Welcome to A Thought for Every Thursday.
Every Thursday we’ll pose a question (or several) regarding a specific current event, a modern moral issue, or a philosophical conundrum. Instead of answering it ourselves, we look to you for the resolution.
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For the next few weeks, we’re going to approach relationships.
Romance. Love. Sex. Yeah.
Depending on whom you ask, being single is either the most amazing, liberating thing in the world.
Let’s talk about some of the situations people endure as they search for love.
You’re the lone single person at a gathering full of couples.
They’ve placed your love life, or lack thereof, on the table for hors d’oeuvres. They’re giving you advice, offering to set you up, and regurgitating your dating horror stories.
Are you feeling:
Mad? As in you’re the odd one out?
Thrilled? (Any attention is good attention.)
Amused? (Half of these couples are miserable together.)
Hopeful? (Maybe they can help you find love.)
Nothing? (You tuned them out an hour ago.)
List the following in order (most important to least important) in terms of importance to you when dating someone.
The other person’s job
How good they are at sex
Their political stance
How close they are with their family
Their circle of friends
Their favorite movies, TV shows, and sports teams
Suppose you’re dating someone.
They’re good looking, funny, successful, and smart.
On the third date, you find out they’ve browsed your social media profiles and used some of the information therein to help win you over.
Is this creepy?
Would you consider dumping this person?
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Past A Thought for Every Thursday entries are right here.
If you like these kinds of questions, try these on for size.
If you prefer something gentler, go here.
See you next Thursday!