It is such a successful piece of female pornography, it is an x-ray into the sexual fantasies of women.
The Fifty Shades of Grey, answers the question, What would your ideal husband be like?
We can interpret this desire in a moral sense, or we can accept it as the fantasy of hundreds of millions of women.
Mbti offers us a fantasy false self, and, The Fifty Shades of Grey, takes us further - into the sexual fantasies of women.
I'm with @five sounds; except I disagree on scrapping the list and solely following one's heart.
Originally Posted by five sounds
There are a lot of women who think 50 shades of Grey is really messed up and distinctly unhot. Yeah it's popular, but I am offended to be lumped into "women who have that fantasy" honestly.
My ideal husband loves me unconditionally and shares a deep connection with me. No lists, just following my heart.
Unconditional love is beautiful and magical amongst friends and family, but not in romance. If a couple wants to have sexual attraction over the long-term, they must have (a list of) compatible standards and boundaries they honor.
I doubt very many women are sexually attracted to the whip-able man-child that doesn't have a strong sense of masculine territory, direction, opinion and his own preferences.
Edit: Your heart can fool you if you're with a person of poor character in disguise. It may take dating a few people to discover hidden truths and realize ideals that make for mr. right (for you). There are fast, efficient ways of discovering the true character of a person to where you can predict with accuracy in less than a month of dating, the probability of you (or anyone else for that matter) remaining sexually attracted to them over the long-term and their ability to be a long-term committed partner to someone.