"Marriage is a young man's disaster and an old man's comfort"
Ace nodded wisely. "They'll do it every time. They'd rather marry civilians and have somebody around to chew out when they feel like it. Never you mind, son- you'll find plenty of them more than willing to marry when you're retired... and you'll be better able to handle one at that age."
-- From Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein
He got married once for just a few years way back in the early 90′s. Just like all modern-day alpha males who attempt traditional marriage, he ended up divorced relatively quickly. So far, very normal.
He then shook his fist in the air and screamed to all his friends “I’ll never get married again!!!” Yeah yeah, still very normal. Countless men with a recent divorce declare that and end up married again anyway, and usually pretty quick. (cough-Howard-Stern-cough)
But then he did a very strange thing…
He actually followed through on his promise. It’s been damn near 20 years. He’s had plenty of NRE during that time. He’s had raging oneitis many times I’m sure. He’s been [in] looooooooove many times. But he still has not taken the stupid path of marriage, and I promise you, based on my experience, most if not all of these women he’s dated have asked him to get married…repeatedly. He even bet Michelle Pfeiffer $100,000 that he’ll never get married.
He is truly one of the few men in the world who has decided what he wants for his life, the standards for his life, and not wavered because of some girl who comes along who is Not Like The Rest™ or because of an “oops pregnancy”. It’s what I talk about often. It’s so rare. So wonderful. I have an immense amount of respect for him, at least in that area of his life.
Is he perfect? No.
The challenge I have with Curious George is if you looked up “serial monogamy” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of him. He’s monogamously dated piles and piles of women and he always follows the exact same pattern. He dates them for two or three years, then dumps them in the summer right before he retreats to his estate in Italy so he can “be single for the summer”. Then when he gets back, he immediately snags a new monogamous girlfriend, and repeats the pattern.
[Didact: let's skip over a lot of other exposition here...]
But let’s get back to Georgie. Dude, he’s GEORGE CLOONEY. At any time he could literally snap his fingers and have open relationships with any women he wants! Even women who would “never do that” would DIE for the chance to be an FB, MLTR, or OLTR with George Clooney. Why oh why does he cling to this monogamy stuff? (I already know the answer…it’s because for some reason he craves the control and/or drama that monogamy brings.)
Oh well. Let’s hope he never has to pay Michelle that $100,000.
|Current. See the difference?|
|I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if a thousand ugly feminists suddenly cried out in terror,|
and were suddenly silenced by the truth.