5 Reasons I Want A Man…

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It’s no secret to people that know me that I’m single. Single as a dollar bill as I love to say. And you know what, that’s ok! Sometimes I relish in the fact that I’m a single girl living in this cool world with no one to answer to, no one to check in with, and no one to have to integrate into my already busy life. BUT…I’m still human, and more importantly, I’m still me, so…I know I want a relationship. In some ways, I’m not even 100% certain why I want a relationship, but I know I do. That whole…support, having each other’s back, and keeping each other in check thing is kinda attractive to me, what can I say? In keeping with my tradition of letting you all have first dibs on my mental mind, I thought I’d share with you my top 5 ridiculous reasons why I want a man. These are in no particular order, so just go with me.

1.) To have someone to cook for
Ya’ll. Listen. This past month or so has been absolutely ridiculous for me. I have never felt so many urges to cook for someone in my life. I’ve literally gone to the grocery store and dropped bills on bills on bills on groceries just to come home and cook for someone! The person that’s benefitted the most from this is my good friend Shon, since she’s been present for damn near everything I’ve cooked in this recent domestic binge. From salmon with watermelon and shrimp salad to turkey burgers and fried plantains to shrimp and broccoli alfredo to nutella cheesecake bars, she’s been here for it all. She’s even said to me, “Girl, if you had a man, I’d tell you to make this for him…” -_- hmph.

2.) To have someone to shop for
I know, this sounds absolutely ridiculous, but…let me explain. I have a slight sneaker addiction/obsession. More than half of the shoes in my closet are sneakers, and well…if I could wear them everyday, I swear I would. Now everytime I walk into Finish Line, I first head for the kids section to see what I want, but then I somehow always end up in the men’s section looking at shoes! Whose feet can fit those? Not mine! I walk past Nike Air Max 95s, Polo sneakers, Sperry Top Siders (even though they aren’t sneakers), take a longing glance at them, and walk out of the store empty headed and sad faced. And don’t get me started on when I go into Macy’s and hit the Polo section and go into Express to the dress shirt and tie section. Apparently, I want someone to spend money on. Where in the hell did this come from?

3.) To have someone to go places with me
It’s common knowledge to anyone that knows me that I like to go out and have fun and that I love to travel. Going to the bar? Count me in. Headed to a sporting event? Yep, I’m there. A concert is in town? Hell yeah, I’m going! The crew wants to go somewhere? I’m putting my planning hat on and making the reservations. The problem is…who the hell is going with me to these things? I love my friends to death, and love it when they go places with me, but I know they have lives! And their lives don’t always revolve around making sure I have fun when I go somewhere. For me to have a built in travel/fun buddy? MAN! That would be dope as hell. Granted, he’d actually have to like to do some of the same things I like to do, but…we’re not talking specifics right now!

4.) To have another driver around
I’m about to start shouting in here just from typing that. The thought of not having to always drive myself?! Listen. I think outside of work, I spend more time in my car than I do anywhere else. Everywhere I go, I drive, and sometimes I even drive other people where they need to go. The gas usage doesn’t really bother me (yet), but the time spent behind the wheel is starting to drive me up a wall. Sometimes I wanna text while I’m in the car…other times, it’d be nice to catch a quick 5-10 minute nap while I sit in the passenger seat…can I do that now? Nope! Do ya’ll know how excited I would be to just be like “hey babe, can you drive from Waldorf to Landover to Silver Spring to Baltimore and back to Largo tonight?” *does dougie* Seriously, the man might get a meal and a new shirt off of that alone…

5.) To have someone’s clothes to steal
If you looked in my pajama drawer, you’d swear I was a semi-pro basketball player. Nothing but tank tops and basketball shorts in there since I moved the lingerie to a different drawer. Now I remember there was a conversation on Twitter about how if a girl takes a guy’s clothes, that means something serious between the two of them. Let me tell you how I’d love to be sleeping in a shirt that smells like my man or in a pair of his clean basketball shorts. *rolls around in bed at the thought* I have a thing about scent, so to have something that smells like the man I’m with? *shakes head* If I steal his clothes, I’ll have built in pajamas whenever I stay at his place or he stays at mine…I think that’s a win-win for everyone involved.

