Cyber Monday means it's officially Christmas time, so that means you've got to figure out gifts to get everyone you know, and gifts for him (you know who) can sometimes be tough. It's fun, but it can also be super frustrating. Gifts say something about your relationship with that person, and a bad gift is basically saying, "I don't really know you that well," and that makes Christmas terrible.
I don't know if you've heard yet, but the world is running out of everyone's first love: chocolate. Ok, I'm assuming that after you read that, you freaked out and ran around acting crazy for a few days. Now that you're back, let's talk about it. Chocolate running out is the worst. Seriously, thanks a lot REPUBLICANS. (I don't know if it's actually Republicans' fault, but I need someone to blame and they're an easy target.) Chocolate is the best. There are multiple holidays built around it.
Halloween is the best holiday. It's definitely the most fun. There's no family commitment you have to keep, you don't have to go to church. It's just parties, costumes, and candy. Those three things combine together to make the best party events. (My favorite part is the candy. Sorry, health nuts, but its true. Candy is delicious.)
I usually pick better movies for date night. Looking back, I should have known what I was walking into. I took my girlfriend to go see Gone Girl, and now I'm terrified of her. Absolutely terrified. I didn't read any spoilers on the movie ahead of time, so I thought the movie was going to be a mystery movie. If you haven't seen it yet, then stop reading this right now. It's a great movie, but it's best if you don't know much about it before seeing it.
Men are mysterious creatures, at least to us ladies. They can be as effusive as women (ok, sometimes), and other times they clam up. And there is one topic that makes men go into silent mode more than any other. And that subject? Love, of course. Love makes fools of us all, men and women equally. However, women are more prone to expressing their feelings. It's just how we roll. We like to put it all on the table. Men, on the other hand, will sometimes show their love for you in non-verbal gestures.
Men and women evolved different brains over millions of years, because of necessity. Men chased down food for their families and provided protection. Women cared for the young and old, and provided a nurturing environment. Because of these different roles, the sexes evolved to process information differently, think in radically different ways, expect different things, and have different perceptions, beliefs and behaviors. In the last forty years, as the gender roles in our society have been blurred, both males and females have become more and more confused as to what is normal behavior. We expect our partners to be able to read our minds and think as we think. Unfortunately, we are just not wired that way. Reprinted from the book Sex on the Brain by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Copyright © 2007 by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Published by Harmony Books, a division of Random House, Inc.