Friday, July 25, 2008

Pull up a chair.

I am not your garden variety single man.

I'm neither young nor old. I don't steer clear of the dating world and, at the same time, I'm not doing it a few times a week, either. I am not attached, but I don't lose sleep about it. I'm hopeful but also experienced. I'm generally pretty comfortable with the way my life is playing out and I would even go out on a limb and say I am happy a majority of the time. I keep myself busy with the barrage of stuff that interests me and try to be a responsible citizen and brother/son/relative/friend at the same time. And, you know, I don't have a lot of fears preventing me from moving forward in the many different facets of my life. I have, however, been around long enough to build a consistently growing laundry list of opinions. Want to hear one right now? Here it goes:

Setting me up on a date with someone you think I might like is not something I prefer. I flat out don't like it. Most of the time, I try to keep an open mind about things, but experience has dictated that I steer clear of that sort of thing. I'm not angry about your gesture. Simply put, you have your taste and I have mine; the fact they generally don't match one another is what makes us unique. Life is all filled up with variety. I embrace it. I just don't always find someone attractive that you do and sometimes there's got to be more in common with two single people than the fact we're both over 30 and believe in God. Follow me on this?

There's more that plays into this, too. Just because you haven't seen me dating someone on a regular basis or just because I don't have anyone I loudly call GIRLFRIEND at this point does not mean I do not have ideas swarming around inside my big head, because there are ideas. There are so many ideas, sometimes they copulate and give birth to little baby ideas. That's a constant.

I wish I could be grateful for your attempting to do something nice on my behalf but, know this: 9 times out of 10, I'm going to decline. Chances are, I'll probably even do so politely. But I'm still gonna decline.


Jamie said...


tim and brandi said...

Now that you've cleared up that subject... I know a girl who would be PERFECT for you!! ;)

However, Dainon, it seems like such a HUGE waste for you to be unattached. When was the last time you had a "girlfriend?"


sir mister landlord sir said...

It was weird listening to your long decline in parts (during the silences between songs at work). You know the decline I'm talking about. The one that spawned this post.

Laurie said...

Umm, I can't even begin to GUESS what your type is anymore. Well, thinking about it now, I'd guess she'd be "one of the luckiest girls ever". Yep.

Dainon. said...

Brandi ... I've lost track on whenever that was, actually. I abstain from that sort of punishment, you know? C'est la vie.

Landlord ... Shame on you for eavesdroppin'.

Laurie ... Me, neither. Still .. you flatter me, you honestly do. Thanks, missus.

aisy said...

over 30 and believe in God. classic.

you are not alone in 'pulling up that chair.'

k8 said...


Maursupial said...

amen, and amen.

Whatevz... said...

Hey Dude I feel your pain! But seriously, if you are looking for low commitment with a high frequency of FUN I can introduce you to my grandma (she will kick your BUTT in scrabble!)!