Gushing over a woman right out of the gate — “Wow…you have skin!” — tends to give a man all the rough-hewn sex appeal of a Care Bear.
Sure, according to Pat Benatar, “love is a battlefield.” But spending three months fighting with a sociopathic boyfriend doesn’t leave you ducking for cover whenever a car backfires like a guy who did three tours of IED disposal in Iraq and came home with most of the parts he went in with.
Just like women, men often verbalize complex emotions — for example, “I want sausage andpepperoni on that.”
Getting the chills the moment you set eyes on a person may be a sign that you have love at first sight — or an incipient case of malaria. (In time, you’ll find out whether you have lasting love or lasting liver damage, seizures, and death.)
Welcome to the place relationship dreams go to die, also known as social media.
Psychoanalyst Erich Fromm wrote that mature love is “I need you because I love you.” Rather different from “I need you because I don’t want to be living in a packing crate when I’m 50.”
Nothing says “I want to make mad, passionate love to you” like a referral to a skilled and honest auto mechanic.
Ah, yes…your love is like a summer’s day — if a summer’s day chased its lemonade with two Red Bulls and a five-shot latte.
So what did he do before you moved in, just chain her to the radiator while he took a snooze?
Nothing says “I’m over you” like a Saturday night text blitz of hate and real estate.