It's a little curious that none of the newspaper's three major movie critics reviewed 'Think Like a Man' in their weekly movie review roundups published Thursday.
WHAT MEN THINK
Whew. The Major League Baseball season is opening up today* and not a moment too soon, as the college basketball season came to a close a scant 36 hours ago and life would be awful if we just had the NBA and NHL to glance at over the rim of a pint glass.
'Esquire' magazine recently conducted a survey of American men, ages 21-59, on why, where, and when they're having sex. Most shocking to me was the cheating statistic. One-third of men in committed relationships have cheated? Come on.
Ah! Here I am in Paris, my loves! I thought for the sake of my heart and sanity, I'd do an apartment swap with a woman here for a month and let the healing from my recent breakup begin. And it has begun… I think.
Men never cease to surprise me. No matter how often I write about trends in male sex preferences, cheating and other relationship-related news, the latest and greatest surveys always seem to throw a giant wrench in whatever conclusions my previous research had established. This year's annual Esquire sex survey is no different.
I had a good chuckle over Made Man's list of Things Science Says Women Love. Apparently we are all suckers for homosexual men who look like our dads and don't smile. Thanks, science! Oh, the image I'm conjuring right now is unsettling. Anyhow … I felt inspired to roundup a few of the things science says men love.
Who is your favorite "Hunger Games" character? What does Don Draper look for in a lady? A lady gets a wedding do-over. Postponing a wedding for a lizard. Taking a porn actress to the prom. Bachelor party must-haves. Is paying for sex always wrong? Is revenge cheating okay? What if you're more sexual than your guy? What do guys really think about after having sex? Saying goodbye really hurts. And, how to let him/her down easy.
There is this stereotypical perception out there that women are total nags when their guys are trying to watch the big game. She's asking what color paint swatch would look best on the dining room walls, prodding him about where he left the vacuum, insisting that he kill that massive spider, basically doing everything but letting him watch the game...
My female friends always think my mad love of sports will consistently win the hearts of guys the world over. For some reason, they believe this is the magical key that will make men utter, "Marry me" on the first date. Ha. They're always in for a surprise when I tell them negative reactions usually ensue.
Think you're going to find The One at your home church, Christian ladies? Think again. "I've only gone out with a couple of girls at church, and I won't do it anymore," says Luke*, a 40-year-old Christian man living in Southern California. "At this point, I'm happily resigned to not ask a girl out at church ever again."
Are you excited about the notion of hopping into bed with your new guy? Slowly undressing, eyes locked, savoring each others bodies...lust so intense that you both might explode? Or does the thought of it make you so nervous you want to puke? For many of you—especially if you're dating in your 40's, 50's, or beyond—it's been a while since you stood naked in front of a man.
Let's face it, ladies, when it comes to sex, we have a lot to learn, especially if we've been with the same partner for a long time. And who better to give women sex tips than men?