If you follow my Instagram account, you probably already know that I am in a committed relationship with my best friend. For two years, Chris and I knew each other only as friends. One day, he asked if I wanted to see what it would be like to go on a date, and I agreed.
But there is something that you can’t see from edited pictures on Instagram. You cannot see that Chris is just a weird as I am.
So, this post is dedicated to explaining why you should strive to find someone who is as weird as you are.
Wait for someone who laughs at your bad jokes.
Throughout your life, you will date people who will simply not understand the jokes you make. You may make truly terrible jokes, and some people will not laugh at all. Wait for the person who laughs at your terrible jokes, not out of pity, but because that is a quality about you that they love.
Wait for someone who embraces your wild side.
You may be “too loud” in public sometimes, you may spontaneously burst into song or start dancing, or you may attempt to take goofy pictures in front of others. Whatever wild thing you do in the public eye, wait for someone who will be right there by your side during the process. Do not be with someone who will become embarrassed and ask you to tone it down. Wait for someone who will join you, or who will video you and make fun of you for years to come.
Wait for someone who will talk in weird voices with you.
Life is too short to be so serious. Wait for someone who will talk in a weird, funny voice to you. Wait for someone who will use strange words to talk to you. Wait for someone who will do weird movements or dance moves simply to give you a laugh.
Wait for someone who will act like an idiot in front of you.
When you are in a relationship, it’s important to have fun. It is too stressful to be constantly worried about how you’re being perceived. Wait for someone who will act like a complete idiot in front of you, and vice versa. Wait for someone who can laugh at the silly things you both do.
Wait for someone who doesn’t make you feel silly for being a little weird.
Some people can be judgmental. Wait for someone who doesn’t look down on you or make you feel silly for being a little weird. Wait for someone who not only tolerates your weirdness, but who embraces it.
Wait for someone who loves every part of you, even the weird part.
Wait for someone who doesn’t roll their eyes or scoff when you do something weird. Wait for someone who smiles when you act weird. Wait for someone who loves that you have a weird side.
Wait for someone who is just as weird as you are.