Tuesday, June 22, 2004
The stigma of not being married
Now let me preface this by saying that I do not and I stress do not want to get married. Last night I was in an Outback Steakhouse bar in Colorado Springs (it was close to my hotel) I began talking with the bar tender a beautiful blonde named, well we will call her H. H. grew up in Florida and moved to the springs a few years back. She and I talked about being single and the merits of it. We both agreed that there are a lot of good points to being single, IE the freedom, the options, etc. The problem that both H. and I encounter is the strange stigma that goes with being for me 25 and single for her a little older and single. People seem to think that there is something wrong with us for being single. My own mother keeps asking me when I am going to get married. I always respond with maybe when I am 30. When I am 30 the answer will most likely be maybe when I am 40. So heres to H. my favorite bartender in Colorado Springs, keep the faith. The world will come around or maybe we will comply some day.