One of the many lessons that the Red Pill has taught me is to be wary of certain phrases when I see them. At least, in the context of considering a member of the opposite sex as a potential mate. Yesterday I was scanning through some the blogrolls of a few of the various blogs that I read and came across a blog, written by a female, which contained one such phrase in the “About” section. The phrase? “I live life to the fullest.” My response?
Whenever I see this phrase said by a young woman, I immediately form several conclusions in my mind. The first is that the woman is most likely promiscuous, and not simply sexually active. The second is that she is highly materialistic. The third is that she is probably not religious at all.
In short, someone who is not potential wife material.
Of course, it would be foolhardy to judge a person just off a single phrase. Which is why I dug a little deeper into the blog where I found that quote. While I didn’t spend a whole lot of time there, it did become clear that the young woman in question wasn’t the least bit religious, and did have a strong materialistic streak. I didn’t catch anything which suggested promiscuity in my cursory examination, but on the other hand I saw nothing which hinted at chastity either. So all in all, my initial judgment was mostly correct. While it may seem shallow, shortcuts do serve a valuable purpose.
So I started to think of other phrases which trigger that same kind of mental alarm whenever I see them. Here are a few that I thought of off the top of my head:
“I’m a new person now”
“I’ve always been the type who knew how to have a good time”
“I want to do things differently this time”
“I’ve made a few mistakes”
To my readers, what are the phrases which make you mentally scream “DANGER!” whenever you hear them? They don’t have to be just about women, female readers are invited to submit their own warning phrases when uttered by men. Feel free to list them in the comments and I will add those I find especially fitting to this post.
Update: Here are some of the suggested phrases from women:
“I just want a nice guy who will treat me right.”
“I don’t regret those experiences. They made me who I am today.”
“Turnoff: Judgmental guys.”
[Anything that involves Daughter of the King and princess together]
“I prayed, and the Lord laid it on my heart to say/do/be/go there and ________________.”
[Anything which involves “Girl Power” in any way]
“If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.”
“To tell you the truth…”
“It really expanded my horizons.”
“I learned a lot about myself.”
“I’m just trying to find myself”
“It’s all covered by Grace”
“I’d do it all over again”
Here are the phrases/things said from men:
“I hate it when people just judge each other all the time. I’m not like that.”
“I just try to take life as it comes, you know?”
[Blanket descriptions of women using profanity]