I'm that guy.
No, not the guy who wears the 'I'm That Guy' shirt, but the guy who will stop at nothing to reach my pursuit of happiness, which isn't a Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times front page byline or even a full-time journalism job (maybe it should be the latter).
You see, success is nothing without someone to share it with. Anyone with some sort of work ethic can reach a career goal. But, the same prerequisites, at least for me, do not apply to finding a significant other.
People can go their whole lives without finding "The One" or end up settling for someone out of loneliness.
These days, beyond praying and hoping, I have been shaping myself into the best version of "that guy."
- I'm that guy in a wedding planning class so I can help my future wife (No, I'm not kidding).
- I'm that guy who has taken (and will continue to take) dance lessons.
- I'm that guy who watches "chick-flicks" and thinks how can he improve on the mistakes of the male protagonist.
And, I have many more "that guy" idioms. It seems like I was wired to be a hopeless romantic, anything less isn't the best.
I'm that guy looking for that special someone.