Friday, May 14, 2010

Quirkyalone

I never got to the grocery store yesterday and I refuse to go grocery shopping on Fridays or Saturdays. That stems from my working-retail days and knowing how crazy busy it is then – I refuse to be a part of that madness. So subsequently when I opened my refrigerator after work today, this is what I saw:

'Fridge

Eggs. Peanut butter. Shredded cheddar cheese. Maple syrup. Maraschino cherries. Beer.

I don’t drink beer (practically the whole bottom shelf is for company). I didn’t feel like eggs or peanut butter and jelly (the jelly is in the door). So cereal and ice cream for dinner it was rolleyes I’ll definitely have to get the store on Sunday.

So I discovered a new word that describes me - Quirkyalone.

I've never felt obligated to date just for the sake of dating. When I dated anyone, it was because I thought that there was potential for a lasting relationship. Being single isn’t horrible to me at all… The way I see it is, if I find the right ‘someone’ that’s terrific! But until I do/if I don’t – being single is OK too. I’m the only one in ‘my circle’ that seems to think that way, so I thought I was really weird. Finding out that there are tons of other people out there that think the same way is pretty cool

From the website:

Quirkyalones are people who enjoy being single (but are not opposed to being in a relationship) and prefer being single to dating for the sake of being in a relationship. It’s a mindset.

Quirkyalone is not anti-love. It is pro-love. It is not anti-dating. It is anti-compulsory dating. We tend to be romantics. We prefer to be single rather than settle. In fact, the core of quirkyalone is the inability to settle. We spend a signficant chunk of our lives single because we hold relationships to a high standard.

Yay to revelations!

2 comments:

stephanie of stopbouncing said...

I never question my friends' motives to not date.
Pesh, why be miserable with someone just for the sake of being with someone... seems silly, don't it?

I'd rather be "alone" and happy then together and miserable.

Hats off to you!

(p.s. I see a jar of left over sauce which tells me you could have also had pasta. Though I approve of ice cream for dinner.)

Jill said...

Thanks Stepahnie!

And ummm... yeah, spaghetti noodles was on my shopping list too... ~sigh~

The good news is - I finally made it to the store! :P