Lament of a Single Woman in Toronto

I have been half joking with girlfriends that every interesting (attractive) man I see/meet is gay or taken.

I mentioned this to a friend of mine after seeing a house in Little Portugal and he started to laugh because a female friend of his said the EXACT SAME THING.

There is comfort in hearing that other women encounter the same thing- okay, only small comfort.

I wish I knew why there is such a dearth of decent, straight, single men in Toronto.

He was telling me about this date she had gone on with some guy she met off an internet dating site. Seconds after he sat down, he proceeded to pick his nose- not just a subtle poke. The boy was going for gold. This winner spent the rest of the night talking about himself- not letting her get a word in edgewise. At the end of the night he asked her what she thought of the date. She thought it went okay but when she asked the same of him, he didn’t have such a positive response- BECAUSE HE DIDN’T FEEL LIKE HE REALLY GOT TO KNOW HER!!!!

Really???

I laughed but I also wanted to cry. Is this really what is out there?

I am doomed.

A single girlfriend and I were talking about this and she smacked me over the head with the obvious- that we are no longer in that demographic of “desirable” women.

Duh.

She was thinking about the age factor (she is 42 and I am 41) but I never considered myself to be in that “sought after” category.

Not blond, not blue-eyed, not sweet, pliable and buxom.

Okay, I am chestier than most Asians but I am opinionated, straight forward, strong-willed and sarcastically funny.

These characteristics are not usually high among the list of top 10 must-haves but people usually can’t tell that on sight- can they?

I am doomed.

Of course it doesn’t help that I am shy and not prone to extolling my own virtues.

Maybe that is the same reason why I am also underemployed….

I am doomed.

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~ by angryegg on January 25, 2011.

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