The lazy over-achiever needs love too, and when it comes to relationships we love hard. Never the sort to take half measures, when we’re in it and we’re in it all the way, and it’s our life mission to rock your world. There are a few things you should know about us before taking the plunge though:
1. We either don’t care or we’re in it all the way.
We don’t do half measures: it’s everything or it’s nothing. Sad to say if we aren’t all for you, we’re going to be largely indifferent. When we’ve decided, though, you have us for life because we’re going to put our entire heart and soul into this relationship.
2. We’ll get more motivated than you do about your achievements.
Your life, is our life, and our life is your life, so we’re going to get just as excited with your achievements as we are with our own. We’ll push you, promote you, and persuade you to be the best you can be, because your success works hand-in-hand with ours.
3. You’ll occasionally need to drag us out of a funk.
It’s not always rainbows and sunshine; we can get stuck in the pit of self-criticism and introspective thought as well as anyone can. Sometimes you’re going to have to pick us up, dust us off and set us back in our way again, after giving us a stern reminder of how awesome we are.
4. Dates will go one of two ways.
You’re either going to be whisked away to go polar bear jousting in Alaska or you’re going to be spending 36 hours in bed eating pizza and watching Netflix. There’s no middle ground; no conservative option; it’s all or a whole load of wonderful nothing.
5. Life is an emotional rollercoaster.
One minute we’ll be on top of the world, wondering which song we should have for our future National Anthem. The next, we’re careering into the abyss of self-doubt and grinding to an abrupt halt. This can happen three times in the space of an afternoon, so beware.
6. We’ll take you places you’ve never dreamed of.
We’re making it and we’re taking you with us on this journey. This means you will go to places you’ve never expected, nooks you’ve never explored, and you’ll see things from a perspective that was never available before. Embrace it and see how far this rabbit hole goes.
7. We can go 100 mph to 0 on a dime.
One thing we know is the brakes work great. We’ll be cruising along in the fast lane one minute and the next we’ll be under the sheets in a makeshift pillow fort/procrastination station. These are our settings. We hope you’re ok with that.
8. Be ready to step toe to toe with us.
We like a challenge and we like a debate, and so we want our squeeze to be able to discuss matters, defend their opinion and teach us their outlook on life. That means challenging us when you think we’re wrong or you have a differing ideology. Don’t just nod and agree with us - that’s so dull.
9. We’re your partner in crime, not your arm candy.
We’re not the sort of people to be paraded about and just there to look good. We are active members in our relationships and as far we’re concerned, this is an equal team. Together we’ll take on the world, but only if you see this the same way.
10. We are the best thing that will ever happen to you.
Life will never be the same after us. That’s just the effect we have.