It's really strange -- I kept on coming across information yesterday that made me think about how some women make the wrong choices when it comes to a significant other. The clincher was when I was reading a novel where the woman spent decades with a man who didn't treat her well throughout their marriage. When I found this out about the protagonist, I stopped investing in the novel because I kept on thinking, This woman is so stupid.
While it is true that I have made friendships with questionable people and found myself filled with regret when I realized who they really were, I never committed myself to a long-term love relationship (i.e. more than a few months) because the people who were romantically interested in me were not good matches, which I figured out quickly enough.
The odd thing is that a few of the men who wanted my attention tried to trick me into being in a love relationship with me, while I'm thinking that I just want to be friends, acquaintances or a professional contact. Wow, they must think that I am really stupid.
Maybe the moxie from those people comes from the possibility that many women fall for their tricks. I don't know if this is common among women, but I get the feeling that it is.
There is so much to look forward to in life. The sloppiness of those men irritates me. When I'm ready to find someone, I'll go looking. But in the meantime, I have other things to work on. When I was 12 years old, my mother told me how important it is to be financially independent from the spouse. I believe that I deserve a good job that, upon acquiring, I'll love because I have qualities that should get me to that point.