Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Dating in your 30s

I was chatting yesterday with my partner-in-crime from Detroit Synergy, Paula Turner. She said something that I thought was incredibly profound.

She said that dating in your 30s is a lot like shopping for luggage. Everyone in their 30s already has a certain amount of emotional "baggage". The whole dating process at this point is really about finding someone with a matching set.

4 comments:

darling24_7 said...

Hmmmm matching sets.

What constitutes as baggage? Ive always wondered

Liza said...

LOL - I've always thought of baggage in terms of being sent on a guilt trip. But then I had to wonder why I always seemed to let other people do my packing for me.

There's a great exchange in the musical RENT:

ROGER
I've been trying - I'm not lying
No one's perfect. I've got baggage

MIMI
Life's too short, babe, time is flying
I'm looking for baggage that goes with mine


Hope all is well with you!
^_^

FrankNemecek said...

Liza,

You are one of the few people I know who could weave a Broadway musical into a conversation on dating in your 30s.

Love & laughter,
Frank

Wilbo said...

It's true. Frank's blog is number six on Google for the term "Dating in your 30s".

I found dating in my 30s to be a lot of fun, if mystifying at times. I'm betting, though, that "Dating in your 40s" is a Google whack [returns no results] because it just doesn't happen !

Oh, I did Google DIY40s, and it's a pretty complete list. Hmm.

I no longer worry so much about baggage, hers or mine, and dating since discovering fromage and cribbage. The combination is so good, one overlooks even saggage. What I desire most, though, is Mick Jaggage. That cat can date across the slate !