It’s a phenomenon: at first I thought it was just one, but I’ve uncovered a series of romance fantasy books featuring Greek lusty men. What is it that captures the white American female’s imagination so much that not one, but a series of Harlequin-type romance novels that feature a Greek man are on the scene? There has to be a phenomenon for this.
I believe it has to do with the mystique of the Greek male. Let’s face it—Greek men are hot, lusty, strong, and passionate. The American imagination has been set on fire with tales of their machoness, bravery and sexiness. We have Aristotle Onassis-types to thank for this archetype of the Greek male. He was arrogant, filthy rich, and good in bed. Hmm . . .? Could that be what American women like for all their genteelness and smartness? They just want a hot-blooded man to control them and put them in their place. Gathering from what Jackie O. said between her Jack and Aristotle, she had more fun with Aristotle. He was more down-to-earth and satisfied her sexually. Unlike Mr. President who had a thing with a few too many blondes.
As lovers, most would agree, Greek men hit the spot. To have a wild Greek summer sex fling is every woman’s dream, even if like Shirley Valentine they are in their 50s with stretch marks. All those silly “Greek way” jokes aside, Greek men make fine lovers, indeed. The problem is they are not faithful, at least from the stereotype of them. In one of these novels, the main characters finds out her sister is bearing the Greek boss’s son (Oh well, I’m sure it’s not the first and last time things like this happen.) But I think that makes them all the more attractive. Women like playahs so it seems from deconstructing these romance novels. And let’s be honest, if you got it, it would be a shame to waste it on just one person. Make as many women happy as possible—that’s what good studs do. They sow their seeds in many fields.
The other part of the mystique has to do with money. The American stereotype sees Greek men as filthy rich or else good with money. Hmm. . . ? Could that be the reason they are so attractive? Lets be honest, many Greek men are successful financially. Some are tycoons. They dominate in all sorts of industries, start all kinds of empires. Not that all women are “gold-diggahs” as they say nowadays, but there is something sooo sexy about a man with a thick wallet. Power is very attractive to women. It’s like an open-air pheromone. If you stop to brainstorm ten Greek men you know, I am sure at least five will be mega-rich. Wouldn’t you want to be that helpless damsel toiling away who gets swept off her feet from the attentions of the big boss? Women love this kind of attention.
The last part of the Greek macho man mystique has to do with personality. A big wallet carries a big ego (or is it the other way around?) The Greek men stereotypes attractive to these kind of women are arrogant and obnoxious. What’s the attraction? It comes with the turf. If you are big with everything, you have to have a big enough ego to cope with it.
You can try to analyze it, but the fact is there—women, especially American women, prefer Greek men. They prefer big men because they have it BIG—big wallets, big egos, and big d**cks. I have the example of my aunt, a non-Greek who married my uncle, a die-hard macho Big Boss kinda man. Even after years of infidelity and cruelty, when asked who she prefers as a husband, she says, “Greeks. Because they are real men, you know?” Let the women fantasize about getting laid by the tall dark Greek boss. They get what they deserve.
Check the books out:
My Tall Dark Greek Boss Anna Cleary
The Greek Tycoon’s Unexpected Wife Annie West
The Greek Boss’ Demand Trish Morey
Powerful Greek Unworldy Wife Sarah Morgan
Greek Doctor Cinderella Bride Amy Andrews