Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Can you Relate?

Man is a knot into which relationships are tied.  
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It's time to replace current relationship indicators-- "Single," "Married," "Divorced," and Facebook's irritating, equivocating, mamby pamby "It's Complicated." 

These simplistic categorizations are ambiguous at best. They invite curiosity, arouse fantasy, and incite unwelcome intrusions, ie cyber stalking.

So here are my new & improved, get-to-the-point, gluten-free relationship indicators:


* Single &  Not Picky at All, ie Open for B'ness


* Single & Impossible, ie Do not Further Disturb


* Single Hyphenated, ie chased-chaste, just dating-not mating


* Paired but Mess Around, 

ie  It's Complicated *wink* 

NOTE: The "more"-loving polywogs click this:

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* Co-dependent & Indecisive, ie It's Complicated *Huh* ; / \:


* Dazed, confused, oblivious, & krazee-kewl @ karaoke;  ie It's Complicated *Duh*  : O


 and finally...


 * OTHER, ie happily single or coupled.

“When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. 

"This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. 

"Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”

Thanks, Tom Robbins.



1 comment:

  1. Sharon Benson
    How about "Willing" but "Not Able" (ie "is frustratied") (I know, that's why they created Viagra.)

    Kimberley Jace
    ‎* Married but waiting for someone to graduate or die
    * Single just to annoy my parents
    * Divorced but unable to sell the house

    Jacquie Lowell
    ‎*open to singles from other planets*
    *looking for a compatible dolphin*

    Tracy George
    You forgot single and psychotic. Those are the ones I usually meet. If they had a label on them I'd avoid them like the plague.

    Kimberley Jace
    Haha @ Sharon, Jacquie, and Tracy. How about:
    * Single and holding out for a smart, spiritual nymphomaniac

    Barbara Michels
    ‎*single but hurry as my estrogen levels are dropping every day