You're undoubtedly familiar with the beer commercials featuring a remarkably well-cast actor, his supposed daring feats and admiring women.
I actually know a guy like that, or knew -- it's been several years since I last saw him. A ruggedly handsome, supremely self-confident man who'd done fascinating, challenging things and kept right on doing them as the years rolled by. He owned the garage where my MGB got the difficult work done; he'd show up sometimes with a book, an antique range (or something), an unusual car, a stack of photos from vacations in exotic places with fascinating people. He spoke several languages. A terribly interesting man and he was kind of sweet on me. Oh, my blushes!
The thing is, those "most interesting men," there's a lot of people interested in them and on the average, about half are the opposite sex. They are interested right back, often as not. And they do enjoy a nice buffet.
So -- fun to be with, but to date? Look, you're kissing everyone else he's been kissing. And so on. It's probably a long, long list and the last six entries were made in the last 24 hours. When you get boring, no problem, plenty more where you came from. The dashing, interesting people will roll those dice; I won't.
"Interesting" is interesting but you don't take 'em home to show Mother and Father. Gimme a man a little more down to Earth -- and a little less likely to get winked at by stunning models.
--But I still like those commercials. 'Cos I knew that guy, or one of his brothers. He's interesting.
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9 months ago