It seems love and adoration have been replaced by a chocolate covered penis that ejaculates hundred dollar bills.
From a very young age, we are challenged with certain obstacles and
situations that parents, teachers and life throw at us and while some of
us are smart enough to figure them out on our first attempt, others can
spend a lifetime struggling to get it right.
mathematics, crosswords and multiple choice questions...an array of
problem solving riddles designed to strengthen and stimulate the
logical, more practical side of the human brain. It doesn't take a
genius to figure out how many apples Mary would have if John had two
more than Sarah, I was starting to believe that it might take a rocket
scientist to deconstruct the complex emotions that make up a woman's
I am willing to bet almost anything that not even
Einstein himself could present a theory that would answer the million
dollar question lingering on so many male minds....what the hell do
modern day women really want?
The answer that so many men seem
to settle on is what do women want today? Are we really that indecisive
about what we want? Surely the number one prize was still unconditional
love and adoration but these days a chocolate covered penis that
ejaculates hundred dollar bills seems to top that.
Facebook comment was not helping my argument against a 26 year old
cousin of a friend that I found myself being interrogated by over dinner
last Friday night. "Girls my age don't want to date guys like me.
They're only after older guys with money." Was Michael right? Had
financial security replaced romance as the number one priority? What
happened to sistas doing it for themselves?
For Claire, a 28
year old starry-eyed English major, this was definitely not the case. I
imagine Claire to be the type of girl Kate Winslet would play in one of
those Shakespearean adaptations and even though I had only spoken to her
a few times over lunch, I could tell that she was a hopeful romantic.
She told me about her great love affair in Europe and how she knew that
he was the one. The one? Were people still buying into that? She barely
had time to finish her story when she received a call from an
Young Claire was being summoned by the
very same gentleman caller she had just told me about. It turned out
that Prince Charming had bought her two week return ticket to Berlin
just so that he could "see her smile again".
As I felt my
stomach begin to churn, I thought this was either the most expensive
bootycall I had ever heard of or perhaps Claire was one of the lucky few
to bag herself a real-life knight in shining armor.
think women know what they really want." After a lifetime of
relationships, Brenda was ready to admit what most women struggle to
come to terms with. Brenda had been in a relationship for four years
with the one guy we all thought she was going to marry.
accumulating her own small fortune from a number of successful business
ventures, she decided to buy a house with her then life partner. A week
after the bond had been approved she dumped him in order to explore her
options. Some say that this was the biggest mistake of her life but for
the first time ever, Brenda realised what she really wanted. A little
fun for now and eventually an equal, someone that didn't need mothering,
a man that would challenge her mentally and one who wasn't threatened
by her fabulous success.
I think Forrest Gump got it wrong.
is not like a box of chocolates, woman are. We're all different and not
knowing what to expect only adds to the mystery, and sometimes
frustration, of what being a woman is all about. Combine that with those
crazy monthly hormones and all you get is a regular girl trying to
figure things out in her own time.
We need time to process all
the choices presented before us and why shouldn't we? For the first time
in history woman have options other than mother and housewife and if
Goldilocks taught us anything, it was never to settle for anything other
than just right.
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