****************************Really. The always wonderful Tiffany asked me on Friday if I would guest post for her while she's off gallivanting in Cali. Naturally, I jumped at the chance, how could I not? She's awesome. So I started to rack my brain about things to post on. Originally, I was going to do this whole old picture / funny caption thing... but all of my picture books are in storage. AWESOME. So, I'm totally flying by the seat of my pants here on this one, because I've got nothing.
Can we talk for just a second about watches? I've been single now for oh, about five minutes. I've picked a few things up while being out on the dating scene again after five (FIVE) years. It's an interesting thing, this whole "dating" we do. I'm getting off topic. Right. So, one thing I have decided in my five minutes of my newly found singleness is that I absolutely refuse to date a guy that doesn't wear a watch. Sounds silly, no? Watches say a lot about the person wearing them. You can tell if they are business men (Omega, Tag Huer... You know.), outdoorsy (Citzen. They usually have plastic bands, tide meters and the like) or even nerdy (vintage nintendo watches (i've really seen them), lots of buttons. Don't really know of any brands... I try to seer clear of these dudes.). I totally judge a guy within fifteen seconds of seeing him based on the watch he's wearing. What about if he isn't wearing a watch? Well, I don't immediately write him off or anything, he just has to try THAT MUCH harder to get my attention.
I try to keep my distance from anyone wearing a Rolex, which there happen to be a lot of in my profession. It might sound silly to some, but I find wearing a Rolex to be a little pretentious & flashy. These guys have money and they flaunt it. My thoughts? Having money doesn't make you any less of an asshole than the guy sporting the Shark watch. Granted, the guy I was seeing at work had a $5k watch and I'd never know... still an asshole. You gotta be careful.
Wearing a watch in general says a lot about a person though. It can mean you are responsible. It can mean you are successful. Not wearing a watch can mean you are a free spirit. It can also mean you just have a good internal clock. Really, a guy at the bar actually said that to me once when I drunkenly explained my watch theory. Ideally, I'd like a mixture of the two. Successful but spontaneous and free spirited when life allows for it. I honestly just feel like guys with watches tend to be more... together. This isn't true in all situations, but around here in my little south Jersey bubble... It's worked so far.
Guys: Do you wear a watch? Why? (If so, I'm currently taking applications. Submit a letter of interest in the comments section. Bonus if you can be in Vegas June 5-7!)
Girls: What about you? What things about guys do you notice right away?