I Don’t Have a Title for This Post

In my last post I wrote about dancing and how much I love it, even though I probably don’t know what I’m doing.  Well tonight I was on youtube watching 80’s music videos because, well let’s face it, they’re hilarious.  When somehow I linked onto this little gem:

I’ve never watched Kickboxer but now I’m thinking I might want to – hubba hubba.  I’m kidding, I think Van Damme is a creaton.  But this clip did make me laugh and those poor girls that had to dance with him and keep a straight face!  Man, I hope the pay was worth it.  This is one dance that I would have gladly volunteered to sit out.

Obviously I have a lot of time on my hands and while it’s been great for the most part, I’m feeling a little restless.  As I’ve been out and about I haven’t really seen any single people my age anywhere.  Where I lived in Utah there were young, single people EVERYWHERE.  Here, not so much.  I don’t even know where I’m supposed to go to find these people.  ASU is only 10 minutes away and there’s a community college less than a mile from my apartment, so…?  Granted when I “go out” it’s to a grocery or book store but don’t single people my age eat and read anymore?  I suppose they’re all out at bars or clubs but since I don’t drink it comes down to this: me + bars = smarmy drunk idiot that won’t leave me alone and I’m not the slightest bit buzzed so I’m completely aware of how gross he is.  Come on people, go buy a book for crying out loud.

So for fun I typed in ‘singles mesa’ into google to see what would pop up.  Naturally, dating sites were right at my finger tips.  No way was I going to sign up – if you have, then I think that’s great but as for me, well…not today.  But I was able to view  the profiles that were on the front page without having to do anything other than click a button and after perusing the different sites I noticed something that made me pause a little.  First of all, let me say that I know I probably have an abnormal view of “appropriate” dating ages.  I do notice that the older I get the more willing I am to fudge the number older than me while keeping a tight reign on the younger number.  I have no interest in going out with a guy younger than 28  but going in the other direction, I don’t know 35 I guess.  Some of you may think that’s still not much of a range but hey, I just said I probably have an abnormal view.

I’m looking at these profiles and I’m noticing that guys about my age put 12-14+ year range on their profile.  Twelve to fourteen plus years in ONE direction.  So it was common to see a guy age 38 wanting to go out with someone as young as 22 and in a lot of cases 18.  Are you serious? Ok, 1.)  Do you really think an 18 year old wants to go out with you?  When I was 18 any guy over the age of 22 seemed almost ancient.  But 38?  You’re  2 decades older, what could you possibly have in common, other than your own daughter who she probably sits next to in Algebra? and 2.)  What’s wrong with girls your own age?  What is so secondary about wanting to go out with a girl who is, oh I don’t know, 29 as opposed to a 21 year old?

Somewhere I missed the memo because as I said, when I was younger there seemed to be such a division among my age and just a few years older.  We were thought to just be immature kids but now that I’m older, barely legal seems to be the hot ticket item.  Last week I went to a high school play my friend directed and from what I observed, girls that age acted like nothing more than fruit flavored lip gloss and cotton candy fluff.  *shrug shoulders* I just don’t get it.

Well that was a rant I never intended to have.  I’m going to go back up and have another look at Van Damme’s mad dancing skills and maybe I’ll learn a few pointers to take to a club….or maybe not.

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5 thoughts on “I Don’t Have a Title for This Post

  1. Oh my…that was quite the video clip! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but one thing is for sure….I’m counting on nightmares tonight of the over-exagerrated pelvic thrusts. Sick! As for the dating sites…yeah…there are some people on there that are definitely questionable. You have to wonder at the older men that are willing to have a barely legal chick by their side…to each their own I guess. (at least you know which ones to steer clear of!)

    I think I laughed and cried. Good point. I think I’ll just steer clear of the dating sites as a whole!

  2. There is a Van Damme dancing video on some European talkshow where something “popped up”…it was kind of funny…but I digress.

    I think people like to think they are “younger” than they really are…this IS America. The land of hair color and silicone…not really a suprise. I think most of those people aren’t looking for “lifemates” if they are shooting for prospects a couple of decades out of their own age.

    Yeah I think I saw a link to that other video of him but I passed over it to this one. You make a good point. People seem to be obsessed with being young and most of the time they just end up looking ridiculous.

  3. My step brother, who just turned 36, “prefers” to date girls who are in the 21 age range. He says that it makes him feel “younger.”

    My opinion is, it just makes him look like a idiot.

    Well I don’t know your step brother but yes, generally from what I’ve seen it does make the guys look like idiots. It’s not too favorable for the girls either.

  4. I especially like the split into the tushy shake! Awesome! I think I am going to have Mark practice that move! Hahahaha. Just the thought makes me laugh.

    I can’t say I feel your pain. I was one of those dumb girls who dated returned missionaries when I was in high school. So I married a guy younger than me. Go figure! My problem was always that I had a hard time finding someone tall enough. I always saw these 4 foot tall girls dating guys that were well over 6 feet tall. Not fair! Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration, but to me they always seemed 4 feet tall.

    That’s my favorite part of his dance too! I have a lot of friends that have the same height problem when finding a guy. I don’t have a problem finding someone taller than me, but I do have problems finding them as tall as I would like them to be. It seems most guys I know are about 5’10” and I prefer a little over 6 feet.

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