Dear Unmarried Men of the World,
Being married is a wonderful experience; so is having children. My wife is the greatest friend and companion I have ever known, and having a baby is extremely rewarding. I wouldn't change it for the world. But, before you go down that route, I have some advice for you...
First, get your ass to Jersey. Newark is the best airport, but La Guardia and Kennedy will do just fine. Then, find yourself a Bon Jovi tribute band, like the one I saw last night in Hoboken. Go to a concert, and enjoy the ridiculously favorable ratio of women to men.
Now, of course you're going to have to get past the fact that you're at a Bon Jovi tribute band concert. Think of it as a "tourist experience," you're in New Jersey, might as well go all out.
Some of you also may need to get past the fact that you're in New Jersey. If that is the case, you are not worthy of my advice. Go and try to find odds this good in Boston...if the bar doesn't close before you get a chance to do so.
Why, you may ask, do I know this? What was I doing at a Bon Jovi tribute band concert? I really don't have a good answer for that question. Neither does Newmommy or the other couple we were with. One reason could be that, as a native New Jerseyanite I grew up on this music. I first heard "You Give Love A Bad Name" at a roller-rink in second grade. (Don't know if it was during "all skate" or "couples.") The first CD I bought was the soundtrack to "Young Guns 2." So, I wouldn't call myself a fan...but the theme night definitely had its appeal.
There you have it. Advice from the learned and married.
Yours in Jersey,