Thursday, October 13, 2005

Call me stingy

Call me stingy, but I don't like sharing certain things. While I am more than happy to share food and movies and other material possessions, I have no desire to share books or men. Books are like various pieces of my personality, and I hate the way they tend to not come back. However, it was thinking about "open" relationships and the idea of sharing a man that really prompted this post. I learned the other day that two people at my part-time job are "seeing" each other even though both are in other relationships. This was supposedly ok because both of these relationships were very "open". You know what? I don't want to be in an open relationship and have to deal with the thought of someone else getting a piece of someone I'm interested in. I don't need to feel like I own the other person, but at the same time, I want to be important enough to him that he doesn't need anyone else. Evidently I'm just a monogamy kind of girl.


NotCarrie said...

So...if you're casually dating someone do you try to keep that exclusive? I'm just wondering if there's like, a certain level of dating/relationship when you want no sharing or if its from the beginning.

I'm not sure of my answer.

NotMiranda said...

Good question! If I am to answer truthfully, I would have to say that I don't think I'm a casual dating kind of girl. Honestly, if I had just gone on one date with a guy and was kind of interested, I would get extremely jealous if he were seeing other women...even if we'd just had one date. I'm not good at sharing. In my mind, I think a "casual date" is really just the beginning to something a little more solid.