Literally, everyone has a dog
When Shawn and I went drinking a few weeks back, he said he never saw anyone talk to a stranger like I did the other day.
Him: Dude, you’re on fire.
Me: I’ve had a lotta practice in my life.
But being able to meet people and being able to connect with them are very different things.
I get that I don’t look 48, but – mentally – I’m probably a lot older than that.
And I don’t fit into this world of modern dating, I don’t think.
I have a very good friend that never wants to get married, nor kids, and wants to just have a string of one-night stands, like that old song, Goodbye Stranger.
It’s not my bag but it is his. That’s fine, we all get one life to live.
After Alison died and I started filling in my time with women I met out and about, I realized that a lot of the people that I was meeting up with were non-starters.
Because what they were looking for and I was looking for was radically different. You only get the highlights in this here blog; the nitty-gritty conversations that make the basis of any relationship aren’t really for public consumption.
But in the end, what I want out of life, I don’t think is in high demand, and that bums me out.
I used to speak high intermediate German but I never had anyone to speak to on a regular basis so I just kinda forgot it all.
Similarly, I feel like I’m the last person that speaks my language and that bums me out in ways I can’t adequately express.
Her: Just because two people are married doesn’t mean that they’re not attracted to other people. I wouldn’t mind if my guy has his fun as long as I do too.
Me: (shaking head) That’s just not my bag.
Her: What’s wrong with you?
Me: Evidently, quite a bit. I wasn’t meant for this modern love. I just want my person and I want my person to want just me.
As an aside, I will probably die alone in NYC because I don’t like dogs and every woman in NYC – including the Heiress – has a dog.
Another random: But he’s only 10 pounds.
Me: I’m just not a dog person. Plus my condo don’t allow pets.
Her: Well, this has been a complete waste of my time.
Me: For that, I’m sorry. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s having my time wasted.
Location: in front the computer, breaking down numbers for my biz partner
Music: Will we ever meet again? (Spotify)
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