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Mind Of Man: Simple Thoughts On Settling Down

Honest Abe is a friend of ours who emails us his interesting observations about men, women, relationships, sex, and dating from time to time. And from time to time we will excerpt these thoughts in Mind Of Man. Hate it or love it, we’re sure it’ll really be that simple.

I had a conversation yesterday with a close friend the other day, as she was sharing with me her frustration with her boyfriend of 4 years, and his unwillingness to settle down (i.e. popping the question). Here’s the truth, as I told her, about men. Regardless of how great she is, if we’re not ready to settle down, we’re just not ready to settle down. This is why you see two great people break up, and you wonder why that had to happen. Often, it’s because we’re just not ready. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Getting Her To The Big O

According to our own Nookie Know-It-All as much as 75% of women cannot orgasms during intercourse, with 12% being unable to come, like, EVER. But it always amazes me that despite these statistics — which, I admit, do vary in number — men still seem to think they have no trouble getting ladies off in the sack. So, in honor of National Orgasm Month, I decided to poll the guys on my IM about how often they think they complete the deed and then was prepared to present them with the cold hard facts. But it turns out, they don’t really seem to be living in a dream world after all. Maybe they just feel so comfy with me (and The Frisky) that they don’t feel the need to pretend. Their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »

The Mind Of Man: An Insider Look At A Pickup Network

A girl walks into the wireless café that I frequent. She’s very pretty. I’ve seen her before, but never spoken to her. Today, the café’s pretty packed. The girl orders her drink. She looks around. Here is the big moment: Where will she sit? But what she’s clearly not factoring in to her decision, what I don’t think this girl realizes, is the fact she’s being monitored like a Russian agent walking through the Pentagon. Man, I think, this is so unfair. If she only knew …

If she only knew, there is a spy network of guys, regulars at this café, that have formed an unlikely bond based upon – what else? – the pretty girls that come into the café. I am, admittedly, part of this network. We are an organized and immature bunch. We watch the girls walk in. We discreetly glance at each other to make sure the others see, too. We wait for them to sit next to us. We talk to them. And when they leave, we talk about them. Not like a bunch of gossip girls, but like suspicious agents: We’ve got information to share and we are willing to share it, but only if you have some information to share, too, pal. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Taking Her Last Name

By now you’ve probably heard about Michael Buday, the guy who wanted to take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married in California. It took two years, a sexual discrimination suit, and a change in California law before he was able to do so. While women have an easy time taking their husband’s last name, there is no place on the marriage license application, and driver’s license, for the groom to choose the bride’s surname. Clearly, this is ridiculous and there’s not much more to say about that, except good for Mr. and Mrs. Bijon for taking their fight all the way. But it got me thinking about the notion of changing your last name in marriage anyway — is this something guys would actually consider? I posed the question to the guys on my IM and, needless to say, they probably won’t be taking your last name anytime soon. Check their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Grand Theft Auto IV

Earlier we posted a poll about the hooker screwing and killing in Grand Theft Auto IV. I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about this game, so I haven’t voted yet, and instead asked the guys on my IM why I shouldn’t be horribly offended by them having virtual sex for money with the woman to the left, and then blasting her in the head with a semi-automatic. Their compelling answers, after the jump. Keep reading »

The Mind Of Man: Baggage That Will Blow A Second Date

The good news is this: the first date was a success – the quirky, out of the way Thai place he picked was charming and he paid for the dinner discreetly. He didn’t inhale beer like a frat boy on a mission from God to get drizzzunk. His listened intently to your every word, and never, ever mentioned any of his exes. The hug goodbye wasn’t awkward, in fact, the both of you simultaneously lingered for a brief, awesome moment. On your way home, as you batted away the hearts and rainbows swirling around your head like little candy-coated moons, he texts you that he had a great time and he hopes to see you soon.

Indulge me as I imagine the single word racing through your she-noggin like a unicorn galloping through a lollipop forest. That word is “ZOMG.”

But the second date looms, ladies, and it’s your date to screw up. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Dating Vegans

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Earth Day! I’m constantly reminded by my lovely yoga studio that I would be a better person (or at least a better person for the planet) if I went vegan and eliminated all animal products from my life. See, supposedly veganism is the best lifestyle for the planet because it’s the most energy efficient, saving a ton and a half of CO2 or equivalents per year. Additionally, vegans are always telling me that if we were to stop using all this land to raise and feed the cattle that we kill for meat, we could feed the entire world with the grain and stuff that could be produced on that land. I don’t know if that is 100% true, and I am too lazy to look it up, but I think it goes without saying that going without a big hunk of brie and a few slices of salami with your wine is a serious sacrifice. But what does the average carnivorous man think about vegans and would he ever date one, given the lifestyle adaptation that goes along with it? I polled the guys on my IM — their answers, after the jump. Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Sex While Aunt Flo Is In Town

We’ve been curious for awhile about what dudes think about having sex when a woman is on her period. I don’t like it, but not because it grosses me out — I’m just a clean freak and don’t like messes of any sort. But what about dudes? I got a wide mix of responses when I asked the guys on my IM. Check out what they had to say, after the jump! Keep reading »

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Grossest STDs

STD Awareness Month has got us thinking about which STDs we consider the worst (besides AIDS, because, c’mon) — I vote for gonorrhea, personally. But then I wonder about dudes, and how much they really know about STDs. Do they know enough to vote for the worst? Their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »

The