Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Getting Dumped 101 For Guys

Getting Dumped 101 For Guys by the master of getting dumped himself, Dave Avran Frequently, when a woman decides to dump a man, she wants to do it her way and be in total control of the process. This usually involves a long "sharing" or "processing" session where she tries to cushion the blow so that she can feel a minimal amount of guilt and discomfort. When getting the axe, the average guy goes along with this female agenda, allowing the woman to feel good about herself while he, at best, gets his hopes dashed, or worse, his heart ripped out. So allow me to clue you in on taking control and short-circuiting your "girlfriend's" game plan. It would have been a mistake to meet with her and have a "heart to heart" talk so that she could have assuaged her own guilt while you would have wound up with the booby prize (no pun intended). If your woman utters any of the following five phrases, get ready to kiss her cute ‘lil ass goodbye for the last time. There are certain telltale phrases that a woman will use that immediately signal the demise of your relationship with her. As shocking and hurtful as it may be to be ambushed by one of these zingers, if any one of the following quotes comes out of her mouth, you should pull the plug on the whole deal right then and there, bow out gracefully and cut off all future contact. Keep in mind that she won't like it when you take control and throw a monkey wrench into her plan. Why not? Because she's not getting to drop you the way she was planning to. Let her protest, whine or blame you - you may see a dark side of her come out that you never knew existed. And don't get sucked into this "We need to have closure" bull. "Closure" is Womanese for "let's have a long talk where I can sell you on why it makes sense for us to break up so that I don't feel like the bad guy." So here is a list of The Top 5 Female Brush-Off Phrases that are most frequently used by the lovelies who are gently and politely telling you that your contract has been terminated and it's time to take a hike. The Top Five Female Brush-Off Phrases 1. "I think that we're really just in different places in our lives..." 2. "My plate is just so full. You know, I've got a lot of pressure at work and my sick mother to take care of, and my volunteer church activities, and my acting class. There's really no room in my life for a relationship now" or "I'm just not ready for a relationship..." (fill in the blanks here.) 3. "I think we need to take some time off." And the variation: "I need some space right now." 4. "Something has changed. I don't even know what it is," which often leads into the dreaded, "It's not you... it's me." 5. And my favorite, "I love you, but I am not happy." you're outta there, dude. Whether the two of you have been together for two months or two years, any of these phrases uttered from your woman's pretty, pouty lips spell doom and destruction for the relationship. So don't go into denial or scramble to talk her out of it when you get slammed with one of these. If she uses any of these five terms, it means her Interest Level has sunk below the critical 50% mark and all the talking and counseling in the world ain't gonna make one iota of a difference. Remember guys - never try to keep someone who doesn't want to keep you.

Getting Dumped 101 For Gays

Getting Dumped 101 For Gays by (Me? Dumped? Never! Lies! All of them, vicious Lies!) Joachim Frequently, when a man decides to dump another man, he wants to do it his way and be in total control of the process. Truth is folks; gay relationships aren’t any different from straight relationships - you meet someone you fancy, get to know each other and fall in love convinced (for the 53rd time of your life) that you’ve finally met The One. Then things fark up over something stupid like forgetting to buy the KY, you break up, LIFE’S A BITCH AND YOU DIE A HORRIFIC DEATH BY SOLITUDE AND SEXUAL STARVATION!!! Not that I’ve ever been dumped before or anything. Keen on the man-on-man dumping agenda is the need to preserve some level of congeniality in the relationship while severing all official ties. In other words – “Hey, I’m dumping your bitchass but let’s remain friends ok? This sentiment is borne largely out of the fact that the gay community is relatively small in comparison to the greater population. To have a nasty break-up would mean a) everyone and their sugar daddies will be talking about it for weeks; adding some “cili padi” and “lada hitam” at every turn, thus affecting your future espoucement opportunities and b) you ruin any chance of getting back together. “WTF?!” I hear you cry. “Why even think about getting back together when you’ve just broken up with somebody?” What you must understand is that one can only have so many relationships before one is fresh out of supply of man-meat and finds oneself back in the same butcher shop that began it all. Hence, the art of dumping is an intricate balance between emancipation from current sexual slavery and covering one’s ass. No buns, I mean puns intended. So if your boi boi decides to dump you, expect elaborate strategies and carefully planned lines designed to keep you at arms length but at the same time ready on call should your services ever be needed again (choiiiii!). My personal favourite is the ol’ “I love you but we just can’t be together” – immediately followed by a heavy sigh, trembling lips and eyes welling up with tears of remorse over some mysterious tragic occurrence that “you wouldn’t understand even if I told you”. There are those who have yet to master this dance and prefer to just not deal with it, hoping that it will all go away. Or rather that you will go away. So if he tells you that he is moving to San Francisco, after moving to San Francisco or starts hanging out in Liquid every night of the week, be forewarned – you are about to get dumped quicker than you can say “shit”.