Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Pretty Boy

Here's the truth: One of the types of guys I was attracted to all during my teens was the quintessential pretty boy. You know what I'm talking about: softer features, clean cut... Sometimes, they may even outdress you, or have way too much more style, in which case you'd need to wonder what you bring to the relationship (and that would make him a metrosexual, but that's another conversation).

However, Pretty Boys can be super intimidating, with their style and put togetherness... Not to get all stereotypical, but it can be daunting as heck when your boyfriend, a cutie pie extraordinare, is just too cute... And not necessarily overly put together, but just has the gentlest features that make you wonder if he just needs a girl as pretty as him to kind of balance him out.

I recently bumped into one of my Pretty Boy friends - one I used to pine for because he was pretty it was a little daunting. If I had it together, he had it more together. And with his perfect physique (NO joke), and wide smile with symmetrical features, I felt that he needed the girl version of himself.

Don't get it twisted. I like the way I look. But if he were a girl, I could see myself being a little jealous. (*Insert Smile Here*) I mean how can you not be a little intimidated?

But, at second glance, I realized: any guy that pretty can't be all that perfect. I like my men a little rugged. And then I can bring the cute into it all -- keeping a "Ying Yang" effect on things, if you will - thus maintaining much more of a balance, don't you think?

Open to feedback on this one. Haven't delved into this one nearly enough yet.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Affection

What IS it about the holidays that gets people all warm and fuzzy? Maybe it's the cold outside, or that warm feeling of togetherness... But holidays in general get people all wound up.

I know I've been the victim of this warm feeling that the holidays cause. Starting with Thanksgiving and spilling through the New Year, you can't help but want someone by your side to keep you warm during the nights, or to bring home while your family embarrasses you!

Now, my family is intense and I'm not craving the possibility of bringing someone into that. However, I have to admit, the sight of all things related to the holiday make me all warm and fuzzy inside. I would say that for me, the feeling started right after Halloween and will go away on January 2. :-)

But then there's the chance to meet a bunch of other fun singles to start of the new year, isn't there?

I guess there ARE ups to this whole thing.