"I am a WOMAN, honey, I ain't no GIRL."
There was no laughter in her voice and her head gyrated as she annunciated. It was as if I personally attacked her vagina by calling her a girl.
We were talking about dating. Specifically, first dates, and whether or not men should pay for them.
I said yes.
Everyone else said no.
In my opinion, unless it's talked about or implied that the man does not have any money, then the man should pay for the first date. I think it shows that he has at least a little bit of tradition in him, and that he is a gentleman.
I was called old fashioned.
And when I spoke of the possibility of "Love at first sight" and "Destiny", they balked.
"I've gotta stay away from that shit." One male classmate said, as he laughed his hearty laugh.
"No kidding, dude. That's never happened to me." They bantered back and forth.
That's when she chimed in agreeing with the two men in regard to bill paying and the possibility of true love.
"C'mon! Are you not a girl?" I laughed, teasing her as I often do.
See above for her response.
People always chastise me for calling men, "boys". I suppose it is a little silly, being that I am 30 years old, and that all of the men I date are at least my age or older. I don't even know why I started it or when. But upon thinking about it more, I like that I refer to dateable men as boys.
Because it refers to a time when love was simple. When all love meant was that you wanted to spend time with the other person, that they gave you a funny feeling in your stomach when they brushed your hand, and when they kissed you, they made your knees weak. And, as a girl, you giggled and you blushed, and you felt pretty just because he smiled at you.
And ultimately, every woman is just a girl, asking a boy to love her.