“Why are you still single?”

People always ask, “Why are you still single?” as if it is my personal choice to be single and unattached at 28.  Do you really think that I want to show up alone at my ten-year high school reunion?  Yeah, I’m really looking forward to everyone else telling me about their fairytale weddings and plans for healthy babies.  Ha!

The answer I usually give, is this:

I am extremely independent and work all of the time.  The men that I meet through work are either single and new-money, (immature) or they are so well-mannered, gentlemanly and MARRIED.  The only men I meet through work, are definitely not my “type.”  I do not have a lot of time outside of work to meet anyone.

How many of you use work as your excuse to not date?  To be honest, this cannot be further from the truth!  There are so many different ways to meet people.  There is no way, no matter how busy we are, that we cannot find our fairytale ending, let alone a date for Friday night.

Is it hard to date?  Yes.  Is it impossible?  No.

The truth for me?  I am picky.  Do I have a checklist that I bring to every date?  NO! Personally, it’s hard to meet someone that not only has good hygiene, but also has a great relationship with Jesus.  Don’t be afraid of having a “list.”  One thing that I always stress, is that God wants to hear your desires.  It is not silly to desire a husband that is six-feet-tall, loves dogs and is good with children.  Whatever your “list” consists of, give it to God.  Pray!

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.  Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.  

Psalm 37:5-7

I will be using this blog to share my journey of dating and all that goes along with it.  Read and enjoy the good, bad, ugly, funny and sometimes scary dates that I go on.  Lastly, please share your own stories with me!  I want to hear about your dates, make-or-break checklists and your personal horror stories, as I will be sharing mine.  Enjoy!

Tell me, why are you still single?

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