Conversation from the weekend:
“…So, do you plan to move to [small OOT community] after you graduate?”
“Well, there isn’t a whole lot of social life for someone my age around there.”
[Thoughtful pause] “That’s true… Well, once you’re married you can bring him with you.”
So, I have puzzled over this for a bit and come up with a couple of explanations.
The first: After you’re married you no longer need friends your own age, stage, and gender. Either this is because you have a spouse, and who needs more friendship than that? Or it’s because you are initiated into the Married People Club, and can hang out with the hitched without embarrassment or boredom, no matter how much older than you they might be.
The second: the only purpose of having a social life is to meet people and get married, so once you’ve found your mate you don’t need a large group of (single) friends any more.
Now, I am not one to snort or glare over this go-anywhere-once-married assumption, as I’ve made it several times myself. But it sounded stranger this weekend for some reason and left me musing. Granted, we know, married people don’t hang out with singles as much, since their schedules are more constrained. They don’t rush off on last minute outings or do overnight parties or all-night IMing.
So – what does happen to their social life? Especially if they move off to [small OOT community]? Anyone know?