I was pounced on at happy hour Tuesday night by some friends who wanted to discuss my post about dating a Fair Weather Boyfriend. It was a good happy hour special and these guys were ready for a lively discussion on the topic.
All agreed that the Fair Weather Boyfriend does exist in the dating wilds of DC and even offered alternative names like prick, schmuck, self-important ish head; and others that I can’t print without setting off internet protection software. From the group came a barrage of stories about dating Fair Weather Boyfriends and the downright douchey behavior of these self-important types. It was also mentioned that DC doesn’t have the monopoly on this, as you can go to any major city and hear different variations of The Fair Weather Boyfriend’s primal scream: “I gotta do me first” “my boys come first” or; “I’m an actor slash ____.”
After hearing several stories, I put forth a hypothesis to the group that I invite you to consider:
Is there a correlation between our circle of friends and the quality of the men that we date?
Just to be clear, I’m not talking about a situation where friends are drinking the Haterade or blocking you from successfully meeting a potential future boyfriend. Read more…