I was reading a blog post yesterday written by a twenty-something woman. And in that post she listed the things she desired in a mate. The list contained about twenty-two items and included things like: athletic, likes to snuggle, healthy social life and likes to travel.
I don’t think I’ve ever made a list like that. At least not one with twenty-two items. There was one comment on the blog and that said, “Good luck.” That made me chuckle because it is exactly what I was thinking after I read the list.
I went to dinner with my sister on Friday night and I revealed to her that I would probably get married again. She raised her eyebrows and was like, “Really?” I know it was a shock. It was a shock to me when I realized that I actually wanted to do it yet again. Not anytime soon but I’m estimating in about 3-4 years I’ll be married again. Maybe later but definitely not sooner.
Why not sooner? Simple, I’m not ready. I’m still learning things about myself and I’m also learning how to be happy by myself. Next month will be a year that I’ve been really, really single and I think that is the longest amount of time I have ever been single since I started dating 30 years ago. Seriously.
I don’t have a list like my young friend. There are really only three things that are important to me: he must be a Christian and have a real relationship with God, he must have his own money and he has to be taller than me. I'm sure there are other things that I would prefer but those are negotiable. These three are not.
What about you? If you're married did you have a list? If single, do you have one? What's on it?