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My Ideal Man Checklist - 6 Revised Versions ...

By Mabelle

When I was a teenager, I had this stringent list of what my ideal man should be: handsome, well-off, caring, understanding, God-fearing, intelligent - " I could have gone on and on then about what qualities my partner should have. However, as I grew older, I realized that I could never really find a real person who met all these sterling qualities.

Building a my-ideal-man-list is much like this e-mail that I received which made me laugh out loud, it's entitled "My Ideal Man Checklist". At age 22, the checklist goes much like the list that I had above. Another revised list is made at ages 32, 42, 52, 62 and by the age of 72 there are only a couple of items on the list: that the man should be breathing and not miss the toilet. Well, here's the full version for you to enjoy:
“My Ideal Man Checklist”
What I Want in a Man, Original List (age 22):

1 Handsome

2 Charming

3 Financially Successful

4 A Caring Listener

5 Witty

6 In Good Shape

7 Dresses with Style

8 Appreciates Finer Things

9 Full of Thoughtful Surprises

10 An Imaginative, Romantic Lover

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 32):

1 Nice Looking (prefer Hair on His Head)

2 Opens Car Doors, Holds Chairs

3 Has Enough Money for a Nice Dinner

4 Listens More than Talks

5 Laughs at My Jokes

6 Carries Bags of Groceries with Ease

7 Owns at Least One Tie

8 Appreciates a Good Home-cooked Meal

9 Remembers Birthdays and Anniversaries

10 Seeks Romance at Least Once a Week

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 42):

1 Not Too Ugly (bald Head OK)

2 Doesn’t Drive off until I’m in the Car

3 Works Steady — Splurges on Dinner out Occasionally

4 Nods Head when I’m Talking

5 Usually remembers punch lines of jokes

6 Is in Good Enough Shape to Rearrange the Furniture

7 Wears a Shirt That Covers His Stomach

8 Knows Not to Buy Champagne with Screw-top Lids

9 Remembers to Put the Toilet Seat down

10 Shaves Most Weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 52):

1 Keeps Hair in Nose and Ears Trimmed

2 Doesn’t Belch or Scratch in Public

3 Doesn’t Borrow Money Too Often

4 Doesn’t Nod off to Sleep when I’m Venting

5 Doesn’t Re-tell the Same Joke Too Many Times

6 Is in Good Enough Shape to Get off Couch on Weekends

7 Usually Wears Matching Socks and Fresh Underwear

8 Appreciates a Good TV Dinner

9 Remembers My Name on Occasion

10 Shaves Some Weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 62):

1 Doesn’t Scare Small Children

2 Remembers Where Bathroom is

3 Doesn’t Require Much Money for Upkeep

4 Only Snores Lightly when Asleep

5 Remembers Why He’s Laughing

6 Is in Good Enough Shape to Stand up by Himself

7 Usually Wears Clothes

8 Likes Soft Foods

9 Remembers Where He Left His Teeth

10 Remembers That It’s the Weekend

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 72):

1 Breathing

2 Doesn’t Miss the Toilet!

As funny as the e-mail was, it is true" as you grow more mature, your original list of 'requirements' for an ideal man are revised. Now, all I am looking for in an ideal man is one who can be both a best friend and a partner in life, and someone who will love me as unconditionally as I love him. And what about you? What's your perfect guy checklist?

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