…and that catch is you! If you’re a single breathing male, then let’s hook up. OK, that’s not quite how 38 year-old Kelly O’very worded her classified ad in a local paper. Tired of the dating scene, this Salt Lake City woman placed an ad in the “For Barter or Trade” section reading, “Free Jeep with Wedding Ring…Let’s Get Hitched!” So far, O’very has received over 300 replies (full story). I guess there are a lot of men in Salt Lake City looking for a Jeep with lifelong commitment.
Since O’very is an outdoorsy, adventuresome gal, she thought maybe she could attract a guy who wouldn’t just love her for her Jeep, but also share her love of four-wheeling. So far, there’s no word on whether or not O’very found the Jeep-lover of her dreams, but it begs the question–is that Jeep paid off or what?
Anyway, I have a red Chevy Tracker and if any guy wants to marry me, he can totally take it for oil changes,
lube jobs, fill it with gasoline, and wash it! For me, it’s more like, get me and you get my fine automobile, too (plus a couple of cute dogs, a bird, and a kickin’ book and CD collection). Then again, I’m not ready to share all my goodies with a future mister, not yet.
I also read a story about a man who went on a whopping three dates a day until he found the right woman (full story). According to the article, men “cast their nets wide” figuring if they meet more woman, then they have better chances of meeting “The One.” Meanwhile, my theory is that women find a man attractive and hope he is “The One.” I’m not sure about that; it’s only a theory based on my former crushes.
But this whole thing has me wondering–is not getting married *that* bad? Can people be single–alone without being lonely? People say singleness is a gift, yet it’s treated like a bad gift, as deplorable as fruitcake at Christmas. But after talking to married woman in my Bible study, I realize they have given up their freedom. They have to “check” with their husbands before they do anything and are expected to perform wifely duties. Then there’s that touchy issue of biblical submission in marriage. To be unhitched is to run freely though the fields of life, unencumbered by commitment to a man, and solely committed to God.
I’m not putting down marriage or even saying I don’t want to get married…some day. I’m merely saying being single isn’t all that bad. Plus, no one tries to steal the covers from me in bed and I don’t have to share my closet. Or my car.