After reading Karma and The Learning Curve one can assume that Christopher Alexander struggled with commitment because he was hurt by women he truly loved.
1. Do you think Chris will ever be able to settle down with just one woman after being hurt or (b)will he be up to his old tricks again and continue to break the hearts of innocent women?
2. Why did Christopher fall in love with women he appeared to not have anything in common with?
3. Was it always sexual attraction that led to greater things?
Well first and foremost thank you for your support and interest in my work. I am not sold on your assumptions about Christopher Alexander. I don't believe he had a serious struggle with commitment, but the struggle that he did experience had nothing to do with the fact that he had been hurt by women that he loved, as love was never a part of the equation. For a great portion of both books, Chris decided not to be in committed relationships because he knew he was not ready nor in the right state of mind. This is especially true in Karma, during this time in Christopher's life he was young and like most people his age didn't have a full understanding of what it took to be in a committed relationship and very possibly didn't care to know. To fully answer your first question I would undoubtedly say that Christopher Alexander was too young and inexperienced to “truly” be faithful in a long-term committed relationship.
Now as far as The Learning Curve goes he was more hurt than young but the immaturity still played a major part in Christopher's decision making. A more mature person may have known better than to make new relationships pay for the mistakes of former relationships. In Christopher's defense he rarely ever lead anyone on during the relationships that he encountered. So can we honestly blame Christopher for hurting the women he dealt with? I don’t think so.
To be honest it would be extremely hard to answer this question without divulging what will be going on in the next book in which Christopher Alexander is the main character. Although I will say this much, men and women are different in one regard. Because women want to be in relationships so badly they tend to not take the time needed to recover from their previous relationships and end up dragging baggage into new relationships; because of their strong desires for companionship women have an easier time moving into new relationships after having their hearts broken or being emotionally ripped apart. I believe because men have a harder time opening up in the beginning once they have their hearts broken it is a very long time before they are mentally and emotionally prepared for another meaningful and fulfilling relationship. I hope this gives you a suitable answer to your second question.
Christopher only experienced love twice, once in Karma and once in The Learning Curve. Now if we are discussing why Christopher dealt with the other women he decided to deal with I would have to say that it was for sexual satisfaction each time as was also the case in the beginning with his two “love” interests. He wanted nothing more than sex with the women in each book and they portrayed themselves as if that was all they were interested in as well. So to answer you last question the main reason for the beginning of every relationship was sexual attraction.