Shopping for Swimmers, Part 2

So, how do you narrow it down?

Like I mentioned before, the only choice that makes sense for me is to select someone I would be attracted to.

Is that weird?

I don’t think so.

I screened next for height and build (5’10 +, slim-ish). I am kind of short and stocky (hearty peasant build), a mesomorph with a little extra padding.

My thinking?  Someone tall and slim would hopefully balance out my squatness.

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Gah, what next?

The guys I am attracted to tend to be on the fair side, northern European and I am not too fussed about eye colour- though my preference is for lighter over darker.

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This is where it got a little more complicated.

I started to screen according to their interests, hobbies…. I like smart guys, somewhat athletic, creative, musical….

It took two passes but I got it down to about 20.

I had black-markered the definite-no’s (guys who only seemed to be into motor bikes and Formula One) but I only put a pencil line through the next ones- just in case.

Then I picked my favourites and requested the free profiles. Eight in total.

This included a bit more information about the donor and fairly extensive information about siblings, parents, the extended family, some included SAT scores, GPA, IQ….

It was a little overwhelming but there was an obvious favourite. I sent the top three to a couple girlfriends of mine and we each ranked them in the same order.

I toyed with the idea that the full profile might be too much information. As it turns out, there were no “units” available.

Damn.

Of course there aren’t. It would be about 4-6 weeks before any were available but I wanted to make sure he was worth waiting for so I bit the bullet (and the $30 fee) for the extended profile. It included a picture of him as a child and one as an adult, a brief essay, more specific medical information and his reason for becoming a donor in the first place.

He was great.

I sent an email to the coordinator about this donor and asked to be put on the pending list. I had to get in line…. I was number three!

I had convinced myself to wait- even though the counselor had said that you pick your top three and go with whoever is available when you are ready.

Because I was number three, there was no guarantee I would get any units in this go-around.

But I only really liked this one so what next?

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~ by angryegg on December 3, 2010.

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