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Why You Shouldn't Fall for a Superhero

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Superhero movies show no sign of slowing down -- and for some of us, that's a problem. Now, even women love them, which is no fun for those regular, non-super-powered guys among us. It's hard enough competing with normal guys who have slightly bigger biceps, without having to look good next to a super-athletic, heroic, dashing, philanthropic, millionaire genius like Batman.

At first glance, being a superhero's girlfriend seems like an attractive prospect. You get an awesome boyfriend, he can keep secrets, and for some reason, your chance of winning an Oscar goes through the roof. (None of the actors who play Marvel superheroes have yet won an Oscar. But their on-screen girlfriends -- Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Connelly -- have done better. Ditto Batman girls Kim Basinger, Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway.)

But girls (and boys too -- because some superheroes are gay, and many are women), before you make the commitment, there are a few things to keep in mind...

Why You Should Never Fall for a Superhero
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