Is There a Catch if She’s a Good Catch But No One’s Caught Her?

A Korean acquaintance told me today that a friend offered to set him up on a blind date. The first question he asked regarding this mystery woman was not “is she hot?” or “what does she do?”, but “how long has she been single?”

The friend replied, “About nine months.”

So he declined.

If a woman is attractive, he explained, there’s no way she can be single for more than 5 to 6 months. We all know that a hot commodity won’t be on the market for too long.

I was confused. It wasn’t even nine days or nine weeks that she’s been single. She’s definitely not looking for a rebound. I asked him then, why does time matter? He smiled at me like you would at a child who asks where babies come from.

“A high-quality woman has a high turnover rate.”

…?!

If a woman is attractive, he explained, there’s no way she can be single for more than 5 to 6 months. We all know that a hot commodity won’t be on the market for too long (funny how men always make use of economic analogies to snub women!).

This really boggled my mind. Did it ever occur to him that there are women who are too busy focusing on career and family to date? I think that’s attractive. Isn’t it actually worse when a woman jumps from one relationship to another without proper time to heal? But this acquaintance didn’t seem too interested in my rebuttals, and they were starting to sound defensive so I was left to ponder my own turnover rate. If the 6-month standard really applied, my friends and I who are on the brink of celebrating 2 or more years of celibacy are screwed. Or just screwy.

“So why are you single?” he asked me.

I shook my head slowly as if I didn’t know, then said the first thing that came to mind.

“I have issues.”

He laughed. I think he thought I was joking.

Twenty Five

About Twenty Five

Twenty Five is a 25-year-old Korean-American woman in search of life’s usual suspects: the perfect man, the cool gig and strong hand-drip coffee. She hopes to publish a book of all her random escapades in the near future.

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