This week’s Red Flags was sent in by my friend Laura and her sister, Molly, from Tennessee. They texted their suggestion after leaving The Blue Bird Cafe. I throw that detail in out of my current obsession with Nashville and extreme jealousy over their ability to go there.
Back to the Red Flag.
According to these two lovely ladies, guys who hunt gives them cause to pause. At first I was thinking this had something to do with violence or gun control but I was wrong. They say that they don’t like to date hunters because, “It COMPLETELY overtakes their lives! Every single weekend from November to March!”
I don’t think I’ve ever met a hunter out in California but I can see how that would get old. Since the whole world of hunting is foreign to me I went ahead and googled ‘how to date a hunter’ and found this article on NBC Sports written by a female. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
“It’s not easy dating someone that you don’t hear from for days without explanation. It’s not easy to dine on your love’s ‘kill’ let alone hold the leg while they gut the dang thing!”
No, I imagine not. I don’t want to hold a carcass leg on a date at this point in time.
Next she talks about the difficulties of calling a hunter. “I remember being in Cameroon’s jungle crawling up to the top of a makeshift water tower to place a stat-phone call to my sweetie; 95% of the time the call would drop.”
I’m not sure what half of those words mean.
And finally, her advice for relating to your hunter. “Ask to participate in things like scoring antlers, plucking feathers and cooking game-meat. Study the specie that your sweetheart is in pursuit of; it’s always fun to say, “So you’re hunting elk this week; did you know that another name for ‘elk’ is ‘wapiti,’ which means white-rump in Shawnee?” Your darling-hunter will be impressed and happy to see that you show a genuine interest.”
I still think I’d prefer a hunter to say a clubber or a Monster Energy rep … But who knows, maybe a hunter wouldn’t be interested in me??? Wonder how they feel about hunting in red lipstick! Don’t forget to join the challenge, even for a day! I already have some great entries coming in that I can’t wait to share with you:)
**Disclaimer: Red flags are not always deal breakers. They mean to serve as a point in which you should stop and ask yourself, “Does this signify a deeper problem?” Red flags are also limited to things people choose to do, not things in which they have no control over.