Everyone is allowed to date whoever they want to date and love who they want to love (though "marrying who they want to marry" is still iffy in some states, but I digress).That's how it works, you can do what you want, and other people can't stop you, but they don't have to like it.I always find that spending time with my 17-year-old niece is an invaluable experience that allows me to see life through a simplistic prism and reaffirms the notion once so effectively conveyed via Mean Girls: .This time around, the kid hit a nail on the head while volunteering a description of a guy her friend was dating: “He’s just one of those Basic Douchebags – he is used to always getting his way and f*cking girls over, so once he finds somebody who can play his game, he’s like “she gets me” and decides he’s finally found his equal and he’s in love.” She didn’t have to elaborate any further – let’s just say that she had me at Basic Douchebag, a breed of male that transcends all age groups and social circles.Pretty, smart and outgoing young women who date utter and complete douches- and not in the “vaginal irrigation” sense. You wonder why the douchebags you date don’t call you, don’t want to be exclusive or never any affection or respect.You ask everyone but the douchebag why he doesn’t want to introduce you to his friends or family, why he insists on having sex without a condom and why he must still talk to his ex every day. DAD for short (I’ll save the Freudian aspect of this for another post).Begin slideshow and is also the worst and a monster and super older than her.He's known for dating actresses much younger than he is (think "barely legal" status), so poor Demi might only have a month or two left before she ages out of the game.
Everyone else is also allowed to have an opinion on it as well.The douchebags always break up with you and you’re constantly left in a state of total despair, crying, “Gosh, there must be something wrong with . Even if you don’t consciously go after douchebags, your subconscious is attracted to them.It’s not that you’re not attractive, intelligent, interesting, fun to hang out with or fun to sleep with. Your inner most workings are attracted to the douche before you pick up on it 3, 4 or 5 dates in.Eventually, I developed a defense reflex against Basic Douchebags and began teetering more towards the Freaks and Weirdos end of the Dbag spectrum, and yet the memories of the Basic Douchebag stayed with me forever.So what, exactly, qualifies one for this eminent title?