Joker Unquestionably Batman’s Equal

The Joker has won villainy in Gotham.
I had trouble reconciling this fact despite his longevity and ability to consistently keep Batman off balance, but his most recent feats have forced me to reconsider. Previously, Bane’s gauntlet (the impetus for The Dark Knight Rises) and the Black Glove’s diabolical plan were the best coups the caped crusader had ever encountered in my estimation, but that is now a thing of the past.
It’s worth noting, Bane left Batman physically paralyzed for months – a broken back will do that to you – while the next foe preyed on his fears.
Batman started preparing for a vicious psychological attack from the Black Glove organization by creating a split personality in 1958 (Batman #113) with the idea in mind that should he be brainwashed or hypnotized, a backup personality would allow him to break free from the command of said enemy and thwart the attempt; something Bruce Wayne executed masterfully.
And yet, the Joker card trumps them all.
Before delving into his latest attack on Batman, one needs to understand his origins given that his origin has mostly been surrounded by a cloud of mystery.
In issue #38 of Batman (the New 52), a scientist explains to Batman that Joker explained that he made his way to Gotham before it was actually founded in 1635. The Clown Prince of Crime possesses a genetic marker in his blood stream similar to those of the Lazarus pits that Ra’s al Ghul utilizes to essentially remain immortal. As a result, he’s been able to live for centuries much like the Black Glove’s leader (more on this later).

Granted, one should never take Joker at his words. He is after all an individual who lusts for chaos, and lies certainly help in this respect—Batman is no fool after all. And yet, the world’s greatest detective put his team on it, only for the crew to notice that a pale-faced man appears in several historical photos spanning over Gotham’s history.
While looking into all of this info, Batman meets with commissioner Jim Gordon who confirms he shot the Joker, only for Mr. J to get right back up and hit him with an axe. Batman recreates the scene and realizes that his nemesis suffered an arterial wound, something he shouldn’t have been able to come back from.
All signs point to the fact that Joker has been alive for a very long time, which poses a few problems for Gothamites.
For one, readers learn that until revealing his identity in the most recent issue, Joker was an orderly at Arkham Asylum. He routinely had conversations with inmates and shared tales of his glory with them (some are untrue). What’s more, there’s one case where Joker drives a man mad, and it leads him to voluntarily commit to Arkham, where he is cared for by none other than our favorite psychotic prankster.
Where things really get tricky is when Joker refers to Batman by his first name (Bruce) over the phone, making it clear that he knows the identity of the vigilante.
I initially suspected that Wayne’s greatest opponent knew Batman’s secret after the crime fighter found a joker card in the Batcave, but there was no way to truly know. The second clue was his first patient choice for his new Joker toxin: Joe Chill. Avid Batman readers are well aware that Chill murdered Bruce’s parents when he was but a 10-year-old boy.
Clearly, the kid gloves are off.

Just for kicks, Joker broke into the cave, stole a few souvenirs and chopped off the arm of Alfred Pennyworth in the process. Further exacerbating matters, the criminal mastermind created a toxin with the regenerative trait of his blood, which suggests there is no cure, unless Batman can obtain a sample directly from the spine of his rival.
While one awaits the conclusion of this story, it appears as though Batman’s eventual triumph won’t matter. Joker now sits squarely at the head of the bad guy table, and even the Court of Owls won’t dare to interfere.
I assume that Bruce will come away scarred from the experience, and yet, there is still much that we do not know.
Prior to the entire DC universe reboot, Grant Morrison penned an impeccable story titled “Batman R.I.P.” featuring Black Glove leader Dr. Simon Hurt and the Joker. Hurt had lived throughout several centuries because of a Hyper-adapter that Darkseid sent back in time that seemingly made Hurt immortal.
In his quest to wrestle away Gotham and the Wayne estate from Bruce, Hurt enlisted the help of the Joker. Hurt is actually an 18th century devil-worshipping ancestor of Bruce who bore the name Thomas Wayne. Prior to exposing his real identity, he was able to conduct tests on Batman for 10 days, which is where he planted all of his suggestions and trigger words that would lead to Bruce’s temporary mental implosion.

