In my everyday stumbling upon pictures of all sorts (displayed over here), I came across this very compelling triangle.
Immediately, I thought that I could only pick 2 out of the 3 features I’m looking for in the opposite sex.
Here’s the thing, I showed this triangle to two of my female friends and they automatically picked 2 out of the 3 features that they thought fit them.
Are we just ‘wired’ different? But what would you pick as features for the opposite sex? Here’s the combination that I pick:
Intelligent and good looking: I think I’m gonna pass on having to explain my pick because I’m opening myself to a lot of flak for my reasons. AND just in case you’re giving me flak for picking good looking; it’s natural for all human beings to want attractive shiny things. There.
But this – I feel – is a combination that a lot of guys want to have. You know. The kind of girl you bring home for dinner and Dad pats you on the back and says “Good job” and Mom laughs at all her jokes (for SOME reason this is a big deal for me).
And at the end of the day I think I can put up with emotional instability for 50 years. Wait what? 50 years? Yes we’re looking at features for the long term here. At the altar I’ll be saying “I LOVE YOU LONG TERM!” And tweeting about it too just 10 seconds after the kiss.
And come to think of it emotional instability isn’t strictly black and white. There should be plenty of gray areas where my partner can roam in.
But what defines the looking of good anyway. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say! ps. Is there like some sort of modern web-generation translation of that old saying because I feel that a lot of kids will be saying “Beholder? Is that Chinese or sumfin?”.
Good thing I’m making a record of my choice now because I’d probably change my mind even a year from now. A lot of people don’t know what they look for in a person and if you already know what you want then I salute you. In fact I have a friend who has a extremely lengthy checklist of features that make up his ‘ideal woman’. I’ve seen some of it. There’s the regular fare like hot, smart, and must be 3rd-4th cousins with Jennifer Anniston. You know, the usual stuff. And then there’s really picky ones like “Must not mind me playing Xbox” or something like that.
I seriously don’t know what I want. Not crazy is one of them, I’m quite sure. But what defines crazy?
Interviewer: R. Kelly, how do you respond to the allegations that you were having a romantic affair with a teenager?
R. Kelly: Define teenager.
Lastly, holding up the mirror to myself, let me pick what I think are two features that I think that apply to me. None. My awful ‘Mustache Phase’ of 2006 rules me out for the good looking prize. Moving out of engineering  eliminates my chances at intelligence. And lastly my emotional stability is like the Grammys; questionable.
I think I’ll run a poll with my guy friends and girl friends and see what results I get with this triangle. But seriously this damn triangle should have more options.