Whenever I first start dating someone new, I get real excited.
Quickly following the excitement comes the anxiety.
As you guys know from this post, I am a really, really anxious person!
That anxiety quickly turns into a million questions.
Does this guy really like me? Maybe he just wants to get laid? Perhaps he’s really married with kids?
After my mind starts racing I do what any reasonable person would do.
I call my mommy.
Oh, shush. You know you do too!!
Usually she has some kicking advice that I really take to the heart, but this time she failed me.
She introduced me to a system that she refers to as “The Scale”.
This is when you take 10 different aspects and rate them on a scale of 1-10 for you and for the potential date.
After you rate everything you add up the scores and compare.
This is supposed to let you know whether or not you are out of your date’s league.
Since when are there really “leagues” out there? I go for what I want and never pay attention to that!
Let’s use Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes as an example.
Yes, I know they broke up, but they are what first came to mind!
Appearance: Tom Cruise – 6 vs. Katie Holmes – 9
Style: Tom Cruise – 7 vs. Katie Holmes – 9
Career: Tom Cruise – 10 vs. Katie Holmes – 8
Crazy Religious Psychopath: Tom Cruise – 1 vs. Katie Holmes – 8
Tom Cruise – 24 vs. Katie Holmes – 34
…and the winner is…Katie!!!
You know what Jax says to this scale system?
Well first she said “phooey” and made the wtf face! Then she said…
Jax thinks this whole system is ridiculous.
The Scale is just an excuse to feed your own insecurities and make yourself feel lower than you are.
Everyone is equal when you scale out different aspects.
Where one lacks in one department they will be able to pick it back up in another.
…or maybe I’m just trying to make myself feel better after my score…
Do you believe in “the scale” system?