Dating Is a Business Meeting
By: Jay Hershorn
You've found a person that you like, you want to take them out,
But when it comes to dating, what the hell's it all about?
You think that it's all love and hearts with hugs and kisses too,
But then you realize that's all wrong, 'cause dating's hard to do.
So listen close I'll tell you why this dating game's a joke,
There's many things that make it tough for all us decent folk.
The problem with the dating scene is something quite unreal,
For people like to treat a date just like a business deal.
For men, it seems that dates are like a swift kick to the groin,
Because it feels like they must spend a lot of hard earned coin.
They have to take the woman out to dinner and a movie,
Men USED to take them out to dance, now wasn't that more groovy?
Afterward they take them out for drinks and some dessert,
It sometimes feels that this is too much money to exert.
But if you don't have credit cards or even liquid cash,
Some women throw their drinks on you which makes a messy splash.
That's not to say that women are the only culprits here,
'cause men will also act like pigs, WITHOUT a sip of beer.
I've seen some men give up a girl and really start to gripe,
And that's because she didn't have the perfect body type.
It's true that we don't always know what we are looking for,
But men are more concerned about a chance for them to score.
It's pretty much our looks now that determine who we are,
So if a man is not Brad Pitt he won't get very far.
A simple date is now complex, I think it's gone askew,
It's almost like you're meeting someone for an interview.
When on the date with he or she, and it is your first time,
You must present your "resume", which I'll sum up in this rhyme.
There's looks, money, social status, and body types as well,
But if these factors are not met, the date won't be so swell.
So try and try again you might, to make the love boat sail,
But if your "resume" still sucks, the date will sadly fail.
So if the risk of failing hard is really set quite high,
Then why the bloody hell do men and women even try?
I feel that dating is not fair in society today,
Couples are so quick to split ; they just refuse to stay.
But through the crap we must tread through, there is a little light,
For you could fall in love real quick with someone overnight.
So what I've learned from all of this is not to get upset,
I know there's a girl out there for me, just haven't met her yet.
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Posted: Jul 2012
About this poem:I wrote this poem a few years ago and everyone that reads it seems to enjoy it so I decided to post it in the poetry forum on here as I am a new member. I am a writer and I write poems all the time. I hope you enjoy this one too :)