Volume 93, Issue 61

Wednesday, January 19, 2000


No need for Maxim or

Can't no Y2K hold me


To quote the immortal Rod Stewart...

To quote the immortal Rod Stewart...

Re: "Romantic advice for the lovelorn" Jan. 12

To the Editor:

Guys have it easy? I would beg to differ. Times have changed. Today's women are more confident and assertive. Trying to woo a young maiden is more difficult now than ever before.

It is senseless to complain about lack of dating if one is unwilling to make an effort, but in agreement with Mr. Bradwell's Jan. 14 letter, what's good for the goose is good for the gander (or the other way around in this context). What's wrong with a woman taking the initiative?

There are plenty of men around who lack the nerve to apply the advice that Ms. Johari advocates, but if the compliments don't come out of our mouths, trust me, we're thinking them. Maybe we fear rejection (yes, guys can be emotional too). Isn't sensitivity in a guy a plus with women? Maybe we are immersed in our studies and don't overly concentrate on our social lives. Aren't ambition and intelligence also bonuses?

I don't want to toot my own horn, rather I want to sound the trumpets for all the shy men of Western. Yes, we need to overcome our irrational fears, but in the meantime, we would love for you single ladies to assert yourselves too.

To quote Rod Stewart: "If ya want my body and ya think I'm sexy, come on sugar let me know/If ya really need me, just reach out and touch me, come on honey tell me so." A coquettish glance isn't always enough because some of us are just too damn clueless!

Chris Wilbur
Psychology III

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