October 27, 2013

October 27, 2013
How to Tell If You've Been Single for Too Long
Part 2

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Sunday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great weekend so far. It is another busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear, Dab the Breast Cancer Bear, Dab the Anti-Bullying Bear and me.

Today we will be at a Breast Cancer Dance and fund raiser at the Manor in Wilton Manors, Florida from 2pm - 6pm. So if you live in south Florida or are visiting our wonderful area, drop in and get your pic taken with the bears.

Yesterday, I started blogging about how to tell if you've been single too long that I will wrap up today.

6. You’re Defensive

You’ve been single for so long, you question anyone who shows an interest in you. Why would this guy (or girl) pay attention to you when others have ignored you for so long? Regardless of whether you were hurt in the past, or whether you’re just not used to flirtation, you can’t accept that someone might actually like you for you, and so you shoot down anyone who “dares” come close.

5. You Have Forgotten How to Cook

Not only have you neglected the kitchen, but you’ve made it a habit to drink coffee five times a day, eat cereal for dinner, and skip fruits and veggies for two weeks at a time. Also, you’ve taken to ordering McDonald’s breakfast delivery every Saturday so that you’ll be motivated to roll out of bed. Forget getting into a relationship, maybe you should move back in with your parents.

4. You Have a Roster of Online Dating Accounts

Not only have you created accounts on the mainstream sites, but you’ve created them on the more obscure ones with extremely niche audiences – “for the experience,” you assure yourself, while browsing through the list of singles obsessed with gaming and My Little Pony.

3. You’re No Longer Used to Sharing

While being single doesn’t guarantee that it’ll make you more selfish, the independence certainly makes it easier. You balk at sharing a popcorn or splitting a dessert with friends. You’re not accustomed to giving people gifts. You will walk out of a gathering if your friends decide to watch a movie that you don’t want to watch. You’re so used to doing stuff on your own, that it doesn’t occur to you to accommodate other people.

2. You Play Video Games All Day

While there's nothing inherently wrong with playing video games, playing them all the time can become a problem. Most people use video games as a chance to escape the harsh realities of the world, and it can seriously mess up your social habits. If you really feel the need to game, try to play something that's easy to put down, or invite your real-life friends to play so that you don't get too lost in an online world.

1. You Ask Your Mother for Help

While your mother might be thrilled to see you more often, asking her for relationship advice is the last thing you want to do. If she sees that you're struggling to find a date, she'll probably try to set you up with a friend's relative from work that's just as lonely and desperate as you are. This is usually not the way to find a quality date. Plus, your mom will be happier to see that you can take care of yourself without your help.

Now nothing is wrong with being single. Just make sure it is what you really want out of life.

Hope you have a beary safe and great Sunday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab