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What is “Soft Dread”? Let’s define it as what happens when a man in a relationship goes out into society where women prowl without his lover. There are a couple of components to Soft Dread. First, the man breaks rapport with his lover by leaving her temporarily. Second, he makes himself available to other women. The woman lover, therefore, experiences some Dread over what her lover is doing with other women. Is Soft Dread implied in the Song of Solomon? Breaking rapport is implied in the Song of Solomon since the man and woman lovers are frequently separated. Furthermore, the lover making himself available to other women is implied in the Song of Solomon because the maidens talk about him to the woman lover. Hence, since both breaking rapport and the man lover making himself available to women are implied in the Song of Solomon, then Soft Dread is also implied. What is the takeaway?  Soft Dread is expected in a relationship.  Men who are lovers can keep their women attracted by going out socially among women without their SO’s.  In fact, it is probably a necessary part of relationship maintenance.