Go long on cat stocks

Via David Thompson, a remarkably stupid article even by the standards of today’s media:

It’s no secret that there are so many incredible single women in the world. We’re smart, funny and basically total catches…

According to whom?

so where are all the great guys?

With women who posses some sense of self-awareness?

The real reason so many of us are still rolling solo is much simpler: most guys aren’t worth dating.

Right, but what about the guys who are worth dating? Oddly, they’re not interested in you.

We have so much to offer a potential partner and the world at large — we’re strong, ambitious and totally self-sufficient.

Erm yeah, men aren’t interested in that.

Meanwhile, guys seem to have thrown chivalry and romance out the window…

Around the same time ladylike behaviour disappeared.

…and assume they can get away with the bare minimum. No thanks — they can take that laziness elsewhere.

They do, they take it to Tinder where, if the reports I’ve read are correct, such laziness is no obstacle to a guy getting 90% of what he wants from a date: sex.

Sure, we could have a relationship if we were willing to look the other way when immature liars and players pull their crap with us, but why should we? We’ve seen all the same stuff and heard all the same excuses time and time again and we respect ourselves too much to accept them for the sake of being in a relationship. We’d much rather be on our own.

I’m glad you’re not bitter or anything.

Since we know our worth, we won’t accept anything less than what we deserve from guys.

You’re worth only what someone else is willing to part with for you. If that’s a quick meal in a Harvester’s on a wet Tuesday evening where you split the bill, so be it.

They need to be on our level in every sense of the word and if they’re not prepared to do that, we’re not prepared to date them.

By definition, the guys in your dating pool are on your level. Those guys who you won’t date you are by definition above your level.

Part of the problem with modern dating is that guys think all it takes to move on to the next woman is a quick right swipe on their phone screens.

Which it does, but go on.

Ghosting and benching are par for the course, but if so we much as get a glimpse of loser tendencies, we’re out of there before he can open Tinder.

So you want to tackle flakiness by being even flakier? Dump before you’re dumped, kind of thing. Which I get, but it’s a little out of whack with your contention that you’re all  great catches, no?

We’ve got busy careers, amazing friends, loving families and passions to pursue. Our schedules are booked solid.

Well, yes. When you’re single, you’ve got to fill your lonely evenings and weekends with something. Although it’s more often meaningless crap like “travelling” when you’re a single woman, rather than amazing friends and loving families.

That means if we’re making room for a guy, he’d better bring something new and worthwhile to the table.

Because nothing is more important than a Wednesday lunchtime body-pump class.

If he’s just looking to get laid or wants to “hang out” until he figures out what he wants to do with his life, he can go elsewhere.

As if men just looking to get laid make demands on a woman’s time. About half an hour normally suffices, does it not?

That doesn’t mean all of us are averse to eventually getting married, but we don’t wake up every day wondering if it’ll be the day that our Prince Charming comes to sweep us off our feet. We don’t need to walk down the aisle to feel as though we’ve reached the pinnacle of womanhood — it’s not the 195os anymore and we’re as committed to our own happiness and excellence as we could ever be to a guy.

Ah yes, a chap called Aesop wrote about this mindset once.

Thanks to feminism and our ability not only to work but to take on positions of leadership in our careers, women are now able to provide ourselves all the benefits husbands used to provide us. We don’t need a guy to spoil us or buy us a house — we’ve got that locked down already.

So this is the main purpose of a woman getting married in the eyes of modern feminists, is it? Being bought a house?

We don’t even need a husband for kids; if we really want to become mothers, there are ways to achieve that without having to tie the knot with someone we’ll just end u divorcing a few years later.

So single motherhood is fun now?

We’re not going to dumb ourselves down or play off our goals and accomplishments as no big deal when we’ve worked our ass off to get where we are. Too many guys can’t handle being with a woman who won’t just sit back and be quiet.

Ah yes, the Kate Mulvey excuse for being single her whole life: I’m just too clever and intimidating.

Those cat merchants are going to be retiring at 45 to sit on their yachts drinking pink gins, aren’t they?

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31 thoughts on “Go long on cat stocks

  1. A weird (and very female) combination of colossal self-regard and plaintive cries of why people don’t pay any attention to them.

    Nothing says “strong confident women” quite like whiny articles about dating. Having read that, why would any sane man go within half a mile of her?

