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I know, I know, there were 2 movies, but the less said about those the better, eh? And all the amazing quotes that Samantha dryly delivered? If you can think of any others, let me know!
Remaining single for the majority of the show, Samantha had more fun than the other 3 women put together. Confident, successful, and super smart, Samantha viewed men as the lesser species: They're kind of like plants. In her mind NYC had too many men and too little time If there ever was a patron saint of the singles, it's our Samantha. Berger explains that 'he's just not that into you. There are no mixed signals, no excuses.
If he is into you - he'll show it. Later Miranda overhears two women talking about why a guy hasn't called one of them, making up all kinds of excuses. Miranda, trying to he helpful, explains that clearly 'he's just not that into you.
No waiting by the phone and wondering. If a guy doesn't make time for you He is everything that Charlotte shouldn't want in a partner: Yet she jumps on him! Likewise, Miranda falls for bartender Steve. He may not be a hotshot lawyer like she's used to dating, but he is kind, warm, and makes her laugh.
And he loves her, right from the start. The moral here is to write down that list of everything you want in a man - then tear it up! What should be your ideal mate on paper, isn't often the case. So date outside the box - hairy backs included. A post-it note is not one of them.
Carrie, after a tumultuous time with writer Jack Berger, gives him another chance when he shows up at her apartment with flowers. We're all grown ups, aren't we? In a bid not to be dateless for Charlotte's wedding? Every time she mentioned being a lawyer, the men all switched off. So, she changed her story. She became a 'stewardess. It proved that men can be threatened by women in powerful positions.
Same happened to Carrie when she dated Berger. There is absolutely nothing wrong with women being the breadwinner in the relationship. Only men with small minds and big egos are threatened by successful women. So really, if in doubt, DON'T pretend to be a stewardess. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love. But boy did Carrie get it in the end. He announced his love for her and The point is, that Carrie dreamt of finding real love and lo and behold she did.
She refused to settle. She knew the man she wanted - but she wasn't going to be his bit on the side. Twice she had affairs with him - once when Big was married and once when she was with Aiden. Naturally, those times never worked out.
She knew she wanted Big for keeps, but he'd have to want her, on her terms. In the end, she got exactly what she wanted. The lesson here is not to settle. Not to chase after that man. Have some self respect and let him chase you. If he is keen, he will. He was a wealthy successful doctor who doted on her every whim. Samantha noted dryly, "Before you buy the car, you take it for a test drive.
What did she expect from a man who still bathes with his Mom? While he appeared perfect in appearance, status, background, and wealth - as a person, Trey didn't rock Charlotte's world. Mind you, when she mentioned getting married he replied 'all righty. So what should we learn from this? Mr Perfect doesn't exist. Only in fairy tales.
Because believe it or not, you do have them. Carrie may have bleated something about the ring being "closer to my heart this way," but we knew the truth. Aiden was never gonna cut the mustard. In the photo above, having been at the Black and White Ball, Aiden suggests they marry right now! After all, Carrie is in a white dress When she refuses, he realizes the truth - she aint ever gonna want to marry him. Moral here, is that if it aint right - why bother? Don't lie to yourself, or him.
If you don't really feel it in your heart of hearts, then it is time to cut the cord. Stringing someone along isn't fair on either of you. We say we love football, or Coldplay, or hotdogs, just because HE likes them. When in reality we can't bear all 3. She pretended she was an outdoorsy sort of gal, when she heads with Aiden to his 'rustic' country retreat. It is anything but luxurious. A farm girl, she isn't. Pretending to be someone that we're not, always ends in disaster. Better to be upfront from the start.
Any guy worth his salt will like you more for standing up for yourself. Is there a more dull game? This piece of advice is probably my favorite. We run ourselves ragged trying to find Mr Right, and then tie ourselves in knots over 'will he call or not? Am I being to keen? Should I introduce him to my friends? Will he like me if he sees me without make-up on?
Sometimes we just need to throw all the rules out the window and just focus on today, the here and now, and having some fun. Chances are, when we least expect it, Mr Right will come a knockin'. Somewhere out there is another little freak, who will love us, understand us, and kiss our three heads and make it all better.
More than just 'the one. Reason being is that I was the most single of all my friends. They nicknamed me 'Jones,' As in Bridget. Sadly not as in Samantha. I lost count of all the weddings I went to, date-less, sitting at the reception dinner beside some idiot who could barely speak. But I met my freak. Like Charlotte, he wasn't what I expected. Like Samantha, he was younger. He is winging his way towards you, as I type