From what little I understand of relativity theory, I have gathered that gravity is not considered anymore to be a "force", per se, but rather the intrinsic curvature of space-time itself. The body in free fall towards the Earth experiences the phenomenon of weightlessness in his descent, because no "force" is really pushing or pulling it down, it travels its own version of a straight line over a "curved space-time" (unless I misunderstand completely). From what else I've gathered throughout my studies, it appears to me that the other fundamental forces are still, in contrast, considered to be a "force" the way that word is intuitively thought to mean. Consider, then, a metallic man, whose body is attracted by the force of a magnet. Would this metallic man then not feel this sensation of weightlessness in his free-fall towards the magnet? Or would he feel a force, either pushing him towards or pulling him into the magnet. Certainly, we, non-magnetic people feel the force of a magnet pushing, but only when it makes physical contact with us, but what of the magnets themselves? Does a force act upon them or do they follow their normal course in a curved space-time?