We can’t explain attraction. I’m sure scientist have some sort of weird hormonal/biological/ sociological explanation as to why people are attracted to one another. But I think it simply can’t be explained. How many people do you know that are with someone you would have never picked for them in a million years? There are some couples that you look at and wonder, “How the hell did those two hook up?”
And that’s because love/ lust/ attraction is one of those phenomenons that I will never understand. Some very nice guys stay single for years while some jerks seem to have women falling all over them. Maybe that’s one of the reasons we love romance novels. They try to put that unexplainable thing called love into words. They take two people, who on the surface seem all wrong for each other, and make them right. They allow us to fall in love right along with them each time we open the pages of their books.
My favorite trope in a romance novel is beauty and the beast. Or as I like to call it, the unexpected attraction. Usually the heroes and heroines in these books are GORGEOUS and smart and in shape. And it’s easy to see why somebody would fall in love with them but I seem to be a sucker for a damaged hero and a plain Jane heroine. I feel like their love is some how deeper.
Which brings me back to this whole attraction thing. I think we’ve all have had the hots for someone unexpected, someone for one reason or another that you wouldn’t normally like. And sometimes it’s jarring. Some of us even end up marrying the person we never would have spared a second glance.
I’m going to out myself on two of my semi odd attractions.
1. Cory Booker. He’s the mayor of Newark, New Jersey. There are two major things
wrong with that. Number one. He’s from New Jersey. Shudder. (Me and Jersey have issues I don’t want to get in to right now.) Number two. He’s a mayor. Mayor=Politician. Politician usually equals full of crap. But after watching an interview Oprah did with Mayor Booker, I’m afraid I’ve fallen a little bit in love. He’s super smart. Stanford University. Oxford. Yale. Smart= Super sexy in my book. Plus he cares. He’s taken a city that many would have let die long ago and breathed life into it. He rushed into a burning building to save his neighbor. He loves his mama. Sigh… So dreamy.
2. Christopher Meloni. Actor from Law and Order SVU. Even back when he played that crazy raping, murdering psycho on OZ I was intrigued with him but when he became Detective Elliot Stabler I went from intrigued to in love. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the intensity of his character or the fact that he made me believe that he cared deeply about each one of the victims he was sworn to protect, but that man just does it for me.
Now what about you? Anybody you secretly find attractive? Who just does it for you? Know any couples that you would have never put together? Any and all comments are welcome!