Plus: 20 Questions We Wish We Could Ask On a First Date (But Never Actually Would) : Epitomized by the famous “first mutual breakup” (in which Jerry and guest-star Janeane Garofalo contemporaneously tell one another it’s over), relationships tend to end in one decisive and damning instant.Upon being dumped, exes ride off into the sunset, never to be seen or heard from again.And consequently, far from an ideal role model, if it is a successful, enriching and enduring relationship you seek.
In Reality: Until you have “that conversation” and “rules” are established, you should operate under the assumption that the person you are with might be seeing other people as well.
Before that day comes, you are both well within your right to exercise your bachelorhood as you see fit.
Probably to my detriment, I unwittingly gathered mine from Jerry, George, Elaine and, yes, even Kramer.
The show played background noise to my early evenings from about ages six to twenty (if you’re questioning my math, one word: reruns), so the selfish, impulsive and cynical behaviors of the show’s core ensemble have always seemed — to me — rather normal. Now I am a young, single Manhattanite and, like each member of the comedic foursome that once acted as my barometer for acceptable social conduct, a serial dater.
He or she may require multiple dinner/movie/party rejections before the message is properly transmitted. We routinely seek out one another’s opinions for dating advice.