Sugarland says it best — so stay optimistic ladies!
I know it’s a little late in the game to be explaining myself here, but, as is typical of my contrary personality, I’m going to do it anyway. We are all looking to find our other half, the person that completes us Jerry Maguire style, our soulmate, our perfect match. If you’re an Anglophile like me, chances are you won’t be meeting that man in America. Conversely, if you live in New York, there’s a good chance you won’t be meeting any men at all! But don’t lose hope ladies — like the band Sugarland says, there has to be a you [man] for every girl like me!
I don’t want you to lose faith. My glass is half full, and I don’t believe it’s naive to say that I’m certain there is someone out there that’s perfect for me, or that there’s someone equally as perfect for YOU. The Rules do not apply to everyone: you could meet your future husband on a safari in Africa, or the love of your life crossing the street in your very own hometown. Everyone’s situation is different. What works for you will NOT work for your best friend; you are completely unique — and please don’t forget that.
Your mom may have met your dad in high school, but maybe you won’t meet your match until you’re 45. Who cares? Enjoy the ride!
Every relationship you’re in and every guy that comes your way — whether he’s a one-night stand, someone you met on the Internet, or a boyfriend of seven years — is a learning experience.
Lastly, I beg of you — have no regrets. Even if you try again and again and seem to find yourself without a respective other, don’t consider yourself to be a failure. You should only regret the things that you did not try and the risks you did not take. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?
Trust me (and if not me, trust Jennifer Nettles…the girl has her shit together!): even if you’re not perfect, you’re worth it and there IS someone out there for you …you just have to keep on trekking.
Lots of love,