedding until you get a ring. What I mean here is don't go thinking "he's the one" on your first date.

#4 Last min plans - I used last min plans to weed out the rifraf. Agreeing to see the guy right away means the guy doesn't have time to put together a fake story. Yes, the one guy did think I was desparate, but he made it pretty obivious that's what he thought and so I didn't bother seeing him again. dummy

#5 the bod - well I think that there's someone for everyone. If you want a guy with a tone bod, then you should have one too. But if you're not looking for great abs, it's okay to not have them yourself.

#6 no others - Well I think it's okay to talk about the loosers. If new guy gets defensive over something that you dumped a guy for then the odds are that this guy is heading for the dump too. But I would agree that you don't want to talk up another guy cuz that could cause him to be jealous, which is silly if you're with him now...but anyway!

TC said...

Dude, he wouldn't even have to be a superhunk for me to say yes to a last minute date!!!

As for the asking him out... maybe that's what it takes, but if so, I'm planning on staying single I guess. Rejections are tough to get over, and I've had a few too many to suddenly be up for this!

d.j. iverson said...

I'm going to have to buck the trend with some guy perspective here I guess.

#1 Kevin Costner isn't even Kevin Costner. I kid you not one of the big budget items on waterworld was covering up for his baldspot. Check imdb.

#2 Totally on point.

#3 If you want to be interesting, be interested. This works both ways. If you want someone to call, you might have to call first. It's 2009. Sidenote: this is only an issue in the midwest. Sidenote 2: Me and a few other guys had a standing policy in college to say yes to any female that asked us out. We didn't broadcast this for obvious reasons, but we felt anyone that has the courage to step up deserved a yes.

#4 This, like many 'rules' of dating, is stupid. If you want to go out, say yes, if you don't say no. If you're always busy then you're too busy for a guy.

#5 The key here is the self confidence.

#6 Just like anything else, in moderation. If the guy was awesome and your story involves you eating ice cream alone on Friday... not so cool. If he was metro... laugh away.

Ally said...

I'm with you on calling a guy/getting his number. If he's not interested enough to pursue me, I'll pass.

As for no last minute plans....there was a time where I agreed more with this rule, but now--so long as it isn't a routine thing (which means he's waiting to see if he'll have a better offer or just isn't thoughtful)--I see nothing wrong with accepting last minute invites if you're free....