I don’t like it when women are told they should grow a pair, as if we should be more like men or that only men have courage.
Making a decision to abstain from sex when there’s no monogamous, committed relationship in sight is one of the most courageous things a woman can do for herself. Women may have more options in life, but the taboo against aloneness stands firm. I still feel it from time to time when a married friend has to go home to her husband or I stand in the movie line alone.
But I’d rather be alone and at peace than together on the emotional rollercoaster. One day my soul mate may come, but until then, it’s all about moi!