Actress Rashida Jones, the 33 year old daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton, is featured in Best Life magazine. Here’s what she tells the magazine.
On dating: “I’m not a believer in dating around. Anytime I’ve ever dated someone, I just knew the first day and ended up dating him for years.”
What she looks for in a guy: kindness, humor, openness to new experiences, and meeting her family.
Here are six more things she’s looking for in The One:
Respects (and Expects) the Crazy: “Women have emotional outbursts. We just do. It’s hormonal. And the way a guy handles it is a true test of what kind of man he is. The quicker you understand it, the better off you’re going to be in a relationship.”
Is Enthusiastically Curious: “I like someone who gets up every day and is incredibly excited about whatever he’s going to learn, whether it’s politics, art, his own spirituality, or just meeting someone new. You have to be interested in the rest of the world. Everything is so much bigger than you are.”
Is Inherently Generous: “You can’t have hang-ups about money, regardless of how much you have. You can tell a lot about a man by how he treats the people around him, whether it’s a friend or a waiter or a ticket taker at a parking lot. If you’re a generous person, you’re generous all the time.”
Knows How to Merge: “I’ve been in the position where you lose yourself in a relationship and it’s just the two of you, but I don’t think that’s a sacrifice you have to make. It’s nice when you can merge with each other’s friends. It has to be a merger, not a takeover.”
Knows How to Use His Tongue: “There is nothing less sexy than someone who sees kissing as a stepping stone to the other stuff. Kissing can be magical and hot on its own. I’m talking about a good, long, slow kiss that makes your knees buckle.”
Deal Breaker: Hogs the Mirror: “I’m worried about a guy who hogs the mirror more than I do, or goes to a tanning salon, or works on his hair for too long. It’s a metrosexual affliction, a modern dilemma. There’s always the possibility that he’s not dealing with his true feelings about being gay, but mainly it’s just icky, just not sexy.”