Daydreaming is one of life's simpler pleasures, and the best thing about it is that it's completely free. It costs nothing to pretend, and it's also not one of those things where participants have to "be this tall to ride this ride". There are zero limits when it comes to imagining things, in fact, it's almost like a virtual reality, which adds a whole new level of awesomeness.
It's possible for a person to build whole worlds inside their own mind, to construct alternate realities, to create alternate scenarios and, yes, even to dream up their own people, and maybe this makes us a little lame, but we think that's incredible. Don't misunderstand us, though, we're not trying to confuse our own imaginings with reality. We know what's real, we know what's not real, we haven't gone senile. But as long as it's being used as a pastime, not standing in place of and not being confused with reality, what's the harm in imagining?
One of the most popular things people daydream about is their soulmate, and we totally get that. Who doesn't want to find that special someone who completes them? Here's the dealio. Answer these 40 questions, and we'll reveal everyone's dream guy.
How old is he?
Alright, people, let's talk numbers. How old is this guy we're talking about? We're gonna need an age range. Tell us, about how old is this ideal man of yours? And, if you couldn't care less about what age your perfect guy is, then just choose the option that your gut tells you to. It's not rocket surgery, people, it's just your dream man we're talking about, here. The stakes are high, but then again, they're not really since the perfect man doesn't exist. Anyway, pick the right age range for your guy.
How tall is he?
Height doesn't really matter—except that it sort of does, and not necessarily because it *actually* matters, but just because it helps us get a rough idea of what it is you want in your dream man. In fact, truth be told, your idea of your ideal man's ideal height tells us a bit about your preferences, which will further help us determine and, in turn, reveal unto you just what exactly your perfect boyfriend looks like. So, how tall do ya want your guy?
What is his body type?
*Insert mandatory "it doesn't matter what a person looks like, their body isn't all that important, it's the content of a person's character and their individual personality that makes them invaluable" speech here* Okay, well, now that that's done, we can actually have some fun. Everybody has a visual of their dream guy going on in their head, which means everybody has got their preferences when it comes to said dream guy's body type. Describe your perfect man's physique here, people. Go on, do it.
What are the color of his eyes?
Eye color is FAR from a determinant when it comes to picking out your perfect man, but, then again, since this IS your dream man we're talking about, then you may as well get exactly what you want. Chances are, you wouldn't marry a guy just because he has your preferred eye color, but that doesn't mean that you don't have a preferred eye color, right? Given your druthers, which of the following lovely irises would you rather your perfect man have?
What's the color of his hair?
Maybe this is presumptuous of us, but we're just going to go ahead and assume that your dream guy has hair. If he doesn't, then imagine for a second that he *does*, and just roll with this question as best you can. Okay, so, back to picturing your perfect man. Sigh. Golly gumdrops, isn't he so dreamy? Hey, speaking of your dream guy, why don't you describe his hair to us? Don't go into detail about the style, but do tell us, what's the color of his hair?
What kind of facial hair does he have?
Look. We all know that looks aren't everything, but we're talking about your dream guy, here. Chances are, he doesn't exist precisely as you see him in your mind, but since you should always dream big, why not imagine exactly what you want? Take another look at that dream guy of yours, and tell us what kind of facial hair he's got. Maybe he's got a clean shave look going on, or maybe he's got that irresistible five o'clock shadow. You're in charge here, you tell us!
What is his best feature?
Everybody has a feature that they consider their best. For instance, ours is our too high forehead coupled with our "arched like a villain in a children's cartoon" eyebrows. Other people have more normal best features, like their gorgeous hair, or their beautiful eyes, or their winning, adorable smile. Think about your dream guy. Close your eyes, picture him clearly in your head. Looking at him with your mind's eye, what is his very best feature? Pick one of the following four.
What is his personal style?
As our great uncle Eustace was fond of reminding us, "You can't judge a beer by its label! Now, go snag me a brew from the fridge, okay kiddo?" Point is, our clothes aren't all that important, it's what's on the inside that matters. But, style is the best form of self-expression, so to say that clothes don't matter AT ALL wouldn't be quite right, either. What kind of style is your dream guy most likely to have? Choose one of the following four styles.
What kind of pet does he have?
