I want to be in love. I want to belong to someone. I want someone to want me to want them. I want someone that wants to be possessed as much as I do.
These attitudes seem a little out of kilter with modern, western sentiments. But I see no evidence that people’s desires have changed much, if at all, since the sexual revolution… whenever that was, and whatever that means. Probably some git of a journalist came up with that darling little term.
I guess that’s why I’ve avoided romantic relationships at every possible opportunity. I should have lived in a more romantic time, like the 16th century – there’s nothing more romantic than filth, poverty and plague, right?
I think, like most people, couple-dom is what I want: a loving couple – what could be better? But I do have to say that I have a fascination with menage-a-tois, and no that’s not the same as a threesome – jeeze peeps, get your mind out of the gutter for a second!
It’s just that I can’t help thinking that the problems I see a lot of couples having come down to boredom of routine etc. But if there are more than two people in the relationship how can that not be a good thing? Of course they are rare, as the dynamics of the relationship have to kind of be in place from the outset. Either that or the people involved have to be extremely open minded.
It’s a curious thing to think about anyway. We all want to be part of a couple, but sometimes I think that we just think that. And other times I just think that I really, really want to be part of a couple 😉