Another post inspired by Until I Get Married – I swear that guy has the best ideas!
I’m sure I’ve blogged about this at some point in time, but I don’t really believe in opposites attract. I mean yeah it’s a romantic idea and all that, but relationships are hard enough without putting the added stress of having absolutely nothing in common with your partner on top of them. That being said, I see some definite appeal in getting involved with a dude who brings to the table some of the things I lack. Even though I think I’m technically not allowed to want that.
Without further ado, I give you five qualities I need in a man that I don’t have myself:
1. I like men who are in shape even though I am not.
This is pure superficiality on my part but I don’t care. Any man who is going to lock Max down needs to have his physical fitness on point. There can only be one softie in our relationship and that is me. So yeah – I’d prefer you to be all ripped and shit if we’re gonna get down. Bony is okay too as long as your thighs are bigger than mine.
2. I need a man who is good at math even though I am certified mathematically-retarded
Thanks Jozen for pointing this one out because I might have missed it but it’s sooo key. I am hopeless when it comes to numbers, so I’m gonna need Mr. Max to take the reins when it comes to things like counting change, telling time, and making sure we’re on track to have chex 730 times a year.
3. I need a man who is responsible even though I
sometimes spend my rent money on shoes am sometimes not.
Everyone has a philosophy when it comes to finance; some people say “a penny saved is a penny earned”, for others it’s “waste not, want not”. Me? My philosophy goes like this: “Daddy I need $300!”. Oh wait – no that’s Hillary Banks, isn’t it? Mine is “money flows freely and easily”. Therefore in my world, spending the gas money on books or rent money on shoes is okay because some replacement money is going to flow in from
your wallet somewhere to make it all okay. Which is why I need a man to put a firm hold on the purse strings.
3. I need a man who is cool even though I am a nerd.
Stunningly beautiful though I may be, At heart I am really just a nerd. My idea of a hot Saturday night is a trip to Goodwill for books (I just love the musty smell), a stop at Timothy’s for a coffee, and a couple hours perusing Wikipedia. Left to my own devices I would never watch TV, listen to music created after 1999, or stay up past 11 o’clock. I mean, I’m the kind of girl who will show up to a dude’s house at 3am naked under a trench coat and get so caught up reading his coffee table books that I forget to take off the coat. So for me to wife a dude who is as cerebral as I am would likely result in the two of us living in the land that time forgot.
5. I need a man with a big heart even though mine is a little dried-up stone.
After all these years of being single, my heart has withered up. If you guys read my guest post on SBM you know that my philosophy on romance goes a little something like this: Eff Love. I have all the love in the world for my friends and family, but when it comes to that one true love, I’d rather have a V8. Any man who wants to settle down with me needs an abundance of love to make up for the minimal output I’m capable of and a whole lotta patience.
So that’s my list – what do you guys think? Is it okay for me to want these qualities in a man when I don’t possess them myself? What qualities do you need your mate to have that you might be a little shaky on yourself? Speak on it in the comments.
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