With all the talk of burning villages and 'initiation' here at The Sanctuary in recent months, I have been thinking more and more about The Apocalypse.
But I shan't dwell on lugubrious thoughts :-)
And I sure ain't about to get all biblical on you.
Besides, summer is very nearly here (at least in the Northern Hemisphere).
I managed to move past The Apocalypse towards happier endings.
We the ladies are starting to shed the heavy winter coats - to our delight and relief.
The sun is not just 'visiting' anymore, it's 'here to stay' - at least for the next 4 months or so...
And the men are getting happier at the anticipation of sightings of...
Have you ever imagined your own personal utopia?
I am sure everyone has done this several times in their lifetime.
If I could imagine a utopia for today's SMP, what would it look like?
I have previously mentioned french pop singer Alizée who I first heard of on Bellita's blog.
This video of her singing 'La Isla Bonita' probably embodies a utopia of sorts for men of all ages.
Hence the title of this post.
I guess a better title would have been 'what do men want in women?' but somehow I find this a tad too direct.
Necessarily, this particular utopia is what I imagine a man's utopia to be.
The ladies will have to wait for their version later on once I have collected my thoughts on that :-)
Perhaps you can already help me by giving me ideas on what you imagine a woman's utopia to be.
Anyhow, back to the men, let's start with the video:
Lord have mercy on my soul...
OK, so she needs to be young and beautiful...irrespective of the age of the man.
We got that bit covered with Alizée. Check.
How low a man will go (re a woman's age) depends on the man... and the woman too...
She also needs to have that magic 70% waist to-hip-ratio thing going on.
In the case of Alizée, she can also do things with her hips that most women (unless they are professional dancers and /or Mediterranean* - Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Italian, or middle Eastern) just wouldn't be able to pull off...except if they really put some effort into learning how, from a 'natural'.
And even so, the results may be variable.
Susan Boyle does a 'hip wiggle' in this video at 00:30...
But it didn't quite have the same impact as I suspect it would have had if Alizée had done it.
Just a guess...
Just look at that grimace on Piers Morgan's face!
It actually seems to register pain.
I am guessing for this manoeuvre to work, the WTH ratio really has to be around 70%, no?
(And for those who disagree with this, might I add that some very successful belly dancers - the type who subject you to their work whilst you are just trying to eat your dinner in peace at a relatively cheap restaurant at a sunny holiday resort - are in fact overweight, and yet maintain this magic ratio...)
A good voice doesn't hurt. Andrew made that point in the post 'In celebration of the female voice' although I am guessing this need not be professional or even semi-professional.
Over the course of several posts on this blog, I have learned that some of the men here seem to like dark-haired women.
Alizée for the win again.
Are the men who comment at The Sanctuary a self-selected group of some sort?
Military, woman-friendly, alpha, Red Pill types with a penchant for brunettes...
Why were there no takers for blondes when I asked?
Looks aside, the men want feminine women. I think Alizée is a feminine-type woman just by looking at her. But then again, most women are naturally feminine when young (even the tomboyish ones once the masculine haze lifts).
So all the above characteristics display her fertility in an indirect way.
But what about the older woman who has perhaps completed her family?
Or never had any children?
There are some older women (in their 60s and 70s) who are incredibly attractive.
So much so that people do 'double-takes' on encountering them all the time.
And they are not all celebrities who have had cosmetic surgery.
What do these women have in common?
I don't really know, but I am sure someone will nail it for me in the comments.
Quite possibly a man who has had the pleasure of dating or marrying one of these women at that age...
And what about the man who is not necessarily looking for children?
Is he also looking for fertility cues in a woman?
Is he tainted with this evolutionary 'force of habit'?
Or is he capable of letting go of his animal instincts?
Yes, there are many women of childbearing age who don't want children...
But the above point addresses the 'cougar' scenario specifically.
Are there more couples like this than ever before?
My initial guess of 'no' takes into account the ubiquitous nature of modern media and why we just hear more of this type of couple.
But I am willing to be challenged on this...
And this perfect woman - what can she do?
Apparently she can cook very well.
Her children will remember her cooking and for that reason will refuse to leave home until they are well into their 30s :-)
She is supportive and caring.
But she is not a pushover.
She'll tell you when you step out of line, but she won't draw blood.
(At least not the first time you step out of line :-)
She is hardworking but that doesn't mean she has a killer career.
Oh, and she is faithful and thinks you are the only love-god on Earth :-)
Did I leave anything out?
Please enlighten me.
Is it appropriate that this is one of my shortest posts? ;)
Will my imminent post on what women want in a man be considerably longer?
Ladies, please give me your ideas for the perfect man...
Don't be lenient.
The men certainly won't be with us :-)
*In my limited experience, Mediterranean women do this best.
But I will accept that some Asian, African and Northern European women are very talented when it comes to this too :-)
But of course I am not the best target audience for this sort of thing (as I am 'not on the other bus'). Gentlemen, tell us what you think!