Monday, February 12, 2007

Men looking for women


Sam, a 34-year-old, down-to-earth professional man seeks to meet you for friendship and ultimate companionship if you're a staunch catholic single lady aged between 28 and 35, beautiful, charismatic, open-minded, tidy, trustworthy and hard-working Medical, legal or finance professinals are encouraged but all shall be responded to. Send your brief to...


It's a testament to the effect the blog is having on me that I was actually startled when I saw this ad in a lonely hearts column this past weekend. True, I can relate to a lot of what the guy is saying [I'm not too keen on tidyness] but this would have to be a really last resort, in the attempt to escape the impending companionship of 50 cats. [I don't particularly like pets even]

Meeting people can be tricky though. Busy lives and more focus on the individual rather than the community mean opportunities of finding a mate or companion or whatever are diminished. Where can a guy meet women. Church? These new establishments have loads of potential. Work. Woe unto you if you aren't in a gender-balanced [or imbalanced in your favour] profession/department/organisation. Bars. Not sure how many long term [longer than 2 weeks] relationships are borne here, but the setting/environment/alcohol/attire? makes this whole business a tad easier. And exciting. A couple of people have told me about networking. Attending events, fora, enrolling in clubs or other social institutions or gatherings. There's the brave new world of the Internet. I remember being at a cyber cafe and it hitting me the number of women [then and before] who were on sites searching out men. White men? [what else are you meant to do as you wait for your inbox to be rendered]

The way I figure though, there's a woman for every man. [several if you live in Nairobi] It just depends on what you want or are looking for. Or what you think you're looking for anyway. [It's the women who choose you, not the other way round] If you don't have a checklist of must haves [there's another guy who wanted a woman who 'Must be a smoker'. Hilariously and refreshingly open given the typical ads in this section] or don't subscribe to some utopian notions concerning the fairer sex, you should be set.

2 Comments:

Blogger aJamaa said...

Lets be honest Sam. Say you meet that woman who meets a considerable number of items in your 'hot chik' list. What are you going to do about it? Are you going to start seeing her most weekends, doing lunch with her in the middle of the week, buying her gifts on her birthday, meet her parents?

You love your life as it is. You love those 2 week max relationships a guy gets with women you meet in pubs. Which is why you go to pubs and chat them up.

If the day ever comes when you need a different kind of woman you will find her. You have just been hiding from them.

Monday, February 12, 2007 3:33:00 PM  
Blogger Samborera said...

What am I going to do about it? Still don't have an answer to that one.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 7:22:00 AM  

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