Spring is here, but not for me. No new love has blossomed in my life. In actuality, the guy I’ve been seeing for the past 3 months has quietly disappeared from my life (no, I didn’t kill him, and bury his body in the woods; we just ended up ghosting each other I guess). I really don’t know if it’s the spring air, but for some reason, I see couples everywhere, and I am constantly reminded of my non-existent boyfriend. I’m turning 21 this year, but my boyfriend count is still at zero. I want to believe I’m just a late bloomer, and like everyone’s been telling me, I just haven’t found the right guy yet. But I mean, I’m pretty good at Find Waldo; I wish those skills could be applied in the real world where my potential boyfriend can be easily spotted in a red and white striped long sleeve and a matching toque.
To be honest, I think my problem is that I have high standards, and I don’t want to settle. I’m going to try listing my standards because I’ve actually never sat down and wrote a list. By doing this, I hope I understand myself I little bit more, and what I really want from a guy. In my opinion, here are the qualities that make a guy boyfriend material, in no particular order:
Decisive: someone who can make quick decision and plans because I’m indecisive (it’s a problem).
Humour: I’m pretty serious myself. I want someone who can make me laugh. I hate perverted jokes though. Ugh, turn off.
Good sense of fashion: I’m not looking for a guy that looks like he just walked on a runway, but I do appreciate if they know current trends and make the effort to have a style.
Toned Arms: I love the feeling of solid arms. Not necessarily super buff, but just firm.
Works Out/Plays Sports: shows that he is not lazy.
Good Son: The way he treats his family will say a lot about him. So if he treats his mother well, that’s always a great quality. No mama’s boy though.
Respectful: I have no tolerance for rude people. Having manners and knowing basic etiquette is so attractive.
Money: Don’t go on dates when you’re broke. I’m no golddigger, but I do want someone who can support himself and has the means to support me as well.
Comfort: A guy I can be comfortable with eating fried chicken using my hands. Someone who makes me feel pretty even in my au naturale state.
Grammar: I’m a hypocrite by listing this because I’m not perfect with grammar either, but I CAN NOT STAND bad grammar. I tried dating a guy who couldn’t tell the difference between “to” and “too”. Overall, he just didn’t seem to know his basic grammar! I couldn’t look past it. I would even try to correct him, but to no avail.
If anyone knows someone who has all these qualities, PLEASE, call me, maybe?
Let me know what qualities you look for in your significant other!