Tell me if any variation of the following sounds familiar:
I like to stay in shape and have a lot of respect for people that also have the discipline to make that a priority in their lives.
Because I see it constantly on guys' profiles out in online dating world.
Tell me if you think it would be ok for me to write the following:
"I like to make a lot of money and I have a lot of respect for people that also have the discipline to make the dolla-dolla bills a priority in their lives."
Probably not, am I right?
Gentlemen, just a few thoughts.
1. If you want to write "No fatties," just write "no fatties." You're not sounding less shallow because you fancied it up; in fact, you kind of sound worse. Refer to Point 2 for an explanation.
2. A "priority"? Seriously, a priority? When I think of my "priorities," they include family, friends, Spence, my job, keeping up my house, saving money, reading, writing, traveling, volunteer work, cultural experiences ... the list goes on. Nowhere on that list will you find GOING TO THE GYM. But neither will you find NAPPING or WASHING MY HAIR or IRONING or OIL CHANGES. Why?
Because those things aren't priorities for anyone normal--they are things you just do. If you're confused about this, please google the word "priority." Or go watch Keeping the Faith and focus on the scene where Ben Stiller and Edward Norton explain that "jogging is not a skill."
I could go on and on about other funny things I've seen on profiles (like the guy with immaculately sculpted facial hair who declared he was looking for a woman who was "exceptionally intelligent and physically stunning" -- enough said), but I should probably work on this "NaNoWriMo" thing I signed up for.
Because I start a lot of projects and I have a lot of respect for people who have the discipline to make starting projects a priority in their lives.