Yesterday as I was making a colourful salad for dinner, I heard the sounds of The Simpsons in the background. It was the one where Lisa falls for Nelson - a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Having just finished reading 'Sloppy Firsts' for the first time, inevitably I was reminded of Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie (swoon!)...and Rory and Jess...and countless other similar pairings.
So why do smart girls fall for mysterious rebel poet guys? Is it an attraction toward unconventional genius and unique ways of thinking? A quiet, orderly person's yearning for chaos and unpredictability? The coming together of people who don't otherwise easily fit in? Am I thinking too much about this???
This will remain one of the unanswerable questions in life. Mysterious and inexplicable for all time.
If someone has an answer, feel free to share ;-)