So What if He's Not a "Dream Boat?" At Least He Showed Up

Girls, is this hairstyle cool or just plain down right awful?
Girls, is this hairstyle cool or just plain down right awful? | Source

Single or Divorced Women, This is a Pop Test! Look closely at the guy in above photo and answer this question: Is this guy's hairstyle cool or just plain down-right awful?

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Test Answers:

  • If you answered "awful," then you are a girl with great taste in men. Realistically, there may not be anything wrong with this guy's character. It is just that he is working to be considered cool and stylish with the crowd he is hanging out with on the weekends.
  • If you answered "no, are you kidding me?" you are also a great judge of men and this also shows me that you do have compassion on men that are not good at making public appearances, but may have a few hidden issues.

Thanks, Kenneth

My inspiration

It is an unwritten universal law of dating that guys, mostly those who are not members of the "elite," "superior" class of our society will go beyond natural borders and guidelines of safety and danger to themselves to look, act, dress, smell and be their best on a first date.

This is written in their DNA from when mankind was made by Our Creator. Skeptics, check it out. So since Adam first viewed his beautiful mate, Eve, man has conjured, planned, and devised ways to not just attract their first mate while dating them, but possibly keeping them for a future love interest.

I charge society at large to open your eyes, and now I am talking to the single girls only, and see "these" poor, driven guys who are spending all but their life insurance on the best clothes, cologne and haircuts just to score a lasting impression with the young lady of their choice. "These" guys, nervous and with heart rate that is three points above "healthy," will ultimately leave something undone about their looks, vocabulary, or hairstyle.

I urge the single girls reading this to hold back from saying "Ewwww," in your minds when he rings your doorbell. Take time to look at the whole man, not just the little piece of string he has overlooked on his pants. Seriously. Is a little piece of string any sound reason for you to dump the guy only moments after you allow him inside your home to sit down and talk to you? I think not.

Folk music legend, Bob Dylan
Folk music legend, Bob Dylan | Source

Love tips, self-help hubs revisited

Hey, if music icon, legend, Bob Dylan, famous for so many mega hits such as "Highway 61," and then he turns around and records "Highway 61 Revisited," and it's a bigger hit than his first song, then I most certainly can return to my hub roots as it were and write one more self-help hub (for girls only) who are about to go out on that scary first date.

As you read my story you might be tempted to laugh. That's okay. I can relate to happy. You might even give in and look puzzled. You know that narcissistic look when people gaze at another narcissistic person with their eyes half-closed. Yeah, that look. Sickening if you ask me.

Being serious-minded

with you. I am not writing hubs like this for money. God only knows how much I would love to score just one hub that would grant me 100,000 views. What a juicy hotbed for HubPages to offer a few heavy hitter advertisers on the national level. (I may not know as much as those Top Tier Hubbers, but advertising, I know something about).

I am simply writing these hub to be of help to some out there who are simply crying out for help to a circle of friends who do not how to listen. Those people. Yeah, those who are too ashamed of themselves to come out and ask for help and then make a worse mistake when an opportunity of going out with a guy comes along and the first sign of something wrong with the guy's looks, she is ready to bail. Those people.

So with that being typed with eight mighty sore fingers and one thumb, I ask you girls who are ready for that "first" date to listen up, errr, I mean, read up and I begin with this headline:

If you are a girl that does not go in for men wearing mascara, lipstick and rouge, then this man is not for you
If you are a girl that does not go in for men wearing mascara, lipstick and rouge, then this man is not for you | Source
Bad teeth IS a sign  the guy does not care  for his personal hygiene
Bad teeth IS a sign the guy does not care for his personal hygiene | Source
 A Pop Tip: A guy's fly open is a normal thing because he is nervous at dating a pretty girl like you, so do not be too judgemental
A Pop Tip: A guy's fly open is a normal thing because he is nervous at dating a pretty girl like you, so do not be too judgemental | Source
Excessive prespiring is not a sign of not caring for his appearance. It may be that he too is nervous at your beauty or he didn't have time to leave the gym where he was working out to get home and change
Excessive prespiring is not a sign of not caring for his appearance. It may be that he too is nervous at your beauty or he didn't have time to leave the gym where he was working out to get home and change | Source
Question: If this guy shows up for your date, but did not tell you about his acne problem, would you think of an excuse to not date him?
Question: If this guy shows up for your date, but did not tell you about his acne problem, would you think of an excuse to not date him? | Source
  • Crumbs on His Pants - - or shirt is not a sign that he is a slob. Bank on it, girls. This just proves that he forgot to brush off the crumbs at his meal with his parents. Let is slide, girls and give this guy a chance.
  • Shoes Untied - - but not on purpose is nothing to cause you to hit the "panic button." The poor guy is just as nervous as you are because he has not been on a date since Disco was king.
  • Stuttering - - either my physical affliction or nerves cannot be a gauge for you to determine if the guy is a jerk or not. I know a guy personally who attends church with me and when he is stressed, he stutters. He admitted it openly in Bible Study. Go out with this guy. With help, he can overcome this ailment.
  • Shyness - - is not a sign of perversion, girls. A lot of great guys are shy. Me included, but I was never great. Just shy. And it didn't hamper me getting out there and playing the "singles game." Hey, a few girls even found my shyness hot. I just wish I could remember their names.
  • Memory Lapses - - are natural and not a plague sent by God through Moses to punish girls who are going on their first date, but they did not kiss mom good night. Everyone at one time or the other will have a memory lapse.
  • Nervous Laughter - - is pretty much the same as a memory lapse. Guys with over-active nerves cannot help the situation. Maybe you are so pretty that "nervous guy" gets nervous just looking at you. Ever thought of that?
  • Talkative - - guys are, I admit, annoying at times, but they mean no harm. Overlook this, girls and learn to talk right back at this guy on your date. He will love it.
  • Clumsy Guys - - are not a target for sympathy, but building up. One word of advice, girls: Do not laugh at your clumsy guy. He gets enough of that at home, work or in the supermarket.
  • Guys Who Cannot - - sit still. They talk to you while their body is like a machine set on "Wide Open" with their arms, legs waving, legs crossing and uncrossing. It can be unnerving to a girl who has not had a date in a while. I would give it as many chances as I could. Then talk to the guy in a discreet, respectful way about his fidgeting. He will appreciate it.
  • Emotional Guys - - who cry "at the drop of a hat," are not strange or freaks of nature. They belong to a special group of males whose emotions are visible and not hidden. Be thankful that he is tender hearted and not a loud mouth with a cold heart. Or even worse, heartless.

