My Ideal Man Checklist - 6 Revised Versions ...

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

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2. Charming

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3. Financially Successful

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4. A Caring Listener

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5. Witty

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6. In Good Shape

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7. Dresses with Style

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8. Appreciates Finer Things

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9. Full of Thoughtful Surprises

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10. An Imaginative, Romantic Lover

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

1. Nice Looking (prefer Hair on His Head)

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2. Opens Car Doors, Holds Chairs

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3. Has Enough Money for a Nice Dinner

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4. Listens More than Talks

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5. Laughs at My Jokes

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6. Carries Bags of Groceries with Ease

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7. Owns at Least One Tie

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8. Appreciates a Good Home-cooked Meal

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9. Remembers Birthdays and Anniversaries

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10. Seeks Romance at Least Once a Week

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

1. Not Too Ugly (bald Head OK)

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

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3. Works Steady — Splurges on Dinner out Occasionally

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4. Nods Head when I’m Talking

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5. Usually remembers punch lines of jokes

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6. Is in Good Enough Shape to Rearrange the Furniture

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7. Wears a Shirt That Covers His Stomach

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8. Knows Not to Buy Champagne with Screw-top Lids

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9. Remembers to Put the Toilet Seat down

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10. Shaves Most Weekends

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

1. Keeps Hair in Nose and Ears Trimmed

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2. Doesn’t Belch or Scratch in Public

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3. Doesn’t Borrow Money Too Often

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

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

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

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7. Usually Wears Matching Socks and Fresh Underwear

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8. Appreciates a Good TV Dinner

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9. Remembers My Name on Occasion

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10. Shaves Some Weekends

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

1. Doesn’t Scare Small Children

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2. Remembers Where Bathroom is

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3. Doesn’t Require Much Money for Upkeep

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4. Only Snores Lightly when Asleep

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5. Remembers Why He’s Laughing

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6. Is in Good Enough Shape to Stand up by Himself

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7. Usually Wears Clothes

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8. Likes Soft Foods

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9. Remembers Where He Left His Teeth

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10. Remembers That It’s the Weekend

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

1. Breathing

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2. Doesn’t Miss the Toilet!

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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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