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 Why am I still single?
Many twenty something girls out there are asking: Why am I still single?
I'm sure every other girl/woman/lady asks the same question. Pare-pareho
tayo ng litanya: "I'm smart, I'm not completely unfortunate looking, I'm
funny and I'm willing to commit but WHY AM I STILL SINGLE?" Well, instead
of going crazy asking myself that question, I decided to come up with a
few answers. I'm not saying I'm drop dead gorgeous and as smart as Marie
but come on, every guy I've talked to told me they want a smart,
witty, sensitive and attractive girlfriend. I'm sure all the other ladies
my age possess these qualities and at the risk of being redundant, we all
ask ourselves: Why are we still single? Allow me to present the top three
theories that sprung from my demented mind:

1. Naghihirap ang bansa natin at bumabagsak ang ekonomiya. Hindi naman
kasi ganun kadali humanap ng trabaho ngayon di ba? Nagtitipid ang mga
lalaki dahil mahal na ang bilihin ngayon. Sa panliligaw palang, kahit sa
Dangwa ka bumili ng bulaklak, magkano na ang gagastusin mo. Isipin mo pa
ang pang-gasolina or pamasahe papunta doon at ang katakot-takot na
traffic. Eh di sana, ipinang-lunch na nila yun hindi ba?

Tapos siyempre dahil kailangan magmukha silang concerned, kailangan lagi
nilang tinatawagan at pinapadalhan ng text messages ang nililigawan nila.
Isipin niyo nalang yung load na nagagastos nila or yung binabayaran nila
sa bill ng telepono. Minsan, demanding pa tayong mga babae dahil gusto
natin imported na chocolates or flowers na mamahalin. Kung hindi naman
tayo demanding, gusto lang talaga nila magpa-impress kaya mamahalin ang
ibibigay na mga regalo/suhol sa nililigawan.

Siyempre, pag naging kayo na, magastos parin. Because of the infamous male
ego and pride, hindi pwedeng sagot ni babae ang date kaya si lalaki parin
ang magbabayad. Kahit KKB, gagastos parin si lalaki. Sayang ang pera. Even
if you love each other that much, love won't pay for the movies you know.
And think of the gifts. Every Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day,
Anniversary, etc., you have to give your significant other something.
Especially pag Christmas kasi sisipsip pa sa magulang, kapatid, pinsan,
etc. ng girlfriend/nililigawan at bibigyan sila lahat ni
boyfriend/manliligaw ng regalo. Mahirap kumita ngayon dahil mataas ang
unemployment rate, mahal ang bilihin at likas na kuripot ang mga lalaki.
Hence, females like me have no boyfriends.

2. May mga babaeng perfectionist. Admit it, every female is looking for
the perfect man
. Apparently, the perfect man does not exist... yet. What
are the qualities we look for in a man? Gwapo, may kaya, responsible,
mature, sensitive, funny, smart, presentable, gentleman... the list is
endless. We have to face the fact that the perfect man doesn't exist kasi
it's practically impossible to find all these qualities in one man. If we
ever do, the guy is gay, a priest or married! No, I'm not saying that we
have to settle for second best but maybe, just maybe, the perfect guy is
out there, we just have to lower the standard a notch. He might not be
perfect in every way but his flaws just might be the very reason that you
will love him. Kasi yung imperfections niya ang reason why he might need
the person made for him... for that person to be the one to pick him up
when his flaws take him down. I'm not sure if that made sense but I do
hope you get the point.

3. The last great theory (and the most likely) of my demented mind is that
there are more males born than females every minute of the day. I don't
know what the ratio is now but a couple of years back it was 4 females to
one male. Can you believe that? Imagine sharing one boyfriend with three
others. Plus you have to face the fact that maybe that one male wants to
be a female. Or that one male devotes himself to God. Siyempre, hindi mo
kakaribalin ang Diyos di ba? Or that one male is married. Would any female
want to play second fiddle? I know I wouldn't.

Patience is a virtue, that's my mantra. The theories I made up are just
there to console me whenever I feel I'm missing out on something kasi I'm
single. Case in point: Valentine's Day or weddings or family gatherings na
hinahanapan ako ng boyfriend. He's out there somewhere, the boyfriend that
at the moment is missing in action. While he's not there yet, enjoy being
single. Sabi nga ng iba, wala pa tayong sakit ng ulo and pag gigimmick, sa
parents lang tayo magpapaalam at walang message na biglang darating from a
boyfriend asking us where we are, who we're with and what time tayo uuwi
(daig pa ang tatay ko!). The perfect guy for me will come along when I'm
not looking for it. And when he does, I'm sure everything will be worth
the wait.


"Why am I still single?" was Posted On: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 @8:24 PM | 6 lovely comments

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