Sex & the Single Woman: Keepin’ the Faith

I think every woman has experienced the realization that the guy she was once completely smitten with is, and always has been, a complete jerk. This is immediately followed by a slap on the head and the shame of knowing you should have known better. Not the best feeling.

Unfortunately, I have these realizations way too often — probably because I choose the wrong guys way too often. Over this weekend, I was amped to have the exact opposite reaction. I used to be completely gone for a good friend of mine and although nothing ever really happened with it, it took my way too long to get past it.

This weekend, however, I saw him for the first time in over a month, which is a long time for us. We have the kind of relationship where we can go months without talking and nothing will have changed, but seeing him was a reminder that every once in awhile I do show good taste in men.

The weekend was full of moments where it was us being comfortable, like we had no time apart, and, in general, him just being a great friend to me. It was the kind of ease I needed at the time, and he was unexpectedly the perfect person for the job.

It’s a relief every now and then to have experiences like that to remind yourself that you don’t always make bad choices and that sometimes the good guys stick around …. even just as friends.

–Maggie