Is Prince Charming Datable?
By: Michele Armstrong
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a running list of qualities I look for in a guy before dating them. I’ve never used them as “rules” or “criteria” for any of my dates, rather a guideline for what I find attractive. For starters, he has to love Jesus and display Godly character and leadership. Knowing (if possible) how he treats his mom is a good indication of how he will ultimately treat you. And of course, integrity goes a long way!
Somewhere along the way though, we got in our heads that “Prince Charming” was waiting for us. But, what makes him so charming? Or worth the wait - for that matter?
The other day I came across Venus razors’ new advertising ploy: The Manquarium. Yep. Just like it sounds! In campaigning their newest razor, Venus Breeze (the first 2-in-1 razor with built-in shave gel bars making shaving easier and more convenient - according to the world’s leading female shaving brand), the Manquairum is a site where you can actually build your perfect guy, in a breeze of course! After fishing through a few bod profiles (five to be exact), answering questions like “Your guys plans an amazing date, where does he take you? “ and “You’re having a bad day, and your guy comes over to cheer you up. How does he do it?,” your ideal guy awaits you where you can actually visit him everyday if you so choose!
In the Manquarium, you can watch your guy doggy paddle and spout cheesy pick-up lines like “goddess, you are a feast for the senses,” “you make my heart swim” and “I know guys are supposed to be into cars and stuff, but I’m just into you.” This underwater-cyberspace world claims that having the perfect looking guy with the perfect-for-you personality will ultimately “reveal the goddess in you.” This definitely gives a whole new meaning to all those clichés about finding your fish in the sea!
While the site is quite humorous, it got me thinking. When it comes to finding Prince Charming, are we simply looking for an earth-shattering, can’t catch your breath moment of attraction? Or do we truly desire a guy whose heart is seeking after the Lord? Do we truly believe that Christ is the only One who can complete us or do we believe what the media says about the importance of finding the perfect-looking guy?
Tell us, what do you think? What are your top five qualities for a datable guy?