Kid in a Candy Store: Identify Him
Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Dr. Catherine Cardinal, author of, Men to Run From: So You Can Find the Right One to Run to: That’s wonderful. I hope that everyone got that one down.
Let’s move on to the second of the three prototypes that I selected. Dr. Cardinal characterizes this one as the Kid in a Candy Store. Dr. Cardinal, please tell us about him.
Dr. Catherine Cardinal
Kid in a Candy Store: Nothing to Do With Age
This is the guy who is the poster child for Arrested Development. It doesn’t have anything to do with age.
For instance, I have another section called Boys, which is about the youngsters.
Kid in a Candy Store: Phase
The Kid in the Candy Store is the guy who is stuck in the phase of development where his appetite for life is huge.
He’s viewing life as a smorgasbord and he wants to taste a little bit of everything. That usually means different women.
He is also the guy who wants the newest watch. He wants to go to Las Vegas to visit the latest hotel. He’s the guy who’s reading GQ and wants whatever is new and shiny.
Kid in a Candy Store Is Spontaneous
They usually have a lot of passion and spontaneity. This is a great thing. If you’re looking at a guy like this thinking, “I’m going to be the one to have him get through this cycle very quickly. I’ll get him to commit to me,” you have to be very careful there. It’s unlikely that will happen.
I have a sub-type in this, which I call Slick Willy. This is the guy who basically wants to have sex with anything that’s moving.
Kid in a Candy Store Wants Everything!
The Kid in the Candy Store is the guy who wants everything. He wants to know what it’s like to have sex with the ballerina. He wants to know what it’s like to have sex with the lawyer or the school teacher.
If you’re looking for a roll in the hay, these guys are a blast. But if you’re looking for commitment, marriage and children, it’s very unlikely.
Have you dated a kid in a candy store type? How did the relationship end? Tell us in the comments section below.
The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Dr. Catherine Cardinal
The entire interview transcript is at: Catherine Cardinal Interview – Men To Run From To Find One To Run To
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