I did, it’s become shortened and revised to make more sense. It reads: “Is willing to date me.” But seriously, I’m not kidding. If I had to pick five non-negotiables, I’d pick these five nons: non-smoker, non-Cosmo drinker, non-Paris Club diva, non-Packers fan, non-small spoon. But I also won’t date someone who drinks decaf coffee. When I was younger, I don’t think I had much of a list and was still learning what I did and didn’t like in a relationship…I realized it was more important to date and see what actually mattered. If I had to shorten my list to five non-negotiables, I’d say that he must be genuine, handsome, honest, goal driven, and loving. or what I would and wouldn’t be willing to put up with. I have actually just been creating the list as I go.Since I’m not much of a dater, I don’t usually go out with a guy unless I really see potential. There’s a few things (like two dozen) that I always have at the forefront of my mind, but most of it is just like a completely casual, non-emotional stunting, mental pro-con list. Just the men who think that’s possible for the rest of us. I think they may be shorter lists and lists change upon circumstances (i.e. I would hope to be qualified similar to how I qualify men. Lisa: Absolutely – and I’m sure like ours, their lists have evolved as they’ve gotten older.Numero uno: If you send me a d**k pic, it’s getting posted on the internet along with your number. My friend Jameson is always the voice of reason when I’m out in da’ clubs (I hate myself), and keeps it super real and is usually like, “Bro, that dude only kind of looks like he might have a little meth in his eye. If they haven’t, they’re probably not someone you’d want to be with anyhow. Their lists are created by their penises, and women create our list with our hearts. In fact, I think men have a variety of lists for different circumstances.Lisa: One of the most ridiculous things I tend to look at is where someone is from. If not, I think you’re hiding something crazy like a wife and kids in the woods of Minnesota. (Me at 23.) Brittany: I’ve never heard a completely outlandish requirement as of yet.I’m not sure I could date a guy who grew up in a rural area. Then again, I think it’s completely OK to be as picky as you want.And some people – well, their list looks like a freaking sushi menu If you’re single, you may have found yourself wondering if your list of dating requirements is holding you back at all.In fact, you may have had well-meaning (but seriously obnoxious) friends and family members tell you to stop being so picky. We asked Laura, Amanda, Lisa, Nycole, Chloe, Brittany and Nick to tell us a little bit about their personal dating requirements – and find out how they really feel about dating checklists. It started as a joke my freshmen year in college (pre-Facebook days! It was a typed list based on a point system – 65 total points, and a guy needed 50 to be considered.
If I had to cut my list down to five non-negotiables, I suppose it would be honesty, respect, ambition, attraction and undeniable chemistry.
Someone dedicated, genuine, honest, funny, spontaneous, faithful. Sometimes I think the little things can hold us back, like only liking tall men, or men with a certain shape or big muscles. If I had to list my top five non-negotiable characteristics, I guess they would be trustworthy, respectful, handsome, driven, and family-oriented.
Usually, most men I date do meet these requirements. no friends married) Amanda: Men may have lists, but I’m betting they’re completely different than woman’s requirements.
If you have ever been in a bad relationship with someone because you settled for less than what your standards are, or because you really had nothing in common then you may want to make a dating checklist before you go for your next conquest.
This checklist should include everything you are looking for in a person.