I like to make lists. Sometimes they help remind me what needs to be done. I'm a scatterbrain and get distracted by the details. Lists can go wrong, though. Talking to my girl T the other day, she mentioned that she was looking at a vegetarian dating site. She found a guy who seemed to have all the right characteristics: vegan, a dancer, into antiques and fashion, etc.
Upon further investigation, however, she discovered that it was someone we know well: an ex of a good friend of ours. A total manipulative cheating douchey jerk.
That's the problem with checklisting life. If you're too strict about finding all the things or qualities you think you want, you're likely to miss out on something you didn't even know you needed.And end up with a scummy scumbag instead.