Tag: Mr. Right


Why Does the Romantic Fantasy Continue???

Posted by Elizabeth Debold in Agency/Eros, Blog, Culture, Uncategorized, women. 4 comments

1st March

I just read a fascinating interview with Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. Apparently, just the title–and the suggestion of “settling” in a relationship–has made women go bonkers. Gottlieb says that women are angrily buzzing in the blogosphere about the book, even though many haven’t read it. It goes right up against the romantic fantasy that we women have been spoonfed since Disney’s The Little Mermaid: look, there’s a REAL PRINCE out there who will take one look at you and sweep you off your feet so that you will live in a castle happily ever after. Oh sure, we’re now too old and sophisticated to believe in that stuff…or are we?

Gottlieb mentions a study in which men and women were asked: if you could get 80% of the things that you want most … Read More »





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