Well ladies, Andrew Skeenes is now officially off the market. All but one of you ladies have waited too long to make your move on him. As many of you know, last night he and Jessica got married. It was a really nice wedding, I sang a couple of songs and they got hitched. I am very happy for them both. They are two awesome people and they could not have found anyone more suited than each other.
And being a single guy at a wedding, being the best man, you have no idea how many times I was asked when my time was coming. I am not exaggerating when I say I was asked 15 times. It’s not to say that I don’t want to get married, but here is the way I look at it. With being a full-time student, working a full-time job, doing church stuff, and having a social life, I don’t have time to seek out anyone. I mean, i am human and have my eyes open so that if I see someone that I am attracted to, i try to talk to them and see if they are worth the chance, but most times they aren’t. If a friend of mine says "I have a girl you should meet", then that is cool. I have no problem being set-up, but because I don’t do the club scene and work at a company where it is overrun with the male gender. Then it is not really an option for me to meet someone on my own unless I am introduced by someone that I already know. I am not actively searching, but would not mind having a date every now and then, even if I am picky.
Let’s go over the criteria:
Attractive – If there is no attraction, then the urge will be too strong to stray
Christian – Must put God very high on the list, otherwise it won’t work
Between 21-25 years old – Outside of that range, they are in a very different life stage than myself
Strong family life – Without having similar backgrounds, there is a big difference in moral views
Drinking Habits – A couple is okay, but someone who enjoys getting drunk doesn’t work for me
No Smoking – I can’t handle smoking, neither can my family
Mean Streak – I like nice girls, but I can’t handle someone who is nice to me all the time, otherwise I will walk all over them, so they have to have a little bit of a mean streak to offset mine
Not Crazy – Majority of girls who pass that first requirement, have more than enough craziness for 3 or 4 girls
Athletic – I enjoy working out, or running or anything of the sort, and want a person I can share that with
Now, for me that doesn’t sound like too much to ask, but apparently it is. Other than 2 girls I dated for short seasons, I have found no girls who passed my requirements, who weren’t already attached, in 3 years. And one of those girls just had me fooled. So, for those of you who know me, those are my requirements. Just thought I would let you know that. Now, let me step down off my soap box and go back to the original reason for this post.
Congratulations Andrew and Jessica, I am very happy for you, and hope you live a long, wonderful life together. I love you both and pray for your marriage.