It’s worth noting, Hurt used his time to study Batman to formulate a template to re-create the vigilante. Three police officers were selected to be Replacement Batmen, but Bruce defeated them all before taking care of Joker and Hurt.
However, his identity was exposed to the clown in the process.
That story was concluded in the Batman and Robin series after the launch of the New 52 (new and improved DC universe), but it was never made clear if Hurt was still part of the continuity. If he is, perhaps Joker is now working with him again.
The last time we saw the duo, the Black Glove was escaping the Batcave and Joker was confronting him at the exit. The pale man hit Hurt over the head and placed him in a coffin.
Dead or alive now? I have no answer on this one.
Still, it is rather poignant that Joker masqueraded as a British detective by the name of Oberon Sexton during the events of R.I.P., and it took a lengthy period of time for Dick Grayson to realize Sexton was in fact the Joker. Given that he just fooled Batman in the same manner, I feel compelled to operate under the premise that the “old” and “new” villain are one and the same (i.e. from the same continuity).

What’s more, Joker told a story to one of the inmates in which the army trained soldiers to fight like Batman. Whether factual or not, this seems to be a clear indication that Joker is well aware of the fake Batmen; a fact suggesting that nothing involving Mr. J has been rebooted.
With that said, considering that he operated as both a foe and ally to Batman during R.I.P., it’s hard to envision what comes next despite the fact that Bruce has made it clear in this story that this Joker is less about games, and more about settling a score. There is another iteration of our trickster that offers a bit of clarity on the character.
“It’s not that simple with the Joker,” Batman said in The Dark Knight after Joker dressed hostages as criminals. “It never is.”
The conclusion of this immortal Joker story will likely come from an unexpected place, but it will make sense because everything in his world of laughter does.

Just enjoy the ride, because clearly, no villain offers a better one.

Arrow’s Oliver Queen Not Your Typical Hero

This post contains spoilers, so read at your own risk!
Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) cheats death…again.
In this week’s episode of Arrow, our hero traveled to Nanda Parbat in an effort to rescue Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) – for ridiculously altruistic reasons – from the clutches of Ra’s al Ghul (Matt Nable). However, the rescue mission was a failure except for the fact that it ultimately wasn’t.
Queen and John Diggle (David Ramsey) were captured and imprisoned, and all seemed lost for the twosome. The head of the demon then summoned Green Arrow and had him kneel before him, the League of Assassins and Ra’s sword. Queen accepted his fate but wanted Diggle’s life spared.
The head of the League then dropped the bombshell at the end of the episode by stating that he wished for Queen to become the new leader of this deadly group.
From a television standpoint, it appears clear that the writers are giving Queen multiple challenges to overcome coupled with intriguing temptations.
As the head of the League of Assassins, an argument could be made that Green Arrow could certainly use the troops to do some good in Starling and rescue the city once and for all.
But that’s not quite how things work when comic books intersect with television. Queen, after all, is our hero despite his multiple transgressions. The show paints him in a light where he almost fails as many times as he enjoys success, a fact that repeatedly hits home when viewing the relationships he entertains with his loved ones.
Oliver’s mother died because kid couldn’t solve Deathstroke (Manu Bennett) in time. Queen also stands practically a stranger to Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) because he slept with her sister Sara (Caity Lotz), which led to her death. Sara ultimately came back alive as a member of the League but was killed when Merlyn manipulated his daughter Thea Queen (Oliver’s sister played by Willa Holland) into killing Sara.
Sara became a member of the League because Oliver couldn’t save her from a sinking ship, and Lance took refuge with Ra’s.
What’s more, her death at the hands of Merlyn could have been prevented had Oliver killed or jailed his nemesis. Instead, Merlyn was captured by the League and Queen made the attempt to rescue him to rid Thea of whatever oncoming guilt she may feel for providing the League with Merlyn’s location.
And to top it all off, tech expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) has seemingly finally abandoned all hope of a romantic relationship with Oliver judging from her late-night romp with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). Smoak had started warming up to Palmer when Oliver explained to Felicity that they could never be together given his mission; but there was still a glimmer of hope for them.
And then, Oliver challenged Ra’s and “died.” We’ll probably never know how he was brought to life, but after roughly three or four weeks away, Queen returned as less than a conquering hero. Felicity realized that loving and mourning were extremes she could not live with.
So many failures for Arrow, and yet, they have led him to the top of the League’s mountain, which infuriates some the comic book readers.
Let’s not mince words, Green Arrow is a lesser version of Batman, a fact that was made fairly clear in the early years of the Green Arrow comic book mythology.
The television show has relied on some of that writing as inspiration, and it makes for an intriguing and yet odd dichotomy between Bruce Wayne and Oliver Queen.
Wayne defines himself through his successes but uses the threat of failure to persevere and defeat his opponents. Batman will use every edge possible short of killing a foe, whereas the TV Arrow’s moral compass fluctuates.
 There are times where Oliver will do whatever it takes to get the job done and other instances where he doesn’t put in everything and then some to stay ahead of all—the  fact he lost Queen Consolidated is proof of that.
 Despite it all, Queen stands as Batman’s equal in this latest episode of Arrow.
Ra’s has always wanted for Bruce to stand beside him and eventually take over the League. When that failed, his daughter Talia (she’s named Nyssa [Katrina Law] on Arrow, but there is a possibility that TV will give Ra’s two daughters) drugged Wayne and slept with him in a successful attempt to bare his child.
 Damian Wayne was later born and trained by the League before joining forces with his father. This is relevant now because Arrow appears to be lining up on that path. Considering Queen’s penchant for troubled women and Nyssa’s grief over slain lover Sara, it’s not that much of a stretch to imagine a brief union between them.
 Should she become pregnant with his child, it will only reinforce the notion that Oliver’s failures put him on the route for something resembling success yet again.

