As is often the case, this post was inspired by a conversation the MDM had with some of her dear fellow maidens. Ladies, you know who you are – thank you for providing a constant source of inspiration for the MDM. This blog just wouldn’t be the same without you.
Said conversation involved a discussion around the concept of putting all one’s eggs in one basket, metaphorically speaking. It was relayed to one of the MDM’s dear friends that the male approach to potential romantic attachments avoids putting said “eggs” in only one basket until the male genuinely believes that one particular basket and associated egg is worth pursuing. Some more wordly types may describe this as typical “player” behaviour, however it is important to note that this could not be further from the truth where many a Godly, Eligible Bachelor (GEB) is concerned. Indeed, the typical GEB would rather admire different eggs in their uniquely packaged baskets rather than pursue several eggs at one time and thus cause heartache (or break an eggshell) to the parties involved.
No, dear readers, the GEB is not being a player by avoiding to put all his eggs in one basket, rather he waits until the appropriate time to pursue the maiden with whom he feels a genuine connection that goes beyond the outer appearance of the basket. Further to this, many GEB’s are carefully measuring their chance of success before even approaching a maiden they are interested in. After all, they don’t want to approach a basket to find that there is no handle with which to pick it up.
The female approach to potential suitors however, is vastly different. The female mind is prone to look at an egg, pick it up, crack the shell, decide which way to prepare it, and sit down to consume said egg (poached, scrambled, fried, boiled, omelette etc) before realising that there’s actually no one else sitting at her table for two. Yes, my fellow maidens, we have a distinctly feminine habit of letting our imaginations run positively wild when it comes to romantic relationships with a particular potential suitor. We have been known to practice conversations in our head, multiple times, imagining a plethora of scenarios between us and our chosen potential suitor that rarely, if ever come to pass. Indeed, we have been known to go to such extreme measures as practicing our new signature in case we ever get married to said potential suitor, and writing a list of future baby names, conveniently forgetting that we haven’t actually even been on a date with him at all. In reality, often we have not even spent the time getting to know said egg before our minds have us married off…
The moral to this story? Let’s not get ahead of ourselves as maidens. Just because eggs can be eaten at any meal of the day does not give us permission to run rampant around the kitchen of our imagination. Egg shells are, after all, rather fragile.