I have a fun one for you today. :) There's nothing I like more than enlightening the male brains in my house about what women want/think/believe... and I'm sure you must get a kick out of it too. *grin*
Now let's take it to another level - how about enlightening your reluctant and/or caveman hero about 'real' women? And need a peek into the female mind to better sketch that heroine of yours?
Look no further! Today's Link Thursday features an article originally from Esquire.com which is a bible of behaviour and etiquette at most, and a trove of treasure articles on men & women. So, Esquire.com actually got female celebrities to dish about what things about women they wish men knew.
Can you say lots of goodies packed in this article? I sure can!
I accessed the article here, on the MSN Lifestyle, Your Life, website. You can check the original slideshow with gorgeous pics of the celebrities dishing the advice. :)
27 Things Men Don't Know About Women
Female celebrities offer relationship secrets and dating advice for the opposite gender. Now maybe they'll learn something.
"When you break up with us, that means it's over, and we will only sleep with you two or three more times."
Courteney Cox "We pay closer attention to your hands than you think. It's bad enough if you don't have manly hands, but if your nails are longer than ours, forget it."
"Everything sounds better when your mouth is next to our ear and you whisper it. Everything from 'Sorry about the smell' to 'I'm going to love you forever, m'lady.'"
"When considering whether or not to ask out the girl you're afraid to talk to, keep this in mind: No matter who you are or what you look like, it's always flattering when you hit on us. Always."
"We can tell how good you'll be in bed by how good you are on the dance floor."
"Women are innately self-conscious. This is not a choice; it's a gender-wide condition. On a bad day, I look in the mirror and see my ten-pound-heavier alter ego. Her name is Bertha. On a really bad day, Bertha sees her two-hundred-pound-heavier alter ego. Her name is Brian Dennehy."
"We want dessert. We want you to order dessert. What we don't want is for you to ask us if we want dessert."
"When we ask which outfit we should wear, humor us with an answer — just pick one already! — but expect us to go with the one you didn't choose."
"Men who wear sunglasses at night don't look cool, rich, or sexy. They look as if they should be holding a cane or following a dog."
"Call us back right away. That 'three day' crap does not apply. We're getting older and we don't have time to screw around. Wait too long and we'll lose interest. Trust me on this one."
"Supersecret: Unless we're blind or have no night-light in the bathroom, the whole toilet-seat thing is exaggerated and meant to control you."
"Of course we know how to work the TiVo. We're not stupid."
"We're afraid of commitment, too. You may think we spend our time scheming ways to trap you into marriage, but many of us are quite happy being independent and autonomous. Besides, we're not in any rush to quit lusting after young Calvin Klein models."
Jennifer Love Hewitt
"PMS is not a lame excuse to be able to yell at you. It's a great excuse."
"Even if we've only been dating a few weeks, don't introduce us as your 'lady friend' — or that's exactly what we'll become."
Ashley Jensen "When we fall asleep before the end of the film, it's because we are happy and relaxed, not because we're bored of Live Free or Die Hard."
"Some of us prefer boxing to yoga. None of us actually likes Pilates."
"If we run into your ex-girlfriend in public, the first thing you should do is put your arm around us. And if we have to introduce ourselves, you are in big trouble."
"How sexy you look unbathed at a campsite first thing in the morning is as important as how sexy you look in a tux."
"Otis Redding said it perfectly: Try a little tenderness."
"We'd much rather try on bras than see them on surgically altered, airbrushed supermodels, but we know how much you enjoy the Victoria's Secret catalog. Consider it a gift."
"We hate baby showers as much as you assume a sane person would."
"We need you to be reachable at all times, but we don't always pick up our phones when you call. We realize this seems like a double standard; if you'd like to discuss it further, just leave a message."
"Asking for directions is a really big turn-on."
"Pick the weirdest part of our body and compliment it. The left elbow, the forehead, shins. Just be creative."
"Our friends are not your enemies, and our enemies better not be your friends."
"Sometimes we think we really understand men. Then we regain consciousness."
My personal favourite is Sela Ward's! Which one's yours? :)
From Mauritius with love,