Eugene Cho

Ladies: Don’t give up on your dream man.

I have a word of encouragement for all the female readers and subscribers of my blog.

Spring is here. Hopefully that’s good news on the Vitamin D front and for general energy and outdoor activities.

But then there’s the other kind of ‘Spring Fever’ and crazy stuff like “ring by spring”. Depending on your perspective, some of it might feel like a downer. For example:

Some of your girlfriends are posting pictures of their latest excursions with their boyfriends; Some friends are changing their facebook statuses to ‘In a relationship’ or ‘Married’ or ‘I’m hot and you’re not.’

Whatever the deal, it’s time to take a moment to get perspective.

Just when you lost all hope on the charisma, charm, and chivalry of single men and considered giving up on your dream dude…

there is hope!

As much as folks want to knock online services like Match.com and E: Harmony…

Consider how awkward things were during the age of “video dating” or whatever you call it.

This is scary, funny, and everything in between.

Enjoy…I think.

And laugh. It’s good to laugh.

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24 Responses

  1. Andrea says:

    The guys that make lists of what they don’t want are hilarious and offensive, but I loved the guy that was “interested in most data processing”. Because there is nothing a girl wants more than a guy that loves data processing.

  2. They all have so many charming qualities; is it possible to somehow mash all of their DNA together to create the one perfect man?

  3. Amber Himes says:

    *swoon*…so there *is* hope after all! yay!

  4. Nicole says:

    Whatever happened to this kid???

  5. Nicole says:

    and here’s the link…

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  7. Charis says:

    Thanks for the help, Eugene! I’ve posted it on my fb page so it can continue to spread the love.

  8. Klarrisa says:

    Ellen showed the beginning part of that video on her show! She then asked the audience and viewers to let her know if they knew any of the guys. She then had 3 of the men on her show! Here’s the link: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/2009/10/80s_dating_video_men_found.php

  9. I am officially scared, lol. Oh dear.

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  12. Terri says:

    OMG…why did it take me so long to discover this post? LOL…thanks, Eugene. I needed this.

  13. Andie says:

    Eugene,
    As someone who is pretty sure she dated some of these guys, I say…THANK YOU! My entire office of women laughed and laughed…
    Andie

  14. Derek says:

    Seth Green at 3:33 is interested in data processing.

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