“What are you going to do when you find a mate,” she said. “You’re going to have to settle down one day, Darnell.” Looking at my face, you’d think something just spat on me. I was disgusted by this curse she attempted to put on my life. Fortunate for me, I’ve had practice answering this question. Quickly, having already fixed my face, I said, “If I find a mate, we’ll just be fighting over who gets the window seat, bottom bunk, and whose Uber account will pay for the ride to the airport.”
I’ve already written about how to date a traveler, so this is just a short addition.
True travelers have placed themselves in positions to not fall in love with something or someone who will lock them in a dungeon with one window in the middle of town, where they can watch others coming and going freely, jealous of their movements.
A true traveler must recognize the signs, and never go on a third date with someone who utters any of these:
1. Don’t you ever think about settling down?
2. But you’re not stable.
3. What happens when you have kids?
4. What if we end up together and I don’t want you to go?
And here’s the moral of this story: Stuck people, Stick with your own kind.