Words of love and Valentine’s wisdom from an actual eHarmony reject…moi!
This would have been my first Valentine’s Day as a married woman…and if you have been a loyal (or casual) reader, you know that isn’t happening. But it’s only 12:30 p.m., and the day has gotten off to an auspicious start.
The weather is absolutely gorgeous…a balmy 55 degrees and sunshine in February. RedBox sent me a text message for a free DVD rental. And I just got a FedEx delivery of ProFlowers from my dog. Well, actually, my parents thought it’d be cute to send the flowers (gorgeous spring tulips) to me from my #1 little man, since he’s who I’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with. Plus, sending the ProFlowers earned Mom some Facebook gaming credit so that she can build her Zynga CafeWorld empire. Clever marketing, guys…my mom cared enough to send the very best, so long as it gave her some much needed Facebook points. So, thanks.
At least the dog didn’t send red roses. That would have been weird.
An old friend (let’s call him Sam) asked me last week if I was ready to start dating again. I thought about it and realized that I am still enjoying being alone. It’s a freeing feeling…the only responsibility you have is to yourself. You can sleep sprawled out in bed (like a starfish!) and not have to deal with snoring and kicking legs. You can do whatever you want.
If being a soon-to-be-ex-wife has given me anything during these months of emotional hell, it’s that I’ve earned the right to say whatever the f*ck I want and not apologize for it. And that’s a delicious feeling that I’m not quite ready to let go of yet.
Still, Sam pressed.
Sam: “Don’t you get lonely? Why don’t you put yourself out there on eHarmony and just start having a torrid e-mail relationship with someone? Maybe he’ll be in Idaho, and then it would stretch things out over the year. You wouldn’t have to see him!”
Me: “Nah…too much effort. That would mean I have to actually emotionally invest in someone. And care. I’m way too tired and beyond that for right now. Besides…there’s something you should know. I’m actually an eHarmony reject.”