Eight months ago, the Jewish Journal's singles columnist wrote a piece arguing against marriage. Seth Menachem ends today's column by proposing to his girlfriend, Carrie.
So what's changed? I no longer believe one has to be settled in one's career in order to "settle down." I'm an actor, so I need to accept that stability is pretty rare. And I have. After making a living as an actor for the past couple of years, this year has had me back to showing up at friends' houses just as they're eating dinner. Despite the free meals, I feel much better when I'm buying my own food. So I gave in to "the man" and took a side job to help me when I'm not making money as an actor...
I found the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with, and I think she feels the same way...I will work hard to make sure we have room for our kids. I will also make sure that I won't let a day go by where Carrie doesn't get kissed. If I can't do it, I'll find someone who can.
The column is a two-fer, since next week he can fill the space with her answer.