God, I hate that term! Yeah, I know, one must use the correct adjective and most accurately describe what it is that’s being described, but there’s just something that BUGS me about the expression/term “emotionally unavailable”.
Perhaps it’s because “available” is generally used in an unfeeling context. “Server not available”, “Available services”, “Product unavailable”. “Emotionally unavailable” is no doubt the best way to put it (linguistically speaking), but it just has a creepy feeling to it.
I guess it’s sorta like (using obnoxious, phone-company-lady voice): “We’re sorry, the fellow you are trying to reach is emotionally unavailable at this time. Please try again later.” Weird, eh?
Or maybe not…hey–maybe men could be implanted with some chip or device that’ll automatically relay this message whenever someone like myself gets the major hots for a guy when he’s “emotionally unavailable” (now *there’s* an idea!)
The version for women would be, “rationally unavailable”! LOL!
Although some of us (yeah, myself included) never seem to get the point. Well, we do, but we don’t (or do we?)
Valentine’s Day’s a bitch. Oy.