Over the weekend Chris and I passed the 6.5 year dating mark. We also endured our fifth move as a couple. In our third state together. That's some tough stuff right there. But like we always do, we survived.
Four years ago when we first moved in together a friend of mine told me that we'd either be broken up, or engaged within a year. "It's just what happens when you move in with each other, it's one or the other."
I didn't want to do either. Luckily for me, neither did Chris. That being said, a couple of days ago I came across an older article on Huffington Post called "Why You're Not Married." This looks interesting, I thought to myself. I always love when someone I don't know tries to tell me something new about myself, so I gave it a read.
Let's look at the reasons Ms. Huffington Post says I'm not married yet.
"1. You're a Bitch.
Here's what I mean by bitch. I mean you're angry.
2. You're Shallow.
You are looking for someone tall. Or rich. Or someone who knows what an Eames chair is.
3. You're a Slut.
Hooking up with some guy in a hot tub on a rooftop is fine for the ladies of Jersey Shore -- but they're not trying to get married.
4. You're a Liar.
It usually goes something like this: you meet a guy who is cute and likes you, but he's not really available for a relationship.
5. You're Selfish.
If you're not married, chances are you think a lot about you.
6. You're Not Good Enough.
Oh, I don't think that. You do."
End quotes. Good stuff, right? Now let me give you my two cents.
I'm an angry bitch? Yeah, I have my moments. But for the most part, no, I'm not. In fact I kind of hate those bitchy girls who think it's cute or funny to belittle/make fun of their significant others in public. If you don't like the guy you're with why be with him?
I'm shallow. Only when it comes to two things- having good taste in Doritos and comedy. I couldn't be with someone who thought stupid stuff was funny. I just couldn't. And what in the hell is an Eames chair?
I'm a slut. Ha. Chris was (and is) my first boyfriend. And are hot tubs still a thing? Gross.
I'm a liar. Only when it comes to denying that I "hid" Chris's stuff i.e. his shoes, his glasses, phone charger, keys, ext. I never hide his things, I simply put them away...
I'm selfish. Guilty, I am pretty selfish. But I assure you Harlow and Chris are always at the top of my list as well.
I'm not good enough. Now this is an area I've never had trouble with. I'm not arrogant, but I've never been the type of person with low self esteem or low self confidence either. I've just had the mentality that if someone doesn't like me oh well, there's plenty of other people in this world. I've always had a case of the "I don't give a shits" when it comes that. Which I've also been told makes me seem a little bit "hard to read" or "stand-offish" as well, but that's an entirely different subject.
Basically what I'm trying to say can be summed up with a favorite movie quote of mine-
Sorry Huffpost, but you didn't get this one right. The real reason we're not married is much more simple. We just don't want to be right now.
That's it. We're not against it. We're not scared of it. We're not trying to convince each other of it. We're simply content as we are. Pretty boring, huh?
So there you have it, we're just an old lame dating couple.
My 21st bday. I guess we're not that boring.