By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com
No doubt about it, Tebow mania is sweeping the country. The Denver Bronco's quarterback has managed to capture the hearts and minds of many (young and old). You can't go anywhere these days without hearing his name. Some guys love that he always seems to beat the odds and eek out a win, and the ladies? Well, sure, Tom Brady's hot and all, but Tim Tebow's just so darn nice!
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Of course, the player now known in many circles as "God's Quarterback" has made a name for himself (and caused some controversy) for wearing his religion on his sleeve.
Many GalTime readers picked up on that. When we asked, 'Would you marry a guy like Tim Tebow?', here are some of the reactions:
Kim says absolutely. "Young, rich, handsome, Christian!! What's not to love?" Beth agrees, adding, "A man who puts Christ first in his life, would be and is a good husband."
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"Women are responding to him because he is attractive and his nice-guy image is pleasant to watch. The soft-side he displays due to his spirituality is attractive and refreshing," say sports relationship coach Leah Jantzen, author of How to Score with your Man by Being a Fan.
But The Tim Tebow Effect goes well beyond religion, according to relationship experts we spoke to.
"Tim Tebow represents the one thing that women desire more than anything... commitment!" says Relationship Management facilitator V. McLeod. "His discipline and devotion to his faith reveals a propensity to commit and be faithful...Tim-types have the sensitivity, soundness of mind and lets face it--the sexiness that really appeals to women."
"First, he is a highly talented and successful and strong young man," adds psychologist Dr. John Duffy, author of The Available Parent. "Regardless of your beliefs, he also stands shamelessly and openly by what he believes. I work with one young woman who loves that Tebow openly loves his mother...I think he reminds many women that they really want someone who is kind, strong and loyal."
GalTime reader Nancy says the star athlete is also an all-star guy. "Smart, athletic, considerate, humble, sincere--can't say enough good things about Tim Tebow!"
Hold on a second! Since when are we looking for nice guys? Isn't it the bad boys that are always stealing our hearts? Since when do nice guys finish first?
"Bad boys look out. Tebow is making you look back and is getting all the attention...think twice before you display your bad boy image," says Jantzen.
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Is it time for men everywhere to take a page out of Tebow's playbook?