This is part rant and part public service announcement. You see, I'm here to inform you of a terrible affliction. For years comedians believed that it was only men who were affected. But I'm here to tell you folks, women suffer from this terrible fate as well. As a sufferer myself, I know.
The Buddy Syndrome.
I am one of the many people who seem to have been cursed to be "the buddy" forever. Almost every guy I meet or hang out with sees me as "just one of the guys" and for the most part I'm okay with that. It means I get let in on lots of things "the girls" don't. Unfortunately it also means I have a bunch of guy friends and all the new guys I meet become "friends"... are you seeing where I'm going with this? If you don't - guys, ask yourself, do you want to date any of the dudes you hang out with? Girls, go ask a guy if he'd date any of his buddies. See what I mean?
Really, I'm not desperate to find anyone to date. I just get frustrated every now and then when it's painfully clear that I've been completely lumped in with the guys and have been made completely undateable. How fun is that?
I really have no idea how it happens either. Actually, that part bothers me almost as much as the problem.
Anyone have any ideas?