SO…are you dating anyone?


“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. I say, if the culture doesn’t work- don’t buy it!” – Morrie Schwartz, Tuesdays with Morrie.

It’s funny that whenever I meet up with:

a) old friends
b) new aquaintances
c) family

The protocol question is this:

So, are you dating anyone?!”

Of course I answer with a NO. Some are polite enough to let me be while others tend to ask me more questions when my parents’ back are turned. Haha, as if my parents don’t know anything about me. Tough Luck.

I guess some people just don’t want to believe that a soon to be 18 year old such as myself has never been in a relationship and is really not in the market for one.

For the past four years its been getting harder to explain to people about my dating status and my purity ring. Well, for one thing, this culture does not accept the fact that a girl my age enjoys being single. They always expect some drama or some story when it comes to that. As if that’s the only significant part of any teenager’s life. Please, I have other things to worry about and sometimes when I give people that explanation, they simply think I’m cynical.

Duh. Thing is, I have this belief that these things are not things that one should look for, instead it would come.

This belief is the reason why I get irritated whenever people try to set me up with “nice guys” etc.

It would come. I don’t have to rush it.

Gad, why don’t people just get that?

I have a million and one things to do and dating isn’t really a priority…YET.