I like this question: “What’s your type?”
Such a great conversation starter because EVERYONE has a type and more often than not, your answer reveals a little something about who you are. Problem is, I’ve always had a hard time answering it.
Not because I don’t know…I most certainly do.
But how do you articulate all those qualities into words? Most of the time, I can respond with a feeble, “Well, I look for humor because humor is the most important thing to me.” But really, that doesn’t do the question justice.
When someone asks me, “What’s your type?” I want to transmit the deep gut feeling I get when I see her. When someone asks me that, I want to open up my chest and have them see for themselves, feel that same wrenching longing, and say, “Ah! I get what you’re saying.”
They need to see that while it’s a great question, the answer shouldn’t be relegated to the incompetence of words.
So what’s the best way to answer, I wondered.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but who needs words? We’re talking about people here right? When someone asks, “What’s your type?”, they’re asking about a person. In other words, DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL GIRL.
You can’t do that with a picture or with words…you can only do it with characters. I propose that to really understand, who MY type of girl is, you have to look at characters I’ve had crushes on in the past.
Movies, TV shows, commercials, Youtube clips, what have you…they’ve all given us characters we connect with on some level. Think about celebrity crushes…If you compiled a list of all the celebrities or characters you’ve ever had a fantasy crush on, wouldn’t this be a pretty accurate reflection of who your type is?
To my own demise, I’ve constructed such a list for your viewing pleasure. Some may strike you as odd, but please keep in mind that I’ll be presenting them in roughly chronological order. So some will go back to when I was ohh…5 years old?
1. Gadget Hackwrench (Rescue Rangers)
2. Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
3. Kimberly Hart a.k.a The Pink Ranger (Power Rangers)
4. Summer Quinn (Baywatch)
5. Lois Lane (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
6. The Sassy Korean Girl (My Sassy Girl)
7. Sara Thomas (Serendipity)
8. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
9. Claire Cleary (Wedding Crashers)
10. Sloan McQuewick (Entourage)
So yeah, a bit of a silly list.
But look it over. Doesn’t that give you a fairly good idea of “who my type is”?
You got it? Ok…
Now be a good friend and find her for me.