I know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t going to be a history lesson. You can get that anywhere. It could be about important first dates in history, but that’s not it either, mainly because I would have had to do a tremendous amount of research to be historically accurate. I’m guessing there’s not a lot of information floating around about Antony and Cleopatra’s first hook-up or whether Napoleon and Josephine hit the local burger joint their first time out or just hung out an made faces at peasants.
Nope, this post is about famous historical figures I would date. Have you ever watched a documentary on, say, Albert Einstein, and wondered what it would have been like to go out on a date with him? Okay, maybe not, but I have. I love men. They fascinate me, especially the smart ones. So of course, Einstein’s at the top of my list. Why not? He’s a man, first of all. He’s also smart, had a great sense of humor and could laugh at himself, was quite a looker, and he could also play a mean violin. Handsome, witty, and cultured. Would I have dated him? Oh yeah!
Who else would I have dated? Hmmm. There’s Ben Franklin, a man near and dear to me for so many reasons. He was a printer and writer, and with me being a writer and all, I think we’d have gotten on famously. I think he’d have even liked some of my more erotic works. Heck, knowing his reputation, he probably would have been a valuable resource when doing research, if you know what I mean. He was a veritable font of knowledge and also an inventor. I wonder just how inventive ole’ Ben got sometimes, considering he impressed French women with his prowess, which is no small feat. Can you see the attraction now?
There’s also Leonardo da Vinci. You’ve gotta give a guy who can make a woman famous just by painting her smirk a chance. Smart, inventive, talented…I’d have definitely wandered the countryside of Vinci with him any time.
Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite authors, and although he wasn’t always in the best of health, which restricted his activities, I’d have gone out with him in a heartbeat. Some of his stories contain such entertaining whimsy that it’s hard not to want to have been there as he told his tales to his neighbors in Samoa. Tusitala, as they called him, also had a penchant for the macabre (think Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), as do I. I imagine our first date would have been quite an adventure, or, at the very least, quite interesting.
And Poe...a talented, moody Southern gentleman. Who could resist? Sure, he was a little unstable, but he certainly know how to woo. Just ask the ladies he corresponded with throughout his life. He could pick up chicks via long distance way before social networking was even invented. Now that's charm!
So now you have my list of historical figures I would date. How about you? Who in history would you have dated? Why?
Just something to keep in mind the next time you're watching the History Channel. :)