OPPOSITES DON’T REALLY ATTRACT, DO THEY?

By C. Michael Forsyth

It’s commonly said that opposites attract. But is that really so? Whenever I spend a day as a vendor at a book fair, several pairs of young men and women stop by the booth who look like brother and sister but tell me they’re actually couples. It struck me that married folks don’t grow to look alike, they often start out looking alike. Because, given our druthers, we feel most comfortable in a relationship with a person who’s a whole lot like us!

So perhaps when you do run into husbands and wives who are polar opposites, it’s not really the result of opposites attracting. It’s just that when people have had bad luck in the dating game, they eventually give up on trying to find a “soul mate” they’re compatico with and out of desperation hook up with someone with whom they have nothing in common. But, having run out of options, they’re absolutely determined to make the mismatch work — and it does!

What do you think? Check out the replies below, they put your own two cents in.

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.

You can check out The Blood of Titans HERE.

WHY ARE MORE WIVES CHEATING THAN EVER BEFORE?

According to a recent survey, the number of women who cheat on their husbands has skyrocketed from 10 to 15 % in the 1990s to a staggering 23 % today. That now puts them on a par with men. But why? Is this a case of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander? An inevitable result of the sexual revolution?

WHAT PROBING QUESTION SHOULD A WOMAN ASK A GUY ON THE FIRST DATE?

On the first date, a woman will usually ask a guy what he does for a living, what he does for fun and so on. But there are some questions that might give her more insight into what the dude is all about. Here’s one that comes to my mind: “What is your favorite tool?” If he just looks at you, baffled, and says he doesn’t have one, that’s a warning sign he won’t be very handy around the house. Another is “What’s the most important thing you’ve learned so far in life?” What do you think a lady should ask? Click replies below to read other folks’ comments, then leave your own.

Is it Cheating to Fantasize About Someone Else During Sex?

Our high school sex education teacher told us about a married woman who could only climax while imagining that she was being raped by Chinese communists. The teacher assured us this was perfectly normal. But is it really okay to fantasize about someone other than your significant other while making love — perhaps your partner’s best friend, an ex or that flirtatious neighbor? Or is it a form of infidelity?  Reply below

How Many Dates Before You “Give It Up”?

By C. Michael Forsyth

In my younger days, a frequent subject of debate was whether a girl should kiss on the first date. Nowadays there are many young ladies who signal that a first date has gone well by going all the way. I’m certain that they are in the minority. But that leaves a question. Just how many dates – or how much time should pass – before you have sex?  Reply below.

ARE MEN OR WOMEN MORE SHALLOW?

Men are notoriously shallow in choosing the women they pursue. Physical attributes such as full lips, big breasts and long legs often take precedence over a lady’s character. But are women any better? Many are drawn to a man because of his job or wealth, traits that are also superficial. Who do you think is really more shallow?

Should a Woman Ever Propose to a Man?

Once upon a time it was taboo for a young woman to ask a man out on a date. Now it’s commonplace. But is it acceptable for a woman to propose to a man? After all, this is the 21st Century.