this is not a dating blog.
and yet somehow, i am writing another post about dating. i suppose it is an occupational hazard of being a student in provo, utah, that a mini-portion of our lives revolve around dating. it is the vision and priority of a large majority of byu students to find someone they can call an eternal companion. deny it all you want, but that's what we're most of us are looking for.
in the meantime while the 'game' proceeds, there are massive amounts of casualties - broken hearts, unfulfilled expectations, reorganization of one's priorities. even common sense and rationality are completely thrown out the window.
so as a group of friends and i were talking about some of the battle wounds and strategic tactics of dating, naturally we started discussing dating analogies. these bad boys are so perfect in their explanations, it's hard not to share with everyone.
now, have you ever asked yourself one of these questions?
how do all the weirdies get married off so quickly?!?
what do i have to do to get a boy's attention?
why don't boys get the hint?
well my friends, i might just have an analogy for you.
THE POT AND LID ANALOGY
so just imagine that you and i are pots. nice round, cooking pots. and it is our lifelong goal to find our corresponding, matching, perfect lid. the hard thing about being a round pot is that there are like five kajillion circle lids floating around the kitchen. so you have to search through them all, try it out, see how it fits, one at a time, until finally the perfect circle lid is found.
the weirdies on the other hand, let's say that they're not the typical round pot. they're all star-shaped and crazy-like. and it turns out there's only one other star-shaped lid in the kitchen. so hello, how hard is it to find? it's not.
now, am i trying to insinuate that because i haven't quickly found my lid, that i'm as normal as a round pot? no. who knows what shape we really are. but also, i'm not saying that the weirdie that's still single doesn't exist. but for the most part, the analogy sticks. go with it.
THE FISH AND FISHERMAN ANALOGY
fish and fisherman. fisherman tries his hardest to get the fish to take a bite. he'll bait his hook with the perfect little doo-dads and what-nots. now, you're probably thinking that the fish is the girl and the fisherman is the guy trying to lure in said girl.
the fisherman = the girl. fish = the boy.
why? because the girl has to conveniently place the hook right in front of the boy's (aka fish's) face otherwise he'll never take the jump and bite. guys must be just as self-conscious about asking girls out because they just don't do it like they used to. unless we drop the hint so blatantly, it's like they just don't get it.
so like i said, girls gotta bait their hook and get it all ready otherwise boys won't even know that there's a hook for biting a mile around.
alright, alright. that's enough analogy-goodness for one day. come back later for more!