Each day, I find myself thinking “I’m never going to get married” at least once. Over the past few days, the number of times that thought crosses my mind seems to have increased steadily. The best part is that I don’t think “I’m never going to get married” due to my own insecurities or quirks. Everyone has those. Also, I’ve been focusing on personal growth a lot over the past eight months or so, and I’m proud of the progress I’ve made. No, the reason why I think that I’m going to be single until the end of time is for the following reason:
People are b-a-n-a-n-a-s
I mean seriously. Between Match.com and Tinder and just meeting men out and about in real life, I’m constantly left thinking, “Wow, did they just say/do that?” or “Am I really having this conversation right now?” or “Am I really reading this message right now?” and most frequently “Does he really not know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’?”
I’ve encountered Mr. Clingy, Mr.
Obsessed with My Ex, Mr. Let’s Get Physical, and Mr. My Pictures Look Nothing Like Who I Really Am, and plenty of others, but still haven’t tripped over Mr. Right yet. Actually, I don’t even want Mr. Right. I want Mr. Really, Really Good And I’m Willing to Overlook His Flaws Because I Obviously Have Them Too.
The dating pool problem isn’t specific to guys either. In fact, I have a feeling that if you asked guys who are dating, they would say that the women they meet leave them just as baffled. Yep, there are plenty of dipsy doodles out there, making it hard to believe that there’s someone out there that makes a lifetime commitment seem appealing.
Despite getting discouraged over the jungle that is dating, I have my friends’ and my parents’ own love stories that remind me that maybe it is possible to find someone who makes the idea of “forever” seem great. As one of my Facebook friends pointed out when I expressed my feeling about permanent singledom, you only have to one person you really like. True. Maybe all hope is not lost. Maybe. But seriously…how hard is it to know when you’re trying to say “you’re” and when you really mean “your”? I mean really…
Anyone else ever feel like the dating pool is shallow and times are tough? It can’t just be me. I hope….