Our hero is but a complicated man, and no understands, not even his women. Through it all, whether he continues to emulate Batman or not, it seems fairly clear that his destiny remains that he will continue to cheat death no matter what.

The Broken Promise of Change

Life is a constant struggle at times because individuals try to reconcile their actual reality for the promise of what is to come.
Relationships inevitably stumble and leave scars all over that can be difficult to deal with it. The signs of these misfortunes can appear in the form of weight loss, weight gain or other physical changes. The other signals happen beneath the surface and are more often than not difficult to decipher.
Resentment, bitterness and pain can look just the same as happiness and euphoria to the untrained eye, but its presence is problematic nonetheless. At times, individuals make excuses for their partners and tolerate their behaviors.
In other instances, the comportment of one will lead to a heated exchange that will shake the foundation of the relationship to its core. Perhaps the issue is what was said or simply the delivery of the message was far too earth-shattering for those involved.
This can manifest itself once in a blue moon, or on every other weekend. Regardless of the frequency, there is often an underlying thought that things will eventually change and get better. Those are the rational thoughts that people cling to in the face of raw emotions with a loved one.
Whether the offending party promises change or not, for whatever reason it becomes expected of them. It’s a fascinating aspect of human behavior. In the quest to eradicate doubt, one will occasionally alter their perception of reality with the hope that things improve.
For instance, an individual sent this question to Meredith Goldstein, a Boston Globe columnist who follows relationship trends and entertainment:
“Even though my gut feeling tells me to dump her, something within me thinks she has changed. She has confessed to a crazy past (being boy crazy, always getting drunk). Do people change?”
Goldstein responded:
“People change and grow up over time, but they can't be transformed into someone entirely new. This woman flirts, flights, and lies. If she's been that way from the start, that's just who she is, at least for right now, and right now is what counts.”
This partly explains how certain people remain in bad relationships for prolonged periods of time. This happens to both sexes, but for the most part, the expectation is that it will occur to women.
Noted author Valerie Frankel shared in her book The Girlfriend Curse:
Women get into a relationship hoping a man will change, and he never does; men get into a relationship hoping the woman don't change, but she always does. Men want their partners to be consistent. That they won't make impromptu impossible demands nor baffle him with classically female sudden-onset hysterical behavior.
In a way, this speaks to the “truths” that we choose to believe as individuals. A faction of society prefers to believe that their partner will change and cope better with the needs of the relationship regardless of how unlikely it is. To be fair, some people do change and evolve over the course of their partnership.
Those signs are usually visible over a stretched-out period of time whereas an individual unwilling to conform has displayed their resolve on this front on countless occasions.
This has prompted me to come up with this saying: “this isn’t just your relationship today, this is your relationship for the rest of your life.” It might sound a bit dramatic and over the top, but it certainly holds some truth to it.
A person that has refused to change in their relationship after a couple of years will probably not change for the better later on. The case of Jody (portrayed by Tyrese Gibson) in Baby Boy is far-reaching isolated one. And heck, that required an attempted sexual assault and a murder for him to stop taking his talents to every bedroom in South Central Los Angeles (I know it’s a movie but still).
Life is what you make it and the same can be said about one’s relationship. Do not leave it to chance, because then you’re playing the lottery with your heart. And well, how many people win the lotto?

