Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What I Want In A Man

Original List:

1. Handsome
2. Charming
3. Financially hung
4. Good conversationalist
5. Funny
6. In good shape
7. Dresses with style
8. Appreciates finer things
9. Full of thoughtful surprises

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32)

1. Nice looking
2. Opens car doors, holds chairs
3. Has enough money for a nice dinner
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at my jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42)

1. Not too unattractive
2. Doesn't drive off until I'm in the car
3. Works steady - splurges on dinner out occasionally
4. Nods head when I'm talking
5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes
6. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
7. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
8. Knows not to buy champagne with screw-top lids
9. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
10. Shaves most weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52)

1. Keeps hair in nose and ears trimmed
2. Doesn't belch or scratch in public
3. Doesn't borrow money too often
4. Doesn't nod off to sleep when I'm venting
5. Doesn't re-tell the same joke too over and over and over and over
6. Is in good enough shape to get off the couch on weekends
7. Usually wears matching socks and fresh underwear
8. Appreciates a good TV dinner
9. Remembers my name on occasion
10. Shaves some weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62)

1. Doesn't scare small children
2. Remembers where bathroom is
3. Doesn't require much money for upkeep
4. Only snores lightly when asleep
5. Remembers why he's laughing
6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Likes soft foods
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Remembers that it's the weekend

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72)

1. Breathing.
2. Doesn't miss the toilet.


Yun said...

very funny. Like your attitude, life always just begins:-)

Diggestive said...

Thanks for this, I am so glad that i am still ticking all of these boxes. No matter how old I am

Secretia said...

Did you write that you want a faithful lover?

R. Jacob said...

Going over your list...
not a chance
can't remember
what was the question?
which list was I on?

AirmanMom said...

Too funny! Happy Wednesday!!!!

f1trey said...

OMG im OLDER than I thought!! this is NOT good!!

Roxy said...

Ohhh how I needed this, enjoyed a really good laugh this morning... haha!

Treasia Stepp said...

You never fail to make me laugh. I loved this post. And btw, so very true, I would imagine.

Ace said...

OMG, I've settled. My husband doesn't even match half of these.

Joanie M said...

Very funny!

hey! I lucked out! John resembles the 32 year old list!

Oh wait... more like the 42... no 52 is closer

Oh hell.

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Alice in Wonderland said...

Love your lists...but I'm only at the beginning! You mean I have all this to look forward to?

Dr. Penny said...

I knew you'd like that one!!!

Lorna said...

You made me laugh, thank you; and my oh my, your list(s)sounds about right!

Danica said...

LOL love it!!!

Gaia said...

Hilarious but true. Can you believe nothing in a man excites me anymore.. numb. :(

The Retired One said...


Fragrant Liar said...

See, if you don't change, you just don't grow. Growing more realistic with age just happens. Like butt fat.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You gotta age right along with them too. But, what about, if he can't make it work, then he does believe in playing with toys?

Laptop & Accesories said...

adding one more, have a sincere heart :)

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Helen said...

Hi! I remember reading something like this a few years ago ... but how much fun to read it again! Funny how our priorities change, isn't it?


At a conference for teaching reading and writing a few years back...before school boss and I found ourselves in a group. He was constantly setting me up with his friends...and so one of our group assignments was make a list...of something you want...or dream my boss...said to our group....lets make up a list for Karen's perfect we did...had a ball doing it....and when we were boss looked it over and said...,"sorry need a gay man to fill this list." He was list was for the perfect this age...I would settle for so much less....LOL Loved your list.

Jo said...

Hi, Julie. You have an award on my blog ('The End Of the Rainbow') to pick up. :)


LV said...

Good luck!

VE said...

Damn...I don't own a tie. I almost made one of the lists...

dana said...

Things are looking up.

In just a few more years *hiding behind Joe* you'll have more choices!

Lori said...

Heck, I'm going for #2 on age 72 NOW and he's 50. :)
Men are princes, aren't they?