In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: "What kind of man are you looking for?"
She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, "Do you really want to know?"
Reluctantly, he said, "Yes."
She began to expound: "As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can't do for myself. I can pay my own bills. I can take care of my household without the help of any man ...or woman for that matter. So I am in the position to ask, 'What can you bring to the table?'"
The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money.
She quickly corrected his thought and stated, "I am not referring to money. I need something more. I need a man who is striving for excellence in every aspect of life."
He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.
She said, "I am looking for someone who strives for excellence mentally because I need conversation and mental stimulation. I am looking for someone who is striving for excellence spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked ... believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for excellence financially because I don't need a financial burden. I am looking for someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, and strong enough to keep me grounded when I do go through changes. I don't need a man who is going to purposely bring me grief. I am looking for someone who I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him and he must respect me. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business or who is "messy" in his personal affairs. I have no problem being submissive ...but he has to be worthy. God made woman to be a helpmate for man. I can't help a man if he can't help himself. If he can't help himself then he definitely can't help me."
When she finished her spiel, she looked at him.
He sat there with a puzzled look on his face. He said," You are asking a lot."
She replied, "I'm worth a lot."
Maybe it's because I was watching Bones while checking my email, but couldn't you just see this scene happening between Booth and Bones?