I've finally reached the age where my friends are getting married. And that's great, I suppose, for my friends, but it freaks the hell out of me. It's not because the idea of marriage is scary; on the contrary, I want to get married and committment isn't all that terrifying. It's just more frustrating that I'm sitting here, technically single, and everyone's pairing off and planning to breed.
I've gotten emails that read like press releases. There have been MySpace bulletins and Facebook news thread items. There's at least one wedding invitation I'm expecting this year, and another friend getting hitched this fall. I'm expecting other couples I know to get engaged before the year is up. And really, all of this would be fine if everyone didn't get engaged around Christmas time. That just means all of us non-engaged, single folks are bombarded with the good news all at once. Please, people: spread out the proposals!
Seeing friends celebrate engagements makes me wish I wasn't single, but then I realize that I can't honestly wish for a mature relationship with anyone considering last night I ate half a bag of oyster crackers and an entire loaf of French bread.