So have you seen The Mentalist? You can catch all the episodes you've missed at its website. It totally rocks. He's an ex-psychic who doesn't believe in psychics. He just has an amazing eye for detail and body language, and the way the human mind works. It is SO cool.
I am SO IN LOVE with Simon Baker's character. I mean, I think I have a crush on him as big as my crush on Ranger.
And you all know that's saying something!
He listens. He really listens. We all know that's supremely sexy. And he's so good, it's almost as if he can read minds. That's sort of sexy, too. He's got an incorrigible side, but he also makes whoever he's talking to feel like they are the center of the universe.
Nothing, in my mind, makes an alpha hero yummier than the ability to listen like you're the most important thing in the world, understand you almost like he can read your mind, and make you feel like you are the most interesting person on Earth.
Another important component to the perfect alpha hero is the self-control to never react, but to always act the way you most need and say the thing you most need to hear.
Tall order. Yeah, it's fantasy, it's romance. Does it set impossible standards? Does falling in love with such sexy ideals set us up for disappointment with reality?
I don't know.
I love my real-life DH, real and alive with me. I wouldn't trade him for the world. But I enjoy my fantasy men. Is that silly?
What do you think? And if you had to create a perfect lover, what things would be at the top of the list?