Ladies, ladies, ladies. Lets talk about this practice of making him wait when he picks you up. At the beginning of the semester, you and your roommates all went to the outlet malls to find your 'date' outfits. You already know what you're going to wear. The hot topic in the apartment lately has been whether your hair should be straight or curly or in a ponytail or left down. (For the record, leave your hair down, only do it curly if its naturally curly. Crunchy hair product is not attractive) You probably skipped out of class or work early to make sure you had time to prepare for the night's festivities. Your roommates have spent the afternoon helping you with your make up, hair and choosing the perfect lip gloss. You reward your favorite roomie with the power of opening the door when Great Guy comes to pick you up.
Great Guy: "Hey, is Great Girl here?"
Fave Roomie: "Yeah, she's getting ready. It'll be a few more minutes."(Great Guy looks at his watch. Movie starts in 15 minutes. Good thing he Fandango-ed.)
Fave Roomie: "You can sit if you want."(Giggling from the bedrooms/bathrooms. Muffled talking, asking about what Great Guy is wearing. If the pink you're wearing is okay with the maroon he is. Why does it matter if you match anyway?)
10 minutes later...
Fave Roomie: "She's almost ready, I swear."
Great Guy: "Oh, okay, no big deal."
But it is a big deal. There's no way you're going to make it to the movie on time. The message you've sent to Great Guy is not a positive one. You've illustrated that you're high maintainance and that you lack the common courtesy of doing what you say when you say you will do it.It is perfectly acceptable to answer the door yourself. Greet the Great Guy and say "Let me grab my purse. I'll be just a moment." Go to your bedroom, tell your roommates that he looks great and do a final (and quick) spin in front of the mirror. And proceed out the door, on time. A guy doesn't mind being accomodating, but he does mind it when you abuse him.If you are constantly late for dates, you make it impossible for Great Guy to plan anything. Girls are constantly complaining about guys who ask them out and then don't have anything planned. How can a guy plan a date if he doesn't have a time frame? Do yourselves (and all of the Great Guys out there) a favor and spare the 10th layer of lipgloss and the last few squirts of hairspray while your date sits on the couch waiting. No one needs that much on their lips or in their hair anyway. Punctuality makes you prettier. And what girl doesn't want that extra help? Totally love you all and good luck finding your EC.