Have you ever watched The Bachelor? Don’t judge me– it’s entertaining. Anyway, if you’ve ever peeked at it, and are anything like me, you’ve wondered how in the world one person dates so many at one time. If you’ve done more than peek at the show, you’ve probably heard the Bachelor or Bachelorette say that they have to compartmentalize each relationship to survive the process. Until recently, I wasn’t able to empathize with that reality. In the past, I’ve always latched on to whomever I was interested in getting to know. This is probably why I become too invested and struggle to process incompatibly. I’m not sure if it’s because Chicago is such a metropolis, or a cultural shift, or my own evolution, but that empathy isn’t so far fetched anymore.
You may recall last week that an exhausted Morgan wrote that she was taking a break from dating. I meant that wholeheartedly. However, it seems that as soon as I announced my intention to the Universe, a little ping went off in the men around me. Suddenly, I became a hot commodity. In one day, I connected with five people (what is my life, I can’t believe I typed that). Each of them pursued/is pursuing me (can’t believe I typed that either). This week, I’ve found myself grateful for my education from The Bachelor (what has my life become). My friends are telling me not to close the doors to these opportunities because I don’t know enough about the people to choose one. Man, is this new for me, but thank God for advice from television– I’m trying to heed it and compartmentalize.
I’ve had a couple dates this week… WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE. So. Weird. Three of the five men are water signs. Honestly, I’ve been fishing for this. You think I’m in this dating game without astrology? Nope, no way. I’ve been looking for the water signs, A) because I am, supposedly, most compatible with them and, B) because I feel like I know the other three options pretty well– and they ain’t working. Two of the guys from this week are Cancer, and one is Scorpio. It’s definitely been a new experience for me– kind of throwing me off to have another person’s emotional density to consider. I usually hold all of the feelings for two people. Despite this, I am most excited to meet the Scorpio. Yes, that is my sign as well. It’s either going to be really great or really awful (scorpios don’t have a middle ground). I’m sure I’ll have something to say about it next week. Until then, peace and love, my friends.
Ps. For those of you unfamiliar with Sex and the City or if you’ve missed my previous allusions to it, please know that this title is in reference to Carrie Bradshaw and not the Stephen King character. Felt like that was an important distinction to clarify. That is all– happy Friday.