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What happens AFTER ‘happily ever after’?

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Women learn in fairy tales that to land the man, they have to suffer. The Little Mermaid gave up her voice to stalk some guy she barely knew (and in the original version, died and was turned into sea foam!), Snow White was in a coma surrounded by necrophiliac dwarves, and Sleeping Beauty was poisoned. They rode off into the sunset…but then what happened?? 

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3 thoughts on “What happens AFTER ‘happily ever after’?

  1. Greg says:

    Ahhh…..the woman as victim.

    No wonder us males have been scratching our heads since the age of 13. If we pursue, we’re overbearing, lacking grace and have them needing a friend/bodyguard to accompany us on our first date. If we don’t go for what we want with complete confidence and don’t take control, we’re meek and timid, lacking initiative and quite frankly, lacking balls.

    Can’t win for losin’.

    FYI – If women were really interested in “landing the man” rather than hoping to be noticed, they’d empower themselves and show just a little bit of initiative themselves rather than sniveling to their girlfriend over coffee two days later. Just sayin’…

    • We don’t have to be victims; some people just have to stop ‘dating’ the fantasies we have in our heads and look at the real people in front of us!I How about treating a first date like a potential new friend rather than expecting someone to put you on a pedestal? That way you get to know the real person instead of a ‘Prince Charming’ mask that WILL crack at some point. Re: landing the man, I’ve made the first move in every single one of my serious relationships – but the second move is up to him (but that’s just me!)

      • Greg says:

        Fair enough. I just think that us guys get conflicting messages as well from our youth on. I guess none of this comes easy for either gender, hence the need for the dialogue and blogs and such. (I also can be a little ornery from time to time the way I take some of this, my apologies.)

        Re: the gal making the first move – us guys love it, even if it’s just subtle, repeated eye contact from across the room. I think we understand it’s up to us to take it from there.

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