Have any of you come across strange criteria in your search for a mate? I’ve heard about or read the profiles of many men, and some have the strangest things therein.
Like the guy who only wanted a girl with an advanced science degree. Ph.D.s in astrophysics, anyone? Masters in marine biology? No medical doctors or Ph.D.s in psychology need apply, I guess.
Let’s not forget the guy who wanted a woman with a “sparkling personality” (can anyone define that for me? I’ve always wondered) who would support him for seven years while she helped him “develop his full potential.” I said no thank you; I wanted someone who had more potential than could be developed in seven years, and also someone who didn’t just think about his wife in terms of what she could do for him.
Must be willing to move to Puerto Rico. For all you guys out there struggling with too many suggestions, this is a great way to narrow the field. No woman is willing to move to Puerto Rico. Though people will still offer to go out. People are always telling me to go out with guys who say they want to move to Somalia the day after the wedding. The rationale? “If he likes you enough he’ll change his mind.” I’m not terribly comfortable with that, because if he was open to not moving to Somalia, he wouldn’t claim otherwise before agreeing to go out.
“Family oriented career woman.” If that’s not an oxymoron, then it probably describes most women. Don’t we all want a career as long as it doesn’t interfere with our family? That’s why we’re in college and dating.
Then there was the guy who wrote, “Must like visiting the sick.”
“That one’s not for me,” I said firmly. “The only sick I visit are my friends when it’s not contagious.”
“That’s good enough,” my mother replied. “I’ll tell the shadchan Monday night is ok?”
Anything for a date. Well, almost anything. Cross off Puerto Rico, but if I have to, I’ll get that advanced science degree. I’ll even take a course on coruscating. Just marry me already, somebody!