May 25, 201211:24 PMSingles Scene
Michael Korb explores the flirty, funny and sometimes frightening world of dating in Southwest Florida
LoLo Jones and the Waiting Game
Photo courtesy of Olympicgirls.net.
This week we learned of the current medical/physical/emotional condition of U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones, the beautiful 29-year-old hurdler who announced to the world that she is a virgin. “It’s something, a gift I want to give to my husband,” she said. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life … Harder than training for the Olympics. Harder than studying for college…”
That sounds about right to us. Thanks to the promiscuous behavior of our youth, we can’t even purchase a ticket to the Olympics. And yet, we are left to wonder at which point virginity goes from a special gift, to something the cat left outside the sliding glass door. You know, I have a container of sour cream sitting in my refrigerator that has never been opened. But I’ve got to suspect they put an expiration date on that sucker for a reason. Now, I’m not saying Lolo Jones in anywhere near that date, but let’s not kid ourselves, pretty soon I’m going to take a long, hard look at that sour cream and think aloud, “Eeks, I should have had this last week.”
So, is Lolo doing the right thing? Oddly enough, I think she is.
The Chronicles of Ms. X: “Well, this week was kind of a dud! Lots of texts and messages, but dang, what’s a girl gotta do to get a “where” and “when” from a man? I’m not looking for a pen pal. One man felt we had a lot in common: neither of us smoke and we both have a car. What? Another asked my preference in bed size. He has a king but is thinking of going to a queen “because on one side of the bed there is plenty of space to walk but the other side is too close to the wall.” I don’t know, like, what in my profile, like, gives him the impression I care about his room design delimma?