I’ve just finished the last book in the highly-acclaimed Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James, and I’m actually a little disappointed that it’s over. These “erotic novels on Viagra (I call them),” set in modern-day Seattle may not ever be nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, but they’ll definitely keep you reading into the wee hours of the night. I’m sure men and women who haven’t yet read the novel are wondering what all the hoopla is about. Well, I’ll tell you…
Over the course of the three books, Christian Grey, a devastatingly handsome, rich, and successful bachelor, falls madly in love with the feisty, shy, underrated, Anastasia Steele. Although it is a classic, boy meets girl, love story, expect the unexpected. Women, married and single, young and old have flooded social media expressing their desire to find their own real-life Christian Grey, and here are what I believe to be the top 10 reasons why.
He’s a freak. Even the most timid woman has a deep-seated desire to be pushed to her sexual limits. Mr. Grey’s character is not only kinky, but he’s wildly seductive, and leaves no part of Anastasia’s body unfettered.
All the obvious reasons. I am lumping his charm, success, business acumen, wealth and good looks all into one because these qualities play a small role in what makes Christian swoon-worthy.
He’s a one-woman man. Despite his ability to garner attention from some of the most beautiful women all over the country and around the world, he only has eyes for the lovely, but awkward, Anastasia. It takes her a while to accept that despite his eligibility, she is the one he wants and loves, but once she does, there is no limit to what she will do, and where she will go to please him.
He seeks counseling for his issues. I can’t even count how many men I have encountered who truly need therapy to overcome abuse, daddy issues, mommy issues, etc., but they don’t seek help, continuing to make the same mistakes, and hurting others in the process.
He is unaware of his overall appeal. A guy who knows he’s a “catch” usually comes off as arrogant and most times he is. It’s great to know your worth, but humility rules.
He’s a philanthropist. He gives back to those that are less fortunate, which indicates selflessness and compassion.
He gives Anastasia the world. Women want to know that, even if you can’t, you would give her the world if you could.
He can fight. No matter how big or small, every man should be able and willing to protect and fight for the woman he loves.
He’s exciting. Once Anastasia meets Grey, there’s never a dull moment.
He’s flawed. Perfection is highly overrated. Own your imperfections; someone will love you just the way you are.
There are more qualities I could list, but these are my top 10. Ladies, what would you add? I’ve also included pictures of men that I think should play Grey in the much anticipated film adaptation. Who do you think should play Grey?