I’m Not as Pathetic as You Are…

One really nice thing about being OOT: it’s no longer your fault that you don’t have dates.

Oh, obviously it is. I mean, you’re OOT instead of IT, which is a terrible mistake on your part which you should remedy immediately by packing your bags and moving into a closet somewhere in the tri-state area.

But if you’re dateless in IT, you begin to wonder. Why is the whole world going out…except me? Why does my friend have a new date every night but I have to wait for midterms before I’ll even hear about a guy? Is there something I’m not doing or something my parents aren’t doing? Something somebody isn’t doing?

So you languish alone at home on long evenings reading your favorite shidduch blog and feeling sorry for yourself because nobody tries to set you up, and those who do try it with guys who don’t want to go out with you.

But OOT it’s a whole ‘nother ball game. Nobody is setting you up because there’s nobody to go out with. It’s that simple. Any deficiency shifts to the location, which simply lacks a male population sufficient to support your dating habits.

Me? I’m fine. But this town is kinda short of singles…

It was a good theory, anyway, until a spat of engagement among local single people went and ruined it. Now everyone is getting engaged and I haven’t even been set up yet!

Oh well. C’est la vie.

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5 thoughts on “I’m Not as Pathetic as You Are…

  1. I always wondered the same thing – why does everyone else have dates and not me? When my sister was my age, she had dated three times as many guys as I have. But I find with this kismet, bashert, the-universe-will-work-it-out sort of things, there is no right or wrong amount, really. As Amy March says so annoyingly in Little Women (at least, in the 1994 film version), “You don’t need scores of suitors. You only need one, if he’s the right one.” That’s after Jo burned off Meg’s hair and she was terrified she’ll end up a dried up old spinster.

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