I was at the gym the other day on the elliptical trainer (Yes I do actually work out and notice how I just subtly snuck that little tidbit in so easily to make myself feel better) and on one of the TVs came the show iVillage.com or something like that. I have never seen it before so please forgive me if I have the title wrong. One of the subjects was today's current "Man Candy" and why women find them irresistible. They seemed to be using the term women as a blanket to encompass all of us with a pulse. Since I fall into that category, I decided to see what they had to say on who I was supposed to be thinking was "Man Candy" these days.
To be totally honest, many of them were unmemorable to me, not because they were or were not my type, but because I was after all on the elliptical (another shameless plug of my working out) and listening to my iPod (my key to happiness -- but that is for another post) so the show was not getting my completely undivided attention. However, their # 1 choice and their reasons behind it absolutely did get my attention (and my scorn).
Drum roll please..............# 1 is Brad Pitt.
Here is what they had to say. "He has always been gorgeous, but his looks just keep getting better with age. But what really makes him sexy is what a great dad and "husband" like figure he has become. That is what makes him truly irresistible." Hmmm. Let me just digest this for a second. When exactly did it become sexy to cheat on your wife, impregnate the person you are cheating on your wife with before you actually get divorced, and then adopt all of your affair's children as your own, again, before you get divorced (at least some of them), and then NOT marry your affair? SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not sexy in any way shape or form.
Call me crazy, but I am thinking that a man that falls in love with me when I am 19 years old, then woos me through the better portion of my 20s, marries me, then turns out to be the best Dad ever is something more like what I have in mind as Prince Charming. (Don't get, me wrong we are a normal married couple who has issues like everyone else, but I'm just saying...)
Yes, maybe a long time ago in a galaxy far far away Brad Pitt may have fulfilled a fantasy or 2 but now, in my mind at least, he is the anti-"Man Candy". And a note to iVillage.com... please don't insult my intelligence by trying to convince me that the warped moral code of Hollywood is sexy just because you want to appear to have a cool show. Not to be cynical or anything, but it may be awhile before I check out iVillage.com to see what is supposedly going on in the mind of your average 30 something year old.