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It's Not A Date, It's An Interview.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 Leave a Comment

Couple having romantic meal

Once a woman reaches a certain age it's no longer a case of simply dating and having fun. Oh no, it becomes like a second job. We're on a mission to find "The One," and by the one we mean that he checks most, if not all of the boxes in our mental list of man traits.

Yes these days first dates have turned into interviews, where the poor guy gets grilled about everything from what he does for a living to what kind of toothpaste he uses.

Date Interview Scenario 1

Woman: Do you drive?
Man: Sure do.

Women: What car?
Man: Daewoo.

Woman: Hmmm, so do you live nearby?
Man: Yeah my parents house is just up the street.

Woman: Cheque please!

Date Interview Scenario 2

Man: So tell me about yourself.
Woman: I like long walks, roller coasters, and Ben and Jerry's. What do you you do for living?

Man: I'm a boner.
Woman: Excuse me, what?

Man: I de-bone chicken for human consumption.
Woman: Okaaay then.

Date Interview Scenario 3

Woman: What made you try Internet dating?
Man: Well when me and my Wife separated...

Women: So you just got divorced? That's terrible.
Man: Well it's not official yet, but we are separated.

Awkward silence

Woman: It was nice meeting you.

Yes it sounds harsh, and maybe it's not this brutal, but we do seem to be ultra picky these days. Dating has become strictly business, no messing about, just straight to the point. Is it just that our standards have gotten higher?

It leaves me asking, do we over analyse? Should we give men a break? Are we too picky or just being practical? What do you think? Should we cut 'em some slack?

Afterthought: If only dating were this simple...

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  • Kristy said:  

    Hahaha, this was hilarious! Gave me the laugh that I needed today.
    I agree with you - it's totally an interview. And should we be picky? Yes. Espcially if you're looking for "the one".
    I don't necessarily have a checklist per say, but I have a deal makers and deal breakers list. If they have 2 or more deal breakers... well then.. deal break!
    Is it skeptical to look at what you don't want versus what you do? Perhaps... But maybe the reason we don't currently have "the one", is because we don't really know what we want.. until we experience something different...

    But I say no... cut them no slack! We're on a mission damnit! :)

  • Mademoiselle Hautemess said:  

    I tend to think that it is perfectly reasonable to have standards for the person you want to settle down and get serious with- or at least know your dealbreakers! BUT I am starting to think maybe I am aiming too high...so my new rule is "not douchey? not mean? ok!" Which is one step up from my drunken heartbreak make out criteria of "single? has a pulse? yep!"

    AND- where did you find this video? I find it so hilarious that this exists...and that people not only watched but volunteered to be part of the audience! :) But what happens to the girls who push their man in the water?? I think I am one of those girls...

  • Paige said:  

    daewoo...muahaha i just love saying that.

  • Thoughts of a Randomista said:  

    Alice, you are an idiot for this post! I love it! lmao@boner then de boner.

    I gave you another blog award. I Know, I love you!
    Check it out and Pass it Forward!

  • MissEmy said:  

    well- imho, the dude I decide to settle for better be worth it. I'm old fashioned and I want to spend the rest of my life with one man. So, we may be a little too critical.... but it's kind of a long term decision! And it really is a problem if he's still living at his parents house. :D

  • Denise said:  

    These sound like my emails... I do try to filter out a little of the weirdness before I meet someone.

    True story though, sometimes it does feel like a job interview, and I am getting exhausted of it.

  • J.Ashley said:  

    Our standards have gotten higher, but so have everything else! Dating now have become a second job

  • Alice X said:  

    @Kirsty Good point, maybe we don't know what our perfect man would be :/

    @Mademoiselle Hautemess "single? has a pulse? yep!" Ahaha yeah a pulse is always a plus, no pulse = no heart = :(

    This was a saturday night TV show here in the UK back in the 90's. I'm ashamed to say i used to love it, especially because of the muscle man that used to come on and move his pecks up and down (no hands) in time with the music. Wow TV was so much better back then :D

    @Paige I'm glad i'm not the only one who enjoys the sound of that word!

    @TOAR Waheyyy! Thanks so much, your ace.

    @Miss Emy I agree with that, if you're going to spend the rest of your life with someone, it's best to be sure he's exactly right for you.

    @Denise Filter the wierdness haha like vetting! Don't give up just yet, Mr Hot could be just around the corner.

    @J.Ashley I do think we expect a lot more out of relationships, and so we should really, we want more than your average bear!

  • P.Y.T. said:  

    Just found you blog and I am officially a new stalker...I mean follower...

    Just wanted to comment on this post since it really hits home...

    My blog DATERVIEW got its name because of this exact concept!! Dating + Interview = DATERVIEW

    Dating is 100% like an interview...especially the first and second dates when you are really truly sizing someone up for all the potential and pitfalls they may have. It can be completely exhausting.

    And before you start thinking women are being too harsh lets remember men are playing the same exact game, except they are probably not quite as practical about it.

    Looking forward to future posts!!

  • Alice X said:  

    @P.Y.T. Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog too :)

    Yes it's true they are playing a game, at least we have a purpose.

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