Posted by: GeekHiker | January 21, 2008

Lightening Up At Lunch

Based simply on my own experience and those I know that are in the same boat, I know that occasionally feeling down about one’s single status is completely normal.

Some days you just feel like you’re surrounded by happy loving couples (you know, the one’s who do the over-expressive cute things just to show the world how amazing they are together and irritate everybody, single or no), whereas you’re stuck in the world-class pain-in-the-proverbial-ass that is dating.

For me, those days are, for the most part, short-lived. It’s like any other situation in life: the grass always seems greener on the other side.

It didn’t help at work this morning when one of my co-workers, also an Amazing Race fan, pointed out that the winners, the cute young couple that really don’t bug me, are all of 22 & 23 years of age.

“It must be great to find your soul-mate that young,” she wistfully said, turning the conversation in a direction I didn’t want it to go.

“Yeah,” I snarkily thought in return, “shut-it.”

She of course followed her remark up with the dreaded: “So, been on any good dates lately?”

For some odd reason I juuuuust didn’t feel the need to delve into the whole OPG sillyness.

I made some rather nebulous reply and thanked the heavens above when I was paged on the intercom right at that moment.

The problem with thinking along these lines (or being led to it by a rather-too-personal co-worker) is that it’s a complete waste-of-time. It’s nothing more than feeling sorry for oneself, really.

My mood brightened at lunch whilst surfing The Onion’s website and running across the following “editorial”:

Go on, take a look. It’s funny. I’ll wait.

I snickered over this for a few minutes, especially the whole “any type of living human woman between the ages of 18 and 105” line. And got to thinking that I’m not in such bad shape after all.

I mean, I’m fairly certain that I can totally score with the 95-105 demographic…

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Responses

  1. awww, come on, GH, you’re selling yourself short. You could totally score with an 85 year old woman too…

  2. Ewwww.

    I’d rather die single and alone than score with a 95 year old.

    *shudder*

  3. I would stick to Phil Collins’ “You can’t hurry love”.

  4. lea – You’re quite right. Let me go update my online-dating profile… 🙂

    just a girl – heh, to each their own, I suppose! LOL

    gany – good advice. Actually, I should make my co-workers, who have far too much of a vested interest in my love life. listen to it!

  5. those happy 22/23 year olds could break up, you know … especially with the publicity of their winning and all … too much stress to handle at such a young age!

    now aren’t you glad you don’t have a lose-able soulmate? 🙂

  6. seine – True, but I don’t particularly wish that on them, I just want some of my own!

  7. You realize that when you’re in *that* relationship, you don’t notice all the little things that other couples do that piss you off.


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