Thursday, February 14, 2013

Why I Can Have Any Valentine I Want




I’ve never had a cavity, and I never dangle my participles.

According to a recent survey of over five thousand people, “When judging a potential date, both men and women rate teeth at the top, followed by grammar.”

So, Jake, pick me up tonight at 8. 

Is grammar at the top of your list when judging a potential date?

 

16 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

I saw that study.

the late phoenix said...

if you've been following my blog, it's been a bad year for my teeth: root canal, gold tooth, etc.

Jenny, what is your ardent Valentine's Day wish today? i have an in with Cupid, i can make it happen...

Bethany Elizabeth said...

That's pretty amazing, actually. :) I have pretty good teeth, so... any date, hmm?

DiscConnected said...

My dates rarely are sober enough to speak....most women find they need to take the edge off with a fifth of something before dating me!

Actually, while grammar is not number one, overall verbal communication is certainly a factor...nothing worse than meeting someone I think is attractive only to then hear her cuss like a sailor!

Larry

Shelly said...

My teeth are in terrific shape, despite my aversion to dentists.

I have a little more faith in humanity, knowing that grammar ranks near the top.

DiscConnected said...

I almost forgot....

Given enough time, almost everyone will see at least one cavity...

And the older one gets, the more likely those particles are to dropp and eventually dangle!

Larry

E.J. Wesley said...

It has been a bit since I was last on the open market, so I honestly can't say what would be the most important thing to me at this point.

Probably having a nice, juicy, well-rounded ... sense of humor. :-)

Mark said...

I never really assess people for dating or anything but I do place quite a high standard on grammar.

Yolanda Renee said...

Personally, I don't think the folks who participated knew the meaning of the word, grammar!

Just my cynical observation.

This is one of those, 'don't believe everything you read' surveys -- right?

DiscConnected said...

It's ok to put a big red "X" on my typo....

Larry

traci's mixed bag said...

My participials often dangle. But I'm working on it, I'm learning to be more considerate to the reader. Great lesson.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

My wife does value teeth as the #1!
Duncan In Kuantan

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm not looking for a potential date, but grammar makes the top five of everyone I meet. Maybe the top three, depending on the person.

ordinary malaysian said...

Are you serious? Participles are meant to be dangled and mangled (how not to be!) - the more dangled and mangled, the better the dingle. I am not too sure about cavities though. And Valentine, according to Pas, Malaysia's Islamic party, is the devil himself, although a Christian one. I don't care about Pas - for all I care, they are the devil themselves. But I want my Valentine kiss.

DWei said...

In a way, yes. Because it shows that you're:

1) educated enough to know the difference between things like "your" and "you're" and

2) care enough to actually show that you know the difference.

Theresa Milstein said...

You've said grammar is sexy, and now you have proof! If someone doesn't speak correctly, it's not attractive.