Tangent to previous post: “I don’t meet people I’m interested in very often”.
This is one of the things that reall pisses me off about shit like Bridget Jones and the ilk. The whinging about how it’s impossible to find a nice man, because all the good ones are taken. Leaving aside the dull, PC (but probably true nonetheless) rhetoric about women not needing a man, etc. what really pisses me off about this is that no-one ever thinks that the reverse might be true as well – that men have the same problem. It just seems like a double standard to me – women are allowed to be choosy, and good men are rare, but men aren’t supposed to be choosy, because all they’re after is one thing, or something. Just weird and a little irritating, I guess.
(Yeah, I give Nick shit about being choosy, but then, that’s because he’s forever going on about how he hates being single, and then throws away chances, which just blows my mind. Yeah, if I’m honest, there’s probably a bit of jealousy in there.)
Later addition: the other thing that irks me: if a book came out featuring a man decrying most women as either slappers or bitches, and complaining that he just couldn’t find a nice girl, how d’you think it would go down? I mean, it’d be as accurate…
(And yes, I accept that books like Bridget Jones are written from a woman’s POV, and thus obviously can’t really make these point – I’m not faulting them for it, mind. I’d just like to see some representation of the flipside, that’s all. Knowing me, it’s probably out there, and I’ve just missed it entirely, or something…)