Are you dating a project boo? Despite how it sounds, a project boo has nothing to do with low-income housing stereotypes. A project boo is a potential mate that needs a complete overhaul. On the surface it seems like they are great prospects because they are fun to be around. You fall for them before you realize they have a lot of baggage. Hence the project boo. Being with them will be a project; you will constantly be working on their shortcomings.
Project boos are great people. They are usually attractive, pleasant and charming. In fact it is their charm and attractiveness that distracts you from realizing that they are pretty packages of hot garbage! The funny thing about a project boo is they are unaware of their flaws or don’t care to fix them. They get along just fine. But if you dig deep, you are sure to find that their getting along has come at the hands of soft parenting, their ability to manipulate people, and misuse of credit. Before you know it you’re fixing their credit, attire, mentality, and living arrangement. Congratulations on your new bundle of work!
Project boo relationships come to a crash and burn ending. You may have an awakening and realize you want the project to end. He or she may not go peacefully as they have become quite comfortable with being the benefactor of your efforts. On the flip side, your project boo may initiate the end as well. They may grow tired of your molding tactics and begin to rebel. By upgrading them, you’ve increased their sense entitlement. This may have been a given for them their whole lives, but believe me when I say you have only made it worse. They will start to lose respect for you, resent you or cheat. Now you have to make a decision. If you decide to break up with them you’ve lost precious time, money and energy. If you stay you will enable your project boo to continue their bad behavior. Once they see that you are hooked, things will only get worse.
My dear sweet friends, beware of the project boo! Project boos are dangerous! They don’t really know what they want. They don’t know who they are, where they are headed and have very little to offer. They are completely oblivious to the fact that they are ill prepared to be in a relationship. The only thing they know is that they are single and ready to mingle (heck these days, some project boos are NOT single)! The most important thing to remember about a project boo is their desire to mingle blinds their ability to realize they are unprepared to be in a healthy relationship. The distinguishing mark all project boos carry is they have more problems than plans and are quick to allow you to “help”. Once you get past the attraction and see the mess, R-U-N!