You'll have to forgive me in advance for the deviation from my usual topic of classroom-related conversation.
I went out with some girl friends last night. We had a great time - had dinner & drinks and chatted until the restaurant closed. We got to talking about men and relationships, as we're wont to do when we get together, and one friend (a former teacher) said, "Have you met anyone?" This is girl-code for, "Have you met any men that you're interested in dating?" Sadly, my answer was no. One of the huge disadvantages of teaching, especially in an elementary school, is the lack of men. Grad school isn't much better, considering that my major is in the education field. Last semester in my linguistics class, there were 20 women and only 1 man. I've done the bar scene in the past. Bleh. I mean, it's fine for hanging out and dancing and drinking (of course), but I never had any luck meeting guys there.
Former Teacher said, "We need to formulate a plan to get you to meet some men." I'm not sure what kind of plan she has in mind. She's just as single as I am. She's been doing the online dating thing for over a year, with little success. I refuse to waste my money on that.
There are times when I feel like I'm destined for a life of spinster-hood, living alone in an apartment with 45 cats. I'm 27 already. When my mother was 27, she had been married for five years and had one child. It makes me feel old. And having friends get married left and right isn't helping much either. I've been asked to be involved in 3 weddings in 3 years. It gets a little overwhelming.
Sometimes I feel like 27 isn't all that old. But let's say that I meet a guy this year, date him for 6 months to a year, get engaged, get married a year later, get pregnant... I'll be 30 before I have a kid. And that's only if I meet my future husband tomorrow. Sheesh. It makes my head spin.
Is anyone else out there going through the same thing? For the love of God, make yourselves heard and save my sanity!