In more cheery news:
> endlessly delighted that I know people still using le sigh
> mildly weirded out by my preference for women in their thirties? they're hot, do not want to date! Which I tried half heartedly explaining, but, like.. hM. I am a little mean, I guess? My age range for actually dating is probs a late 20-early 21, bc that's when I graduated and so it doesn't feel like "I'm picking romantic partners straight from class, GREAT", to twenty eight. So four years, either way!
Because after twenty eight, I expect people to be in a good trajectory! Like, either you're in graduate school, or else you're climbing in a position that you enjoy, or else you're climbing UP to a position you enjoy or that pays well. You are On Your Way.
Thirty should be a point that you're ESTABLISHED. I do not want to date someone who's already setting up the foundations of a life, when I'm still figuring out mine, and I don't want to date someone who, by thirty, isn't - I'd end up getting frustrated, because you're either on my level, or you're /not/, and this is one of those standards that I could lower, but why would I ever?
I think in my urge not to sound like a huge bastard, I came across as a huge killjoy, though. Oh, well. If there's not a big life experience gap between 24 and 30, that IS a character flaw, afaic, and no one deserves to deal with my shit over that.
> I need to remember that I'm deeply tetchy when I'm in pain, and treat my reactions and responses accordingly, haha.
> I think I mildly angered a different friend, but on the note of being tetchy, I'm not sure I actually care. My current resolution is very much "not my problem", but I think I'm being mean, because of the aforementioned pain thing? Bluh. I'll have to ask people and get opinions, I guess.