Comedian Arantza Fahnbulleh sent the internet into a fit of deep belly laughs while simultaneously dropping some serious knowledge when she posted this hilarious “boyfriend application” just in time for cuffing season.
Dating is a process of trial and error. Sometimes it can feel like you’re going on bad date after bad date, sifting through the legion of singles in hopes that you’ll meet that one person who isn’t a total weirdo – and it’s totally exhausting.
Arantza gets it. The comedian, actress and writer is single for the first time in a while, and she’s not messing around with her love life. Last August, she took matters into her own hands and posted to Twitter her very own “Daddy Application” for potential boyfriend review by her and her girlfriends.
If you’re dubious about the word “daddy” (as I am,) here’s what Arantza had to say to Elite Daily about the term:
“A daddy doesn’t just have the qualities you want, he has the ones you NEED. I’m redefining the definition of a daddy. A daddy or a zaaaaaaaaaady is much more than just a boyfriend or a bae. Daddy’s can teach you something! You can learn something from yo daddy. A daddy helps you. Daddies are always there to support, encourage, and challenge you to be your best.
It’s not about age either. When I say daddy, I don’t want people to imagine me sitting next to a senior citizen like Anna Nicole.
Yo daddy wants you to win! Yo daddy wanna see you shine! That’s why he’s your daddy.
It has nothing to do with finances. It’s all about emotional and mental stability, but a good income is a plus.
And most importantly, yo daddy can never leave you, and if he does, then he’s not yo daddy!!”
While the word “Daddy” still me makes me cringe and recoil in horror, I have to say that Arantza’s definition of boyfriend material is pretty bang on.
After making her intentions clear, she posted the application online.
— Arantza Fahnbulleh (@arantzaofficial) August 30, 2017
Unsurprisingly, her job posting was a success and applicants started to roll in almost immediately.
As she told Elite Daily, “This daddy position is very serious. Like any top company, we wouldn’t want to waste anyone’s time. Everyone who meets our requirements is being considered! These daddy applications are like having my own personalized Tinder. I don’t even have to swipe right anymore!”
Even if you’re not planning on posting your own “application” online, I think there’s still lots we can learn from Arantza and apply to our own dating lives.
There’s something to be said about knowing what you want.
If you feel like you’re perpetually treading water in the dating pool and are tired of feeling disappointed, it might be time to really narrow in on what you want from a partner. Hilarious application and baby mama jokes aside, Arantza knows what she wants. She’s looking for a partner who has their life together, is supportive, loyal and pushes her to be the best version of herself. Amen, to that.
It’s what’s on the inside that matters.
It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you NEED. As she explains above, “It has nothing to do with finances. It’s all about emotional and mental stability, but a good income is a plus.” While it would be wonderful to find a literal Prince Charming, no amount of money is going to make up for dating someone who is mentally and emotionally a mess. Look inward first.
If you’re into someone, step up and make your move.
The inspiration for the “daddy application” came from dating a guy who just wasn’t taking their relationship seriously. “There was a guy that I liked, and he wasn’t making the appropriate moves, and I was talking to my friends,” she explained. He wasn’t seizing the opportunity, so she made a video announcing her singlehood and created her application to fill the now vacant position of boyfriend. The lesson here: life is short and if you like someone, take those feelings seriously and make your intentions be known. The last thing you want is to go online and see people applying for the position that you wanted all along.