No smart-alec comments please gentlemen, not this time.
I have a young Taiwanese lady-friend, and enjoy a fairly close platonic relationship. ie I get to hear about her boyfriend problems and try to give fatherly advice.
She’s reached a few conclusions:
- She likes sex. Can’t fault her on that one.
- She prefers foreign guys. No comment.
- She wants a steady boyfriend, and had one until recently. (Older, foreign.) Hmmm.
- What with school, parents, etc., she doesn’t have time for a ‘proper’ relationship. Hard to argue. Buxiban at 9:30 on a Friday night?
So far so manageable. Enter a friend who I shall call Spicey.
Spicey is a couple of years older and is a beautician or wannabe actress or something. I’ve never met her, as far as I know, but she’s a big fan of the one-night stand. She even gets on the internet to find them. If you perform well on the first ‘date’ you might get invited back for a rematch, or not. She has apparently been known to get so drunk that she has to phone around the next day to find out who she shagged. Spicey prefers foreigners too.
This week my friend, who is already a regular nightclubber, announced that she’s thinking of going the same route. If she can’t manage a real relationship, and the guys she likes just want sex, and since Spicey seems happy doing things this way…
So what the hell do I say?
Comments on a postcard to Loretta’s Agony Column please.