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I made a joke. I'm now wondering about my boyfriend's response.

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Question - (13 March 2018) 6 Answers - (Newest, 13 March 2018)
A female United States age 18-21, anonymous writes:

I told my boyfriend to look for a girl to marry as a joke and he told me he would after tomorrow, since tomorrow is his birthday. He said he prefers a blonde chick, and i am a brunette. I feel upset that he said that. Would anyone else be?

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A female reader, aunt honesty Ireland + , writes (13 March 2018):

aunt honesty agony auntIf you are looking for some compliments or positive attention from your boyfriend then this is the wrong way to go around it. Don't joke with him unless you are prepared to take it back.

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A female reader, Ciar Canada + , writes (13 March 2018):

Ciar agony auntMaybe he was joking. You know, like you were.

Or maybe he took you seriously and was upset that you're already planning a future without him. I'm leaning toward the former though.

Lessons to be learned here:

Don't fish for compliments or reassurance

Say what you mean and mean what you say

Cut back on the dumb jokes

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A female reader, Honeypie United States + , writes (13 March 2018):

Honeypie agony auntSometimes "jokes" backfire. Same with "pranks".

In this case YOUR "joke" backfired. While I think you were hoping to make a point or have him declare that he didn't need to look for a wife... he didn't feel like playing along with your little game so he GAVE as good as you did.

If you can't take a joke, don't toss them out there.

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A male reader, Garbo United States + , writes (13 March 2018):

Garbo agony auntSuppose I was a guy absolutely not interested in getting married now but my GF throws a “joke” to look for a wife. Joke is little irksome because she knows I’m not interested and she pokes. So I brush it off, sure I’ll start tomorrow, but then I realize I’ll throw a jab at her in the same irksome way and add: I really like blonds, knowing fully well that it will be irksome cuz you brunette.

Seems to me, and unlike you, your BF knew how to handle irksome jokes.

So I wouldn’t be offended on his comments because if I am dishing it out I’d be prepared to take it.

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A female reader, Aunty BimBim Australia + , writes (13 March 2018):

Aunty BimBim agony auntYou made a joke, he made a joke back. He said he would do as you suggested, in your joke, after his birthday.

This means even though he was making a joke response to YOUR joke he was still telling you he wanted to spend his birthday with you as his girlfriend.

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A male reader, WiseOwlE United States + , writes (13 March 2018):

You were only teasing, and he's just teasing you back! I think what you suggested is worse! You told him to look for another girl to marry. You gave him an opening, so he went with it!

Relax! Don't let him know he got you!

If he prefers blondes, maybe you can get a wig!

Sweetheart, blonde is only a hair color! They're not a different species of women! Most are fake blondes anyway!

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