Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Just got home from seeing a dear old friend I haven't seen in ages (she's not old - we've been friends for a long time. Just to clarify). Anyway, in the months that we hadn't been in contact, she got married. Married!

Am I now the last unmarried twentysomething in Tokyo? And I'm only twentysomething for 9 more months! I've never been all that into marriage, but when everyone starts doing it, I start to worry that maybe I'm missing something.

Congratulations, buddy! Don't forget to invite me to your official wedding! Now can we find someone nice for me?

The thing is, she met her husband online. I also know another recently married couple who met online. Another friend has been recommending online dating for years. Seems to be more common these days than I would've thought.

Married friend admits there were a few duds before she struck gold. One guy brought his cat to their first date. The cat was soaked and wrapped in a towel, because he'd just been washed. P.S. He and his cat shower together, apparently. The point is that it is possible to meet someone nice online - it just may take a few tries. Then again, that's dating. It's designed to be a series of trial and error.

"What have you got to lose?" said my wise and married friend.

Nothing, really... Although it may take a few months to work up the necessary courage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the victor go the spoils, not to the girl who doesnt bother to show up.... What are you waiting for? If you know its gonna take a months to go through the duds to find Mr Thin and angry, then start now, my pal put an ad in the paper asking for what she wanted and out of 17, yes I know, 17 replies and 4 dates she knows that 2 are amazing, but I would rather have that problem than no drama in my life, you know you are a drama queen Etta and a hot mess. So bite the bullet, you have nothing to lose ! Cha x x

6:48 PM  
Blogger teahouse said...

I heard that many Japanese women are refusing to get married now, on the basis that Japanese men are male chauvinists and that being married is too much of a pain to deal with. I also heard that that's why the birthrate is declining in Japan.

12:22 AM  
Blogger e! said...

Cha: I know, I know. I'll post an update when I grow some balls.

Teahouse: Not only are they chauvinistic and pains-in-the-ass, they're sissies. And they overpluck their eyebrows!! Ach!

4:08 AM  

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