So my friend sent me this the other morning with the text, and I quote, “Brad is this you that they renamed to Justin?” I laughed because in another article it says that the dude is a Project Manager (which is the same title as me) but sadly enough, no it wasn’t.
This is textbook tomfoolery here. I get it – we live in an era where pretty much everything needs to be instant gratification. “I want a promotion”, “I want a new job”, “I want a relationship,” and we expect that those things happen if damn not immediately. In this case, we have Justin who is in dire need of a girlfriend apparently and will plan six dates in the same night, at the same bar, to accomplish that. Definitely selfish (and stupid) to think that you would come out successful in this.
The dude got exposed for his poor planning and project management skills, even though the girls still forgave him (for the most part).
But, call me crazy, I don’t have a problem with him taking numerous girls on dates. Girls do it all the time. It’s called dating for a reason. Space that shit out, brother. If you watched the whole video, the cringy reporter who hasn’t been on a date in five years poses the question as if this is the new norm for dating now. Are you kidding me?
I think Lisette hits the nail on the head. If you want to go on a date with someone, just be forward about it. Not only that, but if you’re talking to other people, tell them. You’re not inclined to be in a relationship with them yet so by you saying, “I’m really just looking to expand my horizon and learn who I actually would want to commit my time to, and vise versa,” boom – crisis averted.
The only rebuttal I can think of is if you run into people who wouldn’t be honest and say that they’re seeing someone when they’re really in a relationship. Then that makes them a cheater.
But to answer the reporters question, no, lining up six dates in a night at the same place isn’t a new norm of dating, that is just called being a dumb-ass when dating people. There’s nothing more than that. Dating shouldn’t be scary and it’s ridiculous that she would even push that agenda. Be honest with people and follow Lisette’s advice and I think you will be just fine.