I overheard two girls talking in the corner coffee shop. One of them said, “Why settle for a good man when I have a great man?”
That’s the mantra among the single set. Nobody wants normal. The guys want the swimsuit model and the gals want Fabio with an attitude.
I have news. The swimsuit model doesn’t eat, she lives on liquids to keep her stomach flat.
With Fabio, there’s only one face in the mirror he wants to admire and it’s not yours.
The Fabios make lousy husbands.
The swimsuits have no room in their bikinis for anybody but themselves.
So what’s a single person to do?
I say look for the person with character. Now there’s an old fashioned word for you.
It refers to a person with a combination of outer and inner qualities that sets him or her apart from the crowd. Someone with substance, an individual, dare I say, different?
That person will not be Mr. Brawn or Ms. Sexy.
He will most likely be the last one to grab the spotlight at a party and the first one to wash the dishes when everybody else has gone home.
She’ll be more interested in your mind than in your muscles.
A person with character has staying power.
He won’t trade you in for the next image in stilettos. He actually wants a wife, a family, a home. That’s another old fashioned idea.
These men do exist, so look around. He’s not flipping through his smart phone, nor is he wearing ear buds. He’s the one behind the newspaper. He still reads.