I make that statement because it's true. You ask the same questions, what's your name? Where did you go to school? What are your activities?...HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY? From there, the interview gets more casual and in depth. What were the reasons for leaving your last job(in this case, significant other)? This is the point where you start getting a good idea if there will be another interview/date. People with good intuition know at what point to call the interview/date short and move on to the next prospective party.
One thing I have always done is not talk about my private life. I do that because it is just that, private. I also believe that it's just being respectful to the other person, but that's just me, I like being courteous that way. Having said that, I can now say that this Valentines Day is going to suck for me. A 5 year commitment has just ended and it's not setting well with me. The only details I'll mention is that factors beyond BOTH of our control has come between us and I now find myself adrift in the vast sea of solitude. At least this isn't bitter or nasty. I have found myself in the past coming to a few understandings with women I date...like I understand she's a bitch! Thank God, that isn't the case here.
Guys, I can only say this much. To the fellas, if you really like that special someone, then don't go to Walmart and buy the A-typical flowers, candy and take the easy way out. The fact that they were in Walmart to begin with ought to earn them an ass whippin'. Be creative. This afterall, is the one you really care about and thus deserves an effort. I have always prided myself on going out of my way to make the day a step above whatever she expects and with that, the smile lasts more than a few moments, more like a few days at least. My overall goal is to outdo her as most women are better at this kind of thing, so I can take an appreciation for the task at hand. I always make sure that every detail has nothing to do with me and everything to do with her, afterall it's my job. I have witnessed many occasions where the guy fits himself in some way. Example, the restaurant is where HE wants to go, the flowers are chosen for price, shit like that. Bottom line, don't be a putz, women hate poor work ethic and you will most definately hear about it. Keep in mind, it's not always about cost, it's effort. Some of the best times and memories you can achieve for free or very little cost, it just depends on HOW you do it.
I hope this Valentine's Day, those of you who are looking forward to it, have your moment. For those of you who are not and are actually a bit pissed off at the whole concept, I'll just say that...I understand. I hope eventually things will change for you, seriously. That next interview may just go your way and hopefully find someone that will be a great fit for your...company.
I am the Complaint Department Manager and I whole heartily approve this message.
EDIT: PLEASE don't take this as a ploy for me to garner sympathy. Trust me, it's the last thing I want right now.