So I’ve never really dated before, that is to say that I’ve been in long-term relationships for most of my adult life that somehow magically happened without having to go through the whole “dating ritual.”
It’s a foreign concept. It’s awkward. It’s let’s go out to dinner to evaluate whether you would be a good incubator for my spawn. Or let’s do something incredibly cheesy like go ice-skating to measure whether I could potentially spend my whole life with you.
Call me cold and unromantic, but I’m just not into that type of thing. I don’t like premises, I don’t like expectations, I don’t like feeling measured or judged, but sadly, I love men.
What a dilemma.
Here are some quotes from my favorite artists that I think about when I think about dating:
I was afraid to be alone
Now I’m scared that’s how I’d like to be
All these faces none the same
How can there be so many personalities?
Promise me we won’t go into the nightclub
I really don’t think it’s our scene
What kind of people go to meet people
in a place you can’t be heard or seen?
-The Be Good Tanyas
The one person who really knows me best
Says I’m like a cat
The kind that you just can’t pick up and throw onto your lap
The kind that doesn’t mind being held
But only when it’s her idea
The kind that feels what she decides to feel
When she is good and ready to feel it.