It seems like everywhere you turn, someone is saying, Love is a numbers game. Keep dating, because the more people you date, the more likely it is you will meet someone special.
But is it really how many people you meet, or is it that you don't pick anyone of those people because you aren't ready? I have a real set of numbers for those who think it's a numbers game, naysayer that I am...
1. How many people will you hurt before you start treating the people around you with dignity and respect?
2. How many people will you judge for material reasons?
3. How many times do you call someone before you give up?
4. How many people do you know who met and are still in love with the first person they married?
5. How many people do you know who married their high school sweethearts and are still married?
6. How many times will you end things with someone because you are selfish?
7. How many times will you devalue the people around you?
8. How many dates do you wait to sleep with someone?
9. How many times have you broken up with someone because you didn't get what you wanted?
10. How many of those things were shallow? (She didn't sleep with me right away. He didn't take me to the most expensive restaurant. Of course, if I were going to sleep with someone, he better take me to a really nice restaurant.)
11. How many people do you date even though you don't really like them just to have someone to date.
12. How many people do you date at once?
13. How long have you been able to make that last?
Maybe it wouldn't be about numbers or a game if we treated the people who were in our lives like they really matter to us.
We aren't numbers.
We aren't games.
We are people.
Treat us with respect.