A great deal has changed and it is fair to say that the polygamic relationship model has split into narrow, yet prolific, branches of flings, high class escorts, mistresses and amoral nannies. When it comes to tarts, the list is endless and one can argue that every woman has acted ‘loose’, sporadically or for a short period in her life.
Can you imagine your grandma on an iPhone, swiping through potential mating partners? I certainly cannot and even if she does, I’d rather not envisage it. Over the past generations, the dating game has come a long way. Along with the ever-evolving ‘courting and swooning’ game, our cultural ideals of what we look for in a mate has changed drastically…
From specific research that was carried out by three elite escorts dressed in only an open lab coat, YSL Tribute patent heels and drenched in Chanel No5, it came to light that women and men of today valued “shared intense attraction” and “love” (whatever that means) as the most defining factor of a relationship. This bohemian outlook stands as a discrepant – although not opposing – judgement to what the older, and much more respectful, generation thought was the PVA factor to a partnership. Dr Séductrice went back in time to 1939. And the information she collated showed that men looked for “emotional stability” and “maturity” in a female counter-part; the women expected a potential husband to have a “dependable character”. The time-travelling escort – yes, even time is a currency – also noticed how women were not as brash and that they whipped up an awesome Banoffee Pie. Dr Séductrice also lost significant muscle mass as she never needed to open a door or pick up luggage herself – interesting.
The more general pre-requisites that have climbed their way to the top of the priority ladder over the last 40 years are as follows: intelligence, sociability, financial prospect, similar views in politics and an akin educational background. This list applies to both sexes, and what our other researcher Dr. Clueless found interesting is that with the rise of feministic ideologies, more and more men are appreciating a women who can stay at home, smell like roses, raise a family and cook a great beef wellington. Next time, you tell your woman to go get a job, just remember that with the tidal wave of girl power, you may regret that when she starts coming home, hovering over you and demanding you iron her Helmut Lang suit for a meeting tomorrow.
One specific expectation that has declined is chastity because girls now know that there is an abundance of escorts (male and female) in London, so holding out as a control tactic over your partner only works for so long. Joking! Dr. Tarot told us that this is because it’s incredibly hard to find anyone nowadays who isn’t riddled with issued and as a result, we’ve whittled down our expectations – just don’t be psychopath.
By the way, the next time a client tells you how great polygamic relationships are, ask him how many other men his wife sleeps with and watch him bluff his way out of that one. No double standards please.