What am I looking for?
Probably my favorite thing in the world is watching fireworks. I can't help but be mesmerized by the bright lights, kaleidoscopic patterns and soul shaking bursts of sound. My absolute favorite part of any fireworks show is the finale. It's a sensory overload that takes your breath away and tingles through every nerve in your body. I want to find the man who makes me feel like that when he smiles at me.
For those who require a more quantified set to work from, I need someone who will compliment my personality, who will understand that I can have my own interests outside of the relationship, and who does not insist on living some preconceived notion of how life should be at a certain age. Most anything else, if it's worth it, I can adapt to it.
And now it's time for a random anecdote
So, my brother told me about a coworker who has moments of forgetfulness. To wit, he found the stapler in the fridge at work the other day. My reaction to this story? A deep and uncontrollable desire to put random things in my workplace fridge. What a fun way to spice up the workplace on a droll day. Ah...good times.
Random Deep Thought:
So many folks' profiles have a lot of anger and unhappiness behind them. Some are mad because they never get replies to messages. Others are mad because they get propositioned right after the "hello." Others are upset because people don't portray themselves well online. I don't get it. Let's look at the numbers, shall we?
There are 7 billion or so people on earth. Of those, the United States makes up about 4.5% - 5%(so I'm told). That's a little over 3 million people. Now, as of 2010, 49.2% (151,781,326) were men and 50.8% (156,964,212) were women. Of these, 82,134,554 are between the ages of 25 to 44 years. 41,068,090 are men and 41,066,464 are women. Of that population, there were 5,632,156 men and 5,904,348 women in Ohio. Now, according to a 2009 survey, there are about 64,800 marriages in Ohio. So, just to postulate worst case scenario, let's take that number away from each total. So, 5,567,356 men and 5,839,548 women.
Now, think about your workplace or the grocery store or a concert. I know the one music center near me has a seating capacity of 13,500. So, assume you are one among 13,499 other people. Going by statistics, approximately 5386 will be in the 25-44 age group with approximately half of those being women and half being men. So, at a concert, you are likely to come across at least 1000 eligible people. Now, do you flirt with each and every one of them? If they flirt with you, do you talk to them or shun them? Are you offended if someone doesn't return a smile or a hello? Normally, no. Why? Because you can't be attracted to everyone and everyone can't be attracted to you. So, why do we take everything so personally in an electronic format? It just seems so silly.
There are so many people on this planet. If you haven't found the right one for you yet, you may have to give it time. It won't happen overnight (if it does, it's rare and amazing for you) and you'll probably have to sift through some losers to get there. But, don't be bitter. It's unattractive, unhealthy and generally the completely wrong way to look at the situation. There are tons more out there, just plant your hook again and try once more.
Now, that said, I LOVE reading the bitter profiles. They are hysterical! So, if you don't take my advice, I'm still happy. Thanks for that.