Lest anyone suspect that my standards for women are too high, let me allay those fears by enumerating in advance my four criteria for the match. First, the potential girlfriend/fwb must be approximately my age—let’s say 21 plus or minus three or four years. Second, the girl must be beautiful (and I use that term all-encompassingly to refer to both inner and outer beauty). Third, she must also be reasonably intelligent—she doesn’t have to be Mensa material, but the ability to carry on a witty, insightful argument would be nice. And finally she must not be too emotionally stricken that is to say, she must not place too much emotional weight on everything in our ‘relationship’, try not to be nagging and too needy. So there they are—four simple demands, which I’m sure everyone will agree are anything but unreasonable.