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Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:28 am
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ultraviolet says...



The stereotypical perfect man; if he existed, would anyone actually want him?

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Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:50 pm
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MeanMrMustard says...



No, people enjoy complexity, being complimented by the "other person", and learning from failure and then achieving success. Prince Perfect Charming is a great way to make yourself miserable with expectations that blind you from perfectly fine people.




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Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:20 pm
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Persy says...



I would probably kill myself.

I'm attracted to flawed people. I dunno why; it's a bad thing in some cases, because I just want to take all the broken people and fix them. But, at the same time, helping someone in a relationship is what builds the strongest connections, from what I've gotten.

There's also the matter of self-esteem to consider. If you were around someone perfect all the time, how do you think that would affect you?




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Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:47 pm
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Blink says...



My idea of perfection is someone who is probably deeply flawed. So I guess so. :P
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:52 pm
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AquaMarine says...



Stereotypical Prince Charming is also there to accompany stereotypical woman. He sweeps her off her feet and provides everything for her, whilst she dances around the house sweeping with some cute little rabbits and birds.

Personally, I don't want that. I couldn't deal with being taken care of, or being with someone who thinks I need to be taken care of.

On another point: I see being 'perfect' as a flaw in itself, so definitely wouldn't want that. Complications make things better.

This is, of course, me only taking notice of the stereotypical Prince Charming, not my ideal person. Then again, I have absolutely no idea what my 'ideal' person would be like because, seriously? They're unlikely to exist. Take people as they are, instead of trying to fit them into a mould you create.

I'm totally rambling now. xD
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Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:29 am
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Twit says...



Surely a Prince Charming isn't someone perfect, but the guy who fits you best. So that makes him perfect, but he's not perfect perfect, which does make him perfect.
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Elinor Brynn says...



Well, I always say I'm waiting for my Romeo/Prince Charming, but I use those words to describe my ideal vision of a guy -- it's different for everyone, I think. I don't think I want someone is perfect, like Twit said, but a perfect match for me; one that makes me laugh and will be there for me but has their flaws.

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:33 pm
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Funkymomo says...



hmm, I suppose i'd take him if he came. Maybe it wouldn't work out, but oh well.
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Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:48 pm
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Jas says...



Nope. Being with someone perfect would deflate my already low self esteem. I'd also be extremely jealous. ALL. THE. TIME.
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Octave says...



>>" Can someone actually define who/what "Prince Charming" is/is like? I can't really answer the question without knowing that. o0"
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:10 am
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fireheartedkaratepup says...



Prince Charming: fairytale version:

+Is perfectly handsome. No skin flaws. Chiselled jaw. Nice clothes. Other such things.
+Rescues the princess from an evil monster. Is brave.
+Falls in love with the princess (often instantly) and pursues her. Not aggressively, but insistently.
+Is gentle. Likes animals and such. Loves the princess' friends.
+LIves in a castle. By association, rich. Provides for princess.
+Always supports his princess.

Real life fairytale version:

+Always know what a girl wants. Can practically read minds.
+Is handsome. No physical flaws. Chiselled. (:P)
+Lavishly bestows gifts and compliments.
+Always agrees with his girl.
+Strong, mentally and physically.
+Sweet, especially towards girls, children, animals, and the elderly.

I don't want to list anything else. (The lists are subject to alternate interpretation, addition, and revision anyway.)
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:17 am
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Jagged says...



As long as he doesn't try to hurt my dragons, there's a chance we might make it work.
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:18 am
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fireheartedkaratepup says...



Now, as for "Do I actually want a Prince Charming?"

.....yes and no.

There's an interesting book called Captivating which says there are three core desires of a woman's heart:

1.to be fought for
2. to have an adventure to share
3. to have a beauty to unveil

(This goes along with the man's desires:
1. to have a battle to fight
2. a beauty to rescue
3. an adventure to live. )

These desires may be buried deep--way, way down in some cases--but I think they're there.

Anyway, I think that's where the Prince Charming thing comes from.

Me? Well........................ I adore Tim Drake/Robin and infinitely prefer Batman over Superman. (Superman actually annoys me.)

Does that answer your question?

I guess I like em tough on the outside with a soft center.
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Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:19 am
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fireheartedkaratepup says...



Jagged wrote:As long as he doesn't try to hurt my dragons, there's a chance we might make it work.



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Griffinkeeper says...



Proposed Definition for the Perfect Couple:

Given boy and girl. Let B be the character of the boy G be the character of the girl. dB/dt and dG/dt are the change in the character of the boy and girl respectively with respect to time. b and g represent the effect of the characters of the boy and girl respectively on their new character.

Let the equation is this: dB/dt=b+g, dG/dt=b+g. If b+g>0, then a positive feedback loop emerges. (i.e. the couple is good to one another, and makes one another better.) Otherwise, the couple becomes indifferent (b+g=0) or they hate one another (b+g<0.)

The perfect couple has b+g>0.
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