Well, I’m back on LDSSingles, and I think I’m probably here for the same reasons a lot of us are: A combination of deflecting parental pressure, dreading going to the office holiday party alone, and wanting someone to talk about Walking Dead with.
But what do I put here that will strike a chord with that right guy who isn’t(!--(/span--)span) going to mind when I want us to dress up to watch the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who? Is he going to care that I am teaching myself to play the accordion? Maybe knowing I read 2-3 books a week will catch his eye. Or maybe telling a funny story about the time I did the midnight hike to the top of Mt. Timp will make me sound adventurous and athletic while showing off my sense of humor. Selling yourself is a tricky business.
Then I found this old personal ad from a newspaper in the 1900s:
“Husband Wanted - A young lady about 21 years of age - pleasing manners and accomplished - is anxious to change her condition and would like to have a husband sometime before the 1st of January next. She has every requisite to make any gentleman of congenial habits happy in the married state. She would prefer a husband not over thirty-five - but would not refuse even forty. Fortune is not so much of an object.”
No beating around the bush for her, just straightforward and to the point. So in that same spirit, I’ll just say that while I’m not looking for a husband by January, I am looking for a smart guy who is profoundly witty, who has his head on straight but who isn’t afraid to be goofy, who know what he wants out of life, and who can make even the most mundane things feel like an adventure. I like to think I offer the same. Oh, and fortune is not so much of an object. ;)
If you think you fit the bill, drop me a line!