In 1965 Milton Bradley came out with the board game “Mystery Date”. The whole point of that game was to get the good date while avoiding getting the “Dud”. If there is a better metaphor for real life dating I have never heard one. Marketed to young girls it set the bar for not only competing against your friends but also imaginary male standards. Dating is not easy. Not even in the game form! Just finding someone to go out on a date with is nearly impossible. Do you look online? Go to clubs? Hire a match maker? So many ways to find a suitable date. Then once you do, where do you go, what do you do……WHO PAYS! And if things go well and you actually begin seeing each other exclusively that adds a plethora of new questions. Every step you take is a tight rope walk with out a net. Also, it’s perfect fodder for hashtag games. Even the smallest misstep can lead to disaster. Romance and dating is hard, continuous work. Most of the time it won’t end well. But we’re all in the same boat, after all misery loves company. So for this week’s “Hashtag, You’re It” I wanted to know what your love life is like with the hashtag #ICompareMyLoveLifeTo and there was no shortage of great responses. We trended in the US and even made it onto Twitter’s Moments. So check out the top list below and don’t forget to join me every Tuesday at 11 am EDT for the next “Hashtag, You’re It’. See you there and I hope your next relationship isn’t a “Dud”
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, because I attract men who are brainless, heartless, or cowards
— Molly Ligon (@mollyligonn) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo string theory, completely theoretical!!
— Slartibartfast (@zumbazumba5) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo the Lochness Monster. There have been sightings, but no captures.
— Elizabeth (@ElizabeththeMom) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo Witness, the movie, because I may as well be Amish at this point
— Marshall (@MarshallSbar) July 5, 2016
The gym. Someone's grunting and you're not sure why.
— John S (@Crash2411) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo Brexit: Seemed like a great idea at the time, but now you're hurriedly pulling out
— Chelsea Allyn (@chelseallyn) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo fast food takeaway – a paper bag is the only thing that's keeping everything from falling apart
— Liao Lu (@LiaoLiaoLu) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo Alien Abduction – a lot of probing and memory loss.
— joel sabi (@joelsabi) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo MySpace. It got a lot of action in my teens, and now it's a bit of a laughing stock.
— Rob (@robgrams) July 5, 2016
— tonyspats (@tonyspats) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo A 6 years old's science project… The effort is there, but the result isn't quite right somehow.
— Hellen Bach (@TheHamsterIsDed) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo a kids bday party. It's fun at first, but there's way more crying than you expected.
— K. (@kittykaresless) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo a white crayon that just sits in the back of a box. Never used.
— •em 14• (@disneyyjoshler) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo a demagnetized debit card…always getting declined
— Queen Bitch Supreme (@rebeccajohnsonn) July 5, 2016
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo a defective straw. Lots of sucking and nothing to show for the effort.
— This Side Op (@ThisSideOp) July 5, 2016
And One From Your Host
#ICompareMyLoveLifeTo An Episode Of "Twin Peaks". It's Very Confusing, No One Knows What's Happening, And Everyone Has An Opinion On It
— McMannofthepeople (@McMannofthepeop) July 5, 2016
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