PJS thwart maid’s chances

Central Otago Mirror - - OPINION -

The last time I saw an el­i­gi­ble sin­gle man of my ac­quain­tance I was wear­ing py­ja­mas. I wasn’t in a bed­room. I was in Vudu on a gloomy Sun­day af­ter­noon drink­ing cof­fee. The py­ja­mas were not sexy and silky ei­ther. In my de­fence I was wear­ing an an­kle length skirt and it was a cold day. It wasn’t one of my finer mo­ments. It’s al­ways when you make an ill-judged fash­ion de­ci­sion that you run into the gor­geous men. When you look a mil­lion dol­lars they’re nowhere to be seen. A new­comer to our slice of paradise told me she’d con­cluded that there’s some­thing seedy about the sin­gle men of Queen­stown. Af­ter more than five years here I could have told her that. It was sur­pris­ing to hear such cyn­i­cism from an at­trac­tive 20-some­thing woman in­stead of a jaded 30-plus sin­gle­ton. When it comes to find­ing ‘‘Prince Charm­ing’’ in the alpine won­der­land, there’s a se­ri­ous lack of de­cent blokes. The men are mainly look­ing for women young enough to be their daugh­ters and/or they are car­ry­ing ex­cess ki­los of emo­tional lug­gage. The univer­sal man drought ex­ac­er­bates the prob­lem but in my ex­pe­ri­ence meet­ing sin­gle men you’d ac­tu­ally want to be with just isn’t easy. Any­one vaguely re­sem­bling Prince Charm­ing has been snapped up. Still in fair­ness to the men of Queen­stown, there can’t be many want­ing a woman who wears flan­nelette in pub­lic. I need to work on that.

The Mir­ror would like to in­tro­duce our new­est colum­nist: Queen­stown’s Sin­gle Girl, who is look­ing for the man of her dreams. Please send any ad­vice or po­ten­tial can­di­dates to mir­ror@stl.co.nz.

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