Min from Single Mum Speaks (if you haven’t read her blog before, put her on your favourites list, she has a really refreshing and witty writing style) left a comment on my matchmyex.com post suggesting that matchmyex.com may not have been such an original idea. Apparently Charlotte from Sex And The City came up with a similar idea for which the tagline was:
‘One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure’
Now that is a good tagline! Much better than:
“for all of those ex boyfriends and girlfriends out there who are right for someone…just not us”.
You have to agree. Charlotte from SATC wins hands down!
And then I typed in “one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure” into Google and just look what Google returned. Go on, click on it, this is great!
So, it turns out that when Charlotte from SATC came up with this idea, she hadn’t had an original idea either. There are no new ideas, just recycled ones!
Anyway, I digress. In the spirit of fairness, I thought I would write a matchmyex.com profile for myself, but written by my ex. Well not actually written by my ex, because that would involve telling him about this blog and I am not going to do that! This matchmyex.com profile is written from my ex’s point of view. This is what I think he would say about me.
Key details for your ex:
Age: A decade older than she wants to be.
Height: Quite tall
Build: Slight (and a little insecure about it – she’d like to have some curves)
Hair colour: Mouse (okay naturally mouse, blonde when she has been to the hairdressers, two tone with horrendous roots when she hasn’t)
Describe your ex in 5 words:
Quiet: Pen is an introvert. I have often tried to encourage her to be a bit more extrovert. I’d love to go out with someone who is the life and soul of the party. Pen isn’t.
Creative: Pen loves art and painting. I am not a great fan of what she paints because it is bright and a bit too abstract for my liking, but she is quite talented.
Intelligent: Although I wish Pen was a bit more into WW1 history.
Feminist: Pen is all about equality of the sexes. I don’t know what to say about this really other than you can’t have it all. Pen hasn’t realised this yet, or if she has, she won’t admit it.
Naive: Pen thinks that the most important thing in life is to be happy. What Pen doesn’t recognise is that you need money to be happy.
WLTM: Describe what your ex is looking for in life and in a partner:
I don’t know. I don’t think she will ever find someone. She is chasing after a dream that does not and cannot exist.
Health warnings: There is someone out there for everyone, but we all like to know what we are letting ourselves in for. What health warnings does your ex come with?
Pen is not a very good communicator. She doesn’t offer up information. This means that you never know what is going on inside her head. She is a mystery. (Jeez, he only had to ask once in a while!)
She doesn’t look as good as she did a few years ago…
She is still breastfeeding, so you will have to share her body with my child.
She is decorating her flat just the way she wants it. It is a bit quirky and not to everyone’s tastes. I doubt she will want to compromise on some of her picture hanging philosophies (too right I won’t, my picture hanging artistry has only just been unleashed!)
Oh, and just in case you fancied listening to Bobbie Roy’s One Woman’s Trash again, here it is:
Heheee. Man I love this! Thanks Min for writing a comment that made me type “one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure” into Google.