Hahahahahahha... okay, it's not that funny. Single-parent families and bastard children are a problem in today's economy and urban society. -_- But still, ... hahahhahahhaha!
Okay, so I've been thinking lately about the single life and the process of meeting people and getting to know them. I guess you can say I'm doing that, the dating thing. And as I meet all types of new people, I begin to realize that I really shouldn't expect a 'norm' in the people I meet.
We watch TV and we see people date all sorts of eccentric characters, but of course, it's TV and it's for entertainment purposes. For example, can you imagine meeting someone like Phoebe Buffay from Friends or Aleksandr Petrovsky from Sex and the City? But do these sorts of dates exist? We laugh at the strange dates people end up with on TV but is it still funny when it happens to you?
I think we've been deluded by the media that somehow all of us will eventually end up with a guy like Aidan Shaw from SATC or some other handsome and perfect protagonist from a romance comedy. Perhaps I should rephrase and say that I've been deluded and naive in thinking that the sorts of people on TV don't exist. I can't speak for everyone else.
Just when I thought nothing else could surprise me, out pops another adventure that awaits me around the corner. The truth is, whether it is TV, movies and even music, art is imitating life. Or is it the other way around?
So how do I get out of this? How do I get out of the frame of mind that what I once thought was 'abnormal' is probably 'normal' and I've only seen my 'normal' through a peep hole? I guess the obvious answer is to just meet as many people as possible and not set limits. I once thought I was open-minded, but I think my mind could be open just a bit more.
I think perhaps I should start articling my rendez-vous' and see what everyone thinks. It's hard to be open-minded when I don't know what's on everyone else's mind. I have so much to learn.