By Brian McKay / @liveforJesus143
It all started a few months before I graduated from college.
My friends and I were talking about my relationship failures (you know, if I actually had any relationship to let fail).
Anyway, we got on the topic of dating, and they told me that they had a friend who might be interested in me. Eventually, their friend and I agreed to a blind date.
This was awesome! Finally, I had a date! I just had to figure out what to do for the date.
This probably took longer than it should have. I'm not very decisive, nor, do I have much experience in this area, as previously stated. Well, I consulted with Molly, my trusty wingman. She helped me come up with a plan.
Then, all at once, everything changed.
Okay, not really. I just started to realize that this wasn't going to work out. It had been a month, school was almost over, and nothing had happened yet.
So, the blind date didn't happen. This leads me to one conclusion: This is why I'm single. I'm not good at talking to girls. I'm not the most ambitious person. It can't just be me, can it?
I decided to put my new-fangled Communication degree to work. I needed to ask some people about their experience in singleness. Like any good journalist, I just asked my friends via Facebook and texting.
Here are their responses (names have been changed for safety purposes or something):
Morgan Shuler: "It's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."
Wait, that doesn't make sense.
Shuler: "There’s lots of choices and you don't know who you might land."
Oh, that makes more sense.
Donfred McMullen: "I can't think of any particularly good stereotypical quotes at the moment. However, I'd imagine 'Is it hot in here or is it just the Holy Spirit burning inside of you?' probably isn't a great pickup line."
That's probably accurate.
Aaand that's about the extent of my research. Anyway, where was I?
Ah yes, I'm single. I've said it before: I know that a relationship with God is more important than a relationship with a girl, and that that should be my primary focus. But I still don't like being single. I don't know if that's good or bad, but that's how I feel.
So, what’re you doing later?
Brian McKay is the Humor Columnist of The Back Row. He is a Communication major at Penn State Erie. Brian hosts multiple radio shows and co-manages the college's radio station. He loves narwhals, pierogies, and football. You can contact Brian on Twitter at @liveforJesus143 or at btmckay.com.