WOMEN & HUMOR: “..The Person I’m Dating Needs To Have A Sense Of Humor” – Candice Marie

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To wrap up our 10 part series of Women & Humor for Fall/ Winter, Comedy Hype talks to recent University of Arizona alum and athlete Candice Marie. Candice an aspiring model and actress talks dating, her favorite comedian, Chris Rock’s recent filling for divorce after 19 years, and more in this weeks Women & Humor.

CH: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU?

CM: Well, I’d like to think they’d say I’m charming, eloquent, and the epitome of perfection…but realistically my closest friends would probably say that I’m a goofball with a big heart! I pride myself on being genuine, and I try my best to be a person that others can be inspired by. I value individuality, and spontaneity. I absolutely love to travel and have new experiences. I’ve been to over 15 countries across 5 continents. Very blessed!

CH: WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOU THINK ALL WOMEN SHOULD LIVE BY?

CM: First and foremost, always know your worth. To me, this means being confident in who you are and in the body God gave you, while holding yourself to a high enough standard to where people have no choice but to respect you. Secondly, be supportive of other women. I admire women that promote personal growth and optimism. There’s nothing more unattractive than overhearing a woman spewing insults or gossiping negatively about someone else. We’re all in this together! Lastly, take your time enjoying life. A lot of women (young women especially) are so concerned with finding their soul mate and rushing to be in relationships that they don’t take the time to discover themselves and fully realize their own talents or potentials.

CH: FUNNIEST TV SHOW OR MOVIE? AND WHY?

CM: I have never really been a huge TV show or movie fanatic, but when I do get the chance to sit down and unwind with something funny/entertaining during the week, it’s probably a talk show, such as Late Night with Seth Meyers. I actually really enjoy watching celebrity interviews. You get a chance to see their true personalities and they’re usually hilarious! Another show I watch fairly regularly is The Mindy Project, a romantic comedy that always, and I mean always, has me laughing out loud to myself. I like that it has fast-paced dialogue, with modern humor that I can easily relate to.

CH: CHRIS ROCK RECENTLY DIVORCED HIS WIFE OF 19 YEARS. WHAT’S YOUR THOUGHTS? WOULD YOU JUST STICK IT OUT?

CM: The end of any relationship is just as difficult as it is disappointing. It is unfortunate that they both have the go through something like this. I can’t speak for anyone and give an opinion on whether or not they are justified in their split. All you can do is hope that they both make a decision that they really think is best for their wellbeing.

CH: HAVE YOU EVER MET OR DATED SOMEONE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. IF SO WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THEM?

CM: I feel like there is an undeserved stigma associated with dating someone you met on social media. People need to get with the times! Social media is like a glorified dating website. I think it’s a great way to find someone with common interests. I ended up dating a couple of guys that had contacted me via Instagram. They were both well spoken, with a great sense of humor. This made them easy to talk to and laugh with. Don’t get me wrong though, I’m always extremely skeptical of the people I meet over social media, ever since the show “Catfish” aired. To combat my skepticism, I’ll make sure to get to know the person really well by video chatting them plenty of times before meeting them in person. I refuse to be cat-fished.

CH: YOU WENT TO COLLEGE IN ARIZONA. WHAT’S THE DATING SCENE LIKE OUT THERE?

CM: I attended The University of Arizona. In my opinion, the city of Tucson is definitely a college town. Because our school prides itself on not only a sound academic environment, but also an elite athletics program, the community really tends to rally around the student-athletes. This makes the dating scene, as you might imagine, pretty lively. Fun fact: a lot of professional athletes utilize the warm weather and premium training facilities in Phoenix, Arizona during their off-season training. This often makes for a NBA/NFL/MLB frenzy. Think Shark Week but instead of one week long it’s the entire duration of the off-season.

CH: WHO CAN YOU CALL TO GET A GOOD LAUGH? AND WHAT MAKES THEM FUNNY TO YOU?

CM: My sister. She has mastered the art of sarcasm and coupled it with her huge, outgoing personality. I can literally laugh with her for hours because she will take normal, everyday occurrences and dramatize them into a mini telenovela series. I really appreciate having people like her in my life that can give me comedic relief or an unorthodox perspective on things that I would normally stress over.

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CH: TEXT OR PHONE CALLS? AND WHY?

CM: No preference. Although phone calls from that special someone are always more personable.

CH: WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT GUYS?

CM: I wish guys would be more transparent. If you are having trouble with commitment, own up to it. A lot of heartache could be avoided by being honest and straightforward.

CH: WHAT ARE SOME INSTANT TURN OFFS WHEN TRYING TO DATE YOU?

CM: There is a fine line between arrogance and confidence! I love when a man is confident and secure within himself and his accomplishments, but being boastful and insensitive to other people’s feelings is a big no-no in my book.

CH: A PERFECT DATE WITH YOU WOULD CONSIST OF WHAT?

CM: I’m both old-fashioned and high maintenance, a deadly combination that is not for the faint of heart. I am all about being swept off my feet like a princess (literally and figuratively). A perfect date for me would be my guy picking me up for dinner reservations downtown, followed by wine and dancing at a local jazz club, before finally returning home to fall asleep on the couch.

CH: BEST ADVICE YOU’VE GOT ABOUT DATING FROM THE OPPOSITE SEX AND WHO WHERE THEY?

CM: The best dating advice I ever got was from my brother-in-law, which was to never seek advice about my relationship with only female friends. He suggested that I pose any questions to both trusted male and female friends to get more than one perspective on a situation.

CH: FAVORITE COMEDIAN?

CM: Kevin Hart is definitely a legend. But another comedian who I recently discovered is Rod Man from Last Comic Standing. His humor is reminiscent of my extended family that lives in the deep South. Good, clean, ironic humor.

CH: YOU’RE AN ATHLETE SO IM ASSUMING YOUR COMPETITIVE. IS THERE A TIME WHEN YOU LET YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER HAVE THEIR WAY? IF SO EXPLAIN.

CM: I am extremely competitive, but not argumentative. I’m pretty laid back in a relationship until something comes up that I really have a strong opinion on. One thing I cannot compromise on, however, is pizza toppings. I have a very specific order that has taken years to exact.

CH: HOW IMPORTANT IS A SENSE OF HUMOR WHEN IT COMES TO DATING OR IN A RELATIONSHIP?

CM: Not important. I have more than enough humor to share between the both of us. Just kidding. Of course the person I’m dating needs to have a sense of humor, but more importantly, we need to share a similar sense of humor. I’ve been in relationships in the past where we had very opposing views on what we considered to be funny, and it was awkward. I didn’t want to watch reruns of the show Ridiculousness and he didn’t always appreciate my sarcastic wit.

CH: WHAT’S NEXT? WHAT CAN WE LOOK OUT FOR FROM YOU?

CM: As a recent college graduate, I now have some freedom to put more time into my career path and also, work on some of my other talents and interests. Soccer will continue to be an enormous part of my identity, as I make moves to continue my professional career, but I am also interested in modeling and acting. I am currently a personal soccer trainer, and it is so rewarding, but I am definitely looking to expand into establishing some soccer clinics/camps as well. Can’t wait to see what the coming year has to offer!

Women & Humor – Spring/ Summer Edition coming soon.

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