This great article was posted a while ago but we missed posting it in the post 'Eclipse' come down!
So here you go for all those men out there who wonder 'what is in this Twilight thing for me?' Devra Maza has succinctly summed up in one place the essence of Edward's appeal and the Twilight story.
"The lesson for men of Edward is not how to seduce a woman, but how to get her to want to seduce you . While Jacob tempts Bella with a love that's "as easy as breathing," Edward takes her breath away because she loves him more than air, and every kiss and touch leaves her gasping for more. He's constantly adoring her with contact; taking her face in his hands, brushing his fingers across her cheek, securing a protective arm around her waist, sliding his lips along her jaw.
Instead of exploring their anatomy, they explore the anatomy of a kiss. It's first base to the umpteenth power, with true love multiplying their every liplock exponentially"
In addition Devra has handily provided in a cliff notes version a summary of tips to take from Edward!
Kiss: Tenderly, urgently, to communicate, to explore, and for no reason at all.
Smolder: Look into our eyes like you want to learn us, then ask us what we're thinking. We're going to tell you anyway, so you might as well get credit for it.
Say Things We'll Savor: Telling us we're beautiful is fine, but tell us why and we'll believe you.
Be Gorgeous: Cultivate the best part of your DNA - your humanity. Chiseled cheekbones and chests make us look. Intelligence, integrity, imagination make us love.
Be Present: Be there in our dreams and share yours with us. Gift us yourself and you'll be rewarded.
Do Good: Use your unique superpowers to make the world better, safer, wiser. If you save the day in big and small ways, at night we just might tuck you in.
Touch: Caress with affection, to comfort, to soothe, to talk without words, in casual and important ways.
We want to know - has Devra adequately summed up the saga and Edward's appeal for you or is there something else that draws you in? Let us know in the comments!