This came from a conversation regarding the Goldilocks principle which I was having with my partner just the other afternoon… Granted, his philosophy begins with his standing belief that all chasers are spawned of the devil… or just complete fucking assholes. This is a belief that I can’t really argue, because I totally am an asshole, spawned of the Dark Lord Volde… err… Lucifer himself. Then again – I think I’ve lost a little bit of my ‘chaser’ status with the amount of weight I’ve gained over the holiday.
Regardless, it seems that many folks who my partner encounters in the ‘online realm’ follow the Goldilocks principle to the letter… This belly is too large, that one is too small, that one is too soft, that one is too solid, etc etc… I think that the one I most commonly hear is the waist-line commentary, mentioned in panel 2. And it’s a matter of taste, really. I tend to swing both ways these days – and even though while I was growing up, I used to be FOCUSED on guys with the belly-hang, I’ve managed to expand my proverbial horizons, and now – I’ve accepted that “if its big and round, it’s worth a pound”. Which is ironic, because that’s been my family motto for years.
Of course, I’m lying, because everyone knows my family motto is “trust no one”.
Anyway, I think that when you’re checking out guys online, you can afford to be superficial if you’re only interest is sexual. I mean, I have my share of friends that I would totally have a naked romp with… but there are some guys that I’ve chatted with online that I realize I could never actually hang out with for any actual LENGTH of time, because… well… they’re fucking vacuous. That doesn’t stop me from TALKING to them, though – because hell, one day I might get into those pants of theirs. At that point, as long as I’m out of the sleazy motel I’ve made them pay for BEFORE they catch their breath, I won’t have to deal with however low their Charisma score is.
And that, right there, is the chaser mentality, isn’t it?