I spent this past weekend flirting outrageously and it was FANTASTIC. I wasn’t flirting to try and get a date, I wasn’t trying to make anyone jealous, I was just flirting for the heck of it. It was so much fun. Where did this happen, you may ask?
The Renaissance Faire.
Let’s be honest, I’m a huge nerd. I love Harry Potter and Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and if it was socially acceptable I would wear a costume every day of my life.
One of the many things I love about Renaissance Faires (yes, that “e” on the end is intentional) is that people are totally open to everything. There are people dressed as dragons, endless corsets, pirates, belly dancing, jousting, and giant turkey legs. I am more of an introvert normally, but there is something about this atmosphere that eases me out of my shell more than usual. There are no expectations, so you can just chat up a random pirate and not feel weird about it. No one is asking for your number (because cell phones don’t exist yet, duh) or coming on to you in an uncomfortable way.. It’s just a great time of flirting and laughing and having a blast.
I got invited to play music with a Pirate Band and it was so much fun. In actuality, I think I had too much fun, if the bags under my eyes today are any indication..
What does this have to do with being single? I honestly think that if I had had a significant other I would not have had nearly as much fun. Who knows? All I can say is that I love Renaissance Faires and flirting. And alliteration.
Let the flirtations begin! Huzzah!