July 05, 2005
The Single Life

Tulna told me in the pub last night that she's on a mission to fix me up with a girlfriend. Sigh.

Don't worry, girls, it won't come to anything. People seem to get this notion from time to time; I've had it from my sister, from Steve, my brother, even from Michael. But in the end, they find that there isn't anyone that they'd be prepaired to put through the ordeal of going out with me.

There's a good article about single men over on the Grauniad today; Sex and the single weirdo. "The home-alone male is routinely assumed to be an oik or a loser", it says. "Men who live alone look after themselves less well, shop less confidently, have fewer friends, suffer more with depression and die younger than married or partnered men."

Shop less confidently? WTF does that mean? "I was going to buy those frozen peas, but I just couldn't work up the courage." And he missed out "drink more". Other than that, spot on. Well, I'm not dead yet, so I'm not sure about the last point, but he's probably right about that, too.

Posted to Apropos of nothing by Simon Brunning at July 05, 2005 02:01 PM

Oddly enough, I'm sure that the same statistics that show that married/partnered men live longer than single men show that married/partnered women live shorter than their single counterparts. There is your solution Simon - a sex change!

Posted by: Katherine on July 5, 2005 03:01 PM


Posted by: steve on July 5, 2005 05:08 PM


Posted by: Simon Brunning on July 5, 2005 05:15 PM

I can't see Brunners having a sex change when he "is not effeminate enough to have a man bag" or whatever it was you were saying to Katherine when we were coming out of the pub on and El P and me had our "shoulder bags".

...as for other options, well, looks like steve had the answer.

Of course, Freja may have veto on any plan we cook up anyway...

Posted by: Mark Matthews on July 6, 2005 10:40 AM

Are you acusing me a machismo? ;-) What actually I said was that I'm not sufficiently secure in masculinity for a man bag.

Anyway, when was this?

Posted by: Simon Brunning on July 6, 2005 05:34 PM

Possibly you were too p*ssed to remember (although I didn't think you were that far gone) but it was as we were walking through Liverpool Street Station and I commented on your shiny metal briefcase thingy and pointed out that Mark and El P were carrying almost identical man bags.

Posted by: Katherine on July 13, 2005 12:21 PM

Single guys die younger but may have more fun !

Posted by: jason on August 30, 2005 01:02 PM
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