This declaration of dating sounds a little like Sheldon Cooper’s room agreement — long and unrealistic. On the other hand there are as many workable types of relationships as there are people. There are many wrong ways to go about relationships, but no perfectly right way.

Most men prefer to dominate, and some women like Elizabeth here make it quite clear that she is an independent soul like Elizabeth in “Pride and Prejudice. But even that lady didn’t eventually mind being dominated when Mr. Darcy slipped into her heart.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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