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No guys, seriously. They sound horrendous. Are my shoes the same shade of ivory as my dress? Will this person behave if sat at a table near this person? How hungry will people be after two hours of drinking and dancing? Should we bring out another round of food? Can I accurately control the weather to my exact specifications?
I'm Jealous of All My Friends Who Are Getting Engaged
What songs will absolutely guarantee a packed dance floor? How many people will RSVP yes and then not show? I just showed up in a nice dress ready to toast you and dance.
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Thank you, truly, for going through that to throw your loved ones a party. Dating for the sake of dating is unfathomable to me. And if I never meet that man?
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Most of my friends have at least two of those things. But nah, girl. If the wind takes me to a new town that has less dramatic winters, what would I do with a house I own?
My friends have made their lives the way they want them. I was the 11th wheel in this photo. Yes, I was the odd lady out in a photo of five couples in a friend group that has been together for more than ten years. We took that photo and I laughed. But sometimes?
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Now, this is hardly news. More interesting though is the proliferation of memes and Facebook statuses about how it feels to not be engaged. Why do we feel that strange mixture of conflicted emotions every time we see someone we sort of know get engaged?
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I know people with no interest in romantic relationships who have openly told me about this sensation. To be curt, we fucking love romance. We eat that shit up. While this idea is slowly getting phased out by modernity, marriage has long been treated as one of the major tent poles of adulthood. I believe that subconsciously, we look at people we know are married as though they at least have their shit a little more together than single people.
After all, they found their special person and got out of the shitshow that is the dating scene. I completely understand the feeling.
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Therein lies the answer, though. The only way to win the race is to realize that there is no race. Not only do we measure our successes against theirs, but we care about when they happen almost as much as we care about what they are. Love is patient, love is unpredictable, love waits for the right moment and slowly comes into your life like an autumn leaf gently setting on the surface of a pond.