There, fixed that for you
Originally Posted by sbhikes
I think I realized a long time ago that I was very picky with women. A lot of men and women would save themselves a lot of wear and tear by just recognizing that and getting past it.....because in reality, the list is much harder.
1) Must be smart and very well-read, but I give nothing of that toward time/money spent on education. I have dated incredibly ignorant lawyers as well as sharp as a tack social workers.
2) Like UrbanForager said, must think outside the box and always question everything. Must be immensely curious and always learning.
3) Must take very good care of themselves and take pride in it. Body >>>> Face any day for me. Ahahaha
4) Be frugal, grateful for what they have, and humble.
5) Work for and care about things other than themselves and their own situation. If I can't watch the news or a movie with them and get into an hour-long discussion over what we saw, no thanks.
6) Must have an opinion. I don't do meek and mild. This isn't 1950.....my current gf and I bounce stuff off each other all the time. It refines your opinions.
7) And yes, they cannot be thrown off by: dirt, guns, cold, compost toilets, dead animals, animal bones in stock pots, dogs, horses, having no neighbors, the woods, gardening, canning, cooking, or actual bear rugs
Other than that, I am pretty easy?
But keep in mind that my basic stance is that marriage is an anachronism in today's society, and overall sets a VERY high bar for a partner.....so for me, if I DON'T have that, then what is the point? I will end up finding what I really wanted one day anyway, so it may as well be easier for us when we do. Partners are not used cars, where you buy the nicest thing you can still afford. Get what you want or stay a Mustang, is what I say.
"They now look to a single and splendid government of an aristocracy, founded on banking institutions, and moneyed incorporations under the guise and cloak of their favored branches of manufactures, commerce and navigation, riding and ruling over the plundered ploughman and beggared yeomanry." - Thomas Jefferson, 1826