As we age, women are less likely or willing to deal with inappropriate conversations and men who play head games. This is one such scenario that shows how I dealt with that. Please feel free to share some of yours with us. We would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear about your dating successes. It will give the rest of us some hope!
DISCLAIMER: This conversation was had after the dude spoke to me in a very condescending way about what I was wearing and then asked me how many dates he had to take me on before I let him “get close” to me. I’m not usually this much of an asshole, but since he set the tone, I figured, “hey, he could get some, too!”
Dude: You’re too beautiful to still be single. Aren’t you lonely? Don’t you need somebody to help you and take care of you? Dont you want a man of your very own to be with? Don’t you want to get married?
Me: Not really! I’m just saying…It’s far easier to untangle oneself from a dude who is my man or my lover than it is to walk away from someone whose name I took on paper. That could take years of red tape and foolishness if we have to part ways, and I need me for something else, like living, for instance! But I’m interested in taking on a long-term lover and HE can be my very own man, but it would be sort of like a long-term contractual gig.
Dude: Wow…well, that’s not the way women should think. Most women WANT to get married. Most women want to settle down with just one man for the rest of her life. Besides, marriage benefits women more than men. I really don’t understand you modern women!
Me: That may be more true for younger couples. But as a ‘woman of a certain age,’ I find that men are usually tryna rush the woman into a quick marriage because he knows that very soon, he’s gonna a “broken bag of bones in britches,” so he better hurry up and find himself a nurse. He wants to be sure to have someone to take care of him, but this is usually after he’s spent all his better years running through every good woman who would have him! I say ‘no thanks to the left over tray, Sir!’ Besides women are often told how we SHOULD think about marriage, but if they’re honest with themselves-especially if they’ve allowed themselves to be rushed into it by some fast walking dude who was racing against his own biological clock, their answer might look more like mine. Women are on to y’all and we’re not for the shit anymore!
Dude: Waiter! Check, please!
Me: EXACTLY!!!! Lol…
(Well, that was an interesting third AND last date conversation…)
I’ll take A Lover for $1,000, Alex!