Even so, I took one for the team and scrolled most of the yammering to the part about why women shouldn't care if he has a car or not. And what a long scroll downward it was.
For shit's sake, Larry. Learn how blogging works, willya.
Where do I even fucking begin with this shite?
Oh yes, Romeo Rose doesn't have a car and that shouldn't be a turn off for any "girl" he dates.
Actually, it should and we're gong to talk about that now. Here's the stupid blog post again for reference. Note giant font.
No it's not crazy. It's perfectly reasonable. Men without cars add a whole layer of issues to the relationship, even if that man's a special snowflake like Romeo Rose. There's so much
text we're going with quotes today instead of our usual screenshots.
I never tell a girl up front that I don’t own a car. Never. The reason is simple, I’ve tried it many times in the past and it NEVER even once worked.
You know what's a bigger turnoff than a 41 year old man with no wheels? A 41 year old man who omits this fact and springs it upon you later. Like maybe date night.
As soon as a guy tells a woman he does not have a car he has basically ended the whole relationship right then and there as soon as he makes that statement! I mean, as soon as you tell a girl that, you can forget about her ever becoming your girlfriend, hell, you can even forget about being friends with benefits even, you can even also forget about just getting her in bed as a one night stand.
He basically goes on for about 500 words to say the same thing over and over - if he tells a woman he doesn't have a car it's a deal breaker. See how I did that in one sentence? Moving on...
If you’ve read many online dating profiles, I am sure you will come across something like the following, VERY often:
However, MUST have a car? That makes absolutely no sense to me.
It makes perfect sense because a car indicates stability and responsibility. And how old are the women in the profiles Romeo Rose is reading anyway? Because it's automatically assumed most men over 30 don't live with their parents and no one even needs to mention it.
So here are my theories on that, and why I think they are stupid. Number one… Women think if a man doesn’t own a car then he must not have any money. That’s not true for several reasons. Maybe he simply feels he does not NEED a car. Perhaps he lives within walking distance to work, and he would rather walk or ride a bicycle. Maybe he would rather get the exercise. Maybe he cares about the environment and doesn’t want to add to the pollution of the environment by owning a car.In Larry's manifesto he clearly states he doesn't care about the environment, so there goes that theory. Also, since he keeps saying he wants to move but can't afford it, the not having money thing holds water too.
And judging by this:
...I'm going to go ahead and assume biking and walking aren't something Larry is doing for long stretches, either.
What else ya got, Larry?
Also, think about this, think about how often you actually spend driving your car each day… Maybe you are one of those people that’s always in the road, always on the go, but I am NOT one of those people. So think about people like me, people that own a car but actually drive it very little. OK, so I don’t have a car right now, but if I did I’d drive it VERY little! I basically would only use it to drive to work and back.One's mileage varies as to how much time is spent in cars, true. Consider work, errands, shuffling kids around (if you have them and Larry doesn't because he prefers his women without a uterus), and enjoying different activities from time to time. That's a significant time spent in cars.
Do I want to help my man lug groceries from the HEB? No. Do I want to accompany my man on the bus every time we want to go to dinner or a movie. No. Do I want the onus of driving to fall on me every time we go somewhere unwalkwable? Hell no. And neither do most women.
Just as Larry doesn't like to drive in the rain, or the dark, or the daylight, or on days that end with "y," there are women who don't like men without cars. I mean, if someone is going to choose not to drive, fine. But don't spin it to be so unreasonable for someone to want their man to have a car. We all have to do things we don't like. It's called Being a Grownup. Not having a car is a deal breaker because women want to date men who are grownups. Period.
Also I forgot to mention in the above section, the sections explaining the reasons why I don’t own a car, I should just also mention here that I do NOT like driving at night time! Nor do I like driving in the rain! So even if I had a car, I would almost NEVER drive in the rain or dark!
So think about this a minute… that means if I had a job that required me to get off work after sundown, I’d probably still take a bus or taxi etc even if I owned a car, just to avoid driving in the dark or rain!
No probably about it. Larry DOES take the bus everywhere.
So back to the point I was making…
Crikey. We still haven't gotten to the point yet?
If someone is ONLY using their car to get to and from work each day, if that’s what makes up 90% of all their driving… is it truly worth the expense and worry of having a car????Yes.
Larry then goes another million paragraphs calculating time spent in a car and why it's a whole bunch of unnecessary stress and money. Because having a car means putting out money on insurance and gas. Which he feels is a waste for something he's only using to get back and forth and work.
Except if Larry had a car he'd use it for more than work like we all do. He takes the bus to work or dates or trips to the mall, wouldn't he do the same with a car? Isn't that what we all do?
Christ on a cracker. I mean. I just can't. I can't.
More long paragraphs harping on the same point. Time spent in car. Money spent on car. Guitars are more important than cars even though he doesn't make a living with his millions of guitars. Blah. Blah. Fucking blah.
No he doesn't have more money than people he works with. Let's just call bullshit on that right now.
So, a man that does not own a car SAVES a LOT of money! I actually have MORE money than many of the people that I’ve worked with at jobs the last several years due to the fact that they spend 25% of their monthly NET income on the expense of owning their car, if not more!
Larry's been going on and on for weeks about how he has no money and he needs to save $2500 to get out of town. Don't tell me he has more money than people with cars.
We'll save the "women like a man with a strong work ethic" argument for another time. However, I can assure you that women don't want to take the bus nor do they want to date the guy that takes the bus. They especially don't want to be around a cheap ass who prioritizes guitars over transportation.
