Chapter Three: What A (Push) Girl Wants
Don’t get freaked out by the title of this chapter – it’s not everyday that Christina Aguilera and a pre-wigged out Amanda Bynes can be referenced at the same time! But seriously, with the exception of Auti, who is married to the perfectly be-dimpled Eric, our girls are all looking for that special someone who will knock their wheels off.
And you don’t have to be a Calvin Klein model to catch their eye. Grab your chemistry set, put some Aretha Franklin on and have some R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
You got to have a J-O-B to be with M-I-A
“I’m not going to date schlumpy gross people who have no respect for me,” Mia laughs. “I want someone who has that chemistry with me and is responsible, reliable and positive. I want someone who is financially stable – he doesn’t have to be rich, he just needs to be able to contribute and has a sense of dreams and goals that they’re working hard towards. It shows they’re passionate about life and I think that’s really important.”
That, and let’s be honest: the rent ain’t gonna pay itself.
And all you “interesting” looking boys take note – Mia’s celebrity crush isn’t what it used to be.
As most teenage girls, she had a crush on Brad Pitt – or more specifically his washboard abs in “Thelma & Louise.” But as she grew older, she realized pecs aren’t everything. “I like guys who have a little edge to their look. I was attracted to Benicio del Toro and Adrien Brody… just something a little bit different.”
Ladies and gentlemen: break out the books for Tiphany
Tiphany isn’t the type to discriminate based on what you got in your pants, but she will roll on by if you don’t try to stock up on what’s in between your ears.
“I can’t label my sexuality,” Tiph says, “because I love people for people but I don’t really have a type – i mean, if only I knew my type. Can you tell me please? I don’t know!”
It’s not looks that matter to Tiph, although a tattoo or forty don’t hurt.
“I’m attracted to someone who is artistic, creative and not afraid of self-expression. They can’t fit in a box, you know?” she says. “Unless you’re a Crayola crayon box that has like 64 colors in it… but I really love intellectual stimulation. I’m a Sapiosexual.” I’m sorry, a who? A what?
Definition: Sapiosexual: (sā-pē-ō-sĕk-shü-ăl’ĭ-tē)
(n.) A behavior of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.
Origins: From the Latin root sapien, wise or intelligent, and Latin sexualis, relating to the sexes.
Ohhh, right! I knew that. But Tiph has a point. Sexual attraction can only take you so far. After all, mind blowing sex is one thing, but it gets pretty uncomfortable pretty fast afterwards if there’s nothing to talk about.
But, let’s say Tiph’s hanging in Patti Stanger’s office at the Millionaire Matchmaker Club and she had to pick a Hollywood celeb type – who would it be?
Bust out the candles, rose petals and the champagne: Here comes Angela!
As a model and an actress, our Ange has been around the block. She’s been wined and dined by the finest, but the basics still impress her.
“I’m a hopeless romantic,” Angela giggles. She’s also an accidental monogamist. “every single guy that I’ve been with, even if I thought it was just for fun or would be a fling, it always ended up being a two-year relationship. Except with my ex-husband. That was 13 years.”
Angela has been “experimenting” with a 10-month celibacy kick – by her choice, not for lack of suitors trying – that she expects to end July 4. “I don’t know why, but something tells me July 4, whoever that lucky person is, fireworks are gonna happen that night!”
Physically, Angela refuses to say she has a type, but based on the four guys hanging around her house the day I dropped by, I’d say: tall, buff and hot. Real hot.
The White Picket Fence (WPF)
Auti already has the WPF, but what about the other girls? All three are up for a trip down the aisle – but we’re not talking Stage Four stalkers, who will wrangle you into a trip to the Elvis Chapel in Vegas on the second date.
“The concept sounds fun and the experience sounds interesting, but I’m not in a rush,” says Tiph who takes a distinctly Brangelina approach to the vows. “It’s not even legal for a woman to marry another woman. So no – until that happens I won’t be getting married.”
Auti is trying for a baby as I type.
As for Mia? “When I first got paralyzed I was really devastated and thought I wouldn’t be able to have kids. That was one of the first questions I asked the doctors and when they said yes, (i could have kids) I was like, all right, I’m going to do that. And I think it’s really cool for children to grow up in an environment that’s different and to grow up with diversity.”
For more on relationships, dating, and sex read Chapter 4 of ‘The Push Girls’ Guide to Getting Your Groove On’ by Paula Froelich (@PFRO).
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Paula Froelich (@PFRO) – journalist, novelist, NATJA award-winning travel writer, queen of random, fun facts, and social anthropologist.