Casanova has become synonymous with womanizing. At some point—in the past two hundred years—romanticism has stumbled into the realm of promiscuity.
Andrew P. Smiler, PhD, has devoted an entire work to understanding his aptly named, Casanova Complex. The book understands several tiers of development, insofar that not only does it analyze male and female relationships but also societal and biological catalysts. Smiler eloquently discusses the “pink and blue theory,” an idea that gender is so easily partitioned, a color is label enough.
His off-the-cuff delivery of a provocative subject is humorous and inviting. My thesis project is dedicated to a not so distant topic and I aim to correlate my findings with his profound research. In the up and coming weeks I will have attempted to contact Mr. Smiler, hoping to gain mentorship from him during my assignment. Conceptually, final form is still incubating, but my research will take me to several areas of gender studies:
- Pink and blue theory
- Casanova Complex
- Sexual Orientation and its role in relationships
- Promiscuity in America v. other cultures
- Media influences (i.e. the bibs we put on our newborn son that says, “chick magnet”)
- Biology and genetics
Follow this blog. It is under constant development, as is my thesis project. Every Monday, I’m posting a new entry to detail the previous week’s findings.