A friend of mine posted a link on her Facebook page recently. While I am an avid believer of "no clicking on links," this one I felt compelled to. The link was to a Craigslist ad that someone placed called "Wanted: Holiday Girlfriend."
In short, the young man from the Mission District wants you to recognize that "deep down inside, you don’t want to be alone for the holidays." He asks for a photo and a brief bio (250 words max). After meeting up for coffee and are both "feeling it, we’ll date until 11:59pm, January 2, 2012." He even lists the benefits of the arrangement, including taking photos and avoiding holiday music together.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m not here to judge. While I find humor in it, I can also understand why he’s doing it and can appreciate his honesty (given the benefit of the doubt). Plus, if you have posted and/or answered an ad on any online dating service, you can’t judge either!
So, dear readers, would you engage in a temporary romance? What would be the benefits of the person that decided to do this with you? What requirements would you have? For the sake of discussion, I’ve come up with a couple:
- I’m not clingy. I can hold my own at a party, so I won’t feel the need to be attached at the hip to you. I know dudes hate that.
- I have an eclectic and diverse life story. I make for great conversation and entertainment.
- You need to be a bit of a social butterfly yourself. I’m not clingy, so you can’t be either.
- You can’t tell anyone how we met! Okay, maybe your brother, but that’s about it.
Play along with me. Come up with a couple of your own and post in Comments.