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What's your motto on knowing if someone is right to go out with?

Asked by tripe (146 points ) March 9th, 2010

I don’t focus on looks but I have to fancy the person. What I really look for is someone that makes me happy.

I think it’s slightly silly to make criteria such as “must be smart.”, etc. Maybe their are a few vital criteria but mostly fancying someone is subjective and doesn’t really have any criteria apart from how I feel.

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I would never have dated a man without a sense of humor.That and he has to be strong like bull.grins

and he has to have a head shaped like a lunchbox.

partyparty's avatar

Think initially the attraction has to be physical, but a kind and caring person would have to be top of my list.

jfos's avatar

You know you’re meant for someone if

smokester's avatar

As long as they’re the same species I’m good.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

My major motto is: Don’t live your life by silly mottoes.

My second motto is: My head is shaped like a lunch bag. Would that work, @lucillelucillelucille ?

Cruiser's avatar

Being expert at bull riding is my main criteria.

Vunessuh's avatar

Someone mature, confident, secure, funny, supportive and understands my need for independence.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@CyanoticWasp -Maybe….is it a Flintstone lunchbox?lol
@Cruiser-Giddyap!lol
@Vunessuh-Oh,BS! You want a man with a sack ‘o doughnuts on his neck!You just pm’d me this breaking news!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille it’s more like a Homer Simpson sack of donuts… with hair. (That is, the head has hair, not the donuts.)

Trillian's avatar

I look for an IQ and a sense of humor. Anyone who likes Garrison Keillor and/or Monty Python has a good head start.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@CyanoticWasp -LMAO! Now that is Vunessuh’s dream man.

Vunessuh's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille And that’s coming from a woman who likes Quint and Howie Long the lunchbox head? Good Lord, what is this world coming to?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Vunessuh -They both have something in common and that is their lunchbox shaped heads.I am consistent if anything!

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I said bull riding not riding pygmie ponies there little lady.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Isn’t the lunchbox head a drawback for reproducing?

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I think you need to redo high school biology, maybe.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m thinking of the delivery.

Vunessuh's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Oh, Gawd! You mean trying to push out a lunchbox head? My vagina just grew legs and ran off.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I’m thinking of lunch, dammit.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The idea of passing a bowling ball is bad enough, add handles, latches, and that shape. Ow

CMaz's avatar

I have to get that vibe. And all the above.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Then the lunchbox head is a plus. Other women will leave him alone and look at you with sympathy thinking about childbirth.

ModernEpicurian's avatar

Personally, I look for someone that has things in common with me, I find it hard to build a relationship with someone that I find it hard to communicate with.

Probably something I should listen to myself. Hm…

judochop's avatar

If I open her car door she had better lean across and at least try to open mine.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@judochop -That’s right!I have been told that behaviour is what earned me Brownie points.it’s funny to see that in writing

Neizvestnaya's avatar

After initial physical attraction and talking to the person of interest for a bit then I glean for these things: they value monogamy, believe in love, give great respect and wonder to sex, have humor, self confidence, value serious friendships.

Brian1946's avatar

I’m married, so my motto is that I’ll go out with a woman if she’s my wife. ;-)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

They have to excite me intellectually – I must be able to talk to them for hours and glimpse the fact that they can teach me something.

Your_Majesty's avatar

If someone accept me the way I am then I must accept him/her the way he/she is.

thriftymaid's avatar

I don’t have a motto. You won’t know until you spend time with them.

janbb's avatar

@Trillian I like Monty Python and Garrison Keillor. You free Saturday night?

phillis's avatar

I look at it this way. How would I respond to them if I were blind? It’s a great way to cut to the chase, I can tell you that. I love beauty as much as the next person, but it’s all basically the same when the lights are out, darlin’. If you had nothing to go on except what’s on the inside, what would YOU want most in a partner?

YARNLADY's avatar

I don’t have a motto exactly, but some guidelines would be do you feel comfortable with them, do you have something in common, do you seem to have the same values.

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