  2. Not quite O/T: is there anything you can do about how adverts appear on your site? I don’t mind them in the sidebar but having handfuls of them barge into the text is seriously interfering with the flow of reading!

  3. “Meanwhile, guys seem to have thrown chivalry and romance out the window…”

    I wonder if 3rd/4th wave feminism defining any action that looks anything like chivalry or romance as rape might have something to do with this.

  4. Not quite O/T: is there anything you can do about how adverts appear on your site?

    Yes, but it would reduce my revenues considerably!

  5. Am I the only one who gets nothing but dating adverts? Sure I like Russian / Chinese / mature / name your type of women as much as the next bloke but is that really the ONLY thing worth advertising to me? The click through rate must be abysmal.

  6. Too many guys can’t handle being with a woman who won’t just sit back and be quiet.

    Translation: I’m a hateful c*** and people have noticed.

    The saddest thing about women like this is that they don’t even like each other, except in the abstract. Even the lowliest incel has mates he genuinely gets on with.

  7. Has anybody monitored those singe women in the aircraft ?

    Every time I fly to those ladies favored destination like Sri Lanka or Jordan, one and same situation. Short and weak single woman in pajama pants tries to put her bag to the overhead bin but she can,t.

    And then they will be very angry. They believe that they are equal to men but every last situation proves that they are not.

    So they don,t ask for help from nearest male passenger, instead they cause a jam in the plane, demand help from crew who are behind the boarding people and can,t help and cause mess and delay.

    Always wondering, when those women are so independent and strong, why they talk all the time about relationship. They have so much to offer to partner but everybody running like hell from those offers….:D

  8. It seems like the older they get, the more entitled they get. If entitlement was beauty they would all be supermodels.

  9. My wife is considerably cleverer than me, strong minded and independent (often extremely so). Over our marriage she has earned more than me too. I even quit working to look after the kids for a while to let her keep an excellent salary.

    We’ve been married 23 years now.

    It’s bullshit that men don’t want strong independent women. They do want mentally stable ones that can give as well as take in the relationship.

  10. Smart, funny and financially sound are qualities that women desire in men.

    So, simple question poppet, would a man who behaved like a woman be attractive to you? No? Then why do you think a woman who behaves like a man is attractive to men?

  11. If any of the bullshit in the article were true she wouldn’t have needed to have written it.

    Silly cow.

  12. @ Patrick. I suspect it’s because this site deals a lot with relationships and hence the algorithms assume that’s what we’re in the market for. I have noticed that after buying something online I get endless adverts for that self same thing as though I needed an endless supply.
    Perhaps if Tim did a long enough series on, say camping, we’d start seeing adverts for tents.
    Back to topic, my take is that girls are taught to prioritise career over family creation, and it takes time for them to realise that that is wrong for them (most of them, that is, for some it is the right priority). In the meantime we hear all sorts of nonsense justifying them in believing what they have been taught, and from those who woke up too late we hear endless self justification.

  13. Most men are brought up by women – either in single-parent families, or by the 80% of teachers who are female. If modern men aren’t any good, can’t we pin the blame squarely on the women who raised them?

    (Yes, I hate this abdication of personal responsibility as much as the next person; but we’re playing their cards against them.)

    We need to update the National Curriculum to include swiping right on ageing fatties. See also: Sailer’s law of female journalism.

  14. Based on the ads I see, I am a cross-dresser looking to date a Chinese woman. I also have really bad taste in shoes….

  15. Let me guess (no cheating). An unpaid student loan for an MA in Grievance Studies with Psychology.

  16. These women’s lack of self awareness is jaw dropping. It’s amazing how many articles like this one are out there. Seems like they pop up like daisies. Or weeds.

    It’s astonishing the total lack of logic and reason of these yentas as well. It’s really simple. Because you had other priorities, you waited too long, and now all the good guys that you are pining for are taken.

    Hell, even if she scored one when younger, he’d have probably dumped her ass. The missus was watching a movie last night, which I can’t remember the title, since I’m a man. But the woman was dumped by the husband. She let things get stale, and he bolted with someone 15 years younger, then had kids. I’ve seen this happen twice to women I’m distantly related to. The problem was they were caustic and life-force sucking, and the dude could only take so much.

    BTW – I’ve seen this woman’s lament in no less than three movies in the last few months. Forty-Fifty something chick lost her man somehow, but is super empowered, usually has a business (Coffee shop, preschool) and a guy finally shows up and falls in love with her greatness. If I thought about it, I could probably list half a dozen movies with that plot.

