Romantic relationships are hard enough without having to tell every first date that you are a genetic "mutant." Not exactly words a guy or gal wants to hear from a potential mate. However, the whole point of 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' in theaters this Friday, is that being a mutant is a good thing and should not be a source of shame. A closer look at the lovely ladies of 'X-Men,' and I'm sure you'll agree that you could do much worse than to end up with one of them.
Let's start with Storm, played by Halle Berry. There's no denying she's gorgeous. I even dig the whole white hair thing, which -- let's face it -- not too many female mutants can pull off. Her powers are pretty cool, too: She can make the weather do whatever she wants. So if you and she want to go away to Cabo for a romantic weekend or whatever, Storm can pretty much guarantee that it'll be sunny and 80 the whole time. Also, she can fly, which would save you some serious cash in airfare. On the downside, Storm has the ability to shoot lightning bolts at will, so good luck with that if she catches you checking out a hot cocktail waitress poolside.
Mystique (Rebecca Romijn) is also alluring, but in a less obvious way. While I have to admit to being a fan of her minimalist taste in clothing (as in, she doesn't wear any), there is the matter of that pesky blue paint and the strategically placed scales on her body. Not so hot. That said, as a shapeshifter, she has the ability to assume the form of anyone she wants. That means you could be dating Rebecca Romijn one minute, Heidi Klum the next and Rachel McAdams the minute after that. You have to admit, that could be kind of fun. Then again, if Mystique wanted to mess with you, all she'd have to do is morph into Meatloaf in the middle of a hot and heavy makeout session. Haha ... gross.
Then there's the fresh-faced Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) and the spirited Rogue (Anna Paquin) to make younger 'X-Men' fans drool. Kitty -- with her ability to pass through solid objects and help others do the same -- would be good to have around if you plan to be on the business end of some heavy artillery or a falling piano. Rogue, on the other hand, might be tough to date. While her saucy personality has won her many a devoted fan (Iceman included), Rogue has this small romantic problem whereby she quite literally sucks the life out of anyone with whom she has skin-to-skin contact. So if you date her, you better remember the wisdom of musical philosophers Poison: "You can look, but you can't touch."
And last, but by no means least, there's Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), the most wanted mutant in the 'X-Men' world. In case you hadn't heard, both Cyclops (James Marsden) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) are Grey groupies -- and deservedly so. She is not just Class 5 smokin' hot; as we learn in 'Last Stand,' she's also the only Class 5 mutant, which means she's more powerful than both Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen). And there's nothing sexier than a strong woman -- so long as you're man enough to let her wear the pants in the relationship. Just don't forget about Ms. Grey's ability to read minds. The last guy to fantasize about being the cheese in a Jean Grey-Storm sandwich is still getting zapped with lightning every 15 minutes.
Which of these 'X'-Women would you date?