Should You Recycle Your Relationships? What’s Your Number Edition! | The Frugalista

Should You Recycle Your Relationships? What’s Your Number Edition!

by frugalista on September 23, 2011

Hey, there! You know I’m a big fan of the environment and saving our earth’s resources. I wonder if it could also apply in relationships? Is it O.K. to recycle your ex? You know, go back to someone you may have dated in the past. Reuse is the buzzword, nowadays.

When I saw the trailer for the movie, What’s Your Number?, I knew I couldn’t wait to see it. It’s coming out on Sept. 30.
Starring Anna Faris, it’s about a woman combing through her past dating life in an effort to find a suitable mate. I mean, I’m sure many of you have a few exes who you wonder about from time to time.
I can’t wait to see the movie for a number of reasons!

1) It’s based on a book by Karyn Bosnak. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, let me refresh you. She’s the woman who had like $20,000 in credit card debt and set up a website,, and got people to donate money so she could pay off her bills! Now I didn’t take that route to slay my 20k in debt, however, she worked it out and was ahead of her time. Karyn got a book deal out of that site, and then went on write another book, 20 Times a Lady, which is now the movie “What’s Your Number?”.

2) I think the movie will be hilarious. I’ll just crib from the book:
“My name is Delilah Darling, I’m twenty-nine years old, I’m single, and well… I’m easy.”
Heheh. Honesty is a beautiful thing and I hear virgins are a dying breed. I really want to see how this poor woman’s journey goes, finding an ex boyfriend who she can recycle. I mean, sometimes a girl wants something familiar and broken in.

3) Karyn and I follow each other on Twitter and I like her tweets and think she’s kind of cool. I haven’t met her in real life, but I definitely know what it’s like to have a project coming out that you want to do well. For anyone who has had the amount of success that she’s had as a writer, there has probably been just as much or even more road bumps along the way. Best of luck to her!

So, would you recycle an ex? Is it good or bad to do? Is it a good way to increase the peace in dating? Did you ever toss away an ex too soon?
I’ve relationship recycled one time. It didn’t quite work out, but I don’t regret it!

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