The flowers are blooming, the grass is growing—meaning it’s time for some spring cleaning. But we’re not talking about clearing out your closet or freshening up your house. Nope, we're talking about spring cleaning your love life. Yes, you heard me. It’s time to wash that guy right out of your hair.
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Of course we girls are notoriously bad at letting go of Mr. Wrong. Even though we know in our hearts we should. (How could we not, with our best friends telling us every five seconds?)
So for a little added motivation, we recruited our favorite Straight Male Friend, Marcus Osborne, to smack us down. And give us the 411 on the 5 Guys We Need to Dump this spring.
“You've GOT to be willing to cut the cord. Respect your deal-breakers... and let the deal be broken,” Marcus insists. “The alternative is to stick around in a relationship that fires round after round at your self-esteem.”
Is your man on Marcus’ hit list? Take a look!
5 Guys to Dump
1. Mr. I'm Too Busy: "Gosh you're amazing but I just don't have the time for a relationship right now." If you've heard any variation of that line, know that you've just been warned. That relationship, if that's what you're hoping for, is going nowhere and he's basically told you so. The deal with Mr. I'm Too Busy is that he really ain’t too busy. If you believe nothing I ever tell you, believe this: If the guy is into you, he'll find time. Period.
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2. Mr. Panderer: This is the guy who has mastered the "game." Typically, he seeks out women who are looking for an old-school/traditional guy. Why? Because (in his mind) that woman can be had by sticking to the old courting playbook. She's not a huge challenge for him—even though the woman may think she is. Not for Mr. Panderer. He knows what SHE thinks before she even thinks it because it's all in the playbook. He says and does all the "right" things as a gentleman all the time. If he seems too good to be true....start looking for clips of him on Dateline.
3. Mr. Mysterious: This guy can be everything or anything. His genius is making you feel as if you know him "well enough" without knowing a thing about him. You probably haven't been to his place. And if you have, you've probably only been there at certain times. He never really answers questions about his life. It's likely he's reluctant to introduce you to his friends or family—and has made mention or attempt at doing so. And he probably doesn't care to meet yours. This guy probably has no male friends either. No best friends? Beware. No matter how sexy or intriguing Mr. Mysterious seems to be, there's something not quite right about him.