So, you’re pretty sure you’re dating a time traveler. All the clues are there. The time traveling. The … more time traveling.
And, yeah, I’ve got to say: all that time traveling? Pretty conclusive.
You’re dating a time traveler.
But which time traveler are you dating?
Here’s a list to help you find out:
1. Has he “come unstuck in time”? Does he refuse to talk about his experiences in World War II? Does he often say odd things, like Kurt Vonnegut might do?
Congratulations! You’re dating Billy Pilgrim.
2. Is he bald? Possibly French? Does he often say “Make it so”? And he carries a taser set to “stun”?
Yes? You’re dating Jean-Luc Picard.
3. Is he a doctor? Does he sometimes seem like a completely different guy than the one you started dating, and it’s because he is? Does he have a woman he calls a “companion” always hanging about?
Don’t be jealous: You’re dating Doctor Who.
4. Is he short? Does he look like Michael J. Fox? Does he hang out with Christopher Lloyd? Does he drive a Delorean?
Good news! You’re dating Marty McFly.
5. Does he try to set things right in the past? Does he look like a young Scott Bakula? Does he (*sob*) never make it home?
That means you’re dating Sam Beckett.
6. Is there a time machine in your basement? Has he mentioned the morlocks and he’s not a Marvel character?
You’re dating HG Wells’ time traveler.
7. Does only his mind travel through time? Does he refer to most everyone as “brother”? Is he Scottish? Did he disappear to a mysterious island for several years?
Lucky you! You’re dating Desmond from Lost.
8. Does he say Whoaaaa a lot? Has he met Death? Does he have a friend named Bill? Or Ted?
You’re dating Ted. Or Bill.
9. Is he a Connecticut Yankee? Is he in King Arthur’s Court? Does he sometimes go by “Boss,” even though he’s not Bruce Springsteen?
You’re dating Mark Twain’s time traveling Connecticut Yankee.
10. Did you first meet him when you were a child? And didn’t find it creepy when he told you he’d marry you when you grew up? And then you did marry him when you grew up? And then you had babies that traveled through time?
Then you’re the Time Traveler’s Wife.