My informant is a strong believer in this proverb. She said that it applies to every guy in her life. She said that guys “don’t go in for the kill” and don’t realize that they should commit to her until it’s too late. When guys do realize they want something serious she is uninterested and turned off by their lack of commitment. She then added, “ I don’t know if I’m just choosing the wrong guys or if it’s just a coincidental pattern.” In any event, this informant finds herself saying “You snooze you lose” quite often.