Dating is a solo effort. Yet, the mistake most women make, myself included, is we make it a team sport and use our single friends – yes, the same ones that have failed miserably at finding love, who can’t get laid, and are in and out of divorce court – our dating coaches.
Seeking relationship advice from your single friends is comparable to asking a hillbilly mechanic with broken down cars on his lot to check out “that tinkering noise” under the hood of your Cadillac. Before he can spit out his tobacco he’ll start with the hustle, telling you you’re low on oil and then try to sell you a bottle of Crisco.
Your single friends, though they operate under the guise of “meaning well,” are not that much different. Saddled with their own bad relationship history, they have a warped view concerning matters of the heart. They’ll advise you to do stupid things like e-mail or call a guy who only showed half-hearted interest on a date, while downplaying the positive. “He didn’t send you flowers on your two month anniversary?”
For good sound relationship advice that is going to guarantee a trip down the aisle, best bet is to ask your boring married friends or a little old Jewish lady in Queens, preferably one with a big rock on her hand.