Conversation with a friend, as a followup to yesterday’s post (illustrating why I’ll be single for the foreseeable future…).

Friend: A ballroom dancing club is probably a good idea. Lots of guys are there to pick up women.

Self: Yes, and a LOT of women are there to pick up men.

Friend: That’s true, you’d definitely have to work to fight off the competition.

Self: Yah, I don’t do so well with that. I’m much better when I just have to show up and “be fabulous.”

Friend: Oh right, you’re a Leo – the party comes to you.

Self: Damn Straight. And my other problem is the age thing. Guys my age are so hit and miss. Either they’re going to turn out to be awesome and nobody knows it yet, or they’re hopeless. And if they do turn out to be great, someone with more patience than I has already snapped them up.

Friend: Older guys?

Self: Anyone more than a couple years older than me, I’m sifting through the not-so-great catches, it gets to be a “best of the rest” situation, which has been fairly discouraging so far.

Friend: What about younger guys?

Self: Seriously? Younger than 25? Think back to when you were 23-25….

Friend: Hmm… point taken. Oh hey, what about amateur theatre – there’s LOTS of hot, charismatic guys in amateur theatre!

Self: What city are we in again? I’m thinking a lot of the guys in amateur theatre here are batting for the other team.

Friend: Hmm, perhaps – stay away from musicals. But seriously, you could totally luck out and hook up with some struggling actor…

Self: Struggling?…

Friend: He could be on the verge of his big break!

Self: And if he doesn’t get that break? I don’t know that I wanna be with a waiter/failed actor…


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3 thoughts on “Conversation

  1. Chris

    Seeing how I’m doing my seventh at the moment, being involved with musicals doesn’t mean you’re gay! Right?


    *shuffles feet nervously*

  2. -j.

    Not being disingenuous here, but do you know what you *do* want? I don’t recall seeing a post about that 🙂 You deserve better than just “the best of what’s out there”.

    And Chris: of course not. It only means that if you’re male.

  3. Darren

    Amateur theatre? Where the heck does your friend live? Indeed, as a occasional producer of amateur theatre, I can assure you that the gay/straight ratio is, at best, 50-50. Worse in musicals.

    So, better than figure skating, but probably not worth your time. And you may not be competing for men in the amateur theatre, but you’ll be competing for roles–there are a zillion aspiring actresses out there (and far fewer aspiring actors).

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