They feel doomed to live loveless, sexless lives, each day a trudging step towards a lonely death. One of the first things that you have to realize is that there isn’t an expiration date on romance – some nebulous point in time that, if crossed, renders you unlovable and condemns you to die alone, unmourned and unloved.The constant feeling that time is running out is cultural; we put an inordinate value on “youth”.
Karen was one of those incredibly frustrating cases. In fact, she had been for several years – it seemed as though she had gone on first date after first date and went right.
Dallas, for example, was shaped by the mid-century oil boom and has a radically different culture and dominant personality type than the keep-it-weird folks who drift to Austin where the major industries are music, film production and computer technology.
Savannah – with SCAD influencing its local culture – attracts an entirely different crowd than Athens and Macon.
If you had told my 20-year old self what my life would be like or how many women I’ve dated or slept with in my 30s, he would have laughed in your face.
As far I was concerned back then, that I would get by on whatever dregs of a relationship I could scrape together and just learn to live with it.