But on a more serious note, that too is a source of danger for men if they are not self aware and controlled enough to master their base urges. That is not the same as the physical danger you are talking about which if very real and unacceptable.
Irene Adler: “I would have you right here on this desk until you begged for mercy twice.”
Sherlock: “I’ve never begged for mercy in my life.”
The world seems to like him and he appears a genuinely kind-hearted and good-natured man. He also offers security-- not for her, but that he won't need her protection. She probably just feels attracted to him and that she can simply be herself in his company. That's a good a reason as any to pursue a relationship and see if it flourishes. Doesn't have to be complicated.
For the record, I'm not a fan of them dating, but I realize it'll revert to Clark and Lois again in the future so I'm just watching how this one develops.
He's a nice guy she doesn't have to worry about breaking or being broken, allowing her to just be herself. Fair game.
Andy Diggle seems to think they can offer each other perspectives on what it means to be an "outsider." In an interview on his upcoming Action run, DIggle, when asked what DCU characters besides Superman he's looking forward to working with, says this:
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/andy...ptimistic.htmlI’ve been really impressed with Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s take on Wonder Woman, and her burgeoning relationship with Superman gives me the perfect opportunity to explore the characters’ different approaches to the world. They’re both outsiders, trying to find their place in the world, and that’s what brings them together.
My work: http://www.fanfiction.net/~outside85