June 15, 2010

THE WORST



We've been subject to a most unwanted trend lately: married men. We know there's nothing wrong with a little harmless flirting but, as the ratio of marrieds to singles in our world has increased, we've become a target.


Why does this happen to us? Is there something specific that we're doing? Or, because there's less of us - are all single, 30+ ladies at risk? Note to men: not every girl who talks to you wants to have sex. Seriously.


Interactions that are NOT OK:
  • Dirty texting
  • Repeated advances, even when we tell you to "stop it, you're married!"
  • Invitations to one-on-one beers (unless you're an good, long-time friend in which case we'll consider).
  • Even a recent outing with a married friend where we discussed his and his wife's hopes to get pregnant moved outside of the safety zone with one too-long-back-touch.
We hate not being able to be friends with whomever we want, but we're reconsidering our perspective. We try to have good boundaries, we do. Listen up men - you should too! Ask your wife out. Sext her. Pretend you're strangers and hit on her in a bar (maybe she'll even deny you the first few times to keep the fantasy realistic). Something! And stop making us feel bad.



2 comments:

Saltina said...

This is the worst! My faith in humanity is waning.

Jmarls80 said...

So true! Of course, you can do what I do, and unintenionally wind up dating men in their early 20's. Sounds like a lose-lose to me.