My male friends think that writing a list to help one look for a mate is too controlling; us women with a history of terrible relationships realise it is vital. My husband list looks like this:
I was way too young when I married a sweet Englishman.
The father of my three beautiful kids…
My next husband will audition in front of panel of my bitchiest girlfriends because I haven’t a clue how to pick a long term mate. Only the best applicants will be granted a second interview. These are the qualities I want my third husband to possess:
1. Puts my kids on a pedestal.
2.Faithful (not likely but no harm in wishful thinking)
6. Puts my kids on a pedestal.
8.Committed heterosexual, no swingers, no ‘open marriage’ fans, no “I might help out during Mardi Gras” types.* (see footnote)
9.Emotionally stable. (Now I am kidding myself.)
10.Finds me irresistible at all times of day and night
11.Does household chores without having to be asked
12. Not residing in the ‘Big House’ making new friends
13. Puts my kids on a pedestal
14. Has a stable income
15. Has worked on his own baggage and knows I have my own baggage that I’m dealing with too
I will have to manufacture him in a laboratory.
Single ladies, please tell me if you have a list. What’s on it?
*I am talking about the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney which is the most fabulous parade and party in the world, ever. My sister in law and I have a saying,
“He’s not gay, but he may help out our gay brothers if they have a rush OR he’ll help out if they’re busy during Mardi Gras.