Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
Ahh - the little tykes grow-up so fast...
I would try to give you advice on girls, but I've been married for 28 years and I still haven't got a clue how she (or any other female) thinks. Still, trust me - most of the time it's worth it.
My quick guide on women.
- Go along with them on most things, unless it's a really bad idea.
- Choose your battles and be consistent, don't argue over every little thing.
- Sometimes they simply like to fuss. It doesn't mean it's about
you, even if it's directed at
you. Learn to nod and mumble in agreement, but in an entirely non-committal way. Do try to focus on what she's saying, mindlessly nodding and mumbling can get you into huge trouble. I know, that's hard, but just do it.
There are 3 groups of women and what they like, in order of prevalence:
Those who like for you to do things for them; like a specific chore they hate doing, or foot rubs, taking them to a specific venue, etc.
Those that prefer gifts; flowers, candy, jewelry, etc... and finally,
Those who want verbal confirmation of affection; "I wuv you", "You're so special", "I'm sorry", "You're so beautiful", etc.
As you can see, the third is easiest for men (so it's the most used), but is the least common
among women. So you can see why that tactic fails horribly most times. Find out which triggers the most favorable response from her and remember it
you fail, and all men do, you'll know how to dig yourself out and won't look like Al. At least not all
Addendum: Do NOT
apologize all the time; being a constant "apology machine" only makes you look weak and pitiful. Save them for when you really do make a serious mistake. That way they actually matter
. Most times when you make a small slip, use; "that wasn't good", "that could have gone better", "I didn't intend for that to happen", or "oops, my bad" (borderline apology so use sparingly, not to be used on women over 35).Edited by Magick Man - 11/18/13 at 5:24am