Could this be true for us all?

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Could this be true for us all?
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Mon, 01-16-2012 - 8:14am

okay.. So the last few months I have been reconnecting with people on facebook.. I knew a guy from my old neighborhood (he is married and just a friend) Anyway; I told him that It would be nice if I met someone... Turns out he labels

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:09pm

Music, I can cook basic meals, but I am just not into learning the gourmet stuff, watching the food channel.

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:38pm
Agreed, Gleannfia! Unfortunately, coooking is not one of my skills. But I have heard from many g-friends that their guys like to cook - so I hope to meet such a man. ;-)

One of my resolutions from 2011, which I am going to continue having this year: If I don´t get others to join me at things I really want to do/see/experience, then I will do it alone! Instead of regretting later that I did not do it, just because others could not come with me. For instance, I went to a few local concerts alone last year, that worked fine. :-) I have also gone to the movies by myself, and I do not see any problems in travelling alone. Not so nice being alone in the evenings though, but during day time I would do perfectly fine on my own.
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 3:56pm

I love to watch the Food channel--I just don't like to do the cooking.

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 4:04pm

Good for you, ruby.

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 4:22pm
The King´s Speech, what a great movie! Colin Firth, mmmmm. :-)

Well, my last trips abroad were spent with my parents and other "older" relatives - my folks have never travelled alone and feel safer with me as guide/interpreter etc. Not the most ideal situation (I´d prefer travelling with friends, but it has not been possible for years now), but I get to travel and spend time with others - no problems with "others" being my parents and people their age. :-) And I think you are right, one always finds someone to hang out with on trips.

I have actually been thinking of joining a group tour myself, there are tour operators that arrange tours for singles. Have to consider that a bit more.
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 4:26pm

wow; you guys are really chatting this thread up (lol)

Well? I have to say that since 2008 I have done things with people and done alot of things alone.. I have flown on a plane to a vacation spot alone and to another state alone a few times.. I have ridden on Amtrak for 24 hours alone.. I have driven a car down to South Carolina alone..

I have gone to movies and concerts alone.. The concerts were outside in summer but I went alone.. I have walked in bars, dance clubs, singles events, miniature golf and have done alot stuff down by the beach when they had something going on alone.. I have done alot of things alone..

Okay.. So now I am SICK AND TIRED OF DOING STUFF ALONE....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 5:41pm
There are some things I'd much rather do alone that others like company for. Shopping, for example. I hate shopping with other people! My sister is the only one I can shop with without feeling stifled, and that's because we go our separate ways and then meet up when we're done. I prefer driving alone, too. To me, my car and music go together, and I can't blast the music if someone is with me. I think I might prefer to go on vacation alone so I'd have more choices, but I'm too chicken to do that.
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 8:52pm

Why not go it alone?

chaika

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:46pm

Honey, I think that if there's a common denominator on this board, it's that we are ALL scared of love.

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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 9:53pm

Gleann, thank you for sharing your insightful and interesting perspective.

I share your desire not to conform, and yet I am an instant chameleon when I really like a man. Unconsciously I can become - for a time - almost anything he prefers. I come from a childhood with a mentally unstable parent, so being able to shift my whole self quickly was part of staying safe.