November 1, 2014

Jul 27, 201211:25 PMSingles Scene

Michael Korb explores the flirty, funny and sometimes frightening world of dating in Southwest Florida

Cheaters!


OMG! How could she? Doesn’t she understand what “soul mate” means? They were the most perfect couple since Liz and Dick and now we are all left to pick up the Twihard With a Vengance pieces. Obviously, we’re referring to the catastrophic news that Kristen Stewart, 22, was caught cheating on her live-in boyfriend and Twilight co-star, Robert Pattinson, 26. We can’t deny the quirky appeal of Rupert Sanders, 41, but he is no sparkling vampire—surely, we can all agree on that.

Regardless, the entire ordeal has shaken singles across the globe, and left us to wonder if relationships are even worth it. Why put yourself out there if your “soul mate” is just going to… well you read the tabloids, right?

While there are exceptions to every rule, there are universal truths to love—and the first is that you can’t expect actors or actresses to be faithful. Or musicians. Or politicians.

We decided to ask around town to see who has cheated and why. And the honesty might surprise you. It stunned the hell out of us. One woman (we’ll call her Kristen) says, “Yes, I did. I was totally over the relationship, but too chicken to end it. I tried to be as distant as possible to try and force (him) to leave so that I didn’t have to be the bad guy. (That didn’t work.) I ended up having to end it anyway… I do regret it—it’s a terrible thing to do to someone.”

Another woman (we’ll call her Kristen) offered, “Sometimes the chemistry is just too strong and it overpowers the concept of wrong.” Wow. At the very least you have to admire her rhyming ability.

The Chronicles of Miss X:

Well, the last guy I referred to, the one I was quite attracted to, he is a “good time” guy. These are the ones that put “Looking for a Relationship” on their profile and say all the things you want to hear so you think he is all that and a bag of chips. And, it’s all just words. And, I should know better, but he was cute. Anyway, when I asked him if he was the type of guy to hide or remove his profile from sites when he got physical with a woman, or if he was just looking for a good time, he seemed confused by the question and replied something about focusing on work right now. Mhmmmm.