Sharing is caring! 95 Views no discussions Share Share LifestyleRelationships The 5 Signs You’re A Filler Girlfriend. by: – July 13, 2011 Share Tweet By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe.comI have a lot of straight male friends: guy friends who invite me to movies, to plays, who take me to dinner with their bosses, who call me on Tuesday nights when they want to get out of the house, who bring me to weddings, who GChat with me all day. I’m not dating any of them, but it recently dawned on me: I’m their “filler” girlfriend.These guy friends are never all single at the same time: usually only one or two of them is unattached at any given moment. This means I spend a huge amount of my free time with the single ones, and see the attached ones every few weeks for dinner.About every 10 months or so, the rotation changes: a guy who was in a relationship will break up, while a different bachelor will settle down. I’ll reconnect with the newly single one (“Why’d we stop hanging out so much? I missed you!” he’ll naively say), while the other guy will probably spend the next six months happily cocooned with his new girlfriend, emerging half a year later when said girlfriend is out of town, and, listless and alone, he scrolls through his Contacts List and remembers my existence.I am the constant in all of this: the affable, forever single girl friend who can’t quite “hang with the guys” but fits in perfectly for those situations where a guy friend can’t: a wedding, a Sunday Night, a college buddy’s party.Being friends with guys is fine; being a filler girlfriend is not. A friend is someone you see at a constant rate, regardless of your relationship status. A filler girlfriend gets dumped when there’s a real girlfriend to take her place.The Five Signs You’re A Filler Girlfriend1. You go through periods of hanging out all the time. You realize these periods correspond to when he’s single.2. When he’s in a relationship, he only spends time with you when his girlfriend is out of town or unavailable.3. Even if you maybe hooked up in the past, your relationship is now strictly platonic. You never cross the line.4. He’s overly invested in who else you’re dating. He wants you to confide all the details in him because it reassures him that you guys are just friends.5. You go out to lunch, to dinner, to plays, to parties: He brings you as his plus-one to weddings and work events. People often think you’re dating, and you’re not quite sure why, exactly, you aren’t.It’s the male-female equivalent of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” A filler girlfriend will never lack for plans on a Saturday night: she’ll always be doing so many “date-y” type things that she’ll never quite realize she’s single. If a filler girlfriend needs a couch moved, or a date for an event, or someone with whom to grab Indian food, she’s almost always guaranteed to find a volunteer.But eventually, the filler girlfriend will realize, (as I did), that maybe she’s letting herself be used as a filler girlfriend, so that she’ll always have filler boyfriends. And that being the filler girlfriend to lots of different people isn’t nearly as good as being the real girlfriend to one.If you’re a filler girlfriend, value your friendships with guys. But make sure you’re also making room for the real thing.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Newly appointed Trinidad and Tobago Red Force captain Kyle Hope says last weekend’s comprehensive win in the Regional four-day championship has lifted the confidence levels of his side but has warned them to beware of the dangerous Guyana Jaguars whom they clash with starting here today.Red Force trounced a hapless Windward Islands Volcanoes by 172 runs to break a run of poor form and haul themselves off the bottom of the standings into fourth spot.But Hope, who led Red Force for the first time last weekend, said he was under no illusions about the size of the task coming up against Jaguars.“The team is in high spirits after the win against the Windward Islands Volcanoes, but we understand that the Guyana Jaguars will be a completely different challenge,” the Barbadian pointed out.He added: “I am expecting another competitive game. Guyana are currently on a high and have been playing good cricket in the Four-Day format for quite some time.“However, a few of our guys have been coming into form with the bat and ball and once we execute on the field we will give ourselves the best chance of winning.”Not only did Hope make a winning start to his captaincy tenure but the victory also coincided with the right-hander’s maiden first class hundred.The innings – an unbeaten 105 in the second innings – helped Red Force set Volcanoes a massive 375 to win.Hope said the handsome victory spoke volumes about how the squad had embraced him as the new captain.“The team has been responding well to me being named skipper. I think the game against the Windward Islands is a good indication of the team’s response to my elevation as captain as well as the unity of our squad,” he noted.“Coming from the position we were in at the beginning of that game and to pull off such a victory speaks well for our dressing room.“After not having the best first half to the season, getting a win under our belt was a great confidence-booster. All praises must go to the team.”Two-time defending champions Jaguars, who trounced Jamaica Scorpions in Kingston, top the standings with 84.8 points with Scorpions second on 73 points.Barbados Pride’s win over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Bridgetown left them third on 68 points with Red Force fourth on 53.6 points.
Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero has opened up about his lucky escape from a car crash in Amsterdam on September 29.The Argentina international was on his way to the Amsterdam Airport from a concert where he was a guest of Colombian singer Maluma, when the taxi in which he was travelling crashed into a lamp post, leaving him with a broken rib.The 29-year-old’s injuries were expected to keep him sidelined for close to six weeks and missed Argentina’s crucial World Cup qualifying game against Ecuador.“When I got to the hospital, I asked the doctor if I could play for City on the Saturday. He said, ‘I don’t believe so’.I took a moment to think and realised it’s thanks to wearing a seat-belt that I’m able to talk about this at all. Then one thinks, ‘Why did I go?’ But it’s difficult to imagine that something like that could happen.” Aguero said, thankful to be alive.Aguero seems to be recovering quickly as he is back in training with Manchester City and could return to action against Stoke City this weekend at the Etihad Stadium.RelatedManchester City’s Sergio Aguero Involved In Car CrashOctober 16, 2019In “Europe”Premier League Defences Beware! He Is Back After Horror Car CrashOctober 10, 2017In “Europe”Another Injury Blow For Manchester City! Striker Suffers Fractured Rib After Car Crash – ReportsSeptember 29, 2017In “Europe”