Monday, October 6, 2008

What's Love All About?

We grew up with the story about Cinderella finding her handsome prince while the ugly stepsisters failed to find theirs. No wonder we're all insecure about our looks and shapes. The guys have to wonder about their looks, too. If they are not handsome princes, will a gal be interested in them? What have we done to ourselves!

Let me reassure you, regardless of age or surface attractiveness, romance could be right around the corner for you. Or if you choose to just look for a good friend, that's OK too. It was in the 1990s that women truly came to realize that it fine to live alone. And today there are numerous opportunities to travel or socialize as a single which didn't exist earlier. That's thanks to the women's movement which started in the 1960s.

However, we're here to talk about love and romance and finding that certain person who is right for you.

The first thing to consider is our expectations. You can desire almost anyone, but realistically look around you. Would you really want to have someone so different from you that you would be uncomfortable. I once dated (for many years) a man considerably younger than I. While it was fun, I always had to be careful not to date myself when I opened my mouth. Also his and his friends' tastes in music and activities were quite different. Who were they talking about? I sometimes wondered.

Think about what your expectations are and what kind of person with whom you would like to spend a lot of time? Certainly not someone with whom you could not be yourself or with someone with whom you would have to pretend to be someone you are not.

Here's your cartoon for the day!


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