I still have about 20 more emails to get to, but suffice it to say that today has been the busiest day in FB history. One gentleman sums it up thusly:
Ladies: I gotta say… today has been one of the funnier days for FB. Yeah, Tim and Adam have their funny posts and anecdotes, but I think you all have struck a nerve that those guys don’t have the ability to anymore. Since they’re married and all. Here’s a perspective from a guy who is in the late 20s/early 30s range you have spoken of so dispassionately:
I agree that any person who is hoping to meet a wonderful man or woman with the prospect of marriage should avoid searching for him/her in ANY bar or club. Bars and clubs are generally good places to socialize with your friends, coworkers and the like. However, they are not conducive for finding a mate. After “who knows how many” drinks one will consume, he or she may say things out of character that may mislead you into thinking, “He/She is the one!” I refer to men as the “discovered ones” as we, in general, will say anything to get a girl’s number. My friends have been guilty of it, but they won’t think anything of it. The few times I’ve been engaged in a conversation with a lovely lady, I am truthful and forthcoming with my life’s story, well, tidbits of at least. (God knows I wouldn’t even want to endure my own diatribe of my life.) But as I have known, women can be as equally deceiving as my fellow subspecies. Almost no one is perfectly and always honest, but we can at least try.
For all those women, of any age really, who seek a potential lifemate, I publicize to you that my more successful experience has been at church and among good friends. Granted, I have not been as active as I should at church, where I have not had the opportunity to meet the plethora of wonderful singles. But I know the opportunity and potential for success exists. People I have met there have found that success,by evidence of engagements and marriages.
But one last word of advice: learn to be happy on your own. You can bring more to a relationship when you are happy with yourself than not. I am still single, constantly busy with work, busy with family and friends, and always seeking good conversation with anyone. But I am enjoying my life, whether I’m dating or not. So, if you are happy with who you are while alone, you’ll likely be happier when you’re with someone in a healthy, committed relationship.
I do have a request for all of you who read FB daily. Please watch out for me while I’m walking to and from my house, when I cross Central to eat and drink in the Henderson area, aka Tristan Simon City. That image you see through your windshields is a person, not a walking bulls-eye. You’ll make my opportunities to meet a great girl much easier than if I’m homebound in a wheelchair, trying to make my way up to the 3rd floor of my condo.