Putting Out on the First Date...

The topic of having sex on the first date is an incredibly popular one given the perceived ramifications involved for women.
There is a common misconception amongst the fairer sex that “giving it up” on the first night out turns the man away.  It is said that the thrill of the chase is what keeps men coming back and wanting more.
Although that applies in some situations, it’s far from a universal truth. Although some males may in fact think less of women for engaging in coital activity off the bat, studies show these men are in the minority.
The famed magazine Cosmopolitan polled almost 1,000 18-to-35-year-olds on the topic in its August 2013 issue and the results spoke for themselves:
Guys, do you think less of a woman who has sex on first date?
Yes 32.8 %
No 67.2%
Basically, a third of men share negative feelings about women that have sex on the first date. The rest of them are perfectly fine with it and do not have any objections whatsoever.
And yet, women are under the impression that the opposite is true. Cosmopolitan also polled females and here are the results:
Ladies, do you think most men think less of a woman who has sex on first date?
Yes 82.6%
No 17.4%
There is clearly a disconnect here. One can only assume that women strongly share this belief because of the fallout from their experiences. Several of them end up never hearing from the gentlemen ever again after the act or they stay in contact but offer numerous excuses pertaining to their inability to meet again for another date or what have you.
Some women believe that the fleeing party has opted to do so because he obtained what he desired without truly having to work for it and thus loses interests. There is some legitimacy to that line of thinking given that some men sleep around for sport.
However, there are a multitude of factors that potentially affect a man’s disappearance.  For instance, there may have been a lack of spark from his standpoint or simply a lack of attraction. Indeed, believe it or not, some guys will still put out even if they are not attracted to a woman.
The first date might still result in coitus, but he will run out after the fact because well, he’s just not that into you.
And then there are a host of other potential red flags that could result in a one-and-done scenario:
  • ·      Might have a girlfriend (burn!)
  • ·      He might think you’re crazy
  • ·      Juggling numerous conquests
  • ·      Realization you have common acquaintances (do not discount this one)
  • ·      Horrible sex
  • ·      Awful timing (breakup, emotionally fragile, etc…)
Those are just a few reasons but there are many more. This is not meant to discourage women from having sexual encounters on the first date, but rather an attempt at explaining the reasons for some of the pitfalls they encounter.
Many engage in the act and truthfully, there is nothing wrong with it. With that said, one’s personal convictions are extremely important. Hence, this is not meant in any way, shape or form to encourage those that frown on this occurrence to change their stance.
Self-worth is judged and interpreted by our own individual core values. Thus, it’s up to you to determine whether or not sex on the first night is something that interests you. Just know that for most part, men won’t think any less of you for agreeing to do it.

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Jason Collins' Announcement Should Give Us Perspective...

In what may be construed as a historical landmark, an NBA player has announced he is gay. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Jason Collins shared his sexual preference with the world and became the first active North American professional athlete to do so.
Collins showed the courage to do what no active homosexual athlete has done before him.
Some might disagree with his announcement and feel as though perhaps he should have kept his lifestyle private. That’s one way to go about it, but then again few truly ever complain when heterosexual individuals put themselves out there by embracing a misogynistic culture and teaching it to our youth (exhibit A: watch just about any rap video).
For several straight men and women, homosexuality is a touchy subject. It makes certain people uncomfortable. However, this topic is important to me as a black man and more importantly as a father.
Prior to the contest between the Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets on April 29, Kenny Smith stated beore a national audience what I had been advocating to many. He shared a story in which the great Bill Russell told him that as an African-American, the one thing our people have always wanted is inclusion.
If we take that a step further, black people have been hoping and expecting to be tolerated, respected and included into society just like any other individual regardless of color or creed.
I can recall when I was a mere four-year old playing in my backyard and some kids from the neighborhood who felt I didn’t belong started calling me a nigger and telling me to vacate the area.
While some might automatically think I’m referring to an event that occurred in the 1960s, this occurred around 1985.
Some individuals once upon a time even used Bible scriptures to outline the rationale behind racial inequality. Heck, God surely would have approved of slavery right?
My larger point is simple: whether I agree or not with the lifestyle of homosexuals is completely irrelevant. What does matter though is for me to treat them like equals.
I know firsthand what it feels like to be an outsider and believe it or not, the same can be said of gay people.
Expecting everyone to accept this message and value it for what it is would be incredibly shortsighted of me. Some will offer different opinions based on their beliefs and what have you and that’s perfectly fine.
But the first step to making our society and on a bigger scale our world more tolerant of others is recognizing differences do exist.
Jason Collins put the first domino in motion today and we might just be better off for it in the long run.

