Thursday, July 21, 2011

Potential Relationship Dealbreakers

If we live a life in fear
I'll wait a thousand years
Just to see you smile again
-"Resistance" by Muse

Having kids used to be a dealbreaker, like excessive drinking, or any tobacco or drugs. Times and tastes change as we grow older. Lately, the rule has perverted to "letting yourself go after having kids."

There's someone at work who seems to be flirting, and I know she has kids, but she hasn't let her body go. I say seems to be flirting because I can't always tell the different between flirting and just plain being social and friendly; for me, there's little difference between the two (probably partially brought on by my sexuality). She breaks a standard behaviour of mine, my inability to mesh well and be chummy at work.

But I don't mind the flirting, even if it doesn't go anywhere. It makes for good entertainment, lights up my otherwise too-serious days, and keeps my imagination busy.