A life lived without friends? Well, now, that doesn't sound like a good life at all! Everybody needs some friends, and what better friend to have than a furry, four-legged one? Pets are fun, they're adorable, they lift you up when you're feeling down, they're the best, there's just no two ways about it. Everybody needs an animal pal to keep them company, so which kind of pet is your dream guy most likely to have? Here are four really great options. Choose wisely!
What kind of car does he drive?
Obviously, dating a guy because he has a neat car would be an ill-advised venture, unless you're just okay with having a poor relationship as long as you sometimes get to ride in a really neat vehicle. We mean, WE don't understand that line of thinking, but it takes all kinds to make a world, we guess. Anyway, your dream guy has to get around town somehow, and we're just going to assume that taking the bus and/or walking are off the table. So, which of the following cars sounds most like your dream guy's ride?
What is his hobby?
Everybody has a job to do, but that's to make money to put food on the table, to pay the bills, to cover medical care, yada, yada, yada. You get the picture. But, you know, not everybody's job is everybody's dream. Some people aren't lucky enough to get to do the thing they dream of doing all day long for a living, so they have to pursue their dreams in their spare time. These dreams are called hobbies, and everybody has got at least one. Which of the following sounds like your dream guy's hobby?
Where does he like to hang out?
Your dream guy may very well be a homebody, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that. Hey, being at home is great! You don't even have to wear pants, you can snack whenever you want, the list of amazing things you can do at home goes on and on. BUT! The problem is, you can't meet your dream guy if he stays at home all of the time. Where is this fella most likely to hang out? What kind of place would you like to meet your dream guy, eh?
What's his idea of a great date?
Dating. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's even *worse* than NOT fun. But, it is necessary. We mean, how else are you going to get to know your dream guy? How else are you going to figure him out and determine if he's the one or not? You can't just sit outside his house with a pair of binoculars spying on him—or, so the police have informed us. The question is, then, what kind of date does your dream guy dream of?
What is he doing on a weekend?
Obviously, your dream guy would love to be hanging out with you on the weekend—no duh, right? Who wouldn't want to hang out with you, especially someone who is head over heels in love with you? But, just as everyone has hobbies, everyone has activities that they enjoy engaging in on the weekends, and what we want to know right now is, what's your dream guy doing on Saturday and Sunday? How does he like to fill his time on his off days? You tell us.
What kinds of movies does he enjoy?
There are some movies that everybody agrees are great. Titanic, for instance, is a favorite among film fans, and so too is The Godfather, yet those two films could not be more different. One is about love's endurance in the face of loss, and another is about...well, not that. There's a heaping handful of classic flicks that we all love, but when you get down to it, everybody has their own favorite genre. Which of the following sounds most like your dream guy's favorite kind of movies?
How many kids does he want?
Children are so cute, aren't they? So naive, so innocent, so borderline unsettling. We babysat our three-year-old niece a month ago, woke up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water, and she was standing right next to our bed, just staring at us silently. Yikes! We're not saying kids aren't too cute to quit, they totally are, but, well...let's just say there's a reason kids are a popular scare tactic in spooky movies. Anyway, how many kids does your dream man want?
What's his favorite book?
Ah, books! Sure, reading may not be everybody's pastime, and we respect that, although, to be honest? We definitely don't understand it. Plus, you know, a person's favorite book can tell you a lot about them. We had a best friend in high school, her favorite book was Pride and Prejudice, which made a lot of sense because she was a hardcore romantic. In college, knew a guy whose favorite read was Lord of the Flies. He's running from the law now, so we don't talk much anymore. Anyway, what's your dream guys favorite book?
What's his sense of humor like?
Funniness. It's kind of a big deal. We mean, who wants to date a stick in the mud? That's no fun! Life has its trials and tribulations, so it helps to have a partner with a healthy funny bone by your side to help see you through the tough times. Humor plays an important role when it comes to making up a person's personality, so tell us, friend, what kind of jokes is your dream guy most likely to tell? What is his style of humor?
What does he do for a living?
Like favorite books and favorite movies and favorite TV shows, a person's job says a lot about them. In fact, you could totally argue that a person's job reveals the most about their personality. Everybody has a dream job, but a dream job and the job that somebody just so happens to be in are often two different things. However, for the sake of this quiz, let's assume that your dream man is lucky enough to be working his dream job. What is it?
