I’ve only had three girlfriends ever make it past the get-to-know-you phase.
It’s because both my mom and dad had gone through divorce, and both preached “playing the field” and to not be in a hurry to get married.
Spend time with lots of different girls, they said. Figure out what you like. Figure out why.
Not every girl approved of my way of thinking, but I didn’t particularly care. The thinking was: As soon as you know there’s no chance of this ending in marriage, why be in a committed relationship with one another?
I didn’t believe in having a girlfriend simply for the sake of having one.
That was an easy choice to make back then. I was young. With a hard stomach. And constantly surrounded by young, single women.
I’m sure I wasn’t as honest as I should have been. But I also…
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