Opal Siren

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Prince Charming Is Overrated…Marry The Villain

on March 7, 2012



Most little girls dream of one thing when they grow up….and that is to find and marry their Prince Charming.   Can you blame us? From the time we are born it is engraved in our brains that we must find a suitable partner and procreate…Oh and live happily ever after. All of the movies that are targeted at us (Disney) show a model of damsel in distress and Prince Charming to the rescue in his white horse.

On the other hand, the villain is always portrayed as evil, wealthy or wanting to acquire wealth, and obsessing over having the damsel or princess for himself. But when we grow up and become women…Don’t we want a guy that has goals, ambitions, and a man that obsesses over us? And let’s face it, a little dough would not be so bad. Not that Prince Charming does not have wealth in the stories, but most of the time he is wealthy through his parents (King and Queen). That is a major issue for me.

The villain is the only one in these stories that is an actual entrepreneur, or could be a corporate executive these days. He does not wait to be handed an inheritance…he takes it or already has it. He may not succeed at the end of the tale, but throughout the story he is willing to work hard, he is determined to reach his goal, and at times failure does not stop him from continuing to try. Granted, in the stories the villain may not be ethical all the time and he may have a very bad reputation. But in all seriousness, it seems to me that we have been cheering for the wrong guy all along. If you are single, you know what I mean because I was there too at one point. Finding a guy that is hardworking, that obsesses over you, is a go getter, and does not let failure stop him is almost impossible; yet he would be the villain in most of these fairy tales.

I am going to brag a little here about my villain. I knew I had married the villain when he stood up for me plenty of times and was not afraid to speak out to family or whoever crossed him. He does not have the nickname “Napoleon” for no reason LOL. He is a go getter, has many goals, is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in, loves me dearly, works hard, did not come from wealth; but is not afraid to work hard and live comfortably.  He is a realist and keeps me grounded. He has a good heart and gives back when he can. What more can I ask for?  Prince Charming can take his white horse and go back to his castle to live with his parents. I am very happy with my villain.

Afterall, wouldn’t life be boring if we did not have a partner that challenged us and allowed us to be ourselves and maybe let us save the day once in a while?  That is what I like about my villain.  He treats me as his equal but at the same time knows when to protect me. There is no pressure that we have to procreate or even live happily ever after. I do not have to be perfect for our relationship to be GREAT.

Let me know your thoughts!


Happy Reading!!!! 


***Image obtained from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villain


3 responses to “Prince Charming Is Overrated…Marry The Villain

  1. Mike says:

    To be a villain must have a Juliet to chase after. You r my Juliet! After being married for just about 4 years I am still chasing after u everyday. I love u with all of my heart.

  2. I agree…the Prince lives with his parents and is under their constant scrunity. I would not want that. I married the runt of the litter and found that I had the best. Thank you! I enjoyed reading this.
    Peach State

  3. opalsiren says:

    Thank you for the kind words 🙂

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