*photo by Whitney Krutzfeldt Photography
This week’s #womancrushwednesday is up and coming country singer Ray Gibson. A musical talent from the tender age of 3, Gibson was able to play piano by ear while just a toddler then learning guitar at age 15. Gibson leveraged social media to showcase her talent to the world, and her cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Good Girl” went viral when Underwood herself reposted the video to her own fans. Gibson has shared the stage wtih Aaron Pritchett, Tyler Ward and Wes Mack and has performed at Boots and Hearts. Now the blonde beauty takes a moment to chat romance and dating with us. Take a read below!
What is the first thing you notice about a potential love interest?
The first thing I notice about a potential love interest is if they are passionate about something. I think it’s important to have something in your life that you are passionate about and you take pride in. And it’s also important to continue chasing that passion, whether or not love comes your way. If love comes your way, it should only fuel that passion even more. It’s inspiring and refreshing to see a fire burning in someone’s eyes when they do what they love.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
An instant deal breaker for me is if they have no compassion or respect for others around them. I’ve always had a hard time being around people who poke fun at others for things they are unable to control. Not only does it mean they’re insecure, but it also means they’re just flat out mean. I’ve got a big heart and I couldn’t be with someone who only sees with their eyes, and not with their mind and heart. He also needs to prove us girls wrong when we say “Chivalry is dead”. Because it’s not!
Who do you go to for dating advice?
A: Books! My mom is a therapist, so there are plenty of books on love and life kicking around my house. I’m a little awkward when it comes to talking about my feelings (hence why I put it all into lyrics!) so when I’m not feeling confident enough to talk about my problems with someone, I dive into a book. Though, my older sister will attempt to give me dating advice, whether I want to hear it or not!
What is your definition of romance?
The little things. Sure, a dozen roses and a candlelit dinner with some Marvin Gaye playing softly in the background might be appealing to some, but I think the little things are the most romantic things of all. Small acts of generosity go a long way. Romance is remembering the small details about someone when they think you’re not listening, then bringing it up weeks later. It’s about thinking of the person you love before thinking about yourself. Romance is when two people accept each other for who they are and being completely comfortable with that. Romance isn’t a complicated thing. If it’s right, you won’t have to try to create romance. It will just happen.
Describe the best date you’ve ever been on:
It’s hard to choose the best date I’ve been on when every date is unbeatable. My boyfriend always finds a way to do that. From driving out to watch the airplanes take off and land at sunset, to climbing “No Trespassing” waterfalls, or going to stand up comedy, to going camping for the first time and having a bear outside our tent for hours, just after him asking me to be his girlfriend. I honestly couldn’t choose even if I tried. And that, I believe, is a good thing.