There is NO SHAME in swooning!!! Seriously. I was just reading an article about how women AND men are starting to prefer and adopt the more traditional-old-fashioned romantic conventions of a relationship. LOVE IT!
You see, I've always been a sort of "old-fashioned gal". I love the door being opened whether I'm dressed up or not, being whisked away for a surprise date, casually getting my wallet out at the end of the meal anticipating the gentleman in front of me to say: "oh, no I got it", "I was raised better than letting a girl pay for a meal". Or in the case with my fiance: "PUT THE CARD DOWN!!! [insert eye roll] You're not paying, Madeleine, and you know it." UGH, he totally caught on to my little game! :)
But I really just love that old-fashioned romance. There really is no shame in "swooning a little" (Women's Health.20Oct2010.pg102). Psychologist Diana Kirschner, PhD. stated that "No matter how powerful and independent they are, women still want to be pursued, protected, and cared for by their partners." So true. I remember distinctly my parents telling me that they didn't think that I would EVER marry. They said that I was too independent...too headstrong. Well, funny, there was actually someone in this world who is a little more headstrong than I....bless him. Haha. No but really, no matter how much of a bad-A I tried to be....I still desired (and desire now) to be pursued. [and yes, I am blessed in that regard. My fiance never stops finding ways to make me feel like royalty]
And if you think about it....being "wooed" feels GREAT! It's actually been proven that it boosts your dopamine levels (the NT--neurotransmitter-- that is responsible for creating that romantic high) and the brain hormone oxytocin (which fosters feelings of attachment to a person). Hmmmm....interesting.
So I mean....you can't argue with this. So boys----SWOON. Take your dear maiden out and make her feel so precious to you. And Girls----let him. :)