I know we all love George Clooney; who doesn’t? But what other celebrity men float your boat? I sometimes ask that question when I start helping a new fabulous woman learn how to better enjoy her dating experience. I ask because it helps me understand her “type.” (At least the type she thinks she wants when we first begin coaching.)
So I asked Stephanie that question. Her answer: Kevin James and Jon Stewart. She loves these guys and thinks they’re hot!
Fast forward a couple weeks and we’re working on helping her be open to new types of men; at least giving them a chance. She tends to judge quite quickly when she meets someone new. (Do you?) That tells me it’s mostly a judgment on physical attributes. You may call it chemistry, I call it looks.
So then it occurs to me: Kevin James and Jon Stewart are the answer! Let’s face it; those guys couldn’t even shine George’s shoes in the looks department.
So I ask: If Kevin James approached you in the grocery store and tried to strike up a conversation, would you be open and encouraging or would you stay focused on picking your apples?
We all know the answer: Wow! Look at those luscious apples!!
It would go something like this: he speaks a few words to you – he’s obviously trying to connect; you decide “you’re not attracted” to him; you continue to bag your apples; he shrugs and away he goes. (Feeling crappy by the way, thank you very much.) You’ve just lost the chance of a lifetime girlfriend. The man you’ve been dreaming of is gone forever.
I’m quite sure that things like humor, integrity, and intelligence are in the list of character traits you’re looking for in a mate. (If you haven’t created or updated your list lately, I highly recommend it.) Now seriously…you’re going to know in a span of a few minutes if a man has those traits…how?
I get that attraction is very important. But it can and does grow as you get to know people. It’s just a fact. So next time you’ve got that man in front of you (or his picture) and you’ve decided you’re not attracted…can you puleeeeze just stop and reconsider? Stay open, be kind and compassionate…and get a glimpse of his personality and character. If you do, maybe you’ll just meet your Kevin James.
1. I didn’t have much interest in my husband’s appearance when I saw him on Match.com. (Sorry honey.) And he said his fave passtime was sailing. I puke on boats. I only met him because he lived in my neighborhood and it was easy. I assure you he’s the most gorgeous man alive. And that Dramamine works.
2. Check out my previous post about being quick to judge. It’ll help you. I know it.
Real true lasting love needs a strong friendship component. And that does not happen overnight.