They're still looking for a woman who has a 24-inch waist and a flat stomach, who looks great in an evening gown, in jeans, and buck-naked on the back of a Harley; a woman who has that pinkish, glowing morning beauty and the energy and enthusiasm of endless youth, a woman who is always bubbly, perky, willing, and happy to see you, and who will initiate mad, passionate sex—with or without abandon—at any time, even in broad daylight on the sofa or in the back seat of your car between golf, tennis, and football games. And it wouldn’t hurt if she could cook, has a pile of her own dough, no kids or aging parents, and is available to travel—packs light.
What’s wrong with this picture? LOL
Nothing at all. But it’s only a picture. And pictures are stagnant.
Hang an oil painting over your bed if that’s what you want, I told them, but don’t be too disappointed when it can’t smile back, make great coffee, scratch your back, kiss your boo-boos, listen to your fish stories and other dreams of conquest repeatedly, wrap all the Christmas presents, choose your neckties and navigate through life with you.
Let’s turn it around and look at the picture through a woman’s eyes. Her 'fantasy' man should be successful, ambitious, brilliant, educated, powerful, while also sensitive, athletic, mechanical, courageous, creative, sensual (but only with her), understanding, domestic yet independent, faithful, honest, mannerly, patient, warm, generous, funny, tall, spirited, communicative, and respectful, with a washboard stomach, sweet-smelling breath, and lots of thick wavy hair. Oh, and he should be a mind-reader.
Gentlemen, how do you measure up?
With 'maturity' comes WISDOM. One can only hope...
You have to figure...if the world’s fattest twins can find love, there is hope for all of us. Somewhere out there is another little freak who will love us, understand us, and kiss our three heads and make it all better.
--Carrie Bradshaw "Sex and the City"
Barbara Kennedy, MPH, MSW, is a well-known relationship coach, prominent speaker, and public health educator with a private relationship coaching practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. Author of “BABY BOOMER MEN LOOKING FOR LOVE – The Last Dance” and soon to be released “BABY BOOMER WOMEN 1,000 FIRST DATES – Love-On-Line (L-O-L)” www.BabyBoomerMenLookingForLove.com