I decided to recycle one of my favorite dating posts from back in the day. ENJOY!
Him: “A lady is always supposed to have some gum, mints or candy in her purse.”
Me: “Oh really. Why is that?”
Him: “A woman is supposed to have those things in case her man needs them. He might need to take care of his breath.”
Me: “Well, why can’t he supply his own gum since it’s his breath?"
Him: “You’re supposed to have it.”
could tell this was going to go no where so I decided to let him
believe that mess instead of debating the issue. I really wasn't in
the mood. He was cute, yes…..stimulating, no.
proceeded to watch him order a shot of Patron and a Corona. While
waiting on his drinks he makes that same idiotic statement again. I just
said, “ok” and hoped the bartender would give him his drinks quickly
because this "lecture" had gotten old really fast. The bartender hands
him his drinks and right before he turns to go he turned to me again and
said in a serious tone accompanied by a most serious face. “For real
tho’ a woman is supposed to have gum in her purse. Some men use that as a
test.” A test for what? I thought but instead of making the
inquiry I replied, “So, if I fail then what?” He shrugged and said,
“Then that’s on you,” and walked away.
I have a feeling that I had just
been given the gum test by this strange but attractive man and failed.
Maybe he looked so serious because he was disappointed? I really don’t
care because if that’s his way of selecting women then we’re probably
not very compatible. I prefer a more complex test like his ability to
hold an intelligent conversation without staring at a woman's breasts or
whether he says something about sex right off the bat. However, I would
still like to know what unscientific conclusion he could possibly
draw from whether or not a woman has gum in her purse. The only logical
answer I can come up with is it makes it highly unlikely her breath is
funky? I've never been very good at thinking like a man. Maybe I should
get Steve Harvey's book to get some insight.
No wonder so many people are turning to online dating!
My Side of the Single Life is by book author Jae Henderson. Her
inspirational romance novels, Someday, Someday, Too, and Forever and a Day are now available
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