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so, i haven't yet decided if it weirds other single people out or not, but i happen to have a serious passion for marriage, relationships, dating, families, parenting, etc. (really, i could talk and talk and talk about it alllllllllll day.)
i majored in Family Studies in college, you know.
and yeah, i still totally read my textbooks for fun.
so nope, i probably don't care if i'm supposed to be coy and demure and pretend i'm "just not that concerned" about marriage.
you won't catch me rolling my eyes when the topic of marriage/dating comes up. i never get tired of hearing or talking about it.
i mean think about it -- it's a science that explores people and our relationships.
and isn't that the most important part of life, after all?
i, for one, prefer to be knowledgeable about something so important.
i recognize that most 24-yr-old single gals don't go to the family & parenting section in Barnes & Noble and read books about pregnancy and spousal communication for the fun of it. shrug.
i'm rambling. i came to talk about this article i read today.
i think it makes excellent points in 2 areas:
1. the paradox of too many options obstructing decisiveness. i can see what they mean, but at the same time...once you know the choices are out there, could you go back? i can see how people in cultures with limited dating options find succes & happiness in marriage because that has been their expectation all along...small dating pool, and working hard for happiness in marriage...but once you've been raised in a culture with choices, could you go back? even realizing that the number of choices might be bad for you, could you really opt for a more simplistic approach without feeling like you're "settling"? or are we already all tainted?
2. the idea that what you feel about a person being greater than a list of simple character traits. i already blogged about this thing called chemistry.i think you should read the aforementioned article too. then come back here and tell me your thoughts.