Comments: Words of wisdom

I didn't find anyone I could become serious with until I was 33. And then I met my future wife who was celebrating her 18th birthday.

I also didn't believe in love at first sight until I met her. The old "ghost riders in the sky" phrase, "a bolt of fear went through him" best describes the experience.

It's been 27 years now, so we must be doing something right.

We got married 7 months later

Posted by Frank Borger at July 6, 2005 04:35 PM

It's worth noting that just because a failed relationship isn't readily replaced, that doesn't necessarily make it "the best lawn in town".

If what you've got is good, be happy and don't worry about whether some marginal improvement might be possible by trading up. But if it's not, then don't assume you can never have better. It's easy to waste a lot of life that way too.

(As for me...well, no current relationship or apparent prospects, but I'm nevertheless happier single and celibate than I was in my last relationship.)

Posted by Matt at July 7, 2005 05:19 AM

"If what you've got is good, be happy and don't worry about whether some marginal improvement might be possible by trading up."

That's how I feel about my wife. She's about 95% perfect. The 5% "room for improvement" is fairly superficial - it's not any deep character flaws.

If I ever met a 97 percenter, she wouldn't be worth the trouble of trading up to.

Posted by Harvey at July 9, 2005 01:21 PM