Meet My Parents

by JeremySpoke under Relationships

Meet my parents. Meet them. They are great. I’m never anxious about a girl meeting my parents. I think people that get nervous when a significant other is about to meet their parents are subconsciously worried that their date will find out who they actually are because really, whether you like it or not, your parents are an extension of you. More chronologically accurate, you are an extension of your parents.

Unless your parents are serial killers, and you know who you are, I think it is a great idea to introduce a girl or boy to your parents as soon as possible. As I grow older, I start to see that I share so many similarities with my parents that I never really thought about before. I’m starting to say my dad’s horrible jokes more frequently, even though my own jokes are hilarious. I suppose my son will one day repeat my jokes one day, but I hope he won’t, because they’re often graphic, and if I ever repeat any of them to any child, mine or not, I should be immediately put to death.

Not introducing your girlfriend to your parents is akin to hiding the fact that you pick your nose or that you watch reality television. Eventually, those boogers are going to come out, and if you wait too long, they’re going to get all runny and green and bacteria-filled. Don’t expose your girlfriend to endemic pathogens. Any secrets you have are going to eventually come out. The longer you wait, the greener they get.

However, if you’re introducing me to your parents, please tell me at least a little bit in advance. I’m sure I will like them a lot if I like you a lot, but I’d still like to shower and wear something nice.


The Best Piece of Advice Someone Has Given You…

by JDateAdministrator under JDate

JDate’s Kibitz Corner recently asked the question: What’s the best piece of advice someone has ever given you?

The majority of JDate members said the best piece of advice they’d ever received came from their parents and grandparents.

Here are our top 10 advice snippets including the serious, funny and outlandish!

1. Work to live, not the other way around.

JDateSara, 26, Single, Woman seeking a Man, West Hollywood, CA

2. Eat your vegetables.

JerrseyGirl, 59, Divorced, Woman seeking a Man, Saint Louis, MO

3. 5% of the people you know cause 95% of your problems

ChicagoDr…, 23, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Woodland Hills, CA

4. Buy shares in Pan Am, book a ski trip to Yugoslavia, bet on that zebra in the Grand National and make war not love.

LordSover…, 42, Single, Man seeking a Woman, London, United Kingdom

5. Between…You don’t need to be a billionaire to be happy but a few million sure wouldn’t hurt! Girls are like busses, miss one, ten more are coming.

MarcJTG, 20, Single, Man seeking a Woman, Roslyn, NY

6. To quote my grandpa, “You can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.”

timg, 20, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Melbourne, Australia

7. Engage the brain before opening my mouth to say something that may offend someone.

petite, 43, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Oakland Gardens, NY

8. Life is not a “dress rehearsal;” you only get one chance so do what makes you happy without hurting anyone else.

Alwaysgiving, 52, Single, Woman seeking a Man, Aurora, CO

9. Never go to bed angry. If you are going to fight, fight in the nude, and it’s ok to fight, ok to argue, and ok to have the last words as long as they are yes dear.”

DivorcedD…, 30, Divorced, Man seeking a Woman, Westlake Village, CA

 10. Before judging someone, walk a mile in their shoes. This way, when you’re judging them, you’re a mile away from them and you have their shoes.

DocBluth, 28, Single, Man seeking a Woman, New York, NY