Monday, September 11, 2006

Belated Roundup

I've been compiling some recent posts by other people that I thought were worth linking to, and was hoping that they'd gel into some larger lesson about dating, but I seem to be lacking the necessary gelatin. So here they are, sans great insight from me, presented on their own merits. Discuss amongst yourselves... Forbes had done a story on whether men should marry career women, and the answer was a resounding no. So naturally, Forbes asked one of their female writers, a career woman herself, to respond. Essentially, she tells dudes to start going to the gym. Elsewhere, a woman posts about being told by her laundry lady that she'd better hurry up and get married; the only upside is she gets Gawker traffic for it. And EW's Popwatch (with an assist from me) coins a new word that has dating lexicon potential: ventimentality. On the Jewish side of things...At the Philly Jewish Exponent, a writer gives his moderately amusing advice about what to do and not do at your next singles event...Draydel writes about having been to a singles weekend, and discovering that men have insecurities too, she feels a new empathy for them, which is very magnanimous and open-minded of her. But I suspect there's no forgiving what happened to this friend of Chayyei Sarah's, who went on a date with a guy who was already on a date with someone else. I only wish I were kidding. A real disturbing story that might make you hate men (or at least, men who behave like the dude in the story did). So consider yourselves warned. And in other news, I'm nearly broke. Donations accepted via PayPal and in the form of magical voodoo rituals that ensure prosperity. No goat sacrifices, please.

8 comments:

Treifalicious said...

"No goat sacrifices, please."

Hey, Yom Kippur is coming up - can I sacrifice a chicken?

VJ said...

I was laughing at the Don Juan in Sara's story right up until the point where he expected both his dates to 'pay their share'. That would have gotten both barrels from me. Amusing just the same. The Forbes piece garnered quite a bit of attention & criticism from all over the place. I'm sacrificing for the nation at the moment, but when the campaign season ends, we'll see what we've got left. Cheers & Good Luck! 'VJ'

Chutzpah said...

I'm coming back as a trophy wife in my next life. Working hard to get an education and balance a high pressure career with raising children SUCKS in comparision to saving the money on the ivy-league tuition and graduate degree, being gorgeous and having a man let me spend his money all day. However, that is not to say I want to come back as an Orthodox baby-making factory either. I have something a little more glamourous in mind and I hope it includes a hot pool boy.

Shiri said...

Chutz: I had same thoughts for quite a while now :)

Anonymous said...

Well, Chutzpah, if you are a career woman and make enough money, you can hire a nanny to help with the kids as well as a pool buy to "help with the pool." That sounds pretty good as well. Hell, Id rather be a self-made woman with a boytoy than a kept woman by a fat 50-year old.

VJ said...

Me, I thought the entire thing was all about coming back as a really classy pool side marble statue.. Who knows? Cheers, 'VJ'

Chutzpah said...

I must say Anon that I agree with you and that's what I'm working towards. It's not easy but it does have to be alot more satisfying when you get to be the Keeper rather than the Kept.

mira said...

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shana tova, Mira