Dating men forgetting about their women

07-Aug-2017 01:51

"The men and women of Westside are doing a pretty good job of keeping on top of their special occasions.

With a little bit more effort in getting organised, Westside could become the best place in LA for avoiding anniversary mishaps.

The poet first met his beloved Beatrice when she was eight-years-old and he nine, at a May Day party.

He fell for her on the spot and remained infatuated for the rest of his life, eulogising her in his work, even though she married another man in 1287 and died three years later.

The LA-based pearl specialist conducted a survey asking 1,000 people about their anniversary habits, discovering who the worst culprits were for forgetfulness.Such life-long obsession forms one thread of Jonathan Coe’s novel of male friendship, The Rotter’s Club.Ben Trotter, the schoolboy writer and musician is fixated with Cicely Boyd, the most beautiful girl at the girls’ school.Some years ago, I set out to commission six authors to write a short account of their first experience of falling in love and the effect it had had on their lives.

Every single man I spoke to accepted the commission swiftly and the telephone calls stretched late in to the afternoon.It became clear as we talked that none of these men had totally left these passions behind them.“If she walked through the door now,” said the writer, only half-joking, “I’d leave my wife immediately.” The women I spoke to, by contrast, had far less enthusiasm.Wise women know you can fight present danger, but it’s hard to battle the past: the hooks go too deep.