-Seriously... Jaguar Drivers, truck washers, former exotic dancers, home owners, fathers, republicans, co-op shoppers, ice cream eaters, BMX riders, city slickers, salesmen (the worst!!), small town boys... you get the point.
My mind was stirred after reading a post written by one of my favorite bloggers, titled "What's your type, baby?." While reading the post, I realized that we all have our own standard of person we are willing to date. Do we always follow that standard to ensure that our Better Half falls within the guideline of our "type"? I had to think long and hard about "my type" of guy. But here it goes.....
He's Heavily Opinionated (im not saying judgemental) yet Open-Minded. He's Intuitive and Ambitious. He's Independent and enjoys living alone. He is a Man Of His Word and does what he says he's going to do. He's Humorous in a dry smirkish kind of way. He's Moderately Stubborn, and Cautious (non-committal?!?) He's Non-Materialistic and does not own an Xbox or Wii. He is Clean and Tidy - but no perfectionist. He throws away holey underwear and socks. He enjoys being home and can entertain himself in the absence of a television. He is passionate but doesn't have an overwhelming desire for intimacy.
I have realized that an amazing personality is much more attractive than a pretty face (although he MUST have an amazing smile - and smile often). I would much prefer to hang with someone that will stimulate my intellect through topics such as:
- Nutrition: I am veg ...therefore he MUST be veg... and healthy. We need to be able to share meals during an occasional restaurant visit. and let's face it, I will not allow dead rotting flesh in my kitchen.
- Culture: He would come well-equipped with a natural concern in matters such as the arts, manners, religion, music, worldly news, and conciousness of this earth.
- Music: An eclectic taste in music is crucial. I would expect him to introduce me to music I had never heard. No gangster rap, bubble gum pop music, or head banging obnoxiousness on my guy's IPOD.
- Travel: No second date for the guy that has not travelled out of his home state. No First date for the guy unwilling to travel outside of his home state.
Although looks are not of high importance when it comes to choosing my Potential Better Half, An amazing ass (especially in jeans) is a Bonus - borderline crucial. (i'm just sayin..)
*Immediate action given to the man hiding tightie whities and a wife beater
underneathe his outer layer of clothing. (Wanna come over tonight??)
His style would be subtle, but unique.
Perfection would entail bottling all of this up and transforming him in to the form of creme brulee.
Although, I would claim to be willing to overlook this criteria for the man that has an excessive amount of dough $$ in his bank account, BUT I am not swooned by offers of cash advancements and expensive material goods. I am simply turned off by the exterior vulnerability and the willingness to exchange "love" for $$.
kiss my woundslove me tenderbuy me flowers i've never seenwake me up from my dreamsto bring me french toast and teain the morning lightfly across country to spendthe nightyou said you'd steer a boat across the
atlanticcuz you're so f*ck'n romantici can't stand itwhen i look in your eyesunconditionalness sweetness
uncompromisedyou set the standard for many thingsi wasn't sure what it would bringyou're so f*ck'n romanticother men wouldn't calljust to say "i love you"take your timebut i miss youis it okayif i see youi'll kiss you everywhere anywheredamn sure, meplease let this moment beyou're always tempting mecuz you're so f*ck'n romanticwe say the same wordsat the same timei start a sentenceyou finish minelaugh at my jokes when i wanna cryand when i feel losti look in your eyeseven in front of your boysyou wouldn't lieyou say"i gotta see my baby tonight"cuz you're so f*ck'n romantickiss me 'til i'm frantic