Imagine this: You’ve been dating George Clooney but the relationship comes to an end. Who do you pursue next? Brad Pitt? Bradley Cooper? Steve-O? Yep, after dating George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis dated Steve-O…that’s what we call a dating downgrade.
Dating Downgrade, (n): the not so awesome dude you dated after your super successful boyfriend. Ex. Elisabetta Canalis had George Clooney pretty much bagged and tagged, and then after they broke up, she started hooking up with Steve-O.
Steve says girls always seem to upgrade after they have gone out with him, like he is the launching pad for better things out there. Slacker claims that he doesn't think anyone he's dated has upgraded after him, inviting women he dated in the past to call if this is not true.
I can't say I have much experience with a gap between guys but, probably like most women (and people in general), I like to at least think one definitely downgraded after me. I may have been a bit resentful and possibly a little bitter when I initially thought this (and I'm not trying to be egotistical and say I am some unbelievably awesome catch), but even after attempting to give this new girl a chance...it was clear to everyone, my theory that he had downgraded still held.