THE GUY REPORT
Please. Must I read one more "How to Catch a Man"
or "What's a Man Really Thinking" book? Okay, not
that I have ever read them. But I see them at the
bookstore. And what I see are how-to manuals usually
penned by women -- women who are attempting to put
themselves inside the psyche of a man and map out
all his whereabouts, so other women can plot their
capture of this elusive, predatory animal. Wait, who's
the predator here?
might call it "survival strategy." I call it Manipulation,
and think these types of books should come with a
fortune cookie warning label: One who start with
manipulation, end in divorce.
thinks women/men spend far too much time trying to
get inside the mind/pants of each other. And not enough
time getting inside themselves. In fact, let me suggest
that the obsession with "what he/she's thinking "
is just another distraction keeping you from focusing
on what is really key to attracting a successful relationship
into your life: knowing thy self (I think Yogi Berra
coined that one.)
Not enough people in the Dating Pool spend the time
untangling their own web, and mapping out their own
needs, before trying to play synchronized swimmer.
They think that just the act of coupling will make
them whole and solve all their problems -- with no
clue the pasted-on-smile will never last.
Men really aren't all that elusive. We just don't
react well to manipulation and we're tired of being
blamed for the other half's woes. (Love is a two-way
street on this avenue.)
Guy Report is an attempt to set the record straight:
we're really not all that bad! It's a book for the
women who are hungry for something other than the
glossed-over rules, and the men who are tired of being
represented by yet another Adam Corolla & Co. fart
joke. That's not to say that you shouldn't be ready
to laugh. Because if there's one thing Venus and Mars
have in common: is the ability to laugh. And it's
something both planets, in all our seriousness, have
drifted far away from.
1: Why We Hate