"Date a girl who travels. Make her feel safe, warm, and secure. Make her believe that no matter where she goes, and however long she’s gone, you’ll always be there for her, the one that she can call home."
I’ve been editing my guy friends’ OKCupid profiles all day.
It’s pretty hilarious how men seem to write their profile for other men, not their audience, which is actually women.
Gentlemen, you don’t need to tell women everything! You need to tell her just enough to be willing to respond to your messages or give her enough ammunition to engage with you first.
She doesn’t need to know that you collect baseball cards or how you’re sharing your apartment with your sibling as you save up money for bigger and better things. Instead, share an experience like how your favorite memory with your father was when he took you to your first baseball game or how you’ve got a great relationship with your brother because you’re a “family oriented” sort-of-guy.
Water it down… just enough.
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“Male privilege has been with us for — how long? Ten thousand years? A hundred thousand? Contraception, in the mere blink of an eye in historical terms, toppled the core rationale that justified that entire system. And now, every aspect of human society is frantically racing to catch up with that stunning fact. Everything will have to change in response to this — families, business, religion, politics, economics…everything.”—
Sara Robinson, on “Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control — And Why We’ll Still Be Fighting About it 100 Years From Now”
In a big city like New York, people appreciate phone applications that help navigate the city with ease. Residents and visitors benefit from assistance when it comes to finding a great place to eat on a Monday night, and, figuring out how to get home with subway delays on the weekend. Many of the…
Want the good lovin', gentlemen? I've got you covered this Valentine's.
If you have any sense at all, you are currently ordering Valentine’s Day flowers for the woman you are dating or married to. Hellloooo? It’s 13 days away!
Theoretically, Valentine’s Day is about proclaiming the love you have for the woman in your life; she’ll appreciate your token or gesture of love in any setting, whether you hand her flowers in the privacy of your house, take her out to a romantic dinner, or just whisper “I love you” in her ear when you arrive home from work. But take it from me. Want to really score brownie points this V-day? Send her a beautiful bouquet of flowers at her office!
Whatever you do, don’t get her carnations.
You see, in an ideal world, giving her flowers at home would be just fine. But in the real world – let’s face it — women are bitches. What’s the point of buying overpriced flowers if it won’t gather the attention of envious female co-workers? That’s what women really want!
Having flowers delivered to the office screams, ”I am loved!! Look at me!” Other women will scoff at this, but secretly, they’re jealous that the flower delivery guy has yet to call their name.
This, of course, should not be misinterpreted that flowers delivered on February 14 at her home is a bad idea. Flowers are always appreciated, and though the gesture is the same, it just much more fun, satisfying and pompous in a public space.
Each time the office door opens, women pretend not to notice, but their hearts beat just a bit faster, anticipating, wondering, if you were as thoughtful as the husband of the evil woman in the next cubicle.
Upon delivery of office flowers, twenty minutes will be spent grooming the flowers (which of course, were delivered in a vase). She’ll find the perfect spot on her desk to showcase your love. She’ll have the dented “ugly” side of the bouquet face her, and the beautiful blooms face out.
She will be the envy of the office. She’ll really love you for that.
So get that work address handy and send it over there. You’ll totally be “the Man”…. and all it cost you was $39.99.
Not sure how serious you are? Or where it’s going? Go with tulips. They’re sweet and partially innoncent.
On a personal note, I’ve actually been summoned to jury duty this Valentine’s, which begs the question, “What the hell do I do if I know in advance that she won’t be in the office on the 14th?!” Very simple: You should order those flowers to be delivered on February 13. You’re SOOOO going to get the good lovin’. I promise.