Miss Independent and Mr. Dependent: “Waiting To Exhale”
Miss Independent and Mr. Dependent is a series of blog posts about what men and women think about dating, relationships, and real life situations! We will be taking a topic and asking men and women questions. We’re doing this anonymously because we want their open and honest opinion.
This blog post is about a woman who hasn’t been in a relationship in over five years. She’s ready to start back dating, she’s been holding her breath, but now she’s ready to exhale.
This entire post is about one woman. She said that she’s been hurt several times by men. Since her last relationship, she’s been approached by different men and is always asked out on dates. She’s just afraid of history repeating itself. She said that she doesn’t have to be exclusive with anyone, but she wants him to be honest and open about what he wants. She wants them both to have a good understanding.
The following are her words:
“I’ve been through so much. I’m tired of getting hurt. I haven’t been on a date in a long time. There is a guy that I’m interested in, but I’m afraid to let him know. I’m afraid that I’m not his type and he will reject me. I wish he could be like the other guys and just ask me out. But he’s different, and that is why I think that I may not be his type. I want to date, but I don’t want to date just anyone. I do have standards. I know that no one is perfect. I’m not looking for a perfect man. I just desire a decent man. A friend. Dating is hard. I don’t even know where to start. I’m seriously just waiting to exhale. Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts. I feel as if I’m starting to exhale already.”