What’s your number?
There’s a movie out called What’s Your Number? It’s a romantic comedy about a woman in search of love who reads a magazine article that claims 96% of women with over 20 lovers are unlikely to ever find true love/marriage partner. The heroine freaks out and decides she’d better search back through her “twenty” in order to find the one she missed!
As I saw the ad for this movie, the similarities between it and my current release struck me. My heroine is decidedly single and wants no part of love and commitment. She loves men and she loves the physical connection she enjoys with them. Twenty? Thirty? Why should the number even matter when she’s not looking for Mr. Right?
And is this number different for men than it is for women? Back in the day when my parents married, a woman had one–her husband–while men had as many as it took for them to “settle down.” These days young women seem to play the field as hard as any man–my heroine included. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Is it irrelevant?
Being an independent woman who married later in life (for the second time), I’ve had more than one and it occurs to me that while some things are changing, some things remain the same. Women still bear the children. There are consequences to pay should the play go foul. But should this impact their number? With all our technological advances in medicine and prevention, should we alter our behavior?
What do you think?