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Old 01-30-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Gotham
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You're go there for the purpose of celebrating your friend's wedding; whether you go there stag or with a date should make no difference. But for some reason people are self-conscious about this crap.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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I follow you around everyone?

Ok.

I presume you mean I follow you around everywhere.

Yes I am drawn irrestistably to your threads, and not because avoiding them is like avoiding dung in a cattle run, or because they are prolific, insane and unavoidable. No sir.

Like a moth to a flame, like a checkout chick to a wierd little badger, like a lemming to the cliff, I am powerless in the face of your sheer animal magnetism.

I am only a woman, after all, and you are The Badger. I simply cannot resist.
That? Was hilarious. All he saw was "unavoidable."

And Badger, dear, unless your invitation says Badger and Guest, it would be extremely ill-mannered of you to bring anyone to this wedding.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:03 PM
 
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That? Was hilarious. All he saw was "unavoidable."

And Badger, dear, unless your invitation says Badger and Guest, it would be extremely ill-mannered of you to bring anyone to this wedding.
It says Badger and guest, thanks though.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I never understood why some people feel like they have to bring a date to a wedding. When I was single, I went to several weddings completely alone and sat with family or friends. If anything I felt uncomfortable bringing a casual date to a wedding. Seemed like something you want to bring someone your more serious with.

Usually the bridal party seats you with similar people.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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If you were a hot chick I'd offer to be your hot date.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Temple of Thought
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IMHO, the most important day of a cherished friend's life is not my date night. That's also how I looked at it when I got married, too. If my guests had been seeing someone for more than 6 months, that person was on the invitation. Otherwise, nope. No strangers at my wedding, and I think it's kind of rude when people want to bring one.

So think of it in those terms. Your buddy and his fiancee, or their families, are probably paying a nice piece of change for the reception. Consider it another "gift" that you're not adding another $50 or whatever to their bill for a date.

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That? Was hilarious. All he saw was "unavoidable."

And Badger, dear, unless your invitation says Badger and Guest, it would be extremely ill-mannered of you to bring anyone to this wedding.
Don't get me started on the "and Guest" thing.

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I never understood why some people feel like they have to bring a date to a wedding. When I was single, I went to several weddings completely alone and sat with family or friends. If anything I felt uncomfortable bringing a casual date to a wedding. Seemed like something you want to bring someone your more serious with.

Usually the bridal party seats you with similar people.
That, too. Who wants to babysit a date when they can be having a blast with their buddies?
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Northeast Texas
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Who cares if you don't have a date for a wedding.

I've done that a couple times before and I've had girls come up to me. It works. Got to have girls to chase me. No awkwardness despite other people having relationships.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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IMHO, the most important day of a cherished friend's life is not my date night. That's also how I looked at it when I got married, too. If my guests had been seeing someone for more than 6 months, that person was on the invitation. Otherwise, nope. No strangers at my wedding, and I think it's kind of rude when people want to bring one.
And see, I didn't even think about that. Wedding food costs mad money. Who wants to pay a plate for some random date someone found.

Another good point!

I dunno. I just always felt like weddings are places that make you think about the future and serious relationships and the like. Not the place to take a casual date.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: State of Relaxation
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OP, a lot of guys would kill to be in your position! They know that weddings are a prime place to meet eligible bachelorettes.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:27 PM
 
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Well, it is always good to vent.
But, I actually think going without a date is advantageous up to a certain age. Both parties will likely have friends and family, some of whom you might spark an interest in, and you'll be free to pursue conversations and future dates etc. So, look on the bright side...Nothing worse than settling for taking someone just because, and wishing you were free to sidle over and talk to that little cutie in the corner.

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