YOU KNOW YOU’VE BEEN IN PROVO TOO LONG WHEN…
Have you ever experienced deja vu?
Have you perhaps, at times, felt that you keep going out with new people, but something seems oddly familiar about them all. Almost like you keep going out with the same person over and over?
Well funny you should mention that…
So there was this girl, whom we shall call Lucy, who had lived in Provo for quite some time. She, like many of you, has gone on many dates, but just can’t seem to find the right person. Some may refer to her, and possibly yourselves, as a “serial dater.”
Now Lucy, had no problem meeting new people. Outgoing and possibly a little crazy, she had no real problems making new friends. And she wasn’t necessarily hesitant about meeting new boys. Lucy is kind of a flirt. And getting dates has never been too much of a challenge for her.
One night, in the not too distant past, she goes to play volleyball with some of her girlfriends.
Playing the game, she meets several new people. One particularly aggressive, tall, handsome player catches her eye. His name is Henry**
Lucy, confident little go-getter that she is, walks up and talks to him like it’s no big deal. They chit chat a bit, and eventually she gets a little bold and suggests that he get her number.
Henry, taken slightly off guard at her forward behavior, presses her about it.
A little sheepish, Lucy admits that she doesn’t tend to be so brazen, (about dating, anyways,) but that he reminded her of someone that she used to know.
He reminded her of her ex. But that’s another story for another time.
The following conversation takes place:
Turns out, if you stay single in Provo long enough, you’ll just start to recycle your dating life.
I made this picture in honor of Lucy, (and with her permission,) and in reminiscent of that weird stick figure trend everyone kept posting about. 2016 was a weird year.
Lucy has lived in Provo for over 5 years
She is still single
Lucy forgets who she has gone on a date with
Don’t forget people like Lucy did.
Things didn’t work out.
Welcome to the jungle, Lucy.
Provo Jungle 2.0.
**His name was not, in fact, Henry.
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