Tuesday, 3 June 2008


Today is a double post day. Because I feel the need to get some things off my chest.
Males of Australia - this one is for you!

The Ten Commandments of Being a Good Guy: (in no particular order)

1. Have Some Direction:
There is nothing worse than coming across a guy who has no direction in life, and thinks that watching Beavis and Butthead at home on a Saturday night is a good time.

2. If We Are On a Date Do Not (Obviously) Check out Other Girls:
Honestly, have a bit of courtesy for the girl you're with. Yes, its natural to perve..but just try and do it subtly. Commenting on the waitresses breasts over dinner is not cool.

3. Do Not Text Me A Million Times a Day and When I Don't Reply Complain About It:
Yes, its true I do have a life apart from you! And this kind of behaviour is completely off-putting.

4. Do Not Be Clingy/Needy:
This is a surefire way to make any sane female run a mile. I do not want to marry you after we have hung out for two hours. This also applies to introducing me to your dad over the phone as your GIRLFRIEND after we have hung out for two weekends.

5. Have Some Balls:
Be confident, I'm not here to stroke your ego. I don't want someone to agree with absolutely everything I say. If I wanted that I would date myself!

6. Don't Bitch Out My Shopping Habits:
I work hard for my money, and since we are not married/joined at the hip; you really have no control over what I do with my finances. While I'm young and not having to worry about a mortgage - I'm going to spend! Deal with it :)

7. I Am Not Your Ex Girlfriend:
And I never will be, if you constantly talk about your ex, or that she did this, she said that, she liked this etc. I might punch you. There is obviously a reason she is your ex girlfriend. And no girl wants to feel second best!

8. Have Your Own Friends:
Sure, coming out with me and the girls is fine once in awhile, but I don't want to be a babysitter! Its much better if you have your own friends and your own social circle. Plus.. its always more fun having group outings when there is a mix of guys and girls!

9. Don't Diss My Girls:
These girls are most likely going to outrank you, so if you diss them - its not going to go down well with me! I don't bitch out your friend for having a bad haircut/liking shit music/being too loud/being a bit of a wanker.. I expect the same kinda courtesy when it comes to my girls!

10. Make An Effort:
No girl wants to feel like she is trying in vain to win you over, if its always me making the effort to hang out, or to keep in contact..pretty soon I'm going to be bored and move on..Making a little effort to make someone feel like they're special and that you're interested never goes astray!

This has been inspired by my horrendous dating history over the last few months. I think if all guys at least followed most of these little commandments, females EVERYWHERE would be much happier - and much more likely to give you a chance :D


Anonymous said...

Love the ten commandments! If you are looking at doing a part two for this piece, can i suggest the "Don't bullshit" or the "Don't drink so much that you forget" commandments. A guy i know just asked me to a wedding. I just found out through another friend that he is saying that he is going solo to this event. I guess he does not remember that he asked me, and (i know it sounds like high school), but i can't be arsed to tell him about it .....right now. I will wait and bring it up just before the wedding and let him know what a douche bag he is.

Emmz said...

I completely know what you mean, and I think I could write a second list of commandments just on the way people reacted to the first ones!
I actually had a similar situation to you last weekend. A guy that I know called me up on Friday night while he was drinking. He asked me if I wanted to hang out on the Saturday night because he really wanted to spend some time together, told me how great I was etc, and that he would call me the next day to figure out times and stuff.
Sure enough - he never called me.
I'm not going to bring it up either - mainly because I'm slightly humiliated that he forgot. Haha.

Anonymous said...

Hey Emmz,
I know i said earlier today that i couldn't be arsed to mention anything, but i have been stewing on this all day and i am really pissed. I thought to myself, why should this cretin get away with this? I am going to send him a message and let him know that i know and that he is not worthy of having me as his 'date' for this wedding. I know i am worth much more than this!

Emmz said...

Ooh, well you're much braver than me!
One of the things I need to do is to start letting people know I'm pissed off instead of just stewing on it.
You have to let me know what happens!

Karinaxoxo said...

"You just said a mouthful there sister"

Oh and you should add "don't refer to us as a relationship or girlfriend after ONE date!!!"

Anonymous said...


I'm tempted to write my own as retort, however I shall zip my lip and nod pleasantly.

And trust me when I say this. There are a lot of women out there who need direction too...perhaps a look at the things women do wrong in relationships? Yes, you women DO make mistakes...on par with us males to be precise. Perhaps a little clarity would be good.
Than again, it wouldn't be EmmZ...=P