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The Dating Chronicles

The Choice

Mark had divided his time between two women for the last three years and now he was ready to change directions.  His romantic generosity had gone undetected, because both women existed on two different sides of the “social” tracks.  Liz was a popular attorney who worked hard to travel in all the “right” circles.  While Lisa, a teacher, spent her time waiting for Mark and competing in obscure bowling alleys.

Lately, he had been thinking about getting married and starting a family and he was having a hard time making a decision, because he loved both women.  However, after much deliberation, he decided that of the two, Lisa was the best choice.  She was more submissive, sensible and even-tempered.  In contrast, Liz was fiercely independent, temperamental and unpredictable.

He made plans to tell them both the next day.  One would be a proposal and the other would be a letdown.  He would go to Lisa’s first. As he considered his move, he felt relief from the burden of deceit.  At first, having a strong relationship with two women had been exciting, but soon he began to tire of catering to the pressure of needs outside his own.

However, when he told his best friend Tank of his decision, he was shocked to learn that the word was out that Liz was about to marry a guy from another city.  He ended up going to Liz’s first and proposing to her instead.  When she turned him down, he changed his mind about getting married and went home.

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