Person: Steve Harvey
Thing: Book—Think Like a Man; Act Like a Lady
Place: The dating world
Idea: When it comes to dating, heterosexual women just need to give up. Not on men, but give up on hoping and praying men will “act right.” Often times, “acting right” means men should start acting like the dudes in a woman’s fantasy land.. which can be her mind.
Ain’t. Gonna. Happen. That’s the word according to Steve Harvey.
In this book, which is an easy and pleasant read, Harvey insists men are simple creatures. If women learned about and accepted what drives men, and how their ways of expressing love are different from the ways women tend to show love, things could be better in that arena.
But women need to accept the differences.
This book, when distilled to its essence, is a handy checklist of things to remember while navigating romantic relationships.
If a man loves you, he’ll profess it, provide for you, and protect you. And Harvey says a man only needs three things from a woman he loves: Your support, loyalty, and “the cookie” (yet another way to say “good lovin’” or sexual healing).
Just don’t expect him to engage you like your girlfriends do.
He ain’t them.
If you want one man’s perspective, and a funny one at that, pick up this book. Take or leave his advice, but (IMHO) there’s something to be said about taking advice about men… from a man.