I can buy a monthly bus pass for $42 which only requires me to spend less than 2.5 hours of my life working for that month.
Some people will argue that owning a car gives you a sense of Independence… I will tell you right now, that’s a FALSE sense of independence! You may think you are independent, but you are NOT.
He's right. Nothing says "independence" like waiting at the bus stop and having to confirm to life along the bus route.
Because Larry hasn't ever had to be independent. He mooched off his great grandmother for years. After that he lived in Silly Girl's house and drove in Silly Girl's car while she did all the work around the house. It wasn't until she kicked his ass to the curb that Larry actually had to fend for himself. (After she came to Austin to help him get into an apartment.) Thank goodness he found his independence riding the bus and paying rent.
Well maybe you are if you are independently wealthy and don’t HAVE to have a job and work for your money. If so then it don’t matter, buy your car. But if you have to have a job and work so you can make money in order to survive then owning a car is actually helping to ENSLAVE you! It’s taking away 25% of your income for the rest of your life! See above. That’s NOT any kind of independence I ever heard of hahaha!
Let freedom fucking ring.
One of my main goals in life is to get to a point where my monthly expenses are so little and small that I can actually do some type of work from my home to cover everything I need money for so that I can work for myself and basically just make my own hours, come and go as I want, do as I please and answer to no one.
If not having a car isn't a deal breaker, we're getting into deal breaking territory now. Larry just laid out the real root of the problem here. It's not about freedom and money and time spent in a car, it's being so lazy and self centered he can't see beyond what he wants for himself.
And yet, he can't understand why he can't get a date.
It continues. More repetition. Blah, blah. Time is money. blah blah. Ride the bus. Blah blah. Huntington, WV, blah, blah. Lots of stuff he just said 40 times over and over. Blah. Blah. Comparing himself to NY'ers. Blah blah. Use Lyft. Take the bus. Blah blah.
Wait? What? We're just getting to point #2? Jesus take the wheel...
So, moving on to my Number 2 theory on why girls won’t give a man a chance unless he has a car…
Women think if a man doesn’t have a car then that for some reason means that THEY will then have to drive the man everywhere he wants to go the entire time in the relationship. There is absolutely ZERO logic in that way of thinking!Really? I see plenty of logic here. Two people in a relationship, one person with a car. Who is going to do the driving? Regardless of Larry's intentions, the person with the car will do the bulk of the driving. Why? BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE THE FUCKING BUS EVERYWHERE.
If the other person in the relationship has a car she will be doing the majority of driving. She will be driving to see you. Driving to dates. Driving you both to places so she doesn't have to take the bus.
Think about this… If you are a girl, and you and I start dating each other or living with each other… why would you think I’m going to now all of a sudden need you to take me everywhere that I want to go??? I was able to find some sort of a way to get everywhere that I needed to go before I met you, I can continue to do the same, I don’t need to rely on you for my transportation needs.
It's not that it's assumed he's going to be chauffeured everywhere. But if there's anywhere they need to go as a couple, the woman is going to do the driving because the alternative is the bus, walking, or cabs. If a couple is living together and only one person has a car, that person will want to drive to get groceries and run errands because NO ONE WANTS TO LUG GROCERIES HOME ON A BUS, LARRY. Yeah, you can continue taking the bus, but your girlfriend won't want to. Thus, she will be driving everywhere.
If we are living together, and we are going to the same place, then why would we want to drive in separate cars to get there???
If I am together with someone, then I like to be with them most of the time. That means I’d want to be riding with them if we were going somewhere together.
My point exactly. Larry just admitted that if there's driving to be done, his girlfriend has to do it. Yet he doesn't understand why this is a problem. He goes on for a while about how they should be a one car relationship like it was with Silly Girl and how it's not a problem for her to drive him when they do couple stuff. More paragraphs saying the same thing over and over. Blah blah.
Back the fucking truck up.
In a worst case scenario, if the girl just wanted to be a bitch in the relationship and not give me a ride anywhere at all, then I’d just get around the same way I got around before I met her, no big deal.
Larry doesn't want to drive and doesn't think he should drive and feels he should do what he pleases and not answer to anyone. YET if a woman doesn't want to give his lazy ass rides, she's a bitch???
How is Romeo Rose still wondering why he doesn't have a girlfriend?
And last, the 3rd theory on why I think a man not having a car is a turn off to women. Women are LAZY.
Oh. No. He. Didn't.
A lot of women are seeking a man that will basically do EVERYTHING for them, pamper them and take care of them like some sort of helpless infant… well, I am NOT your man and never will be!
And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is why Romeo Rose is still single.
Some women think a man should come pick them up for a date and then drop them off! That is ridiculous. And… it’s a double standard that they have too! Yeah! They refuse to date a man without a car because they think it’d mean that they would have to be his girlfriend as well as personal taxi service, but yet, that’s EXCATLY what they are expecting out of the man! They want the man to pick them up and drop them off on a date, like a taxi service, but yet they would refuse to do the same.
This is how you know that Larry hasn't experienced a real partnership. Because in most relationships the man doesn't ONLY drive and pick up the woman, nor does the woman ONLY drive. It's give and take.
Many women also see cars as a status symbol, and they judge the man based on how expensive the car he drives is, because all they care about is how much money does the guy make so they can have a idea on how much easier would their life be if they gave their self to this man to have, what could he buy her, what security could HIS money give to her etc. etc.
Good thing for Larry he'll never have to worry about that.
There's a little more, but it's stupid. Larry is stupid. His logic is stupid. And any woman who ever hooks up with him is stupid.
I can't anymore.