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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Listening vs. Tuning Out.

My observation for the day: It seems to me that men are more likely to listen to their friends, when it comes to relationships, than women are. Women can be nagged and nagged by their girlfriends about what a prick and a loser their boyfriend is, but they will always find ways to stick up for him, or excuses as to why he's not as bad as he seems. "No, but he's so sweet when we're alone, and he always opens doors for me. He only hit me once, and I provoked him." If you start dating a guy, though, and his friends are unimpressed enough with you to say something about it, something as small and backhanded as "she's so quiet and mousy compared to your last girlfriend," you can consider your relationship immediately terminated. It can work in reverse, though, too. A guy who broke up with me because I wasn't his idea of the ultimate buxom female form tried to get back together with me after one of his friends asked him who "that really hot girl" was, in reference to me. And the same man who broke up with me because his roommate thought I wasn't good enough for him was someone that all of my friends found "shady, creepy, devious," even "evil," and urged me to be wary of. Did I listen to them? Not a @%&$ing chance. Love is all about me, and him; they don't - and shouldn't - figure into it.

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