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Dating and Movie Watching: Part 1


Part 1: Dating and movie watching. One and the same

I, JAS, am a single man. /nod /nod Yes, it is a hard thing to admit, but it’s true. Thirty-two and single.

My recent singlehood has put me in a position of dating again. I’ve noticed quite a few similarities between dating and movie-going. Naturally, since you are reading this on Bitter Balcony, you know this isn’t a good thing. Here are some reasons.

Reason 1: More than once, a friend has reminded me that I should never date an ugly girl. Don't fool yourself into thinking you're are into someone than you really are. This is not to say that every movie must star Megan Fox, but it should at least be a notch above Maggie Gyllenhaal. John flaming to commence in 3, 2, 1… But there is a particular standard that must be met. It shouldn’t be unrealistically high, but honest.

This is similar to how I feel about old digital video films. Old DV has odd color separation, muted colors, bleeding – you get the idea. In the case of “Roman,” it helped to make a bad movie worse. Had it at least been shot on film, I would probably be less saddened by my wasted time.

Reason 2: There should be a certain level of substance. Or bluntly: don’t date a dumb chick. Just like Reason No. 1, standards have to be applied. If a woman is as gorgeous as Jennifer Connelly, but dumb as a rock, no one will stick around for the long haul.

This is directly related to a movie storyline. You don't want to sit through two hours of boring characters or an uninteresting story.

I'm not asking Aphrodite’s body and the brains of Athena. To draw a parallel with movie-viewing, I want something that is pleasing to look at and can be interesting enough to keep me wanting to stick around.

Tune in next Friday for "Chapter 2: The tease of something good."

Source of the Bitter: JAS

Comments, rants and other stuffs below
Que on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 1:49pm

Que's comments: in short, you want someone who is pretty and smart in the same time.

sounds good but my friend, you can't have both. not all the time.

sometimes you just have to sit tight and be happy having a coffee with Megan Fox and deal with Megan Fox talk. and somehow I suspect you are ready for that level of compromise, my friend?

JAS on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 9:50pm

No, no. I hope for reasonable good looks - no need for Aphrodite here - and someone that can carry a conversation. If they excel in either great.

In movie terms, I want something that is entertaining and visually pretty or something that is reasonably well shot, even though it might not be masterful, but has a great story. :)

JAS on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 9:50pm

P.S. Megan Foxx talk? Isn't that why earplugs were made?

Que on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 12:10am

earplugs were godsend but won't save you from the scenarios such as:

"pss, man, look me me, my eyes are right up here!"


"&*&#&^^)W&@^#%$)*^, what do you think?"

and you should only engage earplug solution after the proper build-up sequence is implemented and proven successful.

...we are no longer talking about movies arn't we?

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