I remember that it felt as though the world shrank and we were the only two in it.
Love & Sex
5. Hone in on something his family thinks is funny, and milk it for all it’s worth.
The person is cheating on someone for you, which makes you feel more desirable than being with someone who has nothing to lose by being with you.
I found it hard to imagine it would be difficult for him to meet a woman, until he described to me what he is looking for exactly.
“Stephanie,” he said with all the earnestness of someone about to harp upon one of life’s (or at least, college’s) great truths. “I’m a guy. We hook up with dumb, pretty girls all the time because they’re pretty.”
Because each person who has proven to be a source of heartache only has this power over me because they were once so beautifully important to my life.
Where I get on my high horse and dish out some homespun advice that no-one actually asked for.
These are the kinds of women you fall in love with, they tell us. The ones who are complete and whole on their own, who do not need your individual affection because they know that they already have the world’s.
Those possessing any other physical or intangible traits of said female’s most recent ex-boyfriend need not apply, i.e. callused hands, wandering eyes, shotgun laugh, uncanny ability to make a four-course meal out of whatever happens to be in the cupboard.
After I began clawing at his leg he let up, asking, “why do you deserve pleasure?”