Superheroes can’t date. Or maybe they can date, but they can’t fall in love.
“Love is like a bullet in the head” – DeadShot from Arrow
This doesn’t mean our gal Wonder Woman doesn’t have dating guidelines. After all, she’s a pretty opinionated person. How could she be an American icon without addressing the institution that births so much romance?
Some things the opposite sex says and does make even WW consider the whole dating game. After all, she’s entitled to a night out that doesn’t involve fighting and chasing.
Or maybe you think a good date involves a little bit of both of those things.
In any case, here are a few green lights that let you know a person might be worth dating:
- They don’t have Superman hair
- They offer up genuine compliments
- Their flirting isn’t status quo with everyone they meet
- They smile more than they frown
- They can talk about things that interest you (talking about books earns triple points)
- They take pride in their appearance
- They are more interested in YOU than in giving you the low-down on themselves
It doesn’t hurt anything if your eyes don’t bleed when you look at them. And if you have a shared hobby that can act as a first date locale, it’s even better. (I’m thinking Giants baseball, but WW is looking hard at the Air Museum.)
Sadly, it’s much more likely for the red flags to start popping up after a few dates. Most people but on their best behavior when they first ask someone out on a date. If you spot any of these flags BEFORE the first date, run fast and far in the other direction.
These are obvious signs that a date will be less than fun:
- They check themselves out in the mirror or fish for compliments
- All conversation revolves around them
- They interrupt you when you’re talking
- They say negative things about other people
- They flirt with others while you’re together
They don’t like to read(WW shook her head over this one, so I lined it out)
- They spend more time checking their phone than interacting with you
- They flash cash or name drop or try to impress you with superficial things
Yes, these are all huge hints that as far as this relationship goes the bridge is out ahead. It’s one reason why WW prefers to hang out with her friends over spending time with someone she might find attractive or date-able.
Keep it Fun
Dating can be an entertaining aside, but WW opposes the idea that dating never leads to anything more. Most people use the dating game to sift through possible marriage candidates.
WW has no intention of putting a non-hero in the line of fire.
However, if two people honestly are just looking for companionship, dating can be one way to find it. Friends can date. Dating doesn’t automatically indicate a romantic liaison.
If you’re dating just for fun, let people know up front. Maybe not before the first or second date (because “I’m dating just for fun” puts some people off), but definitely before things heat up to a beyond-friendship level.
Do you have any dating advice for Wonder Woman? Is Steve Trevor her one and only love? Do you agree or disagree with her tips?