Can you defend your relationship?

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at:

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No relationship comes without its obvious detractions: the counterargument against your imaginary defense. If you’re old enough to have had a relationship, you’re old enough to have had a nagging thought about it. One of my first boyfriends was great and everything—if it weren’t for the fact that he always smelled like hot dogs. Another one seemed really into me, but he was also really into “doing donuts” in his Camaro. Here are some other assorted doubts I’ve had about boyfriends over the course of my dating life:

Smart but lacked ambition

Super good-looking but treated sex like performance art

Liked interesting films but couldn’t discuss feelings

Perfectly nice but didn’t like books

Hot, not deep

Deep, not hot

Sweet and funny but hated movies

Funny but too nice all the time