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Dating at 29 and 31


This weekend marks the final run of the local staging of Antigone, a modern English translation of the Greek classic is adapted by MacArthur Fellow Anne Carson in collaboration with Tony Award nominee Ivo van Hove. The story focuses on Antigone, who refuses to accept her dead brother’s label as a traitor to the city and whose body is left unburied beyond the city walls. She defies her uncle, now the city’s new ruler, and goes ahead with the funeral alone – and what follows is a cycle of destruction her city will never forget.

I think the song “29/31″ by comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates captures the true nature of the dating gap that occurs at that age. Sadly, I can attest to the fact that a single woman can shift from hopeful to bitter in the span of three short years. At 33, I can help write the next song, “31/33,” where bitterness is replaced by indifference. And then “33/35″ … who knows, maybe you hit some kind of single lady wormhole and get sucked back into the “everything happens for a reason” paradigm of 29 and the whole thing starts over again. That could be fun. [ Buzzfeed ]


Dating at 29 and 31

Dating at 29 and 31