Why Chris Evans Should Go On A Date With Me

If you haven’t paid attention, Chris Evans has a new movie out, The Gray Man. This, of course, means lots of interviews to promote the movie, which also stars Ryan Gosling and Regé-Jean Page (hello Duke!), as well as Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thorton, and Julia Butters. In a recent interview with Shondaland, Evans gave a refreshingly honest answer to Interviewer Mariel Turner’s question about what he’s laser-focused on in real life.

Evans answer: “finding a partner.”

I have the same goal. And so I’m entering my name. Yes, I think Chris Evans and I should go on a date.

Okay, yes, I know. He’s a mega-Hollywood star and I am just an unknown environmental attorney who works for the government. He’s known world-wide, is on the cover of magazines, and stars in blockbuster movies. My mother calls me by my sister’s name most of the time.

But hear me out.

First, I’m not saying this because he’s a gorgeous actor with an incredible voice. (Seriously, if he narrated audiobooks, I’d buy all of them just to listen to him read books.) And I’m also not saying this because of his performance in Before We Go (also his directorial debut), a beautiful soulful movie also starring Alice Eve. (If you haven’t seen it, go watch it.)

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I was going to mention him as Captain America. But Captain America is not my favorite superhero. He’s not even my favorite Avenger. Sorry Cap, but that’s the truth. My favorite Avenger is Hawkeye, followed by Doctor Strange (but that’s mainly because Benedict Cumberbatch). My favorite super hero in general Star-Lord because Guardians of the Galaxy rock.

I have two main reasons. One, because of his charity work and his involvement with Christopher’s Haven. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know cancer research, especially childhood cancer research, is important to me. (Because cancer sucks and childhood cancer doubly so.) I’ve long been a supporter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I’ve run, yes run, for both LLS and St. Jude. And I am not a runner. I run to help find a cure. And I appreciate the work he has done on behalf of the charities he supports. It’s clear he does it because he cares and not for publicity. To me, his charity work seems genuine and I appreciate that.

Two, because I think sometimes Hollywood is so full of characters, scripts, glamour, and well, fakeness. We’ve all seen various Hollywood actors, like Jaime Lee Curtis and Jennifer Garner, get real about what it takes to just go to an event. It’s all smoke and mirrors. And while romance between two actors can work, it often doesn’t because I think sometimes actors mistake creative chemistry for actual chemistry.

Me, on the other hand, well, I’m about as far away from Hollywood as one can get. I’m also reasonably attractive, intelligent, adventurous, optimistic, funny (at least I crack myself up and really, isn’t that all that matters?), able to laugh at myself, and have my priorities straight. As a 40-something, I know who I am, what I want, and can express that without all the BS games. (I have no energy for relationship games.) I have varied interests and can talk about a variety of subjects. I enjoy meeting new people, exploring new cultures, and reading about other people, worlds, and things. I love animals, yoga, kayaking, and hiking. And I’m fun. Ask any of my friends.

And a bonus reason, because of Dodger. I totally appreciate & cheer any who rescues a pup from the shelter and Evans’s dog Dodger is a cutie! Seriously, check out his IG to see this adorable puppets.

Seriously, I think I make a good dating prospect.

So why not Chris Evans? Why not go on a date with me? If nothing else, I guarantee it would be a fun date.

Okay, yes. I have a better chance of winning the lottery. I probably have a better chance of meeting the President (especially considering I’m getting ready to move back to DC). And yet, I had much fun thinking about and writing this post. In fact, I’m laughing at myself as I write this.

So there’s that. And now I’m off to get a beer

Happy Thursday!

“This must be Thursday,” said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer. “I never could get the hang of Thursdays.”

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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