The Calvin syndrome

Some men, when attracted to a woman, will tease her mercilessly, poke fun of her at every opportunity and make life as miserable for her as possible. It’s their way of drawing her attention to themselves without making it appear that they want her to notice. The more terrible they make her feel, the more attracted they are.

And I suppose there is a certain romance in the love/hate relationship thing.

Makes sense and I should have seen it earlier. How come I didn’t? Because I was too busy reacting. Or perhaps because I thought they grow out of it after the teens.


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IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on January 17, 2007, in Battle of the sexes, The Dating Game. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What a ‘deja vu’! Just yesterday, I was talking about ‘Calvin syndrome’ to a friend! Everybody talks about Calvin, no biggie. ONLY 2 of us said, ‘Calvin Syndrome’. We would be like ‘oracles’ to each other – beaten to death statement – now becomes a platitude!

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