Us poor, deprived singles have little to put light in our life. One of our few cherished pleasures is snickering at our NMFs (newly married friends) and NEFs (newly engaged friends). NMF #7 alerted me to yet another thing to poke fun at while we waited for the chupa to begin at NMF #8’s wedding.
If you ever speak to an NMF at a wedding, you may noticed that their attention is not quite as focused on you as it could be. Whenever a hat or pair of pants wanders by, their eyes flicker, their face turns, and sometimes, their entire head twists. This is the NMF Twist. It is caused by the anticipation of seeing their Very Own walk past, and the possibility of exchanging goo-goo eyes with them as they do.
For the lonely, insecure single friend who isn’t sure if she is really likable, this constant peering over of one’s shoulder by one’s conversation partner can be a blow to the self-esteem. It does seem very much like they’re looking around for someone more interesting to talk to. Know and be relieved: they’re just being young couplish. One day you’ll probably be doing the NMF Twist yourself, so be indulgent.