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Ron
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0 posted 06-07-99 01:49 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

In a recent movie I watched, there was a certain phrase used, by multiple characters at different times, that I found *really* irritating. The first time it was used, it went something like this:

"I could never be with anyone who didn't take politics as seriously as I do."


Okay, I thought - maybe this character isn't a complete jerk, maybe his whole life revolves around his social conscience and it's something he does feel that strongly about. Then, later, my favorite actress in the whole world says:

"I could never be with anyone who owned a boat."


A boat? Com'on here, guys. There was no intimation prior to this in the story-line hinting she had experienced some particularly traumatic event on a boat, nor really any mention (by her) of boats at all. It was out of left field, and seemed a really inane criteria for love.

But it did get me thinking about it. Even though few of us have probably put such things into words (and poets most certainly should be doing that!), I'll bet most of us do have some sort of such criteria - things we absolutely could not accept in a relationship.

Ignoring the obvious (I could never be with anyone who was a serial killer), how would YOU fill in the blanks?

I would never be with anyone who _________ !

Ron
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1 posted 06-07-99 02:29 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

I would never be with anyone who is a Revenooer.




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Le Jongleur Aspirante avec les bete chapeaux
Nan
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2 posted 06-07-99 03:27 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I would never "BE" with anyone who...



...isn't intelligent
...has no sense of humor
...isn't romantic
...doesn't like adventure
...is a "taker"
...likes to argue
...wants to live in the frigid tundra
...doesn't like to hug
...doesn't say "I love you"
...screws around
...doesn't like Sunshine and dolphins


...ergo, I'm not with anyone...It seems that I can usually find everything but the screwing around and the dolphin parts, ya know??
BTW... Joe Fox had a boat - The "Fox III" - I really liked that boat...
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Let's hear from you Mr. Carnell???
Who could you never be with?? Do tell?


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Poet deVine
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3 posted 06-07-99 07:55 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I could never be with anyone who:

was prejudiced
was mean to salesclerks and waitresses
was without honor
had no sense of humor
didn't like animals
couldn't understand my need to be silly sometimes
couldn't understand my need to be creative
couldn't 'debate' a topic without getting angry
couldn't just sit on a bench and watch the people go by
couldn't be the passenger while I drive
wouldn't understand we all have faults and might as well overlook the little ones because life is too short!




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Sally S.
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4 posted 06-08-99 04:25 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Alright....
I could never be with anyone who....
doesn't see the real me..the person inside...the romantic, the poet.....the lover of beautiful places and wonderous sites.
I could never be with someone who didn't understand and respect all those things..and so many more..but, alas, I am (for a short time longer I'm afraid)
Moon Dust
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6 posted 06-13-99 05:51 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

...... who didn't understand me.

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The day is at it's end, but for you it's only just begining.
fjones
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7 posted 06-13-99 07:15 PM       View Profile for fjones   Email fjones   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fjones

I could never be with anyone who I did not LOVE and he must LOVE me!
sea_of_okc
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8 posted 06-15-99 06:15 PM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

...who has no spirituality
...who has no conscience
...who takes themselves too seriously
...who is greedy
...who is obsessive about appearances
...who does not know how to give or receive affection
...who has no morals or ethics
...who does not or cannot give her love as freely as I


reading and re-reading Nan and deVine's replies... I think they are both looking for me! Hahaha
Elizabeth
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9 posted 06-15-99 07:34 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I could never be with anyone who:
-was not honest with themselves or me
-had no feelings
-was a "mama's boy"
-couldn't take me for who I was
-didn't understand my love for teddy bears
-tried to make me into someone I was not
-was not willing to go along with a couple of crazy ideas once in a while
-refused to take me seriously if I was upset
-found something wrong with everyone
Wolfgang
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10 posted 06-15-99 08:38 PM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

I could never be with anyone who:

has no sense of humor..
hates garlic..
leaves the room to burp..
always wants to drive (ha ha)..
wants to change me..
does not like cats..
is constantly dieting..
Monica
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11 posted 06-17-99 10:44 PM       View Profile for Monica   Email Monica   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Monica

I could never be with someone who is...

