Calling all Darcy-ites! Author Emmy Z. Madrigal has some wisdom to impart that could save your love life.
1. Mr. Darcy was written by a woman.
Yes, Jane Austen fulfilled our fantasies by writing a delicious character, but he is written from a woman’s point of view. He says the right thing (or wrong thing) at precisely the right time and approaches Lizzy with expressive and romantic language real men don’t use. “Hey, wanna take a trip with me this weekend?” can be just as tantalizing from a real guy as, “I must tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Read his signs like you’ve read Pride and Prejudice, with care and attention to detail. Asking you to hang out with him, means you are special enough to spend time with. Give him a break on the flowery declarations of love.
2. Even Jane Austen didn’t write the Darcy in your head.
You’ve read her words, but you’ve blown Mr. Darcy into this full-blown fantasy…
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