SHOULD YOU KNOW YOUR DATE’S FAVORITE COLOR BEFORE YOU HAVE SEX?

MORNING AFTER chats can be awkward, as in this scene from "Old School."

MORNING AFTER chats can be awkward, as in this scene from “Old School.”

Not that long ago, a woman wouldn’t sleep with a man until he at least SAID “I love you.” Nowadays, if a guy says “I love you,” after having sex for the first time, it’s excruciatingly awkward. Her best friend will later say something like, “Oh my God, Madison, I’m so sorry. I had no idea he was a stalker type when I introduced you.”

Of course, couples become intimate a lot sooner than in decades past. According to one survey, the current average is the fourth date. At that point, not only has love not blossomed, you might not even be sure you truly LIKE the other person. A woman may not know her bedmate’s favorite movie or his nickname. He most likely hasn’t given her a gift yet and doesn’t know her favorite color They probably haven’t had their first argument or even held hands.

So, how soon is too soon to say “I love you ”? And should you know your new sweetheart’s favorite color before you have sex? Leave your reply below.

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The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of the new romance novel The Blood of Titans.

The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of The Blood of Titans, a love story set in Africa.

IS DIRTY EVER SEXY?

Curvaceous but unkempt Moonbeam appeared in Al Capp's classic newspaper comic strip

Curvaceous but unkempt Moonbeam appeared in Al Capp’s comic strip

In my youth I had a huge crush on Moonbeam McSwine, the backwoods beauty who wallowed in mud among hogs in the old comic strip L’il Abner. In my eyes, she far outshined Daisy Mae, Abner’s pure-hearted blonde sweetheart. I still rank the curvaceous but unkempt hillybilly hottie the sexiest comic strip character of all time. Yet, paradoxically, If I went on a blind date with a woman and noticed she had dirty ears, it would be a deal-killer!

So, how important is hygiene and grooming in attractiveness? In ancient Rome, a senator’s daughter might find a sweaty, blood-covered gladiator more alluring than the fellow in the clean white toga in the seat beside her. And a woman of today might find a blue-collar lug with a little dirt under his fingernails more appealing than a metrosexual with a fresh manicure. Is dirty ever sexy? Weigh in with your answer below.

The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of the new romance novel The Blood of Titans.

The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of the new romance novel The Blood of Titans.