I am quite behind most of the general public and just recently ventured to see the hit movie, “He’s Just Not That Into You“. I originally did not go see the movie because I had heard from a few sources that it was quite depressing if you were single, which of course I am, but against my better judgment I agreed to go see the movie with my disgustingly happily married sister and her husband.
During the first 1/4 of the movie, I was thinking, “wow, could I be any more single, sitting next to a happy couple, is this really gonna be my life?”. But as the movie progressed it almost became comical. At one point the notice of my brother-in-law gagging, shaking his head, and giving; what I am 100% sure; was the biggest sarcastic eye-roll ever made me laugh so hard that I nearly fell off my seat. To make matters worse I was laughing out loud and uncontrollably during a scene where 99% of the movie-goers were probably crying and saying, “aww!”.
As I walked home from the theater I began thinking about the past couple years and trying to relate myself to the movie. We all do that right? Try to relate ourselves to a peice of fictional media. Either way, as I mulled over my past relationships, and my crazy extended family who thinks there must be something wrong me since I’m 26 and still single I began to think to myself, why do I need to be tied down?
At the young and vibrant age of 26 I am the oldest non-married cousin(*) on both sides of my family. My last relationship ended up so screwy that I moved 3,000 miles away to Seattle! But despite being the “single” black sheep of the family and having some rough relationship pasts I have to admit that I am happier now that I have been in years! Of course I’m still trolling for men, it’s instinctual, but honestly I’m not really worried about what people think. Being 26 does not make me old by any means, and being single just adds to the fun I can have.
I feel like I’m living in my own version of “Sex in the City” only without the 4 single girlfriends (only 1 single girl friend & a married sister) and without being crazy permicusous, but all the same I’m living it up!
* Technically Matthew is the oldest non-married cousin, but since he has lived with his significant other for 3 years and is engaged to be married I count him out.