8-minute dating revisited

September 29, 2003

Tequila Mockingbird is at it again. Loved this wonderful aside on her comments page:

there must be something in the marketing material that these men interpreted differently. they seem to be under the impression that the 8 minutes represents an entire condensed dating relationship. that would explain why somewhere around the third minute they are trying to establish a mutual attraction. you know , because hey, that still leaves 5 minutes for sex.

Oh, and this comment was amusing, too:

I appreciate you going to these things, really I do. You’re like a sacrifice out there, going through all this suffering in order to bring back to us tidbits like these.

Plus, it reminds me that when I do the occasional round of looking at my husband and wondering why in the world I’m married, I should put “so I don’t have to date” high on the list.

One Response to 8-minute dating revisited

  1. jia on March 24, 2004 at 7:29 pm

    The stereotype of Washington interns falling prey to lecherous lawmakers is just that — a stereotype.
    So reveals a new dating and politics poll of Capitol Hill interns in which students share details of their dating lives.
    The Independent Women’s Forum survey shows 70 percent of Washington interns haven’t hooked up with anyone yet this summer.
    The students are evidently saving the hanky panky for their college campuses, because around two-thirds say they had at least one “hook up” during the past year at school.
    Other intern information…
    — 41 percent of the interns are single.
    — 56 percent came to the capital to get professional experience, but 5 percent came for the “social aspects.”
    — And, finally, Democrat interns are five times more likely than Republican interns to categorize the “hook-up” as the most common type of dating at college.