I’m not married, and I’m not seriously seeing anyone. As anyone guy in my demographic will tell you, the pickins are slim, especially when you don’t live in a major metropolis. Doubting Thomases might say that I’m not really looking hard enough, but — no kidding — there’s not a lot there.
Oh, there are available women, to be sure, but the kind of men they want make those women unattractive to me. Like women who want "bad boys". Yeah, cute when you are young and in your teens and twenties, but to think that’s the earmarks of a quality relationship?
And here’s one woman who takes the "bad boy" thing waaaaay too far:
Woman to marry man who shot her
Boyfriend sentenced to 20 years in prison
SAN BERNARDINO, California (AP) — A woman says she still plans to marry the man who shot her in the groin and then held her hostage in his family’s garage for six days.
Tina Marie Stebbins revealed her intentions in a letter released Monday as her boyfriend, Christian Leroy Lindblad, 37, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting her in June 2002.
"I love Christian today as deeply as I loved him before this awful thing happened to us," Stebbins wrote in a victim impact statement. "We are soul mates."
She added: "I want to tell you all that I have forgiven Christian. And I pray that Christian has forgiven me for failing him when he needed me most."
Hey, I think forgiveness is a wonderful trait. And it takes one hell of a woman to forgive a guy who shot her in the groin.
But to seek your shooter’s forgiveness and marry him? Girl, get help.