Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Shark Bait

As a newly single female, I sometimes feel like a meat hook being dangled in shark-infested waters. Everywhere I turn, it feels like a male friend or acquaintance suddenly wants to spend a lot more time with me!

I do not, by any means, think I am some fabulous supermodel / genius / comedian / humanitarian. I think a lot of it has to do with men finally being at that age where a majority women they know have gotten married. Sure, there's an influx of divorcees, like myself, but it's relatively small.

But even more has to do with my attitude: I'm willing to give almost any guy a chance! Now, I won't be going out with any trolls, but if I'm attracted to someone and he's nice I'm more than happy to see if there's potential. In fact, many of my friends were a bit surprised when I started dating First Kiss. Now he's actually quite good looking and very sweet, yet I think many people dismiss and friend zone him due to his silly personality. He makes me laugh and we always have fun, so I'll take silly over smoldering any day!

Many of my girlfriends often say things like, "Oh I could never date a guy if he didn't X." It really surprises me since I find that some of the best couples I know are unexpected and often have very divergent interests!

My philosophy has always been to test things out: you can always break things off if they don't work out, but you'll never know until you try! And, back to where I started, I think guys can sense that open mindedness about me. They feel like they may have a shot and so here I am: shark bait.