Last Friday, just as I was getting ready to sit on the couch and relax for a little bit after work, I noticed a package on the table. Now normally I would have thought this was strange because I live alone and would be a little panicky about how a package got there, but this weekend, I’m sharing my house with my long distance boyfriend, Mr.Ohio, so I’m assuming he greeted the UPS man and accepted this wonderful package.
I immediately open it up excitedly because it’s from Glamour and they are always sending us something to try out so I couldn’t wait to see what it was. To my surprise, it was a book, “Always hit on the wingman….and 9 other secret rules for getting the love life you want”. I actually laughed to myself and said, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” I honestly felt like it was a sign from God!! I know in relationships we can sometimes get to that point, where you’re standing in the middle of the road, wondering where to go next and you’re just waiting for a sign to do something. Well that Friday, I got my sign. Jake, America’s most trusted dating columnist at Glamour, was going to help me with my love life.
I immediately began to skim through the book out of curiosity to see what these ‘rules’ were for dating. And to my surprise, they will help women in any situation. Want a boyfriend? A better boyfriend? A ring? Enhance the relationship you already have? You name it, Jake can help. Glamour’s Jake has been doing this since 1956. 1956?! Can you believe it?! This book is full of wisdom from all of these past men and they are ready to help.
Here’s a sneak peak to some of their rules (and I’ve got to admit, they are VERY insightful and helpful):
Rule #1~ Always Hit on the Wingman
Now I know what you’re thinking, what?! But once you read this chapter you will fully understand and you will have an Ah-ha moment. Trust me. I did and I couldn’t believe it worked. This is how I ended up with Mr.Ohio.
Rule #2~ Know How Sexy You Really Are
Women are their worst critics and you know what ladies, it’s time we stop! Men honestly love us and our bodies, for who and what we are. Men want women who are confident in their own skin and don’t want us to be afraid to broadcast who you really are. As Jake would say, “If you’re a nerd, let your nerd flag fly.”
Jumping to Rule #4~ Repeat After Me: The Best Men Don’t Send Expensive Flowers
Now if you know me, you will know recently I’ve been wondering where the courting has gone, but I had a little reality check when I read this chapter. It’s not about always getting the expensive flowers or the materialistic things, it’s about the little things. And also ladies, we need to remember just because you are always receiving these fabulous flowers and having all acts of chivalry done for us, make sure he means it and is doing it because he wants to not because he feels he ‘has’ to.
Rule #5~Please Don’t Pretend to Know What the Infield Fly Rule is
I couldn’t agree with Jake any more on this. I know women like to think we know everything there is about sports, but ladies, let’s be honest, we don’t, or at least most of us women don’t know it all. Men don’t want someone who can name names, stats, and facts. They want us to just be us. If we don’t know what is going on in a certain game, just ask. It’s that simple. So stop memorizing those names and info because you will not be quizzed on it after your date.
So there you have it ladies, a sneak peak into this fantastic book for all!!!! Head over to Amazon and get your copy! It was quick, easy, and very entertaining to read and I would recommend this book to any of my girlfriends and their friends. It definitely goes to show that men are simple and will always continue to like us and then love us for who we are.