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Dear Polly, How do you make yourself ready to drop your defenses? I’m a single lady in my late 30s who has been pretty much on my own for the last few years, since my only long-term relationship broke up.
I have a decent-ish career and a fairly active social life.
Sure, some men may not imagine themselves with anyone larger than a size 6. Do you want to live in a two-dimensional, imaginary world, or do you want to live in the real world, which is full of surprises and real love and magic? Don’t live in that two-dimensional, reductive space where you already know what’s going to happen next, where you imagine that all affection for you is just pity, where you think people are rolling their eyes at the idea of you as remotely dateable, where you accept less than you deserve from a soulless mathematician.
Maybe they’re following the lead of our unimaginative warthog culture, so their imaginations are filled with extreme close-ups of extreme wax jobs. I know some people found that episode emancipating. Being hot in two dimensions is all about sanding off your edges and minimizing anything that’s big or pointy or just unusual or unique.
But even these images can’t quite stir up the same electricity as real life.
(The long-term relationship came about in a kind of roundabout way — the old “hanging out at the same bar turning into spending a lot of time together and then developing into a Thing after resistance on my part” plot. I haven’t even watched That Episode Of Louie because I feel like hearing the words in Sarah Baker’s monologue spoken aloud, instead of just in my head, will make me legit break down.
A woman who can focus and make room — real space — for you, and bathe you in her generosity and her compassion. If that’s practical, then practical is the territory of unimaginative warthogs. And I know that I don’t know exactly how hard it is.
I have a plus-size friend who tells me there is nothing — NOTHING — like showing up for an online date and reading on the guy’s face, “Oh, you’re too big for me.” She tells me I can’t possibly know a thing about that feeling, and I trust that she’s right.
We can’t capture in two dimensions, or reduce to a series of numbers, the feelings that real human beings experience in the company of a woman with the confidence to own exactly who she is, to show where she’s been, to listen closely and understand completely.
A woman who loves her life, who can laugh at herself, but whose head isn’t crowded and noisy. The point is: Fuck practical, if “practical” is searching for your statistical match — weight, height, race, IQ, income level — instead of meeting real, imperfect human beings with souls that erase all of those numbers with their originality and warmth.