Sunday, November 29, 2009

Women Seeking Life in Romantic Comedy



Have you ever joined a dating site? I'm a member of Yahoo dating, kind of. They send me emails telling me who they think my perfect match is. I usually delete said emails with the rest of my spam but every once in a while I'll take a quick look. Anything more than a glance cost a subscription fee so a glance is good enough for me. It's kind of interesting seeing how girls describe themselves and how they describe what they are looking for in a man. Some are good, some are well, some are this. Now I don't expect you to read the entire thing but go ahead and skim this description of what this girl is looking for.

"Hmmmmmm.....I am waiting for Mr.Perfect to come along sweep me off my feet, the creme de la creme...because I´m worth it!!!...as much as I ask, I give. So here´s the gauntlet list! :) Beautiful inside and dashingly handsome on the outside :) someone who takes care of their body, mind and soul. A gentleman. A spiritual person who appreciates nature. Family orientated. Committed. Mentally sound, genuine, without overgrown ego. Completely honest and open, able to apologies, forgive and forget and see the funny side, a go getter, skilled and capable, an arty creative type, totally dependable and reliable... someone who REALLY knows how to and takes pleasure in treating a woman with respect and showering her in love, tenderness, good times and pleasant surprises! A good listener, patient and undemanding. A thoughtful and imaginative romantic, someone who gives lots of their time, support, love and attention, but is secure and mature enough to give me my own time and space too. Responsible, fair, communicative, wise, funny and funloving. Tidy (at least ish!), helpful and responsible. Successful and generous. Energetic, fit, adventurous, sporty, broadminded, intelligent, confident and sociable. A passionate, thoughtful and adventurous lover who equally enjoys cuddles and holding hands. Sensible,(ok, most of the time!)with the ability to see and plan ahead, non judgmental, ethical, non racist. No boozers or druggies please. If you´ve got this far and you´re still smiling and thinking yup, that´s me" I´d like to hear from you!"

I don't know about you but I started feeling inadequate about 7 words into this ad. After 7 lines I knew that I was absolutely unqualified. After reading all 20 lines I figured out what the problem was. I'm not a character from a romantic comedy. Think about it. This was the perfect description of the leading man in any movie that can be described as "heart felt, romantic, and funny." Granted, I'm now eliminated myself from the list of possible suitors by being "judgmental" but hey, at least I'm still not a "boozer."

8 comments:

Fran said...

That description actually sounds a lot like you.

Anonymous said...

Ommm...I'm thinking no one but Jesus? Yep, that's it. She needs Jesus.

Kelly said...

Sorry lady, Doug is already taken!
Actually I was thinking the same thing as Fran. Hmmm, imagine that!

Not Too Old said...

I don't know you well enough to judge, but I know you sent my son a card. That makes you way better than anything some silly woman can imagine.

Sounds to me like she's not looking for Jesus - she's looking for a doormat! What kind of excitement is there in having a mate that does everything exactly the way you want, all the time? Half the fun of growing old together is working out the differences and becoming a new person in the process.

melanie said...

Funny thing is that you said you didn't expect us to read it, just skim it, but it looks as if we all read it in it's entirety!

Michael Joseph Sharp said...

:)

Dalnapen said...

Just a shout out to you--encouragement! I teach the 5th/6th grade Sunday School at my church, too. Had 126 kids over two services yesterday...gasp! Loved every second. Always think that I do this more in the flesh and am disappointed. Affirmation 4x over that the kids get that I love them in the Lord. Asked Desiree's mom if I could take she and her sister out with me next weekend to cut down my Christmas tree. She said an enthusiastic 'yes.' Wish I didn't feel such a sinking feeling about Desiree. She must have flunked her grade to still be in the sixth grade. I see the beginning of hardness. Help Jesus!

DanThoms said...

Thank you Dalnapen. 5th and 6th can be a rough age. The class had been going pretty well up to the one session that I wrote about. The next one after that went great. Your right, teaching is also a spiritual battle.