What is he doing when he gets home from work?
After a long hard day at work, doing...whatever it is that your dream guy does for a living, it's nice for him to come home and recuperate for a little while before going back and doing it all again tomorrow. Assuming your ideal man isn't enjoying his favorite indoor hobby, or busy with his outdoor hobby, what is your perfect guy most likely to be doing when he gets home from work? Pick the option that sounds most like your guy's idea of a nice evening.
What's his hidden talent?
Everybody has a hidden talent, and the funny thing is, some people don't even think their hidden talents are talents at all. Like, our old roommate could tie a cherry stem with her tongue. How did she do that?! Sure, tying cherry stems with your tongue isn't really a skill that comes in handy, but it does make a cool party trick, right? We bet your dream guy has got a lot of talents he keeps tucked under his hat. Which one suits him best?
What's his favorite TV show?
We don't want to be dramatic here by saying that TV gives us life and is literally the only reason that we get out of bed in the morning, but if we DID say that, it wouldn't be incorrect. Look, we're not saying TV is the solution to all of our problems, but, hey, who doesn't love a good show, right? And there are so many good shows out there for us to enjoy, how could we resist that temptation? Which of the following shows is your dream guy's fave?
What is his bad habit?
Imagine, just for a moment, that your ideal man, your most perfect guy, has...a flaw! Yes, that's right, let's take that perfect guy of yours and bring him down a notch, shall we? Let's make him less of a dream and more of a human being. Everybody has flaws, but flaws add character and charm. We've all got things we need to work on, but that's cool, that's what makes us who we are. Which of the following flaws does your dream guy have?
What's the perfect dessert to share with him?
Finding the perfect man? It's kind of a big deal. But, do you know what else is kind of a big deal? Food. Specifically, dessert. Like, yeah, we want to find our dream guy, who doesn't want that? But right now, if we can't have our dream guy, then we would at least like a delicious dessert. Of course, what would be absolutely ideal is if we could split a dessert with out dream guy. So, which sweet treat would you like to share with your sweetheart?
What's his favorite outdoor activity?
Ah, the great outdoors! All that fresh air *inhales deeply* it just does a body good, doesn't it? Sure, sure, your dream guy has his hobbies, and he's got his work, and we're sure he enjoys his fair share of time spent indoors, but surely he likes to be outside sometimes, too, right? So, tell us, ole buddy, ole pal, what kind of outdoorsy activities does your perfect boyfriend enjoy? We've compiled a list of four options. Pick the perfect one for your perfect guy.
What's his best quality?
When it comes to figuring out what makes a person great, it's hard to pin down any one thing. We're all a combination of our own unique strengths and flaws, and that yin and yang balance makes us endearing to certain people, and probably *not* so endearing to others. Even though it can be tough to define a person—especially a person as amazing as your dream guy—in just one word, that's what we're asking right now. What is your man's best characteristic?
What was his favorite subject in school?
It's been years since we were going to classes, and, honestly? Thank goodness for that. We do NOT miss going to school—or, as we like to call it, the soul crushing factory—in spite of the fact that our teachers told us we would once we entered the real world. But, you know, for all of school's faults, it has way more virtues, for instance, it teaches us valuable information that we can't do without. When you ideal guy was in school, what was his favorite class?
What's his favorite way to unwind?
You can't live your whole life wound up like a spring. Stress is just a part of life, and we all have to accept that, but what we don't have to let is squish us like an unfortunate bug. Everybody has to find their own way of releasing the pressure valve and letting off some of that built up steam. Do us (and yourself) a favor and check out your dream guy again. What is it he's most likely to do to unwind after a hard day?
What is he doing at a party?
Some people thrive on parties, but for other people, parties are the bane of their existence. We guess what it really comes down to is whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. But, we're not going to make you choose that, because that whole MBTI system is so complex, we barely understand it, and we don't want you to have to take a course in identifying personality types just to answer this question. Instead, tell us what your perfect man would most likely be doing at a party.
What kind of music is he into?
