He’d told her that he didn’t care for religion,
and that he had recently joined the legion
so she imagined a daredevil, a Beau-Geste,
but when she met him, he didn’t pass the test.
He was a four-eyes pen-pusher bean-counter
who was looking for a romantic encounter;
someone attractive on whom he could drool
and not a battle-axe with inflexible house rules.
He was a couch-potato and not a bookworm
but he was just lazy and not physically infirm.
It has often been stated that opposites attract
yet awkward situations need lots of tact.
He tried to impress her and show he was handy,
hoping that eventually she’d be his arm-candy.
She, on the other hand, didn’t care to be used
and wanted somebody to keep her amused,
to lead a life that gave her pleasure and joy
so she bade farewell to the would-be playboy.
© Luigi Pagano 2016
I can well understand the statistics, Trevor. Many people look for the perfect match and seldom find it. The expectations are very high and the chances of successful couplings low.
Here we have two individuals whose ideas of an ideal life are poles apart. While opposite traits may work well in a partnership they obviously don’t in this case.
I often use humour to get my points across.
Thanks for reading and commenting.
I enjoyed this very much, does anyone really tell the whole truth on these sites I wonder, If I ever felt the need to do unpaid housekeeping work for another person I would choose a singles club, at least you can ‘try before you buy’ so to speak, nothing like viewing the goods before you take them home 🙂 Sue.
I suppose that those seeking suitable partners on a dating site tend to list their best qualities even employing little white lies to enhance their prospect. The truth will out when a meeting takes place.
Even viewing the goods may not reveal the calibre of the product and some sampling may be necessary.