Am I a man-hater?

by mssinglemama on April 12, 2008

Had an interesting conversation today with a stranger in a coffee shop. His daugher, who is my age, is also a single mom.

“Her latest boyfriend seems like the real deal,” he said, “he’s even talking marriage.”

One thing led to another and I explained that I’m not looking for a husband.

“I just don’t need one. I can completely support myself financially. I mean, it’s definitely tough sometimes but I’m not looking for a husband. If someone comes along and they are amazing – so be it – but I’m not even sure if I ever want to get married again. Why bother?”

“You’re a man-hater!”

“No,” I said, “I LOVE men. I enjoy men thoroughly. I just don’t need one. They’re kind of a pain in the ass – no offense.”

He started nodding,

“Yeah. I guess you’re right. Why would you need one? Sounds like you should be a polygamist’s wife – then you could be friends with all of his other wives!” Huh?

I’m a content single mom. Period. Some people just don’t get it. Although a commune of the other mothers might be nice.

Are you content yet? What are some of the craziest reactions you’ve had from strangers, co-workers or friends?

P.S. To prove I’m not a man hater: My Top Ten Most Beautiful Men in the World post. WARNING! You’ll need a cold shower after this one.

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