Monday, March 30, 2009

The Buddy Syndrome

This is part rant and part public service announcement. You see, I'm here to inform you of a terrible affliction. For years comedians believed that it was only men who were affected. But I'm here to tell you folks, women suffer from this terrible fate as well. As a sufferer myself, I know.
The Buddy Syndrome.
I am one of the many people who seem to have been cursed to be "the buddy" forever. Almost every guy I meet or hang out with sees me as "just one of the guys" and for the most part I'm okay with that. It means I get let in on lots of things "the girls" don't. Unfortunately it also means I have a bunch of guy friends and all the new guys I meet become "friends"... are you seeing where I'm going with this? If you don't - guys, ask yourself, do you want to date any of the dudes you hang out with? Girls, go ask a guy if he'd date any of his buddies. See what I mean?
Really, I'm not desperate to find anyone to date. I just get frustrated every now and then when it's painfully clear that I've been completely lumped in with the guys and have been made completely undateable. How fun is that?
I really have no idea how it happens either. Actually, that part bothers me almost as much as the problem.
Anyone have any ideas?


Jason Doan said...

Have you considered not being so fat and mannish? :P

Gwenhwyfar said...

HAHAHAHAHA... oh Julie is never going to live that one down. That and butt plugs.

metalmom said...

I was always a buddy. I never figured it out either. I think Hubs thought of me different after I gave him rhymes with beejay.

Gwenhwyfar said...

I really don't think I want all of my guy friends lining up just to see if that solution works. hahahaha

Robin said...

I think a lot of girls were, I'm not sure what I was or what category I am in. I know the hubs was that way for years. I wish I had an answer, I know you look to me for the answers to all of life's questions.

Gwenhwyfar said...

I do look to you and you've FAILED ME!

Robin said...


Janna said...

I wish I could offer some semblance of help, but I have instead given up on the entire male population.

Well... I guess I'd still give Johnny Depp a chance.

Other than that, it's just me and the cats.