I have been to two weddings in the past couple weeks; one as a bridesmaid and one as a guest. The main question that was on many peoples minds when they saw a mid-to-late twenty something woman was: WHY AREN'T YOU MARRIED YET?
For example, here is the conversation that I had with my cab driver leaving the city a couple days later.
"So what brought you to town? Were you on business?"
"No, I was in a friends wedding."
"Oh ok. So... when's your wedding?"
"Not for a while. I haven't found the right guy yet"
"Oh I see, well you better get on that. As you get older, the pool is getting smaller. Men in our days had it harder than men today, so I dont know why so many men are afraid to commit. Well, my dear you should be a general. Be assertive and go on the attack"
I thought it was sweet of this older man to care about me. But this comment along with others that I received over the past couples weeks made me wonder what is society's obsession with marriage? Don't get me wrong marriage is a wonderful thing but it should be entered carefully and to a special person. I want to get married and will when I find the right man. I would rather be single than settle for a man that treats me badly.
The comments just made me think...am I not ok on my own? Are we inadequate if we are not married/single?
Thank you for reading and your presence at this beach retreat. You Rock! I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts in the comment section below.
See you at the beach!