Sex and the Seven

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Man?

The Webster definition of a man could not possibly capture the scenarios of the individuals that run rampant in this world, charading as grown people, disguising their little boy intellect and level of maturity . When I was little, I envisioned dating to be simple. As I grew older, I realized that it, unfortunately, is just not that easy. The "men" of 2007 are plagued with disorders such as commitment phobia, excessive pride, cockiness and my personal favorite, "disappearing acts due to personal issues". I often wonder, how can you claim to care, or claim to love someone, but hurt them at the sometime? As a female, I am guilty of alot things, mainly being entirely too trusting and forgiving. It is exhausting to emanate pure disgust for someone for an extended period of time. However, the forgiveness, or what's better known as the second chance, is often mistaken by "men" to translate into "I can do whatever I want, take all the time I need, and she'll still be there." How would you feel if someone disappeared on you, or if you had to someow find solace in the fact that they "really care", but they're just going through something, knowing good and damn well that it all sounds like a poor excuse for bullshit?If the roles were reversed, I guarandamntee there would NEVER be a chance to make it up, but yet I, the female am supposed to believe an apology, and that from this point forward you'll never do it again, and that you really care? Not really sure, but the last time I checked, Jesus hadn't stepped down from the throne and knighted you as Lord and Savior. Therefore, what makes you think you have the right to have more than one free pass to act like a selfish ass? And what ever happened to the traditional man who was content with taking care of a female even though she didn't need it? The one who didn't mind actually going through the acts of dating, and playing a masculine role instead of the sorry alternative of wanting a "sugar mama" to "treat" and cater to their every need? Don't get me wrong, I'm an excellent significant other. I'm thoughtful, I'm considerate, I'm observant and all of the above, but only given when credit is due. When I think of a man, I think of the nonexistent type, the one who is honest, supportive, well versed, considerate, intelligent and respectful. The one who recognizes a good one when he sees her, and will do everything in his power to keep her around. The one who would never mess up a second chance, because he wouldn't need one in the first place. The one who isn't a raving coward scared of the word "commitment" and the one who won't mind extending themselves and their pride to get her back. This ghost definition of a "man" rests in my eyes and the eyes of women like me who still think that there is someone out there who will treat them the way they deserve to be treated. The "men" of 2007, or at least the ones I encounter, are content with being cowards, running scared from the idea of settling down; assholes, this could cover a variety of activities from cheating to being MIA; and annoyingly confident that one day the one who they should have been with five years ago, will still be around when they get ready. I, for one, am tired of being the girl in the box, the one who they want to be with, but just not "right now", the one who they can switch on and off when they feel like it. I am not meant to be put on hold, and if anyone would risk losing me more than one time, it tells me all I need to know. So I ask the question, will the real men please stand up?

1 Comments:

  • At April 19, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Blogger JP said…

    I know this old, but i just read it so it's a new post to me...

    You're 100% right... it's not fair, but it is the reality of the development process of men. I've been on both sides on the table and have 'graduated' to the more favorable side over the last year or so. Most men I know have gone through the experience, and for the few that skipped it, they have the same feelings later which in many cases leads to much more emotionally destructive and occasionally 'explosive' actions and reactions in the future. REAL ugly. Part of the challenge of men and women in dating and communication is that while we're both hard-wired for companionship, men naturally have an inclination to explore (note: explore, not conquest, though this can be easily mistaken). I personally have dated some INCREDIBLE women, who will make fine wives/companions to anyone who may be so fortunate as to draw their attention and follow though with wisdom and hold on. However, exploration helped me to appreciate them even more than I did in the respective relationships (and i consider myself to be very picky, so I respected their value from Day 1). Exploration also affords men the opportunity to learn how to better express ourselves in both good and bad situations, since we're almost "guarandamnteed" to see some good and bad in the process. All in all, we do come out better men as a result and better equipped to manage and grow in a lasting, loving relationship with a quality woman who will challenge us to be and do better than we may have done alone or without the experience of exploration. In the end, we are able to walk in REAL confidence and stand up for what and who we believe in.

    Ten Cents from a Man Who's Walked the Path

    JP

     

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