Love At First Try
When I was growing up I was determined to end up with the first person I dated. My only sister married her first official boyfriend, so hey, I wasn’t trying to drift too far from that. Get it right the first time, babe. I'd tell myself.
So I met my first boyfriend...
If I ended up with my first boyfriend, he'd be at the bottom of the ocean“swimming with the fishes” by now.
Swimming. With. The. Fishes.
Not the“Godfather”type of swimming-with-the-fishes. He wouldn't be dead or anything. No. He really would have just devised a way to live as a sea creature, so he could get away from me and terrestrial life and anything that was associated with me. Hey, and this is not because I'm not fun to live with(Ed, tell em!) but because boyfriend 1 and I were not designed for one another and living together would have proven mildly inconvenient. And by mildly, I mean any acceptable antonym of mildly. Discordantly. Disagreeably. Harshly. Unpleasantly.
Yes, unpleasantly inconvenient. You see, me obsessing over getting it right the first time would have been counter productive, to say the least.
I guess one mustn’t be so averse to other numbers and positions--number 1 is great but so is number 3, number 5 may be "the one" and number 11 may even dare to be divine. Be open to dating as many people as it takes to find the one.
But if you do insist on 1, beware, he may buy himself a scuba tank, some fins and diving goggles and it's sayonara!
Do you think you should end up with the first person you date? Did you“ace” it the first time? The thirteenth time? Tell us?
Psst! If you've been dating #1 forever and you know it isn't working out. Would you stay because you don't want to lose all that time and resources you invested?