    These older broads relate to this. (Wonder why my wife seems to watch them). That said, these older single women are not those “still sorta hot” 40ish actresses. Most are painfully plain, and somewhat chubby.

    And other than maybe an easy lay, these women aren’t on the radar of my 40-50 year old singe friends. They are after mid thirties, tops. These older ones, at least in my social circle at work, church, etc, are a dime a dozen. And there are dozens. Simple supply and demand. These dudes (the good ones that she pines for) simply don’t have to meet her high bar. There are younger, hotter women that are more worth the effort, and these ones are plentiful. They are used as fillers until something better gets netted, and are treated as such.

  17. From the above comments, seems I should turn off the adblocker and see what I’m missing! 🙂
    Godang, another 403.

  18. Also (brag, brag) she gets hit on by men 10 years her junior, who are inevitably and amusingly stunned to hear we have a 30 year old kid.

  19. Patrick – “Am I the only one who gets nothing but dating adverts?”

    No, I get them all the time, apart from a strange interlude a few days ago when they were replaced by ones for Fred Olsen cruise lines.

  20. My guess is that women like this drank too much of the “you can have it all” cool-aid. By the time it wore off and they realised they couldn’t they were too invested and proud/stubborn to back down.

  21. “Thanks to feminism and our ability not only to work but to take on positions of leadership in our careers, women are now able to provide ourselves all the benefits husbands used to provide us . . .”

    So, what’s her issue here then? If she can provide herself all the stuff that men used to provide her – then what’s the big deal, why the constant anguish, over not being able to ‘find a man’?

    Because it sounds to me like there are still some things she can’t get for yourself that a husband provides. Hence the constant searching for that ‘lifetime companion’.

  22. Why is it that this sort of left-wing woman feels entitled to talk like she’s the head of Hitler Youth when it comes to dating? Compassion for all in the abstract, but for her personally only the cream of the crop will do.

  23. Hector Drummond, Vile Novelist
    ” Why is it that this sort of left-wing woman feels entitled to talk like she’s the head of Hitler Youth when it comes to dating?Compassion for all in the abstract, but for her personally only the cream of the crop will do.”

    Because you will find for a number of years this was a successful strategy for her. She has simply failed to understand those prime years are very short and she needed to lock in at the top of the market.

    There is no shortage of guys who will put up with this shit if they get to hit it and leave when she is young and attractive. The number who are interested when she’s less attractive and comes with a life-time lock in of attitude, is close to zero.

  24. “Sure, we could have a relationship if we were willing to look the other way when immature liars and players pull their crap with us, but why should we? ”

    This line was amusing. The simple answer; because you keep falling for it!

  25. The consolation for a woman not getting the bloke is she gets to write articles like this for the Lame Stream Media.

  26. @Bloke in North Dorset

    Precisely put.

    @TechieDude

    There’s a movie variant in which the guy who marries her is actually her long-lost-ex-boyfriend, whom she dumped 10 years ago because he wasn’t good enough for her, but still loves her, and forgives her all the lovers she had in the interim.

    In other words, he’s her Penelope and she’s Odysseus, except that instead of conquering Troy, she was just shagging around.

  27. Dear MC, the ads you are presented with are related to your recent searches. To get better ads, do better searches.

    Frog zomple, as a novelist I go searching for characters quite a lot. Tim Newman might tell you that he does the same. I like a pictorial representation of my character so that she or he becomes a real person in my head. If I go looking for “casually dressed young woman” or “formally dressed middle aged man” I will inevitably land up on one of the online clothing pages. Right now on this page a Romanian online retailer called Star Shiners is showing me pictures of women wearing jackets, because that’s what I was searching for recently.

  28. In other words, he’s her Penelope and she’s Odysseus, except that instead of conquering Troy, she was just shagging around.

    {Spits coffee}

    As a former classicist, that is fucking hilarious and I am stealing that for use at the next conference.

  29. @Michael van der Riet

    Nope, not correct.

    I have never in my life searched for women’s clothing on the internet; certainly not in Chinese – I doubt Chinese fast fashion could accommodate me if I was a tranny. Nor have I ever searched for a dating site (Tinder is an app). I may have looked at shoes, but not terrible American ones.

    At present the site is also showing me ads for a Chinese cosmetic shop, so I suspect they are all based on the my location in Hong Kong and are not more scientific than that.

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