I was getting my daily vanilla last Thursday when I stopped to consider something. Do you ever wonder if single straight males feel intimidated by Starbucks? Because I know do.
Think about it. Are you a girl with a boyfriend? Do you love Starbucks? Do you go there with him? If you answered yes to the first two questions and no to the third, I feel ya. I had a boyfriend in college whom I visited during the summer while I was living in NY and he was at home in South Florida. When we woke up in the mornings, he would say, "What do you want to do today?" and I would say "Go to Starbucks." It was my only request and he refused to take me. Mind you that we were in a part of Florida that I consider to be generally boring and lackluster. There wasn't much to do. He claimed he didn't know where Sbux was, and this was before the days of internet & Google maps on cell phones. Instead, he had his mother make me chocolate protein shakes, claiming it was "just like a Frappucino". It wasn't, and we broke up soon after, not because of that, but I'd be lying if I didn't say that the instance left a bad taste in my mouth, both literally & figuratively. (That protein shake sucked.)
I would run into a similar problem after college when I visited a different boyfriend in his hometown. Same question (What do you want to do today?), same answer (Go to Starbucks.) Though, he was far more compliant and did finally take me for my venti vanilla, bless his heart. And, come to think about it, though my other college boyfriend (whom I was with for 2+ years) would always go to Starbucks with me, he constantly bitched about it.
Which brings me back to my original inquiry. I am single for a host of reasons, the biggest being that I'm just not quite ready to put myself out there, but I'm working my way back [to you babe] and I can't help but wonder... Is the 'Bucks hurting my love life? Is my daily need and general obsession with pricey flavored coffee beverages hindering my ability to land a man?
Don't tell me that you haven't been with at least one guy who was a dud, and that you wouldn't rather have your lips on a Starbucks cup than on his. No? Just me? Come on.
Starbucks or sex? I want to fall in love, and I'd give up my lattes in a heartbeat if I could find it. And those of you who know me even a little well know that's' saying a lot. But for now, I'll say this... Which drink and whose the guy? You give me your explanation and I'll give you mine.