The Truth About Men: The Secret Side of the Opposite Sex
Ian K. Smith
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Men don't have glass heads. What's going on in there? Do they mean what they say? And what are they not saying? Why does anyone in a relationship with a man have to spend so much time wondering what things "mean"? Is it good that he called instead of texting? What does it mean that he introduced me to his sister but not his mother or his best friend? Why hasn't he said anything about my birthday yet when it's two weeks from now?
Finally, a man who knows what's going on in there has written a book to decode men for you. It's rich with insight and action you can take today to make your relationship better tomorrow. Smith's fascinating, sometimes surprising topics include:
--The Subtle Art of Hooking Us (men really do want to be in committed relationships, even if they don't always show it)
--Beauty Matters (but beauty may not be exactly what you think it is)
--Beware of Titles (why you shouldn't label yourself his "girlfriend" until certain conditions are met)
--Sex is More Powerful than an AK-47 (but it doesn't always have to be a home run)
--Mean What You Say (and why sex lies are always―always―a bad idea)
--Know how to Listen and What we Care About (it doesn't matter if you buy the yellow pillows or the blue pillows but that doesn't mean you don't matter)
Any man who picks up The Truth About Men will nod in agreement, and any woman who puts its insights into practice will have an instantly happier mate and a stronger, longer relationship.
a lot farther than yours. Biological fact. You’re now in a game you’re unlikely to win, and the consequences will not be what you want. Why even introduce this kind of trouble into the relationship? If you really want to talk to your man but you’re upset with him and just need a cooling-off period, then tell him so. Better yet, tell him how you feel and that you’ll call him when you’ve gotten over whatever it is that is causing the dissention. This way you still get the break that you need, but
aware that the logistics of the physical relationship become more difficult and can make us feel like we’re suffocating—something you never want us to feel. Two Wheels Are Better Than Three in a Relationship If you polled a thousand men about their biggest pet peeves in an evolving relationship I would bet half of what I own that one of the top three is the business of “third-wheeling.” This drives us absolutely crazy, especially in the beginning when we’re trying to establish a relationship.
our perspective, so much so that a lot of men will simply leave after a couple of drinks and never call you again or even return your texts. This situation is a bad omen of things to come, so we make the quick conclusion that it’s over before it begins. There is, however, an appropriate point in a relationship to freely invite one or more of your girlfriends to join in the fun. If we’ve been dating for some time (a couple of months or more), and enough steam has been generated, it’s not a big
wrinkles will make their presence known, but it’s not true that men want their women to never look a day older than twenty-one. We simply want you to take the best possible care of what you have and spend the extra effort it might take for good preservation. Where things start to get a little dicey is when you succumb to the excuse, “There’s nothing I can do. It’s all part of the aging process,” and then you just let everything unravel without any real effort at slowing the deterioration. Does a
experiences to color your judgment about our desire to hang with our guys. This is something we enjoy, and even better, it’s the break we sometimes need. In fact, letting us have our break without giving us a bunch of grief works out well for you also. We come home a lot happier, more relaxed, and more willing to focus our attention on you and your needs. Let Us Look—We Don’t Have to Touch Men like to look at women. It’s virtually impossible to avoid a glance at attractive women. This is