What I Want In A Man

August 9th, 2010

Received by e-mail from a friend, who got it from a friend, who got it from … ?? – Truth is stranger than fiction – and as funny

Original  List: age (20 something) 

  • 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

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

  • 1. Nice looking
  • 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

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

  • 1.  Not too ugly
  • 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.  Can tow a Caravan
  • 4.  Can cook a BBQ
  • 5.  Doesn’t re-tell the same  joke too many times
  • 6.  Appreciates a good TV dinner
  • 7.  Helps with the housework

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

  • 1.  Doesn’t scare small children
  • 2.  Remembers where I have put things
  • 3.  Can still tow a van without causing chaos on the road
  • 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 some  clothes
  • 8.  Doesn’t notice my facial hair and wrinkles
  • 9.  Remembers  where he left his teeth
  • 10. Stops trying to tell jokes

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

  • 1.  Breathing.
  • 2.  Doesn’t miss the toilet.
  • 3.  Remembers where we both live.

Send this to the women  who will enjoy reading it and to the men who can handle it.

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