Superman

Through the years, I’ve blogged about my love of Superman.  Today, I was pondering exactly why I’m in love with him.

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Of course, there’s the physical aspect of it.  Lots of black hair.  Yummy.  I’ve always had a thing for thick, dark hair.  Chiseled body.  Blue eyes.  And tall.  Oh, yes please!  I kept one boyfriend around just because he was tall (lesson learned!)

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I had a huge crush on this guy when I was a kid ’cause he could dance and – his HAIR!

Superman is obviously not self conscious.  I mean, any guy who can run around in that get-up really can’t give a hoot about fitting in or what other people think, amiright?

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Of course, it’s more than that.  While the physical side of Superman is always attractive, his personality is just as lovable.

He doesn’t lie.  I’ve been with a number of men who were honesty-challenged.  Oddly, they all justified it.  One even believed that women want to be lied to, trying to make an intelligent argument to support his case (*rolling eyes*).  You know what men – we don’t want to be lied to.  That’s partly why we love Superman – because he doesn’t lie to us.

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And then there’s the fact that he would never hurt us.  Ever.  He would willing give his life to protect us.  And he has.  That says a lot about his selflessness.  He constantly puts the needs of others before his own.  Who wouldn’t want to be a man who is so giving?

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And then there’s the Clark side of him – perfectly imperfect.  Modest, hard-working, mild-mannered, and doting on and true to the woman he loves.  Loves his mother, intelligent, and a writer (of course I’d love that about him!)  And absolutely adorable in a subtly sexy kinda way.

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The kicker is the mid-air kiss.  I mean, what woman wouldn’t want to literally float while being kissed by a super hero?  And don’t even get me started about going for an evening flight with him.

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I think flight is the only super power of his that I would want in my life.  None of the others would really do anything for me – super hearing, breath, vision, or strength?  Meh.  Whatever.  Although, the fact that he doesn’t use his super vision in lewd ways is attractive.

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And he is respectful of woman.  Not in the old-fashioned, holding doors sort of way, but in the way that he lets Lois be a strong woman.  He isn’t threatened by her being a senior reporter.  He doesn’t try to stop her from getting out into situations – he trusts that she is competent.  It isn’t until she is in danger that he steps in to rescue her.  He wants a strong woman and he trusts in her strength.

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I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can think of right now.  No doubt there will be another Ode to Superman in the future.  🙂

 

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