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My year of disastrous dating

What I mean is that I like them right where they are…

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LAST MARCH, American Airlines unveiled its first major identity change in forty-plus years.Finally, last month, CEO Doug Parker put things to a vote, allowing the carrier’s employees to choose between the new look, or a quasi-retro design that incorporated both the old and new schemes.By a margin of about 2,000 votes, of some 60,000 cast, workers chose to stay with the new look. But if he got what he wanted, that’s probably because the vote was effectively rigged.It has been said that the true test of a logo is this: can it be remembered and sketched, freehand and with reasonable accuracy, by a young child?The Pan Am globe, the Lufthansa crane, the Delta tricorn, Air New Zealand’s “Koru” and many others meet this criterion beautifully. Maybe they need a tweaking or two over time, but the template of such logos — the really good ones — remains essentially timeless. And if you’ve got something like that, you dispense with it at your peril.First, you might like this article: The issues here are space and validation.

I’ve had relationships that I have tried hard to keep in “stasis”.

Parker won by making the airplane’s tail the focus of the vote.

This misses the point, because like it or hate it, the piano key tail isn’t really the problem. Neither of the choices dealt with the linoleum knife.

While a girl could get me to put in more effort by withdrawing a bit, I am ultimately not looking for a relationship and my effort is only going to go so far. I’ve been successfully manipulated into relationships too.

In the end, they’ve failed because I knew in my mind, heart and gut that it wasn’t what I wanted and as much as I tried to numb myself into wanting the relationship, I couldn’t kid myself.

You need to have a clear idea of what you consider a relationship to be. Some guys need time and there’s nothing wrong with giving a guy time.