Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wannabe Slut

I started off my last article, “Why Men Aren’t Married” with the promise to make a few ridiculous statements, and ended the piece with a pledge to rebuttal any lamentable arguments. Kudos to Anonymous #2, who wrote:

I’m a pussy? How do you know? Listen, men aren’t afraid of commitment. We just learn early in our dating lives that they’re a lot more work. Now I have to concede that sometimes it’s worth it. That goes for both men and women. When we find the right person, it’s all worth it. Or at least that’s what I like to believe. In the meantime, I’ll keep showing women glimpses of sensibility, they’ll keep confusing it for vulnerability, and women like yourself will keeping finding themselves in the morning—dignity in tow-- walking past my dirty bathroom in your hunt for a cab.

Anon #2, was it in your dirty apartment that I left my dignity at? I've been looking for it for weeks now!

But in all seriousness, Anon #2 does make a compelling point that perhaps men just learn earlier (or are more accepting of this fact than women) that dating is work. And perhaps men are wiser for not partaking in unnecessary “work” with women they know are not “the one”—they’re holding off on the mother workload until the right lady comes along. I can’t say I don’t see the validity in avoiding excessive work. And for the record, Anon #2, I rarely sleepover and don’t hook-up with men who lack the courtesy to hail a cab for me.

And while there were some other notable comments with valid points, my favorite came from Anonymous #3, who so eloquently posted:

I randomly came across this website, and was intrigued to read something good given I have alight day at work. No hate, but the writer of this blog is such a wanna be slut. I don't if she cares to even read this comments - but the reason you get dumped by so many kids (from 2 articles I read here) is because you are a complete waste of human skin. Get a life, you will not have the "Sex and the City" people making a show on your crap.

Well, Anon #3, I’d hate to see you on a “heavy” day at work. I can only hope that for your co-workers sake, you did not take out any rage that my latest posting may have caused you on someone for the paper jam in the copier or stapling your PowerPoint presentation on the wrong corner that day.

And yes, I do get dumped, Anon #3. I tend to stay away from dating “kids” as it is somewhat of a legality issue in this country, but I’m a single, twenty-eight year old Manhattanite who happens to like vodka. This means that I go out to bars, often meet men, sometimes exchange numbers, and henceforth go on dates the subsequent weekend. Sometimes these dates lead to relationships that can last anywhere from four weeks to nine months, depending, and sometimes they only lead to just one, single date. This is called dating, and as a result, people get dumped. This is a fact of life, Anon #3, albeit not always a sanguine one, but a fact nonetheless.

And just to clear up any confusion, because I date and sometimes get dumped, I’m a waste of life? Because I have relationships that don’t pan out to a royal wedding in Buckingham Palace with an Alexander McQueen gown, I need a life? Because I may have sex with someone out of wedlock, I’m a wannabe slut? Sounds like hate to me, Anon #3.

I clearly hit a sore spot somewhere with you, Anon #3, but my mother raised me properly, and as a result, I refuse to call someone whom I have never met and couldn’t pick out of a crowd if my “waste of human skin” depended on it, insulting and insolent names. Perhaps you don’t like strong women articulating their opinions, or conceivably, maybe I hit the nail on the head of why one of your past relationships failed. But all’s fair in love and blogging, so I hope your little dirge to Bacchus G’ues made your “light” day at work even lighter—sounds like you may need more than a light day, but what do I know as a wannabe slut, anyways?

And for the record, there's no "wannabe" to slut, but we can cover that lesson another day. Let's stick to the basics of dating for this week...

7 comments:

Anonymous #1 said...

Don't let these disgruntled haters ruffle your feathers. You were spot on with your last blog. Its just, some guys are not that successful at fitting into that totally reasonable list of requirements even when they know that's what they need to do.

Anonymous said...

I tend to find that men that have "light days" at work are also "light" in the wallet and in life. But as you mention, if it brings an ounce of happiness to Anon #3's report-riddled, pencil pushing, cubicle life to Blog-bully based on 2 posts then have at it buddy. I am sure his life is full of excuses "I'm living with my parents to save money" (no you are lazy or have a creepy attachment to your mother), "I am working at enter-any-large-company-here to get the experience" (nope, it was the only job you could get and they were hiring a sea of interns at min wage and you stayed - for the last 5 years), "Girls who have sex are sluts" (no, you are just mad that they put out, but would never give you the time of day). Im sure that your mommy tells you that you are a "catch" Anon #3 but lets face it, you are just a loser with chip on your shoulder...good luck with the "light" days buddy, there are going to be a lot in your life...

Anonymous said...

love reading your site...hoping you post more often

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Keep doing what your doing and screw the haters out there.

DS said...

I feel like anyone who throws around assumptive and judgmental words/phrases like 'slut, 'waste of skin', and so on usually has a lot of issues, so it really not worth responding to what they have to say.

As for why I am not married. Marriage is not in my horizon at the moment, I'm enjoying dating, and learning from all the mistakes I make and things I find out about myself and the girl during this part of my life. For me, there's no going back once I get married, won't be cheating and hopefully pass on this useful wisdom to my sons so they have some idea of what that is all about.

However, i do read some of these blogs by girls and am amazed what you guys put up with. Of course I'm not there, and not emotionally invested, so from the outside, playing monday-night-quarterback is pretty easy.

Anonymous said...

I've been married for almost 25 years. Live your life to the fullest at 28 on the Upper East Side. These are the days you will look back on with fondness. Enjoy!

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