Posted by Steve Yeich | Posted in Humor article | Posted on 05-04-2012
Much has been said about how men and women view romance from a different light. There have been many books written on the subject….Oh, that’s right, I wrote one myself (Don’t worry, that’s all of the shameless plugs for this article.) But the only reason so much has been said is because it’s such a popular (and fun, for me) topic. So, I’m going to do some more writing about it today.
This starts at a very early age for most people. Even little kids see romance differently as in this example:
Seven year-old girl: Let’s play house.
Seven year-old boy: Let’s play doctor.
Then as they get into their teens the girl may say something like this:
Sixteen year-old girl: I’m interested in romance and I want a relationship, but I’m not ready for sex.
Whereas, the teen age boy would probably counter with this:
Sixteen year-old boy: I’ll agree to anything if we can have sex.
As the sexes advance into their twenty’s things only progress slightly, as in these examples:
Twenty-five year-old female: I’m at the age where I am looking for a serious, romantic relationship.
Twenty-five year-old male: Let’s spend the night naked.
Lest anyone think that men are just superficial pigs, particularly, at this age, it’s not necessarily so. Some twenty-five year-old men also want something more long term and will say this.
Twenty-five year-old male: Let’s go somewhere and spend the whole weekend naked.
The idea of a serious relationship forces me to digress for a moment. After a woman has sex with a man they often, if they ever see or hear from the man again, consider they have progressed to the level of a “serious” relationship. That is serious, as in grim and grave, and no longer fun, as the dictionary defines the word. If you can’t have fun, then why bother doing anything. It doesn’t mean you can’t do it well if you are having fun. You can have a committed loving, relationship and not be “serious.” In fact, the only way you can have a loving, long lasting relationship is by not being “serious.”
(I felt compelled to put that non-humorous paragraph in there to show what a deep thinker I am and to show that I am not a superficial pig as many men are considered to be when it comes to romance. Let me also say that when I say I am “deep” there is absolutely no hidden sexual connotation meant at all…since I am not a superficial pig.)
As people get to middle age they are often married by then, sometimes several times. The idea of romance changes a little bit for the woman, maybe a bit more for the man:
Wife: I’m feeling romantic, how about dinner and a movie?
Husband: Uh, sure, if the movie has naked women in it.
Then as the couple gets old things start to change a lot:
Old Wife: (Sighs reminiscently) Remember when we were young and we’d make love all night long?
Old Husband: (Looks puzzled and a long pause) Who are you?
There you have it, the difference in romance throughout life. If you want more of this kind of valuable information on romance from someone as learned on the subject as myself, you can always buy my book which you can find on the web site. That wasn’t a shameless plug, by the way, that was a very overt plug.