Sex & the Single Woman: 1, 2, 3, 4

I would like to think that guys have greater respect for women then to reduce them down to a number. Really, I do. As is true in most cases, however, what I want is very different from reality.

This was confirmed last week when my cousin and I were giving our younger cousin girl advice. While he was texting the one girl he really liked, it was discovered that he had a few other girls who he was heavily flirting with or who he was toying with the idea of dating. In trying to sort out which girl was which, it became easiest for him to just assign them numbers. And thus, names became irrelevant.

While the numbering through me off a little bit, the bigger surprise (at least, for me) was that he was so comfortable talking to so many girls like that at the same time. Now, I can flirt with the best of them, but when I like a guy, that’s it. There are no back ups. I can’t think about another guy that way. Guy, apparently, don’t have this problem.

What is it that allows them the freedom to happily date so many girls? I get that we women strive for emotion connection and all that, but at the end of the day, can they really channel all of that toward multiple women?

–Maggie