How, when, & where did you meet her? We met at work, in the Summer of '06. It was my first day there, and was the hottest day of the year, probably the hottest day in England ever, it was like 101 degrees, yo! I wish I could say that set the tone for the rest of our relationship... but that would just be a ridiculous melodramatic pathetic fallacy I'm afraid!
Was it love at first sight? I'm not sure "love" was my immediate emotion, but I saw her and knew at once that she was a woman who would change my life. She was tanned, with all this long blond hair, huge ray ban aviators and a look that said "I am so above this. I shouldn't even be here." I love a bit of arrogance in a woman. It was so totally hot. I went home that night and shamelessly searched for her on Myspace. Which was difficult, as I didn't know her surname! I wasn't even sure of her firstname!! But weirdly, I ran a search on our deparment at work, found SIMON, who I hadn't even met at this point, then found Dani in his friends list. That's when I realised she had an awesome sense of humour. She had a really witty profile, and that made me entirely sure that THIS was the girl I was going to marry. I saw her status said "IN A RELATIONSHIP" and thought "Wahey! What a challenge!" ;D
What does she look like? She's not far off my height. Long hair which swings from blond to light brown depending on the day. Big brown eyes. She gets told she looks like Blake Lively quite often. And I can live with dating a Blake Lively lookalike. It's fine! ;D
Is she older or younger than you? She's a bit younger, she's 22.
What do you love about her? Her shameless sense of humour, nothing is off bounds. And how much she completely and unconditionally loves and cares for me. Nothing is too much, if she thinks it will make me happy she will do it, buy it, chance it, try it. She pretty much rocks in that sense.
How would you describe your relationship with her? We're very different. I know other people wonder how it works and to be honest, so do we!!
Would you change anything about her if you could? Of course I would. I'm a perfectionist, that's how we work! I'd make her more out going. She's very reserved. But then again, would I be so attracted to her if she was incredibly out going? Probably not, I'd be terrified that she'd run off with someone else! As it stands she has this whole aloof "No man is good enough for me!" thing going on. Which puts my mind at ease!
What are her strengths? She's clever, and hysterical, and she writes amazingly well. And she always knows just what to say and buy me to make me happy! ;D
What are her flaws? Errrr ME probably! She shouldn't let me walk all over her. But then again, if she didn't, would I still want to be with her!? haha! She's a clean freak, and a bit possessive. But you can't have it all!
Has she ever hurt you or have you ever hurt her so terribly bad that it put your relationship in jeopardy? How did you get through it as a couple? She hasn't. I'd never let her. I was stupid and let myself get hurt by other people in the past, simply by being naive and deluded and all those other silly things. I'm none of those silly things any more, so she'd have trouble hurting me!! I thought she should dump my ass when she found my diary and read it. I though I should dump her ass for reading MY diary. But she was so humble and sweet about it that I couldn't. It made me realise how much hurting her would hurt me.
Have you ever tried/considered couple's counseling after a really big fight with her? NO. We're not Americans, yo!
What is your favorite memory of her? That's hard. We had great fun in Vegas. Eating a champagne breakfast in the Grand Canyon was something special. But my favourite part of everyday is going to sleep next to her every night, there's nothing monumental or memorable about that... it's just the best bit! ;D
Do you share a song together? NO. That sort of sickingly cheesy shit makes us both feel ill. Though weirdly, Simon and I have lots of "songs together"! Oh dear, I'm gay aren't I!?
Is she the "one"? She's the one right now, I guess. But whenever I've felt someone was "the one" before... another "one" always came along. So it would be fickle and stupid of me to pretend like I knew!
How does she measure up to your idea of the perfect woman? She is everything I ever thought the perfect woman would be: beautiful, funny, intelligent, elitist, cultured, indulgent, devoted and she loves ME. That's got to count for something? ;D