Girls, girls, girls. Come and give me your thoughts girls. Ponder for a moment on a hypothetical scenario in which you find yourself in a happy relationship. However, you're about to attend a yearlong study abroad program at school in a tropical country, and you're not looking forward to having to maintain your pretty long hair in the hot weather. You decide that you're going to go to the salon and have the stylist cut your mid-back-length locks down to a short pixie cut. You tell your boyfriend about this idea a week in advance, and he responds by pouting in a joking sort of way, and saying how much he would hate to see your wonderful brown hair being swept off of a salon floor during closing time. Over the course of the following week he drops the occasional hair compliment, and he plays with your hair a little bit more than usual. One time he even jokes about how he had a nightmare in which you had already cut it short, and he mentions that he woke up in a panic as a result. Despite his jesting tone he assures you that the nightmare actually happened. Now it comes time for your salon appointment, do you go through with it? Well, my girl went through with it. She was immediately thrilled with how easy it is to wash and maintain, and thrilled she remains to this day. She kept trimming it while on her away program, and she doesn't seem to intend to grow it back. I've told her very directly that I find her hugely more attractive with long hair, and I've made it clear that it really is quite a big deal for me. She acknowledges my feelings, but she doesn't seem to care to any meaningful degree. The relationship currently is going as normal. I can still feel in love with her when we're talking, laughing, and having fun spending time together. Yet I still tremendously miss being able to feel in love merely just at the sight of her. Please girls, don't do this sort of thing to your boyfriends! It's torture, it really is. Grrr... just venting.