Single Status Update
I have a sneaking suspicion that my folks only want me to date and support a particular kind of girl, rather than any person I choose. Namely, they want the "modest yet soulful" girl who is considered "presentable and normal," not the type who is all tattooed or has had plastic surgery done. In fact, I think they'd rather see me on a dating site than to continue talking to someone a few years older than me or someone who seems like they're compensating for daddy issues/low self-esteem/something, when it's clearly not the case for most examples.
I know there's truth in the "beautiful on the outside, ugly on the inside" argument, and it doesn't help my case that during my high school days I only chased cheerleader types. And yes, I have found that there are some people out there who really do need to seek professional help; bodily modified or not.
As a result, I've become far more careful with who I associate myself with.
But at the same time, some of the nicest, sweetest, and most well-spoken people I've interacted with so far are the ones who have radically changed their physical appearances.
No matter what I keep telling my parents nowadays, I am not interested in trying to find a girl to date.
Right now, I'm more concerned with self-improvement and trying to achieve my goals. In other words, finding a girl is the LAST thing on my mind right now.
I know I'm just rambling on and on right now, but I've got to let this rant out, and it's 1 AM over here.
Well it ain't really up to them now is it? Parents always want what THEY want for you, not what YOU want for you. Believe me, I've two thick skulled parents who won't listen to reason when I know i'm right. Do I know everything? No, but I know what's best for ME. When it comes to that specific scenario, I found Robert Downey Jr's quote to be fitting: "Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were gonna do anyway."