I had always been tragically single.
I didn’t have a boyfriend in high school and while I had a few short relationships after school, nothing really stuck until I was 22 and met my boyfriend.
I wouldn’t say I’m undateable but I would say that I am definitely an individual and I learnt to embrace my “effervescent” personality (as my dad likes to say) when I joined the real world at 19.
People kept telling me, “Gali all you need is a quiet and soft spoken scientist.” A scientist? Soft spoken? So basically the complete opposite to me. Because don’t you know? Opposites attract and that’s how you find love.
After countless short lived relationships with guys who spoke about politics and laughed at all my jokes but didn’t make any back, I started imagining what my life would be like; me constantly making jokes and being the ‘loud funny girlfriend’ while my boyfriend would be the ‘calm’ one. Is that what I wanted my life to be like?
I could just imagine it: my boyfriend putting my friends to sleep with stories about the stock market and me embarrassing him in front of his friends by putting chopsticks in my mouth and pretending to be a walrus.
My friends all had boyfriends and I was always the 3rd, 5th, 7th and sometimes even the 11th wheel. I’m pretty sure my mum started imagining what her life was going to be like without me popping out some beautiful Jewish grandchildren.