This weekend I hung out with a sorority sister of mine that I have not seen in AGES! It was to the point that she had me paranoid and thinking I had done something to her because it had been so long since we’ve seen each other. She’s a few years younger than me and is engaged. I love her and her fiancée and their relationship. They have the same goals and he has helped her realize some of her dreams.
As it typically goes when I catch up with a girlfriend that I haven’t seen in a long time, she asked me the predictable question-“So, are you seeing anyone?”
Surprisingly Sadly Fortunately Hell, I just told her “no”. After running down the last few guys that had my attention within the past year, I told her that “I really just want a partner. A companion. I don’t need a guy to spend money on me or buy me a house or get me things. I can do that myself. I want a man who can be my support, someone that I can depend on, and who can be there during the rough times. And I want to be the same for him. And at the end of the day, we pool our resources together to get a bigger house and more resources to raise our family. It would be so much easier if guys got that.”
Her response? “Elle, that’s the perfect description of what a relationship is. (The companion piece)”
So, to the single men reading this, that’s really what women want. Well, that’s what this woman wants. Sure, we need to date and communicate and do things together. And yes, I would love to get “just because” flowers or get taken out for a night out or just do something with just the two of us. But when it’s all said and done-you need to be working on making me a life partner. The end.
Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.