After being single now for just over 8 years, I’ve been pondering the question, “What is the one thing that women want most from a man?”
I’m not a particularly strikingly good looking man. I’m aware that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I know that I wasn’t behind Brad Pitt in the queue for looks and they’re not my most endearing feature.
It looks even worse than that if I were to hand my CV in to a dating agency! I have bipolar disorder 🧠, I wear an hearing aid 🦻🏻in my left ear and I have a partial denture on my bottom teeth 🦷 , the six pack is long gone too as 40 approaches the middle age spread is on the horizon. They don’t put bay windows in slums though as the saying goes.
However, this is what makes me who I am. I have no control over these things. The things I can control however are my manners, integrity, honesty and decorum.
I see mates in the pub having a pint and when their partner calls to see when they are home to make tea, they say 20mins and they have no intentions of going home. I just wouldn’t do that. Surely it is easier to say that the lads are all here, don’t think that I’ll make it back for tea. It seems that it could be a late one. I’ve got my keys so don’t worry. Surely it is a better idea to just say that? The partner isn’t stupid enough to not expect you to be having a few pints with your friends sometimes but it’s when you lie to them and they have gone to the efforts of making your tea. Thoughts? 💭
I’m over the 3-day benders nowadays. I’m not going to lie, I go to the pub but only when it’s quiet and I know my limitations with alcohol and my medication. I enjoy colouring, reading my books, music and playing guitar. I’m just resurrecting my golfing career after a 12 year hiatus. I’m learning Spanish and improving my Portuguese at the same time.
I’m domesticated too. A solid 8/10 at ironing. Struggle a little with shirts. Can’t say that I’m a great cook as I don’t really get to do anything for anyone else. I’m a master of the Old El Paso Mexican 🇲🇽 kits though. Fajitas, Enchiladas, Burritos 🌯 , Tacos 🌮 etc have been greatly enjoyed by the few people I have done them for. One of my friends is from Venezuela 🇻🇪 and she loved it. Now I know that it’s not Mexico but it’s close enough for me to be happy 😊
The only thing I can say is that you have to treat people as you would like to be treated as there is so much more you can achieve through honesty. Positivity breeds serenity remember 👌💙
I have to admit that I have been on Tinder. The whole internet dating thing is a little too much for me to get my head round. The birth of the Catfish generation and a filter for just about everything and anything, means you don’t know what’s true or not.
Is there any hope yet for me? Do you think that I’m resided to be living the Cliff Richard life of the Batchelor Boy? #datingwithadisorder