You all know my sad history of dating guys (and if not, read my previous posts). Now it’s time to date men. Real men. Super men. Superheroes. (They’re real right?)
Superheroes populate the big screen, silver screen, small screen and any other mobile device of your choosing. They emulate the best in humanity: strength, courage, justice, moral righteousness, power and compassion. Who wouldn’t want someone with all of those amazing qualities?
Let’s take a quick profile of some of the more popular heroes:
Wolverine: Sure, he’s a little vertically challenged, a bit gruff, might have slight anger issues and problems controlling his temper. But I think deep down he’s kind of a softy. I like tough guys, manly guys, guys who I can trust to protect me. (Not that I’m in a great need of protection, but a sense of security is greatly important.) However, I think he’s more into gingers and I can’t pull off that color.
Superman: Steel in human form. But he’s not human. He’s Kryptonian. He’s exotic. This guy’s got it all. Super human strength, power of flight, x-ray vision, laser vision (guess he doesn’t need Lasik) AND he looks good in glasses. Another guy for the strong category, and reliable as well. Definitely would be there to catch me when I fall. Plus he wouldn’t take long getting ready in the morning, so long as I get a phone booth installed in the house. But I’m not sure if I’d like him just zipping off all the time to save people. I like guys who want to spend quality time with me.
How about the Batman? Dark, broody, mysterious, millionaire. JUSTICE. and … more JUSTICE. And his gizmos seem pretty cool. Batmobile, Batsub, Batcycle. He knows how to travel in style.Yeah, I like a man who has morals and knows right from wrong, but all that angst might bring me down in the end and black isn’t really my color so… moving on.
Deadpool… now there’s a character. Seems to be pretty popular these days. Definitely an extrovert and funny to boot, but has at least one or ten screws loose. He’s got a lot of energy and enthusiasm, and I need somebody that can keep up with my adventurous and outgoing nature. And I do like a guy that can keep me laughing. A good sense of humor is at the top of my list. But I’d be inclined to request that he keep his mask on because… well, let’s face it, finding someone attractive is an important part of a relationship and that guy has a face only his mother could love. A superhero butterface… buttisface … yeah that doesn’t work the other way around..
Of course there are oodles upon oodles of other heroes out there I could profile: Spider-man (always finding himself in sticky situations), Iron Man (narcissist), Gambit (incessant flirt), the Flash (a little too forward if you catch my drift).
Everyone’s got flaws, even superheroes. It’s what makes them relatable. I don’t want a perfect man. Mr. Perfect is more fictitious than any comic book hero. My superhero will love me despite of my flaws and maybe even think I’m cuter because of them. In all my geeky, nerdy, dorky, goofy glory.