In an earlier blog post, my pal and fellow blogger, Nikki Gastineau, pondered whether our penchant for crowning Outlander’s Jamie Fraser the Perfect Man was one that would hold up in real, modern-day life. You know, what with the questionable sleeping, fighting, bathing habits and all. Dreamy as he may be, her rationale was compelling enough to elicit from me an audible sigh of relief that it was Claire that was displaced in time instead of the reverse. But it got me to thinking—what if Jamie hadn’t found his blood-of-my-blood and bone-of-my-bone in the time-traveling Claire? The 18th century Highlands’ most eligible bachelor would still be single and ready to mingle, that’s what.
Refusing under any circumstances to believe in any world—fictional or otherwise—where the L word/She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named might end up with our delicious hero, I decided it was time to offer the lad our meddling modern-day help. After all, if we’re going to force the 18th century King of Men to fit into a 21st century mold of man, he might as well enjoy the fruits of the Interwebs and our dating-via-gadgets technology. It’s worked for millions, so why not Jamie? Ergo, I give you the online dating profile for one James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser.
First things first. I needed to determine which dating site best suited our Jamie. Incidentally, did you know that there are more than 2,500 online dating services online in the U.S. alone, with some estimates putting the worldwide competition at close to 8,000 different sites? Whoa, the mind reels.
Jamie on eHarmony? Nah, he wouldn’t have the money to afford that service. Tinder? Please, our Jamie is a [mostly] monogamous creature. That’s out. ChristianMingle.com? Um, he might be a virgin, but he’s not a monk. The man said so himself. Farmers Only? Catchy jingle, but too obvious. Besides, our Jamie needs a woman who offers the equal to his Renaissance Man qualities.
Match.Com. Boom. Winner winner, screw-the-chicken-I’ll-have-Jamie-dinner! And so will whatever lucky lady responds to this modern-day mating call . . .
Do you think more of our Outlander pals need one too?
Multilingual, but maybe not as good as Jon Snow 😉
Good one! So true.
Verra good sword dancer but can no hold a tune.
And he's a verra good lover!
He's a virgin (not a monk)
I love this! Fergus and Ned need dating profiles too!
Hilarious! Missy is right, we need Fergus, Claire, John Grey, too!
Yes, a big miss on my part! Good one.
LOL at both of you!
Though he does seem like to being in the political war room.
Good ones! Ned has a piece of my heart. His would be precious.
Love the suggestions! I had thought originally about Claire and Frank as additional ones, but imagine the endless possibilities with Murtagh and the rest of the boys.
LOVE / ADORE / WANNA MARRY. Talkin' about the post, ye ken, but please do let me know if you see any Jamie's roaming around.
Love horses but hate boats. Speak Gaelic, English and French. Old fashioned and want a woman I could love through time! Very open minded and adventurous. Very loyal!
HAHAHAHAHA! I heart you, Karen.
Thank you! Thanks for allowing some room in your world for my twisted humor.
Poetic! Perfect. I'm employing you for any future profiles I make. 🙂
Well done, Ashley! Creative and humorous. 🙂
Thanks for the giggle! Mark me! This will go viral!
LOL! So true.
Mark me, your note made my day. Thank you!
But he's ALWAYS 'prest'
Proficient at mill de-clogging. (He's a handful, is our Jamie!)
BTW- has anyone had any experience w/ a real Scottish match.com? Asking for a friend!!
Likes getting his hands dirty, but cleans up verra well. Great article! Would love to see profiles for Murtagh and Geillis.
Very good … but I'll just say thank God there's only one month left to wait. 🙂
That just made me quite literally spit coffee. All of it. And now I feel compelled to find "your friend" a real HighlanderMatch.com!
Great suggestions! Murtagh would get so many women jumping at him, for sure. Me included.
WILL IT EVER STOP? The wanting Outlander it is. Or the Droughtlander. No to the former, YES to the latter.
A wine connoisseur. King of men.
The qualities you listed are all important. I would add his sensitivity, willingness to be vulnerable & significant capacity for emotional intimacy. Would that Jamie Fraser actually walked on this planet . . .