I've been single for over a year and a half now, and I've spent my year and a half having friends with benefits, short-termed relationships, and the rare one-night stand. I've had a lot of fun and it's been a jolly good time, but after a recent one-night stand I've suddenly noticed that, as much fun as they can be, they aren't special. There's no caring and there's no evolution. It's not special. It never could be special.
I'm also starting to want having a long term relationship again. My first year of university is coming to an end, and I'm not going to be moving or doing anything major in the next five years, so I'm at a stable plateau. I'm in a new city. It's the perfect time to start a relationship. Of course, I'll never have a long-term relationship if I don't stop... er... giving the milk out for free. (Is the euphemism "Giving the popsicle out for free" the male equivalent?)
In any case, I made a vow to myself today, with Sue as my witness, to obstain from sex until I'm in a long term relationship. I haven't exactly decided what time period constitutes a "long-term relationship" yet, but it's something I really want to do and I'm really serious about it. I don't mind if I don't have sex for a year... okay, I might be a little irritable by that point, but I will still keep the vow. I guess this is my delayed New Years resolution.
Your recenlty abstinent friend,
P.S. I should start making a pledge sheet, and then when I have sex with my future "long term partner" y'all have to pay up. (Of course you don't have to pay me if I break the vow.)
P.S.S. Yes, that's a good idea... I will start making a pledge sheet!