“Oh so you’re one of those girls,” Ellen said in the flippant way that she said most things. It was actually quite a talent and most days it was even entertaining. Ellen could make any rude remark sound completely void of negative emotion, as if she were stating a simple fact.
“What girls?” She asked.
“Those girls who want an ugly boyfriend so that they won’t lose them,” she clarified.
She just shrugged, “well I guess…I just don’t wanna have to deal with other girls hitting on him. It’s annoying”
She didn’t mind letting Ellen and everyone else believe that she was “one of those girls.” It was easier than the truth. Insecurity is common and even expected from women, but the fact of the matter was…she wasn’t really all that insecure.
One of the beautiful things about living her life the way she had was that she accepted herself. Once she had gotten tired of feeling ashamed and guilty she realized that no one else really mattered. As long as she loved herself and as long as she was ok with herself, well, what else really mattered? So no, she hadn’t told her boyfriend to keep his hair long because she was insecure. She had told him to keep his hair long because she was realistic.
Her sister and she had a game they would play every year in high school. They called it Con because they liked to think that they were con artists. They would wait until the middle of the school year when couples at the school were well established and comfortable. Then they would spend an entire day doing everything they could to get the boys to dump their girlfriends. At the end of the day, they would dump all of the boys and compare notes to see who had gotten the highest number of boys.
It was a cruel game, but in actuality it was an honest game. Monogamy is a choice, and a hard one at that. Approximately 70% of men cheat, as do about 70% of women And when it came to her own personal experiences, she was always either getting cheated on or she was with another woman’s man.
She was very secure. She knew that she was rare and that he’d be a complete moron to fuck things up with her.
But then again, isn’t that what those other girls were thinking while their men were in her bed?