Oh. We were gonna say that music is music to our ears, but then we realized that doesn't sound very smart, so we guess we won't say it. Instead, we'll just ask you straight up: what kind of tunes is your dream guy most likely to "jam" along with, as the kids like to say these days? We're not asking how he likes to listen to music. Maybe he hits up YouTube, maybe he's got a vinyl collection, maybe he's got some CD's, but that's neither here nor there. What's his preferred genre?
What is his unlikely hobby?
To use a metaphor made most famous by Shrek (well, sort of, anyway), people are like ogres, and ogres are like onions, and onions have layers. When you meet someone, you're just scraping the surface of them, but there's a turbulence under the still waters that you only notice after some time has passed. After getting to know your perfect man a little bit better, you've undoubtedly learned more about who he is, but tell us more about what he enjoys. What's your dream guy's hidden hobby?
What is his one flaw?
Everyone has bad habits. We have a tendency to leave laundry in the dryer for days at a time because we're major procrastinators and we just can't bring ourselves to fold our clothes and put them away the minute the machine buzzes. But, like we said, that's just a bad habit. We have real character flaws, too. Some people tell tall tales, some people are rude, some people are arrogant, the list goes one. Which of the following flaws does your dream guy have?
What's his dream vacation?
Having some time off every week is great. We mean, we love Saturday and Sunday. When it comes to recharging our batteries, they're just what the doctor ordered. But the weekend is really more suited to day trips. Like, you can't fly across the world and get a satisfying vacation in just two days. You need more time. So, let's assume you've got a month or two to enjoy with your ideal guy. What kind of vacation sounds like it would be right up his alley?
What is the best gift to give him?
People like gifts. Getting presents isn't everything, it's not the only pleasure that life has to offer, but it's definitely one of them. Who doesn't like opening a pretty package and finding a surprise inside? Gifts give life some much needed spice, and plus, they make the people you love happy, if only for a little while. So, think about your perfect man, think about what makes him him, and then choose which one of the following gifts he would most like to receive.
What is the best gift to get from him?
You can't have a healthy relationship when it's built on nothing but gift giving. It's that whole "can't buy love" thing in action, and it just doesn't work. But, when you have a relationship that's built on mutual interests, shared values and, obviously, love, then gifts are just an added bonus. Your ideal man, he's so generous, isn't he (in an imaginary sort of way)? Pretend he's giving you a gift. What would you most like to receive from your ideal man?
What's the best way to enjoy some downtime with him?
Down time. We all need it. It's easy to get accustomed to it, and as a result, it seems like we can never get enough of it. Just like, well, literally EVERYTHING else, we all have our different ideas when it comes to enjoying our down time. We've all got different tastes, so we've all got our preferences. Tell us, then. What is your dream boyfriend's idea of a perfect evening—one that's spent with you, of course. Which option sounds most like him?
What instrument does he play?
Music is like music to our ears. Oooh, that was really bad. Add that to the list of opening lines we should never use again. Well, whatever. It served its purpose! We are now talking about music, which brings us to our next question—what instrument does your most perfect, most wonderful, most splendid man of your dreams play? And, even if your dream guy doesn't play an instrument, use that imagination of yours to pretend that he does. Pick one of the following.
Pick something fun to do with him. What sounds good?
One of the best things about being in a relationship is sharing your interests with your significant other, or so we have been told. We mean, what would even be the point in having a relationship where neither party is having any fun? That's what being with the perfect man is supposed to accomplish! You and your soulmate should be able to have a rip-roaring good time no matter where you go. So, where would you like to have some fun with your ideal fella?
What is on his bucket list?
We're all works in progress. We're all stories unfolding. Oh, isn't that so exciting! You never know what life holds just around the bend, but not knowing what the future holds doesn't mean that there is no point in making plans, right? We've all got hopes, dreams, things we want to do before our time comes. Once again, consider your dream man. Which of the following things does he want to do? Which activity is on your guy's bucket list? Pick one!
What one trait can't be tolerated?
Enough about your dream guy for a sec! Right now, we want to ask you a question. Everybody has flaws, that's true enough, and even your perfect man can't be truly perfect. Everyone has a weak link or two in the chain that is their character, but some weak links are harder to swallow than others. Of the following four bad character traits, which one can you simply not tolerate in your dream guy? Take a minute to think this one over, it's a tough question.