I only recently came across the web series created by Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker and Amy Miles called “Smart Girls at the Party.” It’s now in its second season online.
It was created for teens and young women to show that being smart is cool and not to back down from being your smart, unique awesome self. Why do I love it as dating advice? Because of the tagline that Amy uses when she introduces the show:
Smart Girls at the Party: The show that celebrates extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves.
The way I see it, the best way to meet your half-orange is to celebrate exactly the same thing: being an extraordinary individual, being yourself. And by being this amazing, unique version of yourself, you can change the world by sharing your happiness with the rest of us. Whether you do it by being a smart girl or guy, or a warm one, a funny one, a sporty one, a talented one, a goofy one, or some other extraordinary version of you, you’ll get the most out of life by being your best.
And of course you know what happens when you’re sending all that happy, full, extraordinary energy out there…you’ll be batting the guys and girls away who want to have a piece of that in their life. Go ahead and bat most of them away, as long as you let your half-orange come through.
Check out the link to an episode of Smart Girls at the Party.