Maybe it’s not you.
It’s your “type.”
You have tall, dark, handsome syndrome. You’re stuck on the mysterious. Someone rugged. Ready to sweep you off your feet and take you somewhere exotic like Saskatoon. It’s late. That’s all I’ve got.
But aren’t these token requirements at the Oscars? And be realistic. Can’t the majority of your former significant others audition for a Disney production? Maybe it’s time for a change. A recast. A new type for the new year. Prepare for a blond to toss you in their burly arms and fly you to Ottawa. Again, it’s late.
But when tall, dark and handsome has been your type for so long, you’re lost in the what-to-look-for category. And you wonder – outside TDH – what is there? In your jaded mind, you think: “Short, wider than a canyon, and a totally slob.” Oh, be still my battered heart. Or, “Angry red-head, sky-high height, looks not applicable.” Okay, appearances aren’t a major factor, but nix out hot-heads.
Consider a lanky baby-faced blond. Or someone shorter with chiselled features and jet-black hair? Or bald? Completely bald. Isn’t hair overrated? If someone has an awesome personality, would you tell them: “I think you’re great, and I appreciate you taking me to Bora Bora, but I can use your scalp as a mirror.” Because that’s mean.
But why do you prefer tall, dark and handsome in the first place? The type which makes your knees rubbery like half-melted “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” and I can’t believe they still make that poo-poo.
Maybe it’s the Hollywood influence. Back in the day, they needed someone rugged to rescue the damsel in distress. They weren’t sending in Mickey Rooney. No. It was Cary Grant. Or Clark Gable. According to Paired Life, women prefer tall, dark and handsome. But, there’s more. Of course there’s more. Men who apply must be good with children, have a deep voice and dress well – and much more! And to think you were just stuck on tall, dark and handsome.
You want someone who needs figuring out. Someone to ponder the deep-seeded secrets of life. Such as how do they get that darn maraschino cherry in a Cherry Blossom.
So, do you stay the course? Or tuck yourself into the tiny box of tall, dark and handsome rather than discovering a whole new world?
Tall, dark and handsome is a hard habit to break. And maybe your type isn’t the problem.
Because you know the secret behind the Cherry Blossom, and you’ve already been to Saskatoon.
So, it really is you.