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Zero Dean

Author | Photographer | CG Artist | Filmmaker

"Must love dogs."

“Must love dogs.”

Lessons Learned from The Path Less Traveled by Zero Dean

Why is it always “Must love dogs.” and never:

Must be kind.
Must be loving.
Must have integrity.
Must have empathy.
Must be open-minded.
Must be able to communicate well.
Must have emotional intelligence.
Must be able to express emotions.

Based on how often “Must love dogs” comes up, you would think that finding men that like dogs is a serious problem in the dating world.

I would think finding men with the other qualities would be a little higher on the list of priorities.

“Where did all the good men go?”

"Where did all the good men go?"
Dating profile: He must have dark hair, be over 6′ tall, fit, successful, have a reputable career, want kids, love to travel, live within 10 miles, and have lots of time for me. No I will not meet you for coffee. If I’m not worth dinner, don’t even bother. No cheap dates!

Same person: “Where did all the good men go?”

“He never listens to me.”

"He never listens to me."
“He never listens to me.” “He’s not in tune with what I’m thinking.” “I never really know how he’s feeling.” “I just wish we could have a meaningful conversation.” “He’s bad at showing his emotions.” “He never lets me in.”

Same person: “I want a ‘real man’ (not a sensitive one).”

See the problem(s)?