15.5.06

Married, attached, single or --- ?

So after one of those conversations the other night, the single guy friend I was with laughed and said, "Now you're really not going to introduce any of your friends to me, right?"

To which I protested that it wasn't anything he'd said that would deter me, but that I didn't have that many single female friends in the first place --- or single friends at all, I thought out loud.

So today I decided to count them.

Out of 265 contacts in my cellphone:
  • 109 are attached (either married or seeing someone seriously),
  • 14 guys and 22 women are single,
  • And there are 12 that I'm not sure of their current status.
The rest are work acquaintances (35), who don't count because I don't socialise enough with them to introduce them to friends, and contacts for restaurants and other services (55). (I realise the numbers don't add up to 265, so I must've miscounted slightly somewhere.)

So about 70% of my friends/relatives are not-single and about 23% are single. I always had the impression that I knew more single guys than women, but it turns out that the reverse is true.

Now I'm wondering, is all this "normal" for someone in my demographic?

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At 5/15/2006 3:53 am , Blogger Little Miss Drinkalot said...

Single guy friend said the same thing to me too. Hmmm... and no, I think my statistics would come out very similar to yours.

 
At 5/15/2006 8:58 am , Blogger serendipity said...

you actually went to that length to help a friend who needs a girlfriend?

haha

 
At 5/15/2006 2:11 pm , Blogger Tym said...

serendipity > No lah, I just became curious after that conversation. I'm still not introducing any of the 22 single friends to him --- because I don't think any of them are a match, plus it's so dangerous to introduce single friends to each other with that intention. *shudder* I'll stay out of it, thank you very much.

 

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