I'm cranky. And this may never be published. I'm spouting off. We'll see how it goes.
I've been thinking today about something that bugs the heck out of me. Here is is the question ....
Why is it people, couples especially, invite single men over for dinner but they rarely invite single women?
I can't remember the last time a couple invited me over for dinner. Or lunch. Or any holiday. A few of my single lady-friends have had me over, and I have them, but that gets tough at times, because several are older than I and don't like to drive at night. I understand that, but it doesn't make it any easier.
I can't remember the last holiday that I was invited to a friends house on a holiday. I can't remember the last time a married friend extended an invitation unless there was a purpose behind it. (I've been asked over for my professional advice or to set up someone's computer or to make some plans of some sort) Today I talked to a couple guy-friends, and they were both invited to someone's house for dinner or a cook out.
And I'm left thinking .... what's wrong with me???
Have I offended people? I don't think so. I generally try to be as affable as possible with people unless and until I'm really put off with something.
Is it because women are presumably able to cook for themselves and men, maybe not so much? That's a crazy idea in these days! I know many men who cook extremely well!
I've heard other single women talk about this, and I don't get it. Throughout my adult life, I've invited my single girlfriends to dinner, husband or not. But it seems it is not a universally accepted practice.We are invited when there is a huge gathering,l but that ends up being all the widows and divorcées hanging out together while the couples are, well being couples.
Sigh. As I said I'm cranky. I'm rather tired of spending holidays and weekends alone. In fact, I think I'm getting tired of being alone in general. Not enough to go hunting or to make a bad choice, but yes, "alone for nearly six years" has a very tinny sound to it.