Monday, June 19, 2006

The Perfect Man is Not Perfect

This picture cracks me up:



I sent it to one of my sisters a while back (she’s been divorced for a while, is a size 4 who looks great in red, and has a little dog). Unlike the poor stiff in photo, my sister is a very attractive woman, and she’s had her share of dates, but her pickiness became a family joke – “He’s too short, he’s too old, he’s losing his hair, he didn’t open the car door for me, he can’t spell (seriously-she rejected some poor ‘schmo because of his poor email skills), he talks too much, he talks too little, he has teenagers, etc., etc., etc.

And then, a few months ago, she met Mr. Right. She’s head over heels in love with a man who fits NONE of her previous requirements – he’s short, graying, has a very strong Brooklyn accent (we’re from the South, ya’ll), has a teenage daughter, and spoils his dog more than you’d ever believe possible. In short, he’s wonderful.

The point here is that the 'Perfect Man' is in the eye of the beholder. While we teased my sister mercilessly about her pickiness, it turns out she was right to wait. What turns you off in one person can be irresistibly attractive in someone else.

Here's to pickiness! Women of the world, don't settle for anything less than the Perfect Man... who, if he's truly perfect, won't be. :-)

1 comment:

coosgirl said...

at least her dog won't get in the way when she meets mr. perfecto...