“Let It Unfold” is not exactly how my parents, so very fond of lists and plans, reared me. To be fair, I’m not sure why I said (in the show) my parents were “obsessed” with my love life. They’re not. They just want me to be happy, which in their mind involves a plan, which probably requires a few lists. Lists are famous in my family. We like lists. We are a list making family. (Read my column and you’ll get a better sense: “Thirteen Rules for Dealing with My Dad”)
And here is where we come to what I now see will be the defining touchstone for me on this season of Miss Advised: My 73-point checklist. Oh it’s real. It’s very real. I wrote it about two or three years ago, when I finally reached the point in my dating life when I was done with -- how shall I put this delicately? F---ing around.
The truth is, the checklist is quite thoughtful, although, through the magic of television, it does seem to be a bit shallow. I mean, a fast sexy car? Eh. I could probably compromise on that. We’ll see the checklist pop back up again... and again... and again throughout the season. So more on that later!