Confessions Men & Dating Single Lessons

CommunicationSHIP

(kahm-myoon-eh-kay-shun-ship)

noun

def.

  1. Constantly calling and texting.
  2. Never actually dating or going anywhere… literally and figuratively.
  3. Waste. Of. Time.

Hey Beautiful,

Let’s talk CommunicationSHIPS. Whilst doing my casual scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon a post from one of my girlfriends, introducing me to this term, and almost threw my phone.

I mean let’s face it, we’ve all been in one. You meet a guy and he texts and calls consistently. Never passes on an opportunity to declare how much he misses you, or to shower you with adoration. He essentially causes you to fall for him, without any major effort because the promises that he does make, usually end up broken. And you could almost write him off as a Catfish, if it were not for the fact that you’ve probably seen him in person.

CommunicationSHIPS, in my opinion, are worse than situationships.

In the case of a situationship, all that’s missing is the title and commitment. You may not know what things are or where they’re going, but at least you have some kind of human interaction besides talking over the phone. With a CommunicationSHIP, you are forever limited to unlimited calls and texts, along with empty promises and plethora of compliments.

CommunicationSHIPS typically end with you challenging their declarations and calling them on their shit. However, in some instances, that can be tricky because the guy will try to use reverse psychology to make it seem as if you’re the reason why things haven’t gone anywhere. This is done to make you feel guilty, in hopes of keeping you around. After all, if it were up to him, he would keep it going until either he got bored, or someone else caught his attention.

And since we’re on the subject of catching his attention, while we may never get to the root of why CommunicationSHIPS don’t make it past the telephone, one could assume that you may not be the only one. I hate to be the bearer of bad news sis, but he could have another girlfriend, or worse, a wife, and is using you to test the waters without actually getting in. This is because to some, it’s not cheating if all you’re doing is talking.

So now that we’ve unpacked CommunicationSHIPS, I want to leave you with few scenarios of how I’ve had to shut some of these guys down in the past. Feel free to use any one of them at your convenience…

  1. The “I Miss You”

Him: Babe I miss you. I really do.

Me: Miss is an action sweetheart. And what are we going to do about it?

  1. The “You Just Forgot About Me”

Him: Damn Babe. I see you just forgot all about me. SMH.

Me: Well my dear, if you feel as if I have “forgotten” about you, then maybe you should make yourself a little more unforgettable.

  1. The “I Need You”

Him: Babe.. I need you.

Me: What you need, is to be a man of your word.

In short, CommunicationSHIPS are a total waste of time, and should be cut off immediately following the first broken promise. At no point should you subject yourself to kind words and half ass gestures, with no action put behind it. You’re better than that sis.. so much better.

xoxo, Racquel

(7) Comments

  1. Erin O says:

    Love!

    1. artofsingle says:

      Thank you!

  2. Janey says:

    Girl! Men must have a different concept of time, BECAUSE, we don’t have time for all that wasted time to manifest.

    1. artofsingle says:

      You can say that again..

  3. Words of wisdom. Technology has made it easier for some to avoid geniunely connecting.

    1. artofsingle says:

      That is so true! We spend so much time on our phones, that we forget to be present and enjoy one another’s presence.

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