January 15, 2007
According to Men's Health magazine, there are a few simple things you can do to stay on your mate's good side.
* When she fills out one of those quizzes in a women's magazine, read it.
* Send her a postcard -- even when you're home.
* Never agree with her mother when they're arguing.
* Let her pick the movie once in a while.
* Never bring up her weight.
* Have 2 bathrooms.
* Keep all her vital statistics on a card in your wallet -- birthday, anniversary, dress size, lingerie size, favorite flowers, etc.
I can definitely vouch for the 2 bathrooms one, and I think the random card or postcard would definitely be appreciated....
Ladies (and gentlemen, too) what do you think?
Posted by Vox at January 15, 2007 02:22 PM
Would you like to know the only thing you need to do to stay on our good side?
Does it involve beer?
I can't speak for other guys, but Vox knows me so well ;-)
I'm in agreement with that article too. Although bringing her flowers, for no reason at all, is a winning move as well.
Men are easy to keep happy. Let him watch his football(on the biggest TV in the house) and make sure there is his favorite beer in the fridge.(It's just like bringing HIM flowers) ;-)
Here's the REAL secret: initiate sex once in a while (two or three times in a while is even better). That's the cake. You can throw in assorted other things as the icing and the cherry -- beer, football, letting us get UFC on pay-per-view, etc. But without the cake, then we're just eating frosting out of the can, which is nice, but not what we really want.
How could we have forgotten that one, SAJU!?
As far as men go, beer and sex are always big winners but there are always the little things... which basically amount to empathy and respect
Don't treat us like overgrown children when it comes to clothes and styling. Most of us lived on our own for a while and can do those things just nicely thank you...
By the same token I don't need to go shopping with you when you buy your clothes. If you want to show me what you picked out before going to the register, then I'll be back later...
When we sit down to watch a chick flick with you, it's because we know it's important for you to do such things together, it's not because we like the sorts of movies. If you want to make it a double-feature or make it a weekly habit then it ruins the effect...
By the same token we don't like to sit around and discuss our feelings.... and it's not because we are self-repressed (that's a whole other topic) so when we do do it, it's because we know its important to you
Equal closet space... an impossible dream perhaps but important
When we drive, you don't need to micromanage the driver or comment on how close we come to an accident everytime. This isn't just my wife, this is with any woman I have dated. I am surprised that while they correct all your driving habits they also don't adjust your tie or do other things
When the team that we have followed since childhood loses a playoff game, now is not the time to discuss why professional sports is stupid
Angelina Jolie (looks) finer than a new set of snow tires. Didn't say I would run off with the husband-stealing hussy or that I even want to meet her, but she looks fine.
Eating frosting out of the can is a G*d-given right.... at least we choose to do it while you women of the world aren't looking.
I like the postcard idea. In fact I like those little things that don't cost a lot of money. When I was living with my boyfriend in my 20's, we were pretty poor. But once in awhile he would make a hand made card for me, or write a poem or just bring me a bag of Peanut M&M's (my fav). It's not the money you spend but that you thought about me.
I'm also all for the movie thing. Another boyfriend I had would always roll his eyes at the movies I wanted to see but I have good taste in movies. I would always have to tell him, "trust me, you will like this." And every single time, he would end up really liking the movie. I had to ask him, when are you going to learn I have good taste? And he would always smile and say, "You're right."
Another general rule: Don't confuse complaining with thoughtful conversation. The latter builds a relationship, and too much of the former merely makes it monotinous.
I guess that would be good advice for both sides of the spouse aisle.