I do not understand women. This doesn't make a lot of sense given that I am, last time I checked, female... but women do things that I honestly can't understand. Like why, pray tell, are we always competing against one another? man or no man involved, some of us will stab one another in the back to get...what?
I don't understand women, but I don't understand men either.
I like to think that if I take all the game playing and manipulation out of a conversation or statement - no ulterior motives beyond sex, then I kind of understand where a man is coming from and maybe even what he is thinking. (beyond the sex part)
But there are loads of times when I admit, I understand nothing.
(Perhaps ignorance in both cases is bliss?)
I have quite a few close male friends. Each of them, at one point or another (and more often than not) has stated "You are hot, funny, intelligent... you deserve a great guy. Why don't you have one?"
My response is, more often than not, "why don't you tell me, you know, given that you are a man and all"!
But they don't have an answer any more than I do.
I don't understand the purpose of the statement and the question. I don't know why men tell me this when women never do.
Perhaps they mean it as a complement. They want me to know that they think I am amazing. Or perhaps they seriously are confused. How does a woman like me, with these great assets (remember, the sex thing has an impact on the logic part of the male brain) stay single for such a long time? Why isn't someone taking advantage of what I have to offer!!
I look around me and see many great women - attractive, intelligent, generous, loving, funny, adventurous, professional women. They are all single. I would never ask them why they are still single because... well, my guess is that they don't know why they haven't met that guy with whom they just click any better than I know why I haven't!
When I look at the men I know, those at work and that are friends, they are married. I know only one single man, and I am honestly not sure why he isn't married though I know that he wants to be. All the other nice, attractive, funny, intelligent men I know (beyond the blogosphere mind you) are married.
Maybe that is the answer.
Perhaps it is, as the cliché says, "All the good ones are taken."