I always find that spending time with my 17-year-old niece is an invaluable experience that allows me to see life through a simplistic prism and reaffirms the notion once so effectively conveyed via Mean Girls: .
This time around, the kid hit a nail on the head while volunteering a description of a guy her friend was dating: “He’s just one of those Basic Douchebags – he is used to always getting his way and f*cking girls over, so once he finds somebody who can play his game, he’s like “she gets me” and decides he’s finally found his equal and he’s in love.” She didn’t have to elaborate any further – let’s just say that she had me at Basic Douchebag, a breed of male that transcends all age groups and social circles.
And, while my niece might be smart enough to keep her distance, I foolishly flocked to them like a fly to horse sh*t throughout my early twenties, always yielding the same disastrous results.
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To start, the Basic Douchebag usually has a deeply-rooted sense of confidence that comes from being moderately attractive from a young age, allowing him to avoid any sort of fat-kid or nerd complexes that eventually build excellent human beings.
He peaks in high school, securing his positioning as the “popular guy” and breaking many a BFFL friendship while sailing though on a straight-C average.
I’ve met single women ages 30-50 displaying this behavior.
Even if you’re married, it doesn’t mean that you are safe from the douchebag. I used to date douchebags with impressive velocity.
What about those that cheat instead of working out their problems with their partners?
The worst type of douchebag is the one that is seemingly the “nice guy” who ends up screwing you in the end (and not in the good way! Then there’s those who will tell you whatever you want to hear just to get you to like them only to find out later that it isn’t who they were at all. Nobody has to be happy with other people's life choices, but you also can't really stop people from being unhappy either. Sometimes, people don't really see the person for who they are and judge the relationship too harshly.More often though, someone falls for a real jerk and either can't admit it or won't admit it. Everyone is allowed to date whoever they want to date and love who they want to love (though "marrying who they want to marry" is still iffy in some states, but I digress).That's how it works, you can do what you want, and other people can't stop you, but they don't have to like it. The last time it was a bumpy ride and I got thrown off the train.