I have come up with a new rule (and be advised that what follows has nothing to do with today's comic): if you're going to tell me that it's easy to find available men, or that there are plenty of fish in the sea, or anything like that, you have to either follow that statement up by actually asking me on a date, or by immediately introducing me to someone you think might actually ask me on a date, or at the very least by naming events or establishments that have men at them that you know are eligible. And I know that being bitter because you're lonely isn't a good look, I know that, and I know that it's not anyone's job to find me a boyfriend, but people make these vague noises and they hurt. And I mention this because here is a thing that happened today: I was at a party and I was saying something about how online dating isn't so hot but I think I stand a better chance there than in the real world, right? And this guy said, "I'm a single guy, and you met me in the real world." And I said, "Are you going to ask me out?" and he looked scared and said no, no he wasn't.
And maybe. Maybe it wasn't fair of me to say what I said. Maybe it's never fair to ask that. But it's also not fair for people to keep telling me that there are plenty of men out there for me when there's never one, even just one, actually in the room.