“If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,” goes the famed Spice Girls song “Wannabe”. Now, this may not be what you want, what you really really want, but I’ll tell you it’s what I want, what I really really want – and I have seen several instances of these lyrics played out in real life.
Just the other day, my friend wanted my roommate and me to meet (which we all know means “judge”) this guy she met online. He was an instant hit because he actually payed attention to my roommate and me, unlike some encounters that don’t go beyond “nice to meet you.” No, this guy totally abided by the Spice Girls rule. For example, he took us all to a fun lounge one night, and when my roommate mentioned that he wanted some prosecco, this guy was on a prosecco mission and would not stop until we all had a glass. How nice is that? Obviously, the judgment was positive.
I am endlessly thankful for my own boyfriend’s adherence to the Spice Girls rule. I mean, we wouldn’t have been able to experience such enriching adventures as the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island, or even the Pride Parade (keep in mind, “getting with my friends” means gay males, which definitely scores a boyfriend some extra points).