I almost didn't post a 'me too' status because I thought "I haven't actually been brutally raped...I've never experienced violent sexual harassment...I've never felt like I was in imminent danger of sexual violation." But then I stopped myself.
The standards for dating, in my eyes, have been playing a game of limbo for years: how low can you go? How low can you go? And yet when you try to stick to a higher principle, it can seem discouraging because that immediately shrinks the eligible bachelor pool down to 1.5 men in a 100 mile radius. Yet I have decided that when I am ready for another go-around on the roller-coaster of romance, I will not settle for less than I deserve.