The persistent heart and V-Day

10 Feb

When it comes to love, most of us have heard stories of persistence paying off. In fact, it’s a common theme for romantic comedies. Boy meets girl, falls in love immediately, girl either finds boy disdainful or is dating someone else; girl goes through some kind of trauma, has A Grand Moment of Self-realisation, ends situation preventing her from being with boy and the credits roll while boy and girl embrace.

Although real life might not be as rosy as the on-screen endings, I did read a story in last Friday’s MX that was too good not to share.

After being stood up on their first date, a persistent guy called his snubber consistently for four months. Daryl Tricker refused to accept the girl’s silence, and repeatedly dialled her mobile even though they’d only met five days earlier. After four months the girl, Lauren Prior, awoke from a coma in hospital. She had been thrown through a car windscreen in a serious car accident the night before the date.

Lauren was so impressed by Daryl’s persistence that she agreed to honour the original date. They now live together and are planning their wedding.

So there you have it: a case where stalker-esque behaviour ended in love!

What do you want?

Don’t forget to add your What women want (to know) questions to this post by 10am Friday 11th so we can kick-start this new manMap feature. Can’t wait to find out what this month’s question will be!   


Now we all know from the rash of love hearts spreading through news agencies that Valentine’s Day is upon us.

If you’re feeling a little fragile about your single status, don’t sit at home on Monday with a bottle of wine watching tragic movies. Email your wing-girls and organise drinks and/or dinner somewhere fun or new. If you’re afraid watching mooning couples will end in emotional breakdown, pick a bright, bustling venue or do something unromantic like Ten Pin Bowling. Worst case scenario, organise to cook dinner with your friends in someone’s home.

Personally, I’ll be doing yoga at my local gym. It’ll be a good opportunity to suss out which guys at the gym don’t have dates!


2 Responses to “The persistent heart and V-Day”

  1. Sebastian February 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    Ah, persistance, stalking, the difference is in the eye of the beholder.

    • Lucie Stevens February 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Ah ha, so true! I suppose if it ends in love it’s persistence. If it ends in an AVO it’s stalking.

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