I refuse to bill it as a setup.”“I don’t want another friend,” I grumbled. Later, I was getting out of his car when Frank asked if I could do dinner Saturday. “Sounds great,” I said—and then I impulsively hugged him. We’ll all hang.”When I met up with the guys that weekend, Frank tersely reported that date No. But as much as I enjoyed it, I couldn’t help wonder what things could have been like if there’d been only two of us. Instead, he went into the kitchen for another drink.
“Anyway, I think it stands a better chance if there’s no romantic pressure and you get to know each other as friends first.”Then I groaned. “And I’ll ask him to entertain you—but that’s as far as I’ll go. It was more fun than I’d had in a long time, and though I was still bummed that I’d never be his babe, I was strangely excited about being his friend. The adventure continued Sunday, with brunch in town, a drive to the country, a hike and a picnic dinner. Both were smart and funny, but I was too distracted by disappointment to really enjoy their company. “Maybe I should take off, too,” Frank said as we watched their bumper lights disappear from the driveway.“Whatever you want,” I said, thinking, If you’re not going to manhandle me, definitely leave—and go straight to hell.
They are considerate of the needs of others (clients, contractors, professors and engineers …
They value honesty and integrity (in building materials, and in life). They know how to have a good time (once the project deadline has passed). If everything works out, they’ll design a dream home for you and your future architect children.
Here are just a few reasons an architect could be the perfect match for you, and we’re sure there are many more besides …
Architects, let us know your most attractive qualities in the comments below! Their attention to detail means date night will be perfectly planned every time. They have the patience of a saint (except when the plotter breaks down). They will make you the best gifts ever using the laser cutter and the 3D printer in the office.
It’s hard enough finding time to sleep, let alone to find “the one”. They have GREAT commitment (they got through architecture school, after all). They’re great at conflict resolution (with the help of lawyers). They know all the best honeymoon spots (the architectural ones, at least).
However, hope persists in the shape of some very creative couples that managed to build not only architectural masterpieces, but also a great relationship together.
Suddenly, I was grateful she hadn’t officially set us up; therefore, I hadn’t been officially rejected. “And if I read one more online profile by a guy looking for a woman who’s ‘just as comfortable shooting pool in a dive as using chopsticks at Nobu,’ I’m going to scream.
Trying to be a good sport, I said to him, “Tell me everything.”Two nights earlier, he’d gone on his first date with some Ph. Enjoying exorbitantly expensive sushi is not exactly difficult, people!