The men were well dressed, intelligent, good looking, successful, good communicators. They smiled and laughed easily and were outgoing.
I moved among them, chatting and flirting. They were engaging and interesting.
Yet I felt I was starving at this feast of men.
They were married.
I was not at a singles event, but at my professional association’s convention. The men — and women — are some of the most interesting you’ll ever meet. They are thought leaders, making a difference in the lives they touch.
This is where I met my ex.
Of course, there are some single men. Since I’ve become single, I’ve had dinner with a few of them. But we didn’t click.
So I enjoy my interactions with the men who’ve become dear friends and colleagues. They are treasures in my life. We enjoy each other’s company. I meet their wives and become pals with some of them, too.
If you find yourself in a similar feast of intriguing men, don’t be disappointed at their unavailability. Look at it as an opportunity to practice your conversational skills. You never know when one of them has a single best friend.
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