All these days I’ve been busy with my movie and reviewing films for the paper that it’s almost like I haven’t gone out for a movie as a social outing in ages!
The thing is that once you spend too much time with one girl for a few months, you lose touch with the other friends who were once your regular movie-dates. Yes, I’m not including the guys because you never really lose touch with the guys. They are always there around you, even when the bitch thinks you are alone and depressed. I can go on and write a huge post on male bonding and the undying spirit of friendship among men. But this one is about the bitter-sweet pangs and joys of being single and unattached!
So today, I woke up and realised just that! I have seen many many movies in the last few months but none really with my women friends, in ages! I have only myself to blame for that.
At 28, it’s just a matter of few months before you realise that most of the women who used to go for movies with you now are busy trying to retain their commitment-phobic boyfriends or worse-still … their newly-wed husbands. You suddenly realise that you are among the rare few single people you know and all the single girls you still know were never really the ones you were interested in. Even as a social security partner.
Yeah, social security partner. That’s a term I came up with to label non-committal, timepass relationships with the opposite sex since women so want a label for everything.
Right now, today, I want to see ‘Hitch,’ the Will Smith movie about the date-consultant. But the hitch is, I don’t have a date to watch the movie with! And no, frankly I don’t fancy watching ‘Hitch’ with the guys. With guys, I would probably watch a Chandramukhi (Thalaivaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!) or ‘Sachein’ or even Sins. But a movie like Hitch or Princess Diaries … NEVER!
So I realised that it’s now time to meet new people. Read normal, ordinary, simple women … yes, I’m done with waiting for interesting, exciting, funny and super-intelligent not because they don’t exist… it’s just that they come at a price.
Duh! If they are not yet taken, there’s obviously a good enough reason for that. They are either
a. Psycho at some level
b. Trying to get over some asshole who cheated on them
c. Waiting for their Moms to find them a boy
d. All of the above!
And the others who seem nice and sweet are just too young!
So what does a guy do?
Here’s what I did.
Went to the DVD store and picked up some movies I always wanted to watch.
1. City of God: Bought a two-in-one combo with Out of Time.
2. Untouchables and Scarface combo.
3. L.A. Confidential, Identity and Swimming Pool combo.
4. There’s Something About Mary and the Sweetest Thing combo, just for Cameron Diaz!
Yeah, these nine movies on four DVDs for 500 bucks! More exciting than a date, for sure.
And yes, cheaper too! Ha ha!