We all have our individual ways to go about looking for The One. A type, a checklist of qualities or a few places you like to go hoping that special person will happen upon you. I’m here to tell you that you can throw everything you think you know about ﬁnding The One right out the window. No matter how hard you look, how long the checklist or how many times you reconﬁgure what ‘your type’ is, you won’t meet them until you’re supposed to!
In my case, it was at a company cookout that I had zero interest in attending and had in fact told my boss repeatedly there was no way I was coming. He literally sent a co-worker to my house the day of the cookout to put me in their car and force me to attend, ugh. To this day I’m pretty sure my boss was just trying to see my in a bathing suit. YIKES. I was newly single and had zero interest in meeting someone after the total disaster of a relationship I’d just been in with a complete jerk. When a guy walked over wearing a tank top and high top sneakers with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, all I could think was oh hell no.
He’s even named after a Wizard. Yes, you heard me right. A WIZARD. He settled right in next to me despite my obvious ‘don’t talk to me attitude’ and never left my side for the rest of the day. By the time the party was wrapping up and I was headed back to the car, all I could think was “Holy $#*% I think he might be the one.” What. The. Hell. I was in no way looking for love. My plan was to be single for at least the next year or until I felt like I could trust my own judgement in men again, and there he was. At the party I never planned on going to, wrapped in a package I thought wasn’t my type!!
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I’m happy to say he’s since ditched the cigarettes and tank tops and has much better taste in shoes these days but even with all of those marks against him when we met, he did in fact end up being The One. When I wasn’t looking and least expected it, there he was. No matter how hard you look, how uninterested you are, how long the checklist or how many times you reconﬁgure what ‘your type’ is, you won’t meet The One until you’re supposed to. Instead, sit back and enjoy the ride, never say never and know your person is out there. Let’s just hope yours isn’t named after a Wizard.