These are my rambling thoughts on dating lately (in no particular order). This is meant to be light-hearted and not 100% serious. :)
This image is quite clever. For those who don't read Spanish, the title on the top left is "The Perfect Man." The image on the bottom right says, "Women... waiting for the Perfect Man..." and the sub-caption is, "Because there is no such thing as the Perfect Man..." (Remember that, chicas.)
|Note that those women... DIED!|
I was chatting with my friend Greg yesterday about men and well, how in my case, it's really rare for me to be genuinely interested in someone. (Perhaps I need to keep a more open mind?) I told Greg how it's disappointing when something doesn't work out, because I know it'll be a while before I'm interested in someone else, mostly because I can't seem to find a really good guy to be interested IN.
He reminded me that there are good guys everywhere. And that me saying that there aren't any good men is like telling Heavenly Father that all the men He created are crappy, and why didn't He make good ones?? And yikes! That's definitely a perspective I hadn't thought of before. And it's definitely not the message I want to send!
And let me just say that Greg IS an incredible man, and any ladies reading this who want his number should feel free to message me privately. (*wink, wink*)
And right when we were having this conversation (we were in the car), we drove past this lovely couple chatting on a bench on Mass Ave. I'm a creeper for taking this, but the timing was so comical, I had to do it. (Don't judge!)
|For those considering messaging me about Greg, I hope you enjoy this sneak preview of his arm. ;)|
Then there's this image from a recent LDS YSA (Young Single Adult) outing. Apparently, the process looks the same, whether you're LDS or not. (Perhaps I should hang out on park benches more often? Kidding!)
|Image has been altered to protect the innocent. :)|
Lately, I've been thinking about a Jane Austen quote. Does anyone else agree with this philosophy? I was once told to think of the craziest, boldest thing I could do to show a guy I'm interested in him, and that even then, he probably still wouldn't get it. Also, my thoughts are that if at the beginning, you're not sure you like a guy, act like you do (*Disclaimer: This is ain't a NCMO endorsement or anything. I'm just sayin' call him back, go on that second date, etc.). It's not like you're marrying him or anything. Maybe you'll realize you actually DO like being around him, and if you don't, well, that's OK, too. At least you tried.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more
affection than she feels.
Greg and I also discussed how dating (or trying to) involves taking risks with your heart, but they're risks worth taking. (I agree wholeheartedly. No pun intended.) And this John Greenleaf Whittier quote is what comes to mind. (Cue Neil Young.) Basically, if you're a chicken, don't be. Valdra la pena algun día, no?
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: It might have been!
In conclusion, here's this fun frame from my friends' bathroom:
It made me laugh. :) Take heart, ladies, if Peter could catch men, so can we! :)