I have a friend with whom 90% of our email communication involves her sending me cute, odd and clever emails. We went to grad school together and worked together in Japan and we've spent many an hour over many a beer wondering why relationships have to be so stupid. Now that we're living far away from each other and she's now a mom too (still single though) most of the communication is the clever emails, occasionally punctuated by a good full blown, melt down, soul clearing venting session.
She sent me this a while back and I kept it because I think it's for the most part both true and funny.
Smart man + smart woman = romance
Smart man + dumb woman = affair
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage
Dumb man + dumb woman = pregnancy
A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
Married men live longer than single men do, but married men are a lot more willing to die.
PROPENSITY TO CHANGE
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
HOW TO STOP PEOPLE FROM BUGGING YOU ABOUT GETTING MARRIED
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."
They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.