Guys who show up for a date in jeans like these. But he is not trying to be cool. These jeans are his best pair of jeans.
Guys who show up for a date in jeans like these. But he is not trying to be cool. These jeans are his best pair of jeans. | Source
Guys who love to look feminine. What heterosexual female wants to date herself?
Guys who love to look feminine. What heterosexual female wants to date herself? | Source

Granted, girls when going out for the first time or not being asked out in a long time, are also nervous. But somehow The Creator endowed these lovely creations with some mysterious gift to cover their nerves excellently. I know. And they know that they, the pretty girls, are like a loaded .44 staring right at your forehead. You, guys, are at their mercy.

The only thing that I can pass along to you, girls, is to be diplomatic if you must point out to the guy that his fly is open or he has friend chicken bones sticking to his shirt tail. Use a lot of tact for guys at this point are brimming with confidence and one little remark misspoke can shatter their self-image like a cheap mirror.

Just relax, girls and boys and I venture to say that you both will have a great time.

Good night, Nashville, Tennessee.

© 2016 Kenneth Avery

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DreamerMeg 2 months ago from Northern Ireland

I assume these dates are from dating sites? There were no sites like that when I was young. These days, I would be kind but when I was young, I was very judgemental, not about crumbs, that wouldn't bother me but about opinions and discussion. But the boys I met were at clubs or social gatherings, so I knew them before going out.


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kenneth avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, DreamerMeg,

How are things in your lovely nation of Ireland? One thing that I would love to do before my life comes to an end is visit Ireland and take in all of the history and folklore and not hurry in doing it.

Thanks for your input. No, these are not from dating sites, but real life. If you visit your local department store or most-popular coffee house or restaurant, and you pay attention, you can hear the most interesting facts and tidbits about dates, dating and what is good and so on.

Right here in front of us. And I found it all out by accident.

Write me anytime and pray for me. Thanks, my Dear Friend and Cherished Follower.


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Ken Burgess 2 months ago from Florida

I gotta say, those photos took away from my ability to concentrate on the writing.... wow, we come in all shapes and sizes is right.


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kenneth avery 2 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Ken Burgess,

First off, I apologize for the distractions. Secondly, "hind sight is 20-20," or so I've heard, but now I wish I had used some high sight before I hit "publish now" for this piece.

In my early days in the weekly newspaper business, when we ran display ads that advertisers bought and provided us with generic graphic work to put with the copy, we always thought it wise to run somewhere (in plain sight) on the ad(s): "Graphics may not be the same as advertised products," and since this was my fault to post such off-centered photos of guys, I should have put this disclaimer on this hub.

Thanks, Ken, for telling me. I just might use my throwback clause in future hubs.

Peace.


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Gloriousconfusion 2 months ago from United Kingdom

First time I went for dinner at my friend's house, I was quite smart (after all, I was working in an office all day and half the evening), and I was a bit surprised at how scruffy he was - clearly how he looked was not his first priority, and I rather liked that. Now, 21 years later, we're both a bit scruffy most of the time - it's quite relaxing knowing the other partner doesn't mind....but we do have appropriate clothes for formal occasions - they're a bit old now, because they are used so seldom that they never wear out.


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kenneth avery 7 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

You know something . . .Gloriousconfusion?

Your comment, if I had a Thousand Bucks Cash, I would mail it

to YOU.

This comment was honest, sincere, and from your heart.

I Loved It!

Keep up your great way of saying things.

Again, Thank YOU so Much and Please write me anytime.

Your Friend for Life,

Kenneth


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Gloriousconfusion 7 weeks ago from United Kingdom

Thanks Kenneth - Now that Sterling has gone down against the Dollar, Five Hundred Bucks in Bitcoins would do me fine


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kenneth avery 7 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

L :) L, Glorious confusion,

I pray that before I leave this world, I will

be blessed with LOTS of wealth in order to

just send YOU 1,000 Bitcoins which would

be more than my initial gift.

I am serious.


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Gloriousconfusion 6 weeks ago from United Kingdom

Kenneth, you're so kind!

And I pray that before I leave this world, I'll be so rich that I won't need your gift, and can give it all away to poor people (less inheritance tax, of course)


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kenneth avery 6 weeks ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Gloriousconfuion,

Thank you so much for your sweet comment.

I admire your giving spirit and let us, you and I, make ourselves

a pact that when our "ship comes in," we will follow through

with our agreements in love.

I know for a fact that the Owner/Creator of All Things would be

Very Happy.

Fact.

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