Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm so glad I'm not single

Recently, I have been surrounded by people that are single and I get to hear about all of the trials and tribulations that go along with singledom. Let me just say that I do not miss being single. I have so many single friends of varying ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Being 24, it seems that in this day in age it is hard to find a significant other.

Dallas is a competitive market. I will start out by saying that dating can be hard. I just finished "Love Monkey" which is all about dating at 30. Some of the situations that the main character get into are beyond me and I asked myself "What would I have done?" and there were no answers.

My good buddy Erin(f) is currently looking for love in all the wrong places. This is because she has only been at work and home. Short supply of men. She is always telling me that she can't meet a guy and I just think "Thank the maker for Diana" because I don't want to have to try looking around Dallas for another lady.

I have a friend who is 30 and hasn't found the right one(though that is because she left him, at least that's what he says). He goes out clubbing and finds an "occasional hottie" but he can never find a girl he wants, but he continues looking.

I also have a friend who is 45 that is currently in "a friendship" of sexual proportions. He and his "friend" were dating and decided to go platonic and still get it on. She is always calling him, and aside from the title they are in a relationship. He just lives in denial about the entire thing. We have tried to convince him of it but as long as he can dip his "pen" in his friends "ink" I guess denial is a good river to swim in.

All in all, I don't miss dating. Sure the first kiss was always exciting, and the initial phase of any relationship has a lot of hope built in, but once you settle down with some one it is such a comfort to not have all the BS that goes along with dating. Plus, I still get to use all of my pick up lines. Only now its when I am trying to get into my fiancee's pants instead of a strangers.

That is all,

Newt

5 Ripples in the pond:

Diana said...

I'm so glad you don't want to be single. That would cause major issues. But like you say, I know have this in writing if I may ever need it in the court of law. :) I love you!

Thomas said...

I agree with you, HLM. I love having someone to do everything with and to not have to worry about going through all of that awkward stuff that you have to go through with new relationships.

You gotta pick your nose, fart, or go take a poop? No worries, because she already knows that you (and I) are nasty!

the single gal said...

Maybe I should borrow Duncan and see how effective he would be at his originally intended purpose. I'm not sure if guys would find him quite as endearing, though. Oh well....you've just gotta love Duncan.

Wouldn't a reasonable man appreciate a career-minded woman? Here I am, offering a man the chance to stay home and raise our hypothetical children. Unfortunately, career-minded does = limited social life more often than I would like, which then limits the chances of meeting said reasonable man. Rats.

Thomas said...

Single Gal, who needs a man when you have Duncan?

the single WORKING gal said...

On that note, Duncan needs to come live with me. Thomas, would you just run that by Trin for me? I'm sure he wouldn't mind.