Have you ever noticed that Valentines Day, and the few days before, feel like the MLB, NHL and NBA’s Trade deadline? Thousands of phone calls are made, people are analyzing the outcomes and adding up the figures. It’s chaos, for something that could of been solved with a simple system in place. Think about this for a minute. We watch t.v. shows and movies about romance, and what to do to get your self loved. So the last 2 days before Valentines Day itself, people start doing the stupidest things to get noticed. The old “Shopping in the produce section in a supermarket” routine is a classic favorite of mine. There are some amazing people out there that are looking for romance. But it seems like to this blogger, that the closer we get to V-Day, the more Cheaters start appearing in the scenes.
Walmart kind of ruined the whole “romantic meeting at the only late night store open in town” meet-cute scenario. So thanks Walmart. But the people that cheat always have another angle working. That’s why they cheat right? It’s like being a sales man. You prove your point to make the sale, you just leave out the fact that upgrading to a higher package makes the salesman more money on commission. Cheaters like to exaggerate the truth and Valentines day is a perfect opportunity fr that. “We just broke up”, “I did my part and they were the ones who ruined the relationship” are some of the most used phrases. I was always a fan of making a fake phone call to my mother while I was around an attractive woman. I would make sure she could hear me asking if my mother needed anything before I “stopped by” or went home.
So the Trade Up Theory I have is pretty easy to follow. You date someone for long enough, you tend to get bored with the relationship, and you want to find someone of equal attraction or higher on the appearance scale. Valentines Day is the perfect opportunity to make this transition. Here is how I did it. A few days before Valentines Day is when you need to get the phone number from someone. Then you text for a while. On the actual day, you ask if they want to meet. If you played your cards right, you’re out having a new dating experience. But you do not limit this to just one person. You try to get as many as possible that increase your chances of going out on Valentines Day. That was many years ago, but it happened.
Trading Up is a term I used when I first moved to Vegas. I noticed that the friends I made did this on a continuous basis. It is not only in Las Vegas, but it does happen more than often here, as I have noticed. This theory I have is one of many reasons why people hate “the day of love”. What I find more interesting in all of this trading up scenario is this: “Why would you trade up when you could just end the relationship and start from scratch?” I think it is because there is a theory that if you look for a job while you have a job, you are less worried about over impressing someone and you are more likely to get the job you applied for. Just replace that in dating terms and you get my point.
So here are a few things you can do to limit your chances of being a target during this Valentines Day.
- Do not do anything in this blog I have described.
- Meet before or after Valentines Day, not on the actual day.
- Sure it sucks being alone on the day of love, but heartbreak sucks just a bit more.
- Your friends might post pictures on Facebook of flowers that were delivered, or something their dates got them. But that is because it was the cheapest, yet most Valentines Day routine thing to do.
- Take a breather and realize that dating is easy if you pay attention to a persons words, and not their actions. Communication is huge in the dating scene.
- If all else fails, go to the store and get a huge tub of ice cream and then swear you are going to work off the weight gain.
Any questions, you know where to comment.