I have this friend, Sophie, who has been dating this guy Harvey for a couple of months. Sophie isn’t exactly a Bible-thumper, but she is semi-religious. I wouldn’t say she dresses like a nun, but it’s rare to find her in a halter-top or mini-skirt or an extremely short dress. That doesn’t mean she’s uptight or against having fun — she just doesn’t see the need to dress over-provocatively.
Harvey, on the other hand, wants her to wear short dresses and high boots. He finds Sophie really attractive but he wants her to be sexy in a, I guess, trashier way in order to cater to his more primitive instincts. As he says, he’s a guy and guys like to girlfriends to show some cleavage and leg.
Sophie told him she’d think about it. For one thing, it wouldn’t make her uncomfortable to wear such clothing but she wouldn’t feel like herself in it. Not only that, but does she want to be the kind of girl who changes her style for her boyfriend’s benefit? If she’d be doing it for herself, it’d be one thing…but she’d be doing it for him.
But, you know, part of her does want to excite that “primitive instinct” in her boyfriend. And it would be fun to shed the conservative style for one night.
What do you think? Is it okay to “dress like a ho” for your boyfriend?