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Relationships are Hard…

… but I am easy… but not THAT easy.

I just got in from meeting 2 girls for dinner that I met through this blog. One of them emailed me and wanted to know if I wanted to meet up for dinner and I said sure. She said she was bringing a friend and I was happy about that because I don’t like to be alone with a girl I have never met before – for safety reasons. (hey, I bruise easy!)

Anyway, it was sort of like a blind date because I had never seen her and trust me – anytime two adults get together for “just coffee” or “just dinner” it is sort of like a date.

So we went to Freebirds and I was sitting there eating and listening and they started talking about relationships past and present and one of the girls was like, “Why aren’t you chiming in on this?” and in my head I am thinking… “because I don’t want to!” – ha ha. I am being honest. (sorry girls) They were both very sweet and funny and smart and Christian, but when I meet girls for the first time it is important that we get to know each other, not about each other’s past relationships.

One other thing you might not know about me is that I am a people reader. If I am talking, I need to know that you are listening or else I stop talking. And if I tell a joke and you don’t laugh and I think it was funny, then there is a problem. You+Me – Laughter = No Chemistry to the power of 10.

I don’t have my expectations too high, but I do expect laughter to come pouring forth in heaps whenever I say something funny – and if it is not funny then do not, and I repeat, do not do the fake drum sound like I just told a punch line that was supposed to be funny but really wasn’t. (okay, I am a little overly sensitive about my sense of humor… but trust me, most people think I am slightly funny, okay, it’s more like 1 out of 10 people surveyed think Eddo is funny, but you need to be that one)

Also, one of the girls said, “I want a guy that when people see us together people say ‘why is he with her?‘ I want to marry up.” The other girl pointed at herself like she agreed, like ME TOO!

I, of course, made a mental note so that I would remember to write about that here on my blog and so here you go…

I think for relationships to work, both parties need to feel like they married up, but this is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH, MUCH more important to the guy. He needs to feel like he married so high up that he doesn’t want to be with any other girl in THE WORLD. Okay, that is impossible, even when guys do get married they still wonder what it would have been like to be with someone else, women do it too, but the thing of it is if you married up then you know that you most likely can’t do better and therefore, you are more content.

The thing of it is, I don’t have the whole relationship thing figured out, but I ain’t worried bout it and if you are single you should’t be either. It will happen when it happens and in the meantime I plan to have a blast being a single dude with lots of disposable income that I can spend on movies, eating junk, electronics, computer software, traveling, and just having a good time.

As for the two ladies I met last night, for you the sweet one, you have beautiful blue eyes and wonderful perfume, I will pray that God sends you good men to date and not weirdos or men that don’t treat you like you deserve. Every woman deserves a good man. They are out there, I am not saying I am one of them, but they do exist. I think. Maybe.

And for the confident one, you are a bit of an enigma, wrapped in a puzzle, bottled in a conundrum – maybe one day you will shorten your list of “must haves” and settle for “marital bliss and passionate love-making.” (blush) Is the world really worth dominating? I don’t think so.

As for me and my overly self-deprecating self, I am staying up late, watching a movie, sipping on gin and juice, laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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