Sweep me off my Feet

Someone asked me a question recently. It was simple question but it really got me wondering. One would imagine every girl should know the answer to that. I am not being a sexist here by calling out only the girls; but it was a question intended for a girl. Ok may be I am wrong, in all honesty it can be extended to a boy as well but since it was asked to me and I am girl; I am including all girls! Anyhow you must be wondering what question got me thinking that day and more so writing about it today. I was   asked “what would sweep me off my feet?” The question came from a guy so it would be safe to assume that it was asked to know what a guy can do to spin my world around. Simple question to those who have given this a thought before or have experienced it but to me it was perplexing. I quickly started responding hoping the answer would come to me as I type but as I started; I was at a complete loss of words. I was blank; nothing came to my mind as a suitable response. I thought to myself; this is easy, I should know this. He is simply asking what would excite me beyond imagination. There are a lot of plausible answers and basically no right or wrong answer. To different girls, it  might mean different things or gestures;  it might mean being held in the arms of the man they love, or lavish gifts like the most beautiful smelling perfume, a gorgeous outfit, an expensive piece of jewelry or going for an exotic vacation or may be just a mix of a little bit of everything. 


  1. Over the years, I’ve spoken at women’s prisons and domestic violence centers. My talk, How Listening to Your Gut Can Prevent Domestic Violence, focuses on showing women how to identify and act on their inner voice. The gut senses a potential for kindness and violence. Many women who d been in abusive relationships admitted, My gut initially told me something was wrong but I ignored it. The pattern was consistent. They d say, I d meet a man. At first he d be charming, sexy, sweep me off my feet. The electricity between us was amazing. I d write off the voice in my gut that said you better watch out as fear of getting involved. When later the abuse began, I was already hooked. Some gut instincts though, are anything but subtle. On a first date, one woman landed in the hospital with an IV, retching from psychosomatic abdominal pain. But did that stop her from seeing the guy? No. From these women we gain a real-world lesson: no matter how irresistibly attractive someone appears, close attention to your gut will enable you to see beneath exteriors.

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