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Big turn off: Three reasons I never date men who do not drive

 Having a car communicates that you have got your finances handled   Photo:Courtesy

When it comes to scouting potential romantic partners, I have to admit that I don’t care much for men without cars. I know it sounds downright materialistic and superficial, but it is my conviction that car ownership should be in the list of relationship deal breakers for all women, regardless of whether they themselves drive or not.

I’m an old fashioned girl who likes to be picked up and driven to a date, rather than catching a cab or worse, using public transportation! Catching a bus with your beau to a date is cute when you are a teenager, but as you grow older, you are expected to have standards and self-respect and dating a carless man doesn’t reflect that at all. No car, no love! Period! Painful but true.

If you are a man and you are well past your teens and still do not have wheels, you don’t deserve a woman, or sex for that matter. In fact, you should give up dating altogether, until you get your $#!£ together and buy a car. Gentlemen, having a reliable means of transportation should be the first order of business after clearing college. Didn’t your mother tell you women love convenience?

There is nothing that irks my nerves more than a man on a bus trying to hit on me. Are you kidding me? I’m sorry if I sound a little brash, but when I see a man taking the bus I don’t automatically assume that he is on the bus because he is slowly but surely working his way up to CEO or saving for school or whatever. To me, he is an irresponsible bum who does not know how to work hard and smart because if he did, he would not be taking the damn bus.

It all goes back to nature. Women are instinctively attracted to men who can provide and having a car communicates that you have got your finances handled and can take care of woman. At this day and age, a car is a necessity. It all comes down to practicality and safety. I hardly see myself calling out for a taxi at a dark street corner in my risqué little black dress and five inch heels at 2am in the morning all because I settled for a man who doesn’t drive.

Public transport agony

Also, don’t expect me to come dressed to the nines if I am taking public transportation. Public transport just doesn’t encourage sexy dressing, you know.

If you are a lady who has her own ride, you have all the more reason to date a man who has his own ride too. You date up, not down. If you date a carless man, it means you have to spend your dates playing chauffeur to a grown man, and that is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter if he offers to pay for fuel or anything during dates. It is his responsibility to drive you to the date and back home —get this— in his car.

So, yes, having a car will guarantee you a date. However, I suspect that any self-respecting man does not want attract just any riffraff woman just to have someone. If you want a high quality woman, it is imperative that you get a high end car. Car brands and price matter. An expensive car will attract the sophisticated gorgeous woman you are hankering for. It is not the car itself but what it represents; social status, stability and wealth. It goes without saying that all other things being equal, a woman will choose the man in the expensive range rover as opposed to the one in a cheap Toyota.

I am all for chemistry, good looks, personality and potential in a man, but unfortunately your potential isn’t going to get me from point A to point B. Ladies, ditch the lazy bum and get yourself a sophisticated gentleman who has his priorities in order. Go for the classy men in classy cars and don’t settle for anything less.

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