"I Hate Being Single..."

For some women, being single is cause for sadness and misery. Because several enjoy the perks that come along with being in a relationship, the absence of it can cause depression in some cases.

And that’s when the infamous phrase gets dropped: “I hate being single”.

I’ve received several inquiries in the past few months from women that wondered whether something was wrong with them. In most cases, they had been in long lasting relationships prior and were now finding the coping process of being alone quite vexing.

Whether it’s the lack of warmth in the bedroom, the inability to garner cuddles or simply the disdain for entertaining emotionless sexual relations, the single life just isn’t for everybody.

Mind you, things got dicey when I dug deeper beneath the surface in search of comprehending the realities that some of these women were dealing with. Boy was I in for a shock.

One of them was involved in a semi-relationship with a man she saw once a week. In her eyes, because he was a weekly subscription of sorts, that gave her the latitude to sleep with other men despite the fact that her “main guy” was under the impression they were in a monogamous union. Seems like someone should portray her if ever there’s a sequel to Think Like a Man.

According to her, this gentleman was providing her with everything she desired except his daily presence because he lived out of town. That gave her a license to not only get some, but complain about being single.


The next one that solicited my advice had a man within her sights. It seemed as though he was quite the catch based on her description of him. He was respectful, docile and displayed a fair amount of intelligence. They had never been on a date or what not, but the potential was certainly there.

There was however one small problem: she was intimidated by him.

She had never dealt with a man like him before and that scared her. Her admission only came at the end of a lengthy conversation and it was clear that the whole thing was nerve-racking for her. When faced with opportunities for dates with the dude, she made up excuses out of fear. She was afraid that his standards might exceed what she brought to the table.

Eventually, the man moved on. After making multiple efforts with the hope of enjoying her company, he more than likely felt as though she wasn’t interested in him.

It’s an interesting dynamic in this respect: the lady was hoping to obtain some type of comfort and reassurance from a man with no clue that she needed it. In the same breath, this hombre needed for his level of interest to feel reciprocated but it wasn’t.

Two people looking for exactly the same thing from one another but incapable of realizing it.

In a very odd way, sometimes that’s what being single is about as evidenced by both previous illustrations.

It can in fact be a less than ideal scenario whereby an individual has no one to love or share their life with. But there’s also the other side of the coin. Sometimes women have that one guy they know could be their potential mate; however they do not allow things to organically develop in such a manner.

Whether it’s the fear of rejection or the inability to completely trust that specific individual, they deal with a multitude of roadblocks when faced with a chance at love.

Ah but jumping into something with someone is difficult. Hollering “I hate being single” is far easier.

Focusing on all these issues helps keeping one from being tied down, and rationalizing their merits can be dangerous given that it legitimizes inactivity.

Perhaps the operative term many should be using is “I hate my choices…”

