Girls too keen for Mr Perfect - no love for Mr Average
LETTER OF THE DAY: I AM not one who usually writes to a paper. But after reading a couple of comments about the girls of Toowoomba, I thought I would tell of my son's experience.
I won't name him as he is fairly well known and I wouldn't wish to embarrass him.
About four years ago my son asked a girl out on a date. He gave her a couple of choices and she chose dinner and clubbing after.
But she didn't want to go to Toowoomba as there weren't any restaurants or clubs she liked there.
My son lived in Toowoomba and pointed out the many good restaurants. But no, she wanted to go to Brisbane.
My son thought with the cost of petrol, dinner, drinks etc it was ridiculous when where they lived had plenty of choices.
They went out in Toowoomba and she sulked about it all night. But as he said it was a first date. At the end of the night she said she had fun, but didn't want another date
That was because he hadn't done the four-hour, round trip to Brisbane perhaps?
Two years ago he had been going out with a nice girl for three months. He isn't big on St Valentine's Day but knowing girls usually love it, he bought roses and offered to cook her a beautiful meal.
The table looked lovely as I had called in to see him earlier. The roses were a dozen beautiful red ones wrapped in cellophane with hearts on it.
Her reaction astounded him. Why get a bunch when you could get a beautiful arrangement? Probably because the difference in price was $90 although they both came from the florist.
My son isn't mean with his money. He genuinely thought the ones he got were beautiful and cooking for her was romantic.
When she saw the table set she said, "Are we eating in?" She thought it was because he hadn't been able to get a table booked early enough. She wanted to eat out.
My son had gone to a lot of effort doing what he thought she would like, but in the end they ate out.
His friends have both had similar experiences. All three including my son are still single in their late 30s. All would love a permanent relationship but tell me they have given up looking.
I think that the average girl these days acts like a princess and is looking for Mr Perfect.
They have this list of requirements in their heads that mentally gets ticked off when they met a guy.
Of course it's right to have standards. But if they are so high as to be almost unachievable, then the men give up.
Mr Perfect isn't out there girls. So why not give Mr Average who's willing to work at it a go.
- P. DALLINGER, Helidon