Book Monday: Measure Your Level of Cupidity

Posted: August 8, 2011 in Book Monday
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Almost all of us have had love experiences, in one way or another. And probably, at one point in time, we’ve done things we’re now not proud of  or are embarrassed about now.

In the book Cupidity, Hayley and Michael DiMarco defines Cupidity

“… is not love; it is a cheap imitation of love. It is often
entered into as a result of desperation, selfishness, or even selfpreservation.
It is an attempt to control fate and manage your
own destiny through sheer brute strength. Cupidity is born out of
the habit of believing love- lies and calling them the truth simply
because you’ve seen them played out in movies or heard your friends swear by them. And because its focus is somewhere on self instead
of on the other person, it ultimately leads you to lose out on love.”

The good news about acts of Cupidity is that it’s not irreversible. And that is what the book by husband and wife team Michael and Hayley DiMarco is all ab: talking about the 50 stupid things people do for love and how you can avoid them.

Why don’t you take this very short quiz to test your current level of Cupidity?


Cupidity Quiz

Answer each question with True or False

1. In every (or almost every) relationship you’ve had, you’ve heard or  had the same complaint.

2. You think and act with your heart instead of your head.

3. You feel like you’ve “settled” in a relationship.

4. You wish you could change your significant other and make them better suited for you.

5. You’ve been burned in love.

6. You just can’t seem to get over something a significant other did to you in the past.

7. You feel controlled or heavily impacted by your partner’s emotions.

8. You don’t love yourself enough to love another.

9. You think love is a feeling.


For every true you circled, give yourself 2 points:

For every false you circled, give yourself 1 point:

Add up your score:

18–13: Hello, Cupid; meet Stupid.

Well, it looks like you’ve come to the right place. Your love life could use a little vitamin C. And Cupidity is here to help. Don’t worry—we’ve all done stupid things in the name of love, but what’s really stupid is to keep doing them once you’ve seen the error of your ways. It’s time to take an honest look at how you think and feel about love and make some serious changes to get the stupidity out of your love life.

12–9: Cue the harp music.

You’re definitely on the right track when it comes to this love thing. But don’t think you don’t need the book anymore, because even if you’re a good student of love, we’ve got some new stuff for you to consider. Love is always looking for ways to improve itself, and in these pages that’s just what you will find. So let’s keep going and discover the subtle nuances of avoiding Cupidity.

To give you a sample taste of Cupidity, you can download the first chapter here


Why do people do stupid things for love?

That is a question that people will continually ask as we constantly see everyday acts of “cupidity” (stupid love) from the people around us, and yes, even ourselves. Whether you’re single, dating, in a relationship, newly married or married for a long time, you have at one time or another, done unthinkable acts in the name of love. Smart people are not exempted too.

In this book, popular authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco identify 50 of the most common acts of Cupidity, ways to avoid them and learn from them, and some surprising things God has to say about relationships. With the help of their inside information, smart, successful love can be just around the corner.

Cupidity is available for P200 at all Metro Manila OMF Lit Bookshops, and will soon be available nationwide and at National Bookstore and PCBS branches everywhere.



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