In the account in Genesis, however, we get some evidence that there actually was a choosing process, and I would even call it a dating process if… The passage here is from Genesis -20 in the And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. Did he feel like settling when he finally got to the chimpanzee?
, the word “meet” in that time period could mean a number of things, ranging from “close-fitting” to “to be revenged upon.” Given the Wycliffe translation, I’m inclined to say that the best definition would be “suitable, fit, proper,” with a hint of the more archaic meaning “equal.” Adam was looking for a help or helper that would be similar to him, whose traits would complement his. No matter how “beast”ly or “fowl” you think your ex was, you at least have the benefit of looking through a lineup of humans for your one and only. Probably not, but having never seen what he was actually looking for I would not blame him for being tempted.
Conversely, without our dating and courtship failures will any of us be able to appreciate the final success?
I dare say that one of the solid foundations any successful marriage is built on is the appreciable difference between the final product and the not-what-I’m-looking-for relationships that led up to it.
I like Adam Duritz, a lot (even though, MY GOD, he’s on the cover of AARP now) but both men have had a long and interesting history of dating way, way outside of their leagues, if we’re being superficially objective here. I mean, Duritz has dated Courteney Cox, Mary-Louise Parker, Jennifer Aniston, Monica Potter, Samantha Mathis, Emmy Rossum, and possibly Winona Ryder and Christina Applegate. He’s a super talented guy, I love him in Masters of Sex, and I thought he was great as Tony Blair all three times he played him, although Sheen may be the first actor ever to play a politician who is actually less good looking than the guy he’s been cast as.
And this is a guy who has worn dreads all his f**king adult life, irreparably tarnished a Joni Mitchell song, and who looks like this: The guy who once sang a song about the geographic location of the largest city in Nebraska and the relative length of the last month of the year used to sleep with Winona fucking Ryder. I won’t deny, either, that Sheen is mad hot in the Underworld movies. But clean-shaven, weak-chinned Michael Sheen looks like a reject from Flock of Seagulls (sorry kids, 80s reference). When it comes to dating, I take some courage from the story of Adam.You might find that strange, seeing as Adam only had one woman to choose from (ignoring apocryphal tales about Lilith, of course). Regardless of how guarded your estimates are of how many “dates” this took, I’m putting it out there, as my humble opinion, that this took a long time.People learned from a source that Holland and Zendaya began seeing each other when filming on Spider-Man: Homecoming was going on.“They started seeing each other while they were filming Spider-Man,” says the source.