A friend of mine (who also happens to be a wonderful guy) has just recently proposed to the girl of his dreams. I am so happy for them. What's even odder than me being happy for a soon to be married couple is that I actually found joy in the cheesiness of the proposal. I'm not much of a girly girl but somehow the idea of someone loving another person THAT much is amazing to me.
So now I wonder if all the cheese in the world has been removed, used and now all the resources are dried up? Is there any more cheese left for the rest of us? If so, where's the cheese?! Show me the CHEESE!
I do think that there must be a distinction between too much cheese and too little. Too much of a good thing is always bad and can cause digestion problems. ;-) I personally don't like it when a man is so cheesy that he forgets who he is and decides to become a boring mass of submissiveness. I like people with opinions not people with only MY opinion. In matters of the heart, a man should be himself and stick to his ideals because it is sexy. He should be intelligent and ready to engage in stimulating conversations. But he should never be cold. There should be a tender side to him that lets you know that at any given moment in the day, he is thinking of you. He should plan romantic getaways or even random gifts with sentimental value. Men always think that women only want diamonds and expensive toys. The reality is that a woman will appreciate a single wildflower, a thoughtful note or a candlelight dinner. Even the most cynical woman (myself) appreciates the occasional thoughtful romantic act.
My dear engaged friend proposed to his beloved in a way that was special to the both of them. He put thought behind it and meant it. This is rare nowadays. We live in a cold and cynical age. Romance is either dead or entirely too Hollywood. Men have lost their creativity and they either stick to you like a tick or bounce right off you like a rubber ball.
Where's the balance?