...abusive; physically or otherwise
...frigid, hehe
...allergic to cheese
...boring
...a pathological liar
...a pimp
...psycho
...without some form of creativity

Monica
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12 posted 06-28-99 01:47 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

What movie was that, Ron? Who *is* your favorite actress?

Everyone made very long lists. I guess I can think of quite a few, really, but I won't list them all... the main two are--

1.-- I could never be with anyone who doesn't like music.

2.-- I could never be with anyone who is lazy.

Pretty simple, but true. Energy rules. Music fills my life.
Elizabeth
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13 posted 06-28-99 01:52 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Was the movie "You've Got Mail" and the actress, Meg Ryan? I saw part of it and heard her utter the boat phrase-am I right?
Ron
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Doreen, Elizabeth is absolutely right about the movie being "You've Got Mail." Nan also alluded to it (with the Joe comment).

And yes, that makes Meg Ryan my favorite actress. At least until I see my next Sandra Bullock or Goldie Hawn movie... And that list should also give you some hints on what I find most attractive in a woman.

Now. To answer my own question. In my usual round-about way. In another recent movie, the male lead asks the female lead what she does for a living. She's an editor of a glitzy woman's magazine, and she shows him a copy. It has one of the typical "How to Keep Your Man Happy in Bed" headlines and he laughs.

"You know what a woman needs to do to keep a man happy?" he asks sarcastically.

"What?"

"Show up..."

Well, my answer's not quite that simplistic, but almost.

I could never be with a woman that didn't want to be with me. Every thing else is negotiable!

just-because-I'm-easy-doesn't-mean-I'm-cheap Ron
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15 posted 07-05-99 04:12 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

I could never be with someone who:
-- held me back
-- didn't understand the passionate poet side of me
-- needed me too much
-- didn't love me

Other than that, I'd say I am pretty open!

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*Krista Knutson*
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16 posted 07-05-99 08:41 PM       View Profile for Alain DeLaCendres   Email Alain DeLaCendres   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alain DeLaCendres

Hhhhmm..this was a very good question..I guess we all compromise ourselves in (most) relationships because no one is exactly the same..Well, I could list a few things, but I'll just stay with what I think is the most important one...

I would never be with anyone who had no mind of her own.

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Tout s'en va, tout passe, l'eau coule, et le couer oublie.
mia
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17 posted 07-06-99 01:25 PM       View Profile for mia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mia

I could never be with anyone who did'nt feel like home...

et je rentre chez moi ce soir.
JP
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18 posted 07-07-99 08:20 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

I could never be with someone who couldn't stifle their laughter when seeing me naked.
Ron
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19 posted 07-07-99 09:09 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Good one, JP! My first inclination was to immediately add that to my list. Then it occurred to me - I'm kinda used to it...
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20 posted 01-08-2014 07:48 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

I could never be with someone who didn't exist.

...just bein' Bluesy

icebox
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21 posted 01-10-2014 09:23 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

I would never be with anyone who smokes.
Essorant
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22 posted 04-22-2014 04:01 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

I would never be with anyone I am not spiritually one with.
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23 posted 04-23-2014 07:49 PM       View Profile for Stephanos   Email Stephanos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Stephanos's Home Page   View IP for Stephanos

I could never be with anyone who could never be with someone for any reason whatsoever.  
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24 posted 06-09-2014 10:59 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

-I could never be with someone who enjoys hurting others
-I could never be with someone who places strength in high regard
-I could never be with someone who gives me head aches when they speak.. (does that make me bad?)

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

Essorant
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25 posted 07-11-2014 06:19 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

quote:
I could never be with someone who places strength in high regard


That's a strange one, Juju.   You wouldn't want someone who cares a lot about the strength of the relationship, and your physical, mental and spiritual strength?
 
 
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