This was inspired by the ever-silly Melly, and is brought to you by 8 hours of bordem in Iraq. Enjoy.
This is numero uno folks. If I can’t trust you, I can’t date you. I might talk to you, the very nature of my work requires I associate with many people and items I do not trust, but there is roughly a snowball’s chance in hell I will date someone that isn’t trustworthy (again). If you wonder what constitutes trustworthy, you are quite likely lacking in that department and need not apply.
Yes folks, I said it – intelligence is a major factor for me. I’m a geek. Though there are a few decisions in my history that may not stand out as being driven by sheer brilliance, I’m not stupid. If I can’t talk to you at more than a 6th grade level there’s little chance of anything working out. This isn’t to say you have to want to come by, and make up random physics problems, just to see if we can solve them before the pizza shows up. However, you should have the brains to at least understand what I’m talking about. Anyway, smart is hot.
Laughing is fun, and is about the only ab workout I actually enjoy. Classifying the multiple types of humor is difficult, but I’m pretty open to all of them. Sarcastic, slapstick, dirty, cheesy – really it all has it’s place. I’m pretty sarcastic/cheesy myself. Make me laugh, I’ll try to return the favor.
Staying home, watching something on TV, and having a beer or 3 is fine by me. Never wanting to go out, and do something crazy and exciting, is not. Someone called me dangerous today, but I think she was confused – I do dangerous things, unless you’re trying to kill me I’m not personally dangerous, but rather adventurous. In short, bring some excitement to the table – you want to go skydiving? Sweet, lets do it. Ya dig?
I probably should have put this earlier, but really it should go without saying. You don’t necessarily have to be older than me (22) to attain an appropriate level of maturity. Responsibility should have been covered over a decade ago for anyone considered a legal adult in the USA. If I do something stupid, I’m going to own up to it, and deal with the consequences. I expect nothing less from anyone I date. Note: ‘Drunk’ is neither an excuse, nor a reason, for anything. Using it as such will push one of my biggest buttons hard.
Be sure of yourself. Everyone has their insecurities, just don’t let them get in the way of life. This kind of ties into trust, and maturity too – if I say I’m going out with the guys to drink beer and talk about guy stuff – that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Do not freak out, and immediately assume I’m going out to replace you with a newer model. I’ve had the same guitar pick for 11 years, if it ain’t broke I don’t fix it. So don’t worry about senseless stuff.
This is where I end this thought. I don’t personally think there’s anything irrational about any of that, but feel free to comment either way