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Men Feel The Other Side Too

For women that have spent an inordinate amount time going on dates with so called losers, cheapskates, cheaters, liars and scumbags; meeting a respectable fellow can in fact become a huge and yet incredibly pleasant surprise.
A man that opens doors, says please, asks for the woman’s input and makes nice gestures that leave one with the impression that his mother occupied a huge place in his life can make a woman happy and yet weak at the same time after a few dates.
Forget potential, this man might just be what she is looking for.
He doesn’t have an issue with picking up the check and can actually hold a decent conversation that doesn’t revolve around sex. In some circles, women refer to this dude as the jackpot.
This man creates problems though.
Because he is in the eyes of the woman that’s dating him so charming, charismatic, smooth and nice, he occasionally creates a bit of insecurity for the woman involved.
True story.
She starts subtly trying to see who he’s sending out text messages to, checks out who he messages on Twitter, who comments on his photos or updates on Facebook and what type of bond he has with these people and the like. Eventually a little hint of jealousy takes over as she starts to question his actions and whereabouts regardless of the fact that they aren’t actually involved in an exclusive relationship.
This, ladies and gentlemen, often earns the label of crazy from the male species. Indeed, men usually drop the ever popular man bitches be trippin’ in these types of circumstances.
But in reality, the truth is a little more complicated than that.
Men know it, but aren’t always willing to acknowledge it.
See, men too go through these circumstances on occasion; and it perplexes them just as much as it does women.
Because the male gender spends a lot of time courting the same type of women they’ve been accustomed to for most of their lives, should it find a mate that’s much more exceptional than the others, well we want to keep her to ourselves.
A dude might begin to ponder about her beauty, smarts, sense of humor and common interests as well as her hobbies or knowledge that he might learn from her, which in turn make her amazing.
All of a sudden, men betray their typical behaviors and try to lock the woman down because she just seems to be good to be true. As this goes on though, the crazy characteristics occasionally emerge from dudes as well.
They want to know who is calling, who is sending out text messages, why she’s taking so long to reply and why she can’t make anymore free time for you despite spending a vast majority of it with you already.
The insecurity pops up because we feel threatened…
Just like women do.
But of course, no man would willingly admit to this, because it’s perceived to be a sign of weakness. But in fact, those that go on dates and finally find someone worth their attention can indeed feel weak. This incredible person will surely register on someone else’s radar, hence ensuring that we are their only viable candidate is the surest way to go, or so we might think.
Jealousy and insecurity be damned, it’s about protecting our assets and interests.
Men and women share this trait, but it seems that many are unaware of it. Both sexes can in fact get lonely, and should they find someone that could potentially change that feeling, they may in fact unknowingly sabotage their chances with them by essentially trying too hard to be with that someone.
These are just some of the intricacies of dating that one must be aware of when involved in the chase. Perception isn’t always reality; sometimes we just don’t realize how much we mean to people…
And perhaps that’s the bigger problem.

Exiting the Dating Game...

Dating is a cutthroat sport.
Peoples feelings often get hurt and at times lines get crossed as individuals put their needs before those of others and it leads to complicated situations like a dude dating two women that are friends or a woman dating a group of guys that play on the same basketball team. To some, this might sound completely ludicrous, whereas to others it may just be par for the course.
But at some point in time, every individual reaches somewhat of a breaking point: the dating game leaves them completely broken.
This isn’t to say that their emotions are damaged beyond repair, but rather that the exercise of repeatedly meeting new people and seeing how the situation unfolds can lead a person towards thinking that there just isn’t any hope left for a decent mate.
True story.
Some people are flat out crazy, others are seemingly ignorant, another portion might want you to marry them midway through the first date, some might present the aptitude for domestic violence while others might be dangerously jealous and so the list goes on.
But then, there’s the rational segment of society that we encounter in the game of dating that have different agendas and/or different needs depending on the moment we meet them.
Indeed, you might encounter a person on the first of the month and enjoy their company and progressively get to know them only to realize two weeks later that what they stated they initially wanted is no longer the case. What was supposed to be a “trial period” to get to know one another might easily become a situation where the person tells you they are looking for something that is going to last forever and the last two weeks are hardly indicative of anything resembling that.
That’s just the nature of dating.
One person might be developing a heightened sense of interest while the other one could be losing whatever little investment they initially had.
And for some, the constant repetition of this can create a plethora of reactions that lead us to an entirely different path.
For instance, the woman you’ve been courting for the past few days/weeks, you might start to sense the exact moment her interest level drops or rationalize its development despite the fact she never actually lost interest.
Or another example of the effects of the dating game occurred two weeks ago on How I Met Your Mother, when certified super player Barney Stinson essentially gave up on chasing his type of women and instead started from scratch with a full figured woman with the actual intent of getting to know her and understanding what it takes to actually be with someone.
Doesn’t matter who you are, at some point the Game itself will make you question yourself as well as those around you.
Can you continue to head down the path you’ve repeatedly chosen and failed with, or is it time to try something new?
Sometimes, something new might just be looking someone into their eyes and seeing their soul for the very first time as opposed to seeing their body.
Nonetheless, exiting the dating game can do wonders for a person; as they learn things about people they never anticipated finding out.
As a society, especially in the western civilization, we’ve grown accustomed to having and wanting more. But sometimes putting everything else on pause and focusing on the one good thing or one good person can open up an entirely different world right before our eyes.
If that happens to you, maybe you just found the right person to keep you out of the game for good.
Or maybe you just found the one that will keep you in it forever…
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