Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Boyfriend Checklist - Top 20 (or 30) MUSTS

I'm a little bit hesitant to write about this...but today I've done a lot of thinking about what I want in a boyfriend/husband.  I actually whipped out my list...yes...I have a list (that I wrote 7 years ago) just because I was curious to see how much I've changed since then.  Now granted, some of these things are a little humorous - but I wanted to share!
  1. Religious
  2. Makes me laugh
  3. Laughs at me
  4. Steady job
  5. Attractive
  6. Wants children
  7. Wants to be married
  8. Not allergic to pets
  9. Supportive
  10. Comfortable around my family
  11. Close to their own family
  12. Thoughtful gestures
  13. Helpful
  14. Physically fit
  15. LOVES Monopoly
  16. Likes to cook
  17. Likes to travel
  18. Likes to read
  19. Doesn't drink too much
  20. Doesn't play video games
Some of these things are superficial I understand, and no they aren't game changers if someone doesn't have one of these qualities.  For example, Monopoly, he doesn't have to love it - but "it'd sure be cool if you did".  The superficial ones are just "added bonuses"...for example, I can add to them...
  1. Likes to sit in bed on Saturday morning reading the newspaper and drinking coffee
  2. Will cover my eyes during scary movies
  3. Good at home improvements - painting, hanging stuff, etc.
  4. Likes Country music - with this comes a love for concerts
  5. Enjoys driving backroads - and wouldn't mind getting lost in Morehead so we could get Pasquales cheese fries
  6. Will eat Qdoba with me at least 3 times a week (when he isn't cooking for me)
  7. Willing to carry my clothes basket up 10898 stairs and will get bonus points for putting away laundry
  8. Has got to help me get motivated to work out - chasing me with a vehicle  may be the only option
  9. Enjoys sitting outside at night, no matter how cold with a blanket, music, and a cold beer
  10. Actually picks up the phone to call me, because my cute little southern accent makes his day!
I think a lot of times guys either try way too hard or in my case don't try at all...where's the happy medium?  Yes I know that some of these are unrealistic expectations, but it's always fun to have a wish list - heck it's like Christmas.  But I'll be honest, all I want is for someone to adore me, love me, inspire me, challenge me, and to help me be a better person.  I don't need flowers, candy, fancy dates, or shiny things to make me happy.  I just want someone who is 100% honest with me, doesn't play games, and understands my crazy obsession with blogging & Twitter!
Disclaimer: If you know any nice gentlemen that are at least 20 out of the 30 - please send picture & information my way - HAHA JOKING!


  1. I think this list is awesome! I can totally understand monopoly being a make it or break it! :)

    1. Thanks lady! This list could also be the reason I'm single, haha! :)

  2. I think you have a good list! ;) You forgot to add though "does not run up the stairs 1700 times per day." (unless of course it is to carry your laundry basket for you hehe)

    1. HAHA - and also please do not own an elephant that runs up and down the stairs that many times!!

  3. Have you read Data: A Love Story? A woman meets her match by making a very similar list, only longer and more specific. If it worked for her it could work for you.