I remember a few years ago, right after I got divorced, this song came out that was so upbeat and hopeful I just couldn’t help but be swept away by it. That track was Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet,” and listening to it caused such a swell of optimism inside me that I somehow got really excited about the possibility that this incredible person who I hadn’t met yet was out there, and that we would meet one day – when the time was right – and it would be “so amazing,” just like that Canadian smooth-talker promised.
Now, I don’t really believe in the concept of “the one” (or do I? ARE YOU OUT THERE???), but I do believe in having a reasonable amount of faith that I can have a great long-term relationship again at some point in the (near? somewhat near? not terribly distant?) future. Not that I’m super hung-up about manifesting that anymore (seriously CALL ME) but that every once in a while when I stop thinking about all of my responsibilities, it’s fun to dream about that potential romance (and by “dream about” I mean get deluded enough by the daily email from OK Cupid to give my matches a cheery click only to be left feeling dirty and stained 10 minutes later).
So, if you’re like me (SINGLE AND ALONE) and you’re looking for some tunes to help you bide your time while you wait for that perfect (I DON’T EXPECT YOU TO BE PERFECT IT’S OUR IMPERFECTIONS THAT MAKE US BEAUTIFULLY HUMAN) person to walk through your door (OH GOD DON’T JUST WALK IN WITHOUT KNOCKING THEN I’LL THINK YOU’RE A THIEF), give these ditties a spin. (Just don’t be put off by the fact that a surprising number of them come from cartoons.)
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