Dont Mince Words


Tie the knot

Posted on October 01, 2005 by Marna

When you are in your 30’s and dating, the subject of marriage is tough to tackle in the initial courtship period. There are so many reasons why (or why not) someone has married. I generally don’t ask and assume every man I date is either divorced or about to change teams. The big reveal is always interesting.

I was recently on a date with Lighting Guy. We were on our way to a thai restaurant when we passed a bachlorette party on the sidewalk. The bride-to-be was about 23 years-old with hotpants, a tight tshirt and a veil.

When I saw her I said something to the effect of “oh honey don’t do it. Live a little first.” Lighting guy agreed that she was too young to get married.

“I was 22 when I got married. That is TOO young, but I married a stripper,” he said.

“Oh really, I got married a month before my 27th birthday, but I married a bipolar,” I responded hoping a bipolar trumped a stripper.

“I’m bipolar,” he said.

“Mine didn’t medicate,” I explained.

“Oh, no. I take the drugs and I see my therapist every six weeks,” he said.

Glad I got that out the way. Time for me to give up and get a cat.

Leave a Reply


  • About Marna

    Marna’s writing career started as a Pentagon intern. Early exposure to $500 toilet seat press releases made her appreciate creative nonfiction. Now she has more than 25 years of senior-level marketing and communications success working with Fortune 100 companies, government, nonprofits, small businesses, startups, and agencies.

    Stats: 377 Posts, 132 Comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Tag cloud

  • Old Posts



↑ Top