Here we go ya’ll, I have to do it! I have to talk about the Cornball Syndrome. The Cornball Syndrome is an epidemic that affects a number of men and women around the country. I will give a detailed description of this syndrome, but I want to warn you that I will be extremely materialistic in this post. For those of you who believe in solely judging the heart and personality of a person, this may not be for you (LoL). The Cornball Syndrome is a sickness where men and women wear the most absurd outfits on dates (and sometimes anywhere). Unfortunately those affected by this syndrome are completely unaware that they look a hot ass mess! The tricky thing about this sickness is that it’s not isolated to single men and women, but it can sneak up on someone who’s been in a relationship for years. Your mate may be fashionable or at least decent for a number of years, and then BAM! it all goes to hell! LoL! I’m joking a little, but the Cornball Syndrome is definitely no laughing matter. I am here to help those who are actively dating and suffer from this illness. Allow me to explain.
I previously dated a man who didn’t have a clue that he was a suffering cornball (poor thing). He wore pants that were obviously too small and aged. Years ago the pants were probably a lot longer, but for whatever reason he thought he could pull it off. The pants weren’t horrible enough for me to give up on him…yet. He was the type to wear the high-calf tube socks with shorts that were a little too high above the knee. I gave up when on the third date he wore a shirt with glitter on it. That was the last straw! He was a very nice guy, but he couldn’t dress worth a damn! Of course there were other factors as to why things didn’t work out, but I’d be lying to myself if I said his clothing wasn’t a big part of the reason. I sound vein don’t I? I know I do, but I honestly don’t care. Anyone who denies that physical attraction is not important, is lying to themselves! I’m not talking about name-brands and wearing the latest trends. I am however, talking about a person being able to put an outfit together (it doesn’t have to be fancy), and dressing their age for a date.
I’ve asked myself if I’m being too picky by not giving cornballs a chance. Am I missing out on a good man? Maybe I am limiting my options, but I have to be attracted to the person I am dating. My few dates with the glitter shirt cornball taught me just how difficult it is to look past the outer appearance and completely focus on personality and character. I know what I like, and I know what I absolutely can’t tolerate. It’s hard for me to change my mind when I reach the point of I absolutely can’t tolerate it. Dressing for a date is simple, so it annoys me when a man can’t get it right. A few friends suggested I give him a few fashion pointers, but there’s a big difference between suggesting a few key items to enhance his wardrobe, and suggesting he throw out his entire wardrobe. Please don’t think I’m cruel; I’m just being honest. It’s great if he has his own style, but it sucks if he has no style at all! It’s the result of the Cornball Syndrome. Here are a few examples in the order from bad to worse…
Okay not horrible, but the shirt can be a few sizes larger!
Really??? You might as well wear a belly bag because this is just as bad!
Not a fan of the skinny jeans!
This one I can’t stress enough. If you are over 25 especially, there is no reason why you should wear any clothing with cartoon characters or cereal brands on it…on a date or at all!!!!!
The absolute worst is the over-sized white tee!!!
(The over-sized chain, cocked cap, and do-rag doesn’t work for me either!)
No maybe this is the worst…I just don’t get it!
All of these examples are not complete deal-breakers, i.e the small shirt, skinny jeans (depending on how skinny), or the cell-phone belt, but the others I absolutely can’t tolerate. I’m interested to see what men find unattractive and fashionably intolerable. Some women think men will date any woman with a big butt and breasts, but I like to give men more credit than that. It’d be nice to get some pics of what men consider cornball women because the syndrome is not gender biased. Honesty is the cure for this illness, so be sure to tell your friends or family if they’re a cornball. LoL!!