When reading romance we are swept away by the beautiful heroine, the dark sexy hero, steamy passages and happily every after. Once the bloom has faded – after 400 pages of sexual tension, steamy sex, and witty banter what happens? Well, that’s why we read romance; we’re allowed to dream that the hero and heroine live forever in wedded bliss. If we are so inclined, we can imagine they are dying to rip each others clothes off fifty years later.
Some would say their personal version of a real life happily ever after is a bit different. They find the man of their dreams and a few years later they’re wondering why their “hero” has trouble remembering to take out the trash. Suddenly he has developed what I call the “honey syndrome.” “Honey, where’s the (fill in the blank)? The hero of our stories may be capable of many things, but is he still all that? What makes a man hot? In my search for an answer here’s what I found:
Prepare to enter a fantasy world. A world where clothes get folded just so, delicious dinners await, and flatulence is just not that funny. Give the fairer sex what they really want beautiful PG photos of hunky men cooking, listening, asking for directions, accompanied by steamy captions: “I love a clean house!” or “As long as I have two legs to walk on, you’ll never take out the trash.” Now this is porn that will leave women begging for more!
Caption: “As soon as I finish the laundry, I’ll do the grocery shopping. And I’ll take the kids with me so you can relax.”
Caption: “Ooh, look, the NFL playoffs are today. I bet we’ll have no trouble parking at the crafts fair.”
I can’t help but wonder, does watching your hero fold laundry make you want to do unspeakable things?