Alright, so I just read the whole Steve Scares Me/Is a Hottie thread, and it lead to a few thoughts. It may qualify as a debate, but I’ll start it here.
a.) While I have never watched the show, if a man is good with young children, forget it. I am a blubbering mess of estrogen. I discussed this phenomeon with my mother, a former pre-school teacher who said “Well, first of all, it’s because it suggests that they are kind people, who know how to play, and would be more tolerant of your playful attitude. Secondly, when I started grad school, and started meeting these kind men, that definately helped me overcome my distrust of men.” Agree/disagree? Or is it evolutionary, that we see men who are good with children, a quality that would make them a good father, and unconciously think this would also make them more likely to be devoted to a commitment with children?
b.)Any hetero chicks out there who don’t want kids: do you find yourself a victim of this disorder?
c.) To be fair: is this a chick thing? Do any guys out there have a thing for chicks who are good with kids? (other than your wife with your own kids, which understandably would be a very warm and fuzzy place to be.)Does the ability to relate to children suggest certain aspects of a personality to you; ie: the ability to dream, patience, kindness, etc.?
Lets refrain from doing Freudian analysis of what it means that SwimmingRiddles has a thing for teachers, and stick, to the subject at hand.