Six women were seated under the lush green pergola, dense with fragrant Jasmine blossoms. The air was redolent and a nearby buffet table was laden with small plates of tapas. The women were sipping Sangria and laughing.
What you get when you cross a polyglot with a polyamorous? Someone who can cheat in six languages.
‘Date Watchers of San Francisco’ is an animated and opinionated women’s group who meet to weigh in on topics issues, mores, and trends. The topic du jour was monogamy and polyamory. All agreed, the song, “Love the One You’re With” should have been playing in the background. As a rule, the self-proclaimed “ladies who launch” prefer to date, cohabit with, marry, and hang out with men, one at a time.
Don’t Tread on Me – mon petite door mat
Marlene, the group leader, told the parable of her friend who crashed and burned in a dating debacle. Her friend, Mitzi, met the man of her dreams. They were in love, inseparable, intoxicated with one another and head over heels for 5 months.
All was sublime until Mr. Right decided he wanted to ‘date around’ while still dating Mitzi. He then wanted to know if she would be willing ‘to share him’ with a few other of his soon-to-be-intimate-girl- friends.
Devastated and direct, a resounding, “No!” was her succinct answer. Mr. Right was perplexed, self-absorbed and gone. Altho Mitzi was saddened by the experience and the loss she learned a lesson.. and shared her feelings and was a little wiser for the experience.
Tomorrow: Part Two The Lesson
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