- Gender and Relationships
Five Signs That Say You've Given Up On Marriage
Your future? Crazy old cat lady?
Don't become a crazy cat lady!
Ladies, test yourself with these signs
I've been married for over twenty years while many of our friends are still single. They are all women in their 40s and I can predict right now they will never get married. How do I know? I look at the five signs that indicate these women will never get married. Now keep in mind this is not a scientific study just my own observations.
- YOU OWN MORE THAN ONE CAT - When a young women gets a cat they are basically saying I'm lonely and I need companionship. When it comes to the second cat they are basically saying I've given up and I will rely on these pets for my emotional fulfillment. Cats are also an indication of #2, since they can be left alone for long periods of time and you don't have to leave the house. Dogs on the other hand are an indication that the owner hasn't given up and still wants to engage with society. Dog owners get out of the house and walk their dogs. Every dog walk is another chance to run into Mr. Right.
- YOU WORK LONG HOURS - Working long hours is a choice whether we want to admit this or not. Good parents with kids at home manage to tear themselves away from all the fun at office (I'm being sarcastic) and manage to make it home in time to make dinner or go to their kids sports games and help them with their homework. The women who has given up devotes her life to work so that she'll perhaps find satisfaction in that.
- YOU OWN A CONDO - After putting in all of those long hours at work its time to spend that money and the women who has given up on meeting men buys themselves a nice condo. This gives them a reason to work even harder to pay the mortgage. Unfortunately for dating this does not help attract men because men are put off by women they feel are more successful then they are. That hot guy at the watercooler might be sexy enough to eat but he lives with his mother and feels threatened by Ms. Condo Owner.
- YOU DRIVE A FANCY CAR - All of the hopelessly single women in my circle drive fancy German engineered sports cars - Audis, BMWs. Back to #2, they have the money to spend because after cat food and kitty litter they aren't going out to the bars, movies or shows to spend money. I think they select these cars because they mistakenly think that it will attract men. It won't. It will just attract women. Just like #3, men are going to be put off by your fancy sports car when they are taking the bus to work. No man wants to be put in the position of asking his date to drive because their car is better.
- YOU HAVE A VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR MOM - All the single women I know who are never going to get married have spooky close relationships with their Mothers. They talk to the on the phone for hours on a regular schedule or they even have their Moms living with them. No man is going to try to get you in bed when Mom answers the door. Plus Mom is always there to find some problem with your new boyfriend. Either Mom is over protective or they've gone through a nasty divorce and no man will ever be good enough for their daughter.
There you have it. Five sure signs that you will be an old maid. It might feel cruel to see it all laid out but if your serious about changing around your social life you have to start by examining the signals that you are giving off to potential mates.