So there you have it folks – my top 5 absolutely ridiculous reasons why I want to be in a relationship. What say you, good people? Any of my single readers want to be in a relationship, and if so, can you relate? For my readers out there who are living the boo’ed up life, have you ever had urges like the ones I talked about here? Take a minute and share some thoughts with me…until next time!

    • mahoganytene
    • July 6th, 2011

    I totally relate to this post! It seems like I’ve been single forever, and I miss going out on dates, and cuddling, and well…that too! lol. After my last dating situation though, I took a step back and realized that I had some work to do within myself and where I wanted to be in my career. So for now, I’m taking a step back from dating. But damnit if those feelings don’t sneak up where you just want to be held or hear a masculine voice on the other end of the phone. *SIGH*

    • Girl! Hugs are my weakness…and a deep voice on the phone? Listen. Men’s sleepy voices are everything to me. I’d love to go out on dates, I’m a great date planner…people tend to steal my ideas and not give me credit for them though -_-

    • Cheekie
    • July 6th, 2011

    “If you looked in my pajama drawer, you’d swear I was a semi-pro basketball player. ”

    Truth! lol

    But, I feel ya on wearing his clothes. There’s something sexy and thrilling about wearing only his oversized tshirt.

    Anyway, I think you may have inspired a post topic for me! 😉 This was a great list and you know I want every bit of it for you! *hugs* Not mentioning how I’m jealous of Shon and O_O-ing in eager anticipation at nutella cheesecake bars.

      • Cheekie
      • July 6th, 2011

      Oh, and lemme add another good reason to want a man, given that TODAY makes it very apt. It’s National Kissing Day! *sobs into tea*

    • Lol shorts and beaters are comfy, what can I say? And yay I’m glad I’m inspiration! I want it for myself too, but I guess I just have to bide my time until something happens lol…I want it for you too! If Tanya has a food processor, I’ll make the cheesecake bars in toronto for ya 🙂

      • YAY!!!! KB get this girl a food processor! STAT. thanks.

      • *adds food processor to the list.
        *hopes that a blender will suffice.

  1. I want to be in a relationship so someone can cook FOR me. If I wasn’t all the way in Pittsburgh, we’d have worked out an arrangement lol.

    • LOL you know I’d have your back boo boo.

        • Cheekie
        • July 6th, 2011

        *as I pen the script for the black version of “Friends With Benefits” and cast ya’ll two*


  2. I only want somebody to do my heavy lifting.

    • This is not a bad addition to the list at all. That, and have someone take out the trash. LAWD!

  3. I fully support you having a loving relationship but I hope I don’t have to give up all the good eating I’ve been enjoying! By the way, I don’t think your reasons are ridiculous. Caring and sharing is part of a great relationship.

    • Never that bew bew! I’d still cook for you, but then we could actually have dinner for 4 instead of dinner for 3…

  4. This is so sweet, Lboogie. It’s so sweet in fact, that when I see you (in 22 days), I’d really like it if you’d cook for me. What? I’m just saying…It’s not fair that Shon is the only one to benefit from all this lovin’ in the kitchen. And you cook a mean comfort meal. I’m rubbing my belly just thinking about what you cooked for me (and those other heaux) last time. So, whatcha say?

    I have to agree with everything you listed. I can’t wait to nurture and love my future man and be all “what would you like to eat, babe?” wait, what?

    • LOL I don’t mind cooking for yall if we have the time to do it…I’ve got a couple recipes up my sleeve I may be able to work with. And yeah, nurturing, that’s it! I just told somebody today that I guess I just wanna be domestic and take care of a person….*shrug*

  5. Girl you have inspired a post!

  6. if you know me personally (and you do a lil bit ;), this is a touchy subject for me at the moment.

    i love everything you listed and echo the sentiments 100% (esp the shopping thing..i got great tastes in clothing!)…

    what i appreciate the most is that you felt no fear in simply stating that you want a man. and guess what..you didnt set the feminist movement back to the 1950s! sometimes i feel like us single ladies (no beyondsay) aren’t allowed to say this, as if that’s the only thing we want out of life…

    i’ll live my life to the fullest in the meantime and in between time – but i still want what i want! alas…

    great great post.

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