Men Are Like Chips, You Can’t Have Just One: The 5 Boos You Need In Your Life

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August 10, 2012 ‐ By

It’s only early August which means there’s still plenty of time to find and settle down with a winter boo. (When the weather is bad you usually only have time for one man.) But when temperatures are hot and the sun is still shining past seven, chances are you’re out too and meeting a lot more people than you would any other season. Women are known for wanting to find that one “perfect” man in the world who has all the qualities they’re looking for and settle down with him like yesterday, but when that’s not happening fast enough, you might want to supply yourself with a handful of fellas to satisfy your different needs while you hold out for the one.

We all have different needs but there are a few standard boos you could probably use in your life right now, here are our suggestions:

The Boopolis

This is the man who is everthing, the main boo so to speak. You would make him your boyfriend if you just wanted to have that label but it’s something about him that keeps you two from going to the next level. So, he stays a boo rather than a boyfriend. The good thing is aside from the one or two things that keep you from making him your man, he’s a pretty decent package. This is they guy you’d probably call after a tough day at work to vent or who will send you the sweet “have a good day” texts in the morning, he’s also the only boo you’d let have the goodies without a commitment. But since, unlike women, men don’t give girls who aren’t their girlfriends priority all the time, you’re going to need some other boos to fill his void when he tells you “no” to whatever your request is. Hence the other boos below.

The Side Boo

The side boo is just a few notches below the main boo. He’s still a good dude, but has even more things to fix than the regular boo before he could even possibly be your man. So, on those occasions when the main man is acting up, who you gonna call? Not ghost busters, the side boo. He knows his role, he’s “Mr. Yeah,” as The Dream would say. He rushes in as the knight in shining armor when other guys act up and will work overtime to raise his place from sidepiece to regular. The good thing is you don’t have to feel like you’re taking advantage of him when you don’t elevate his place in your life because he already knows what’s up. Just make sure you don’t sleep with him in a moment of frustration with the regular boo. Boo-dom’s not supposed to get that complicated.

The Brunch Boo

There are some men who simply love to take a woman out to dinner and wine and dine her, and if you’re a woman that lives for weekend brunches, then a brunch boo is a must. Sure you can go lunch with your girls but sometimes you just want male company and the brunch boo is always down to be it. There’s no pressure, you all are borderline just friends, but the healthy amount of flirting that goes on between you two is enough to give you much-needed ego boosts every now and then, and keep each other as possibilities just in case you ever want to cross that line somewhere in the future.

The Beverage Boo

Anybody out there have that go-to guy friend you can call up to do have a drink and who always insists he pay? That’s the beverage boo. Let me be clear, you’re not using him. Like the side boo he knows his role, and like the brunch boo, he’s more than happy to fill it. So much of men’s reason for going out is to feel like the man who runs the city and sometimes just having eye candy in the shape of you on his arm is enough repayment for the tab you run up at the bar. The good thing is he’s your boo, but not your boo-boo so he’d never take advantage if you have one too many and you know you’ll get home safe. Lushes, get you one of these.

The Turnt Up Boo

Chances are the real boo isn’t trying to hit the club with you because as we’ve discussed plenty of times before, that’s just a breeding ground for relationship troubles. But, the turnt up boo has no problem hitting the dance floor with you on a Saturday night, and the best thing about clubbing with this guy is he knows the night ends after the last song. You don’t have to worry about him grabbing your booty or getting too close on the dance floor, but he’s an excellent barrier between you and the other men at the club who would gladly do so if he weren’t there. He’s probably the boo you reach out to the least but he’s always down to ride when you want to hit the town.

What other types of boos would you suggest women get in their life?

Brande Victorian is the news and operations editor for madamenoire.com. Follow her on twitter @Be_Vic.

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  • John D

    This “article” is absolutely horrible! As a single man, I can tell you for certain that a single guy that repeatedly takes a woman to lunch, dinner or dancing and insists on paying is most certainly interested in her. In another one of your pieces you talk about how women should not lead men on……well, that is exactly what is being promoted here. Ladies, if you don’t like being played or led on, that don’t do it yourself.

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  • PaulaD

    This article is trash.

  • PaulaD

    This article is trash.

  • PaulaD

    This article is trash.

  • Lady in PDX

    Levity, people. Levity. Ya’ll are taking this WAAAAAAAAAAY too seriously. This article isn’t a Live Your Best Life How-To Manual. It’s meant to be fun! As for my divorced self, I’ll take a Happy Family Boo, whose only responsibility will be to hang and have fun with me and my kids at amusement parks, festivals, etc. so I can front like the fairy tale is real . . . (notice I didn’t mention a damn thing about sex . . .)

  • Derek

    Was this article written by a 15 yr old girl? Lol

  • lol

    I’m surprised at the comments. Since when is it wrong to go on casual, platonic dates with different men, as long as that’s all it is.
    I guess some of you haven’t had the luxury of multiple men competing for your attention. *plays sad song on violin*

  • http://twitter.com/macamerica83 Nya Jacobsen

    You need a boo that is good for work events or other functions that require a date. He looks good on your arm and on paper but without the uncomfortable explanations about your relationship because he’s just a filler. In my experience the chemistry wasn’t there for a relationship, but it worked out well for dinner parties.

  • http://twitter.com/dollas26 B

    follow these rules if u want..dont be surprised if nobody wifes u lol

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536872959 Aaron T. Starks

    Sooooo…when men behave in this fashion we’re low-down dirty dogs? Anyway, insert all the requisite head-shaking and sighing and lamenting the state of the black woman *here*

  • Kandice Brown

    This is just an article meant for entertainment. People take things too seriously. Especially when we (women) have to be honest and tell the truth that we’ve had boo’s (or friends”).

  • Negress

    This is so made up and silly!

  • Anon

    No woman needs all of these men at one time. Find ONE good man and call it a day.

  • tiffanysince1987

    I would never expect to see madamenoire promoting such “ratchetness” or so they call it… smh lol

  • Nat

    I can’t take any woman serious that uses the word “boo” as a pronoun. Secondly, this approach is the province of the young. “Eye candy” will be replaced by younger “Eye candy” in short time. Enjoy it while it lasts but don’t fool yourself.

  • FromUR2UB

    These are fantasy men. There aren’t a whole lot of guys these days insisting that they pay for anything…AND you’re not sleeping with them? Shoowah! The one flaw in this is that you’d have to make sure these guys don’t know about each other, because once they do, there goes the Backup Boo Plan. Men usually don’t tolerate that even with women they’re not serious about.

  • WhoMe

    Not a good article. Please try again. Regards.

  • Herm Cain

    Lol realistically what man is weak enough to be strung along without the prospect of sex ive told many women no f*****g we not hanging I don’t even like talking on the phone to these broads stop wasting my time

    • lol

      you’d be surprised, boo lmao

  • Rasharne

    If a guy did this some women would want to call him every name under the sun -.-

  • TheLovliest…

    Sounds too complicated. What if none of the “boos” are available at the same time?! What if feelings get deep for more than one “boo”? I like to give my attention to one man at a time & if he’s not the one, I move on. I’m sure this was meant to be innocent, but my name isn’t Blanche Devereau, honey…

  • ijs

    LOL i don’t see what the problem is. I think most of the people negatively commenting are looking at this as a f*** buddy system, and if so you drew the wrong conclusion. It’s really just having a few male friends you can hit up on a weekend and go on a date with when you’re bored, no strings attached, and no sex involved (and yes it is possible, imagine that. Speaking from first hand experience of course).

  • ijs

    LOL i don’t see what the problem is. I think most of the people negatively commenting are looking at this as a f*** buddy system, and if so you drew the wrong conclusion. It’s really just having a few male friends you can hit up on a weekend and go on a date with when you’re bored, no strings attached, and no sex involved (and yes it is possible, imagine that. Speaking from first hand experience of course).

  • ijs

    *rolls eyes at the comments* Will someone kindly point out where the writer said there’s sex involved with all the “boos.”

    Oh don’t worry, I’ll definitely wait.

    • MLS2698

      Regardless, who wants to have that many men around at one time? We have a hard enough time fighting stereotypes, so why add fuel to the fire? I get that it was a ” funny” write up. But still……..

      • lol

        I fail to see how an article about platonic and casual dating adds fuel to sexual stereotypes about black women.
        I suppose white women don’t date then.

        • MLS2698

          Platonic my A**! I hate it when women use that word as an excuse to juggle men in and out of their lives. And this is a black site. Check the title. Those type of women have, what I call, relationship ADD; got to always have a different man in her face. Please!

          • lol

            To each their own. You call it juggling men, others see it as dating and enjoying the single life. *shrugs*
            Just because it’s your perception doesn’t mean it’s correct.

            • MLS2698

              You’re right. Depends on a person’s standards, and some like to abstain even from the appearance of being loose.

    • Thank You!!

      Thank you thats exactly what i was thinking…they said nothing about sleeping with all these men…i definetly believe in having a starting line up especially as a young woman..Woman put all their eggs in one basket..yet men keep multiple females around all the time thats why its so easy for them to not get attached and to leave because they have multiple back ups…..

      • MLS2698

        That ” ace in the hole” theory does not work for women. And nobody cares about those ” man heauxs” who juggle females, either.

  • RNS

    LOL may I just say most of yall in here acting brand new and innocent AF. You mean to tell me all of you guys have never talked to more than one person at a time when you were playing the field?
    *Jay-z voice* We don’t believe you, you need more people!

    There’s nothing wrong with having multiple prospects and weighing your options. Now if you’re sleeping with all of them, that’s a whole different ballgame (and STD, but I digress). The writer makes it clear (to me) that the hypothetical woman isn’t sleeping with all the boos, except possibly the first one, hence the “he’s also the only boo you’d let have the goodies without a commitment.” line.

    Miss me with your wanna be deep comments like “I don’t need more than one boo, I want a soulmate”. Please. Not everyone’s dating to find a husband, sometimes it’s just in good fun. I think this article is just making light of that in a fun way.

    So can y’all get your panties out of a wad now?………No?…… Oh okay. *drops mic*

  • http://twitter.com/Normally_Weird driven

    so basically, if you can’t find one man to satisfy and fulfill your needs, get multiple men to take shifts in filling your void of loneliness. I want to be completely by myself and man free and let my soulmate enter my life naturally. Not have multiple men screwing me up mentally and spiritually and blocking out the potential to find a faithful and committed partner.

    • mizzlady

      very well put..its triffin behavoir..who ever wrote this must not fit enough or classy enough to get and keep a man of her own..young women read this stuff and think its cute to act like a tramp, its not ..this site is a mess

  • Deedee

    nope thats too many!! thats an easy way to get caught up

  • Candacey Doris

    Women shouldn’t have boos, jut a real man that can fulfill them. Articles like this are not helpful. Men are not pringles.

  • Chanda

    That’s one too many boos to keep up with. And I need to bring them out in public? I need friends not “boos”.

  • quest

    Working, taking care of kids plus going back to school. Who has time for all this nonsense. Boo’s? Silly mess. What man do you know who is not expecting sex after the club?

    • ijs

      plenty.

  • keepn1treal313

    STRICTLY) BOOTY-CALL BOO, SINCE THEY’RE ALL ABOUT MATING (WITHOUT A RELATIONSHIP) SO WHY NOT LABEL ‘EM?!!!!

  • UB class of 2013

    WTF is this ?!?! and the name of the article, really -__- smh

  • UB class of 2013

    WTF is this ?!?! and the name of the article, really -__- smh

  • guest

    I can’t imagine letting anyone put all those miles on my coota cat.

  • guest

    I can’t imagine letting anyone put all those miles on my coota cat.

  • Kay

    Your going to get the AIDS boo if you keep treating men like chips

  • MLS2698

    Brande, I know you didn’t write this. Are you on vacay, did somebody steal your password?

  • CocoBear

    I can’t with this nonsense!

  • Guest

    just, eww…I mean really!?

  • Kenedy

    Wow…..ummmmm….just wow

  • Kayo

    I’d rather have a friend than a boo.

  • Angela

    If men are chips; what exactly are we?

    • MLS2698

      Dip!

  • Afropuddin

    This is just…sigh

  • Just a thought

    The I need a loan Boo!

    • Ash_G

      A tuition Boo would be wonderful right about now!

      • MLS2698

        Lol! like the character ” Melanie ” on ” The Game.”

      • thatonegirl

        LMAO!!!!!!!!!

      • ijs

        *DIES!!!* thank you!!!!

      • CHRISTY

        LOL!!! SO FUNNY!!

    • tiffanysince1987

      ME TOO!!!!

  • JJ

    This article here is the main reason people think black women are oversexed and walking HIV buckets. Case closed

    • Kayo

      This ONE article here is NOT the reason people think Black women are oversexed and walking HIV buckets.

    • ijs

      here we go….lol. This isn’t specific to black women; girls of any race and ethnicity play the game this way. Not saying it’s right or wrong.

    • FromUR2UB

      Did anyone think white women were oversexed after a show called, “Sex in the City”? Evidently, you made up your mind before THIS article. It’s too bad that some people can’t conceive of platonic dating or friendships. That says more about them.

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