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Do Your Children's Taste In The Opposite Sex Ever Surprise You

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by deb1, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    My youngest son surprised me. He had a crush on a young lady. This week he came home and announced he wasn't attracted to her anymore. His reason was that she was too much of an air head. The final straw, he said, came when she and another girl announced shock that Africa was made up of more then one country. According to my son, the more he talked to her, the less he was attracted to her-although he still thinks that she is a nice girl. I suggested that it was possible that she was faking some of her airheadness because some girls think guys are attracted to girls who are less intelligent then they are. My son was shocked and wondered why any guy would want to be with a girl that he couldn't have an intelligent conversation with.

    I have to say, I am pleased to discover that my son realizes that his girlfriend should have something going for them beyond a pretty face.[​IMG]

    The stereotype of what adolescent boys like doesn't seem to fit my 16 year old and that makes me very happy.
     
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  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] YAY for your son!
     
  3. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:[​IMG] YAY for your son!

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  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My 16 year old hasn't admitted an interest in a specific girl yet, but I sure hope he ventures into the dating world with the same attitude as your son!! [​IMG]
     
  5. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a smart son.

    My 20 year old son also refuses to date "airheads," too. He says, "What's up with THAT?!"

    We should be thankful. It must be a compliment to us because we raised them that way?!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Smart young man! Good job! [​IMG]
     
  8. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:I am going to take personal credit for everything that my children do right and blame my hubby for everything that they do wrong. [​IMG]
     
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    My 9 year old is going to be the reincarnation of Don Juan. As long as its me and him out and about he'll approach attractive gals who are at least twice his age and give them his Cheshire cat smile and say something endearing. It never fails. If I wasn't single he'd have a new gal for me to talk to 3-4 days a week [​IMG]

    Oh, and he's the one who helped seal the deal with my current wife. We dated for 4 years and been married for almost two now [​IMG]
     
  10. lizardz

    lizardz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto that!

    I'm surprised by my son's choice in girlfriends, too. He's 18 and she's 16; they've been "dating" for almost three years. She lives a little over an hour away, so they only see each other once or twice a month, but talk and text daily. I had always thought he would go for a tall, willowy-type girl, but his girlfriend is short (about 5'2") and very well rounded, she's very outgoing and vivacious, she dies her hair outrageous colors, is incredibly smart and outspoken, and a vegetarian. He's rather quiet and low-key, likes to blend in, and would pretty much live on just meat if given the opportunity. Talk about opposites! I'll tell you, I never would have put the two of them together, but they are very sweet together. I think she's great and am glad he can see beyond superficial things and look into a person's heart to judge who they are. Isn't it great how our kids can surprise us!
    Liz
     

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