Thursday, December 07, 2006

Boyfriend similarities

Boyfriend number 1 and boyfriend number 2 are very different people. They were born in different countries, they have different ethnic backgrounds, and most of the time their strengths and weaknesses are different too. So as I holiday with boyfriend number 2, I find myself fascinated as I discover (and often re-discover) some similarities between the two of them.
  • A Siberian huskyNeither of them own dogs, but if either of them were going to get one as a pet, they'd both choose a Siberian husky.

  • With both of them, their sense of direction is completely hopeless. Curiously, this is one of my strengths.

  • They both have a mild allergy to grass.

  • When eating chocolate they both prefer white chocolate, followed by milk chocolate, with dark chocolate last. My preference is in the opposite order.

  • They both like extra spicy food. With boyfriend number 1, this means that when he's following recipes he'll always use slightly more spices and herbs than the recipe says it needs, or he'll add extra spice to pre-prepared sauces bought in supermarkets. With boyfriend number 2, now that he no longer lives in Singapore, he asks his local Asian restaurants to prepare their food for him with more spice than usual.

  • Neither of them know how to drive a car, although both are expressing an intention to learn in 2007. I've been able to drive since I was aged 18.

  • In public men's toilets, I always use a urinal, but both boyfriend number 1 and boyfriend number 2 always head for a cubicle.
No doubt there are other similarities, but in any case, it's an intriguing list. I can't help wondering whether boyfriend number 3 shares any of these traits!


close encounters said...

i think you need a statistician to tell u whether this is within the bounds of random similarities between any 2 guys ... or whether it is more meaningful !

btw, presume u r somewhere exotic ??

Anonymous said...

I prefer chocolate in the same order as you, which means that we could never date or we'd fight over the chocolate :-P

GBD xxx

GB said...

Actually close encounters, rather than a statistical view I'd be more interested in the views of a psychologist regarding personality traits. Anyway, I'll be blogging about my holiday destination at some point, and hope to post a few pictures like I did last year too.

But I'd be more than happy to give a nice guy like you some of my dark chocolate GBD :-). Don't forget, it's important for boyfriends to have at least a few things in common!

GB xxx