“Amanda, anyone can get married, but you don’t want to marry just anyone. Believe me.” -My Mama
The phone cackled a bit as my papa’s hearing aid interfered in our conversation. From 3,000 miles away, he asked me my favorite question of all, “So, you datin’ any boys out there?” I rolled my eyes and half-laughed, “No, Papa. I just let them take me out to dinner, but I definitely am not calling any of them out here my boyfriend.” He scoffed, “Ooooh, so you just ride around with ‘em, but you just don’t call ‘em your boyfriend.” Um. Awesome, Papa. I think that you just called me a slut….
Even a year later, I can still hear my papa’s soft judgement from all the way in South Carolina. It always seems to be a popular question for my family members and people in general about if I’m dating someone, and if I’m not, how can a beautiful girl like me not have a boyfriend? Um. I’m hot. And I’m awesome. I don’t date just anybody.
Facebook is a constant bombardment of engagement photos, engagement announcements, wedding photos and baby pictures. That new notification of newly engaged, married and baby arrivals on Facebook is just taunting me. It’s almost as if the only reason people want to have Facebook anymore is to announce a new relationship status or a new baby. If you can’t provide that, people aren’t so interested. Good thing, I keep wine on hand to battle this treachery. And it’s also a good thing, that I recently discovered through an amazing friend (thanks, Logan!) the insanely appropriate blog, My Friends Are Getting Married, and I’m Just 25 and Drunk. A girl after my own heart. I just can’t get enough of this hilarious blog that expresses every thing that has every been said to a single girl, and her inevitable response. So, relax and laugh because chances are that if you’re single and feel this way, there’s an army of women that feel the same way too. And what the heck, we can all get drunk on good wine and watch Say Yes to the Dress (because you know that you watch it….don’t deny it…we all do).