I was looking through some Men’s Health magazines i have around the house, and there was an article that caught my eye. It was Smallville and V actress Laura Vandervoort explaining how to have a long-term/successful relationship. It only took me the first two lines of the article before I started hoping it was a joke.
She’s only 26, and says she’s only had two boyfriends for 5 years. I guess in the surreal world of Hollywood-Land that is something to be commended. But my first question is why is a 26-year old actress in a Men’s magazine with relationship advice? Oh wait, I answered my own question. She is a pretty girl, and MH may not have had many ideas of interesting questions to ask her while having her do her photo shoot for the issue. Chances are, someone was hitting on her and stumbled upon the fact that she has had a pair of long-term relationships. Now they had some content to put with a picture of her in underpants.
I don’t think advice could get any simpler unless you threw “such as…” into the article 17 times. She give three moves that her boyfriends have done. To say that they are profound, would be a lie.
Move 1: Grand Gestures on anniversaries.
Move 2: Assimilate to her interests.
Move 3: Listen as she talks.
Okay, so what she had to say wasn’t wrong. Yes, an anniversary is a great opportunity to express your undying devotion to your beloved. Just try to do it more than on that one day. Yes, it is easier to remain closely connected when you have common interests. Yes, listening to your woman talk and letting her download what’s flying through her head will be good for you both. HOWEVER, If I want to look at a hot blond give me a relationship talk in her underwear, I will talk to my wife when she’s changing (Points for me!! :-D).
I understand why MH put Laura Vandervoort in their magazine in her underpants. She’s pretty! They didn’t have to add in some pseudo-advice that they got from randomly picked Hallmark cards. Men’s Health gives some great Blog-Fodder, and I look forward to more rants on the ridiculousness that passes for Man-Health these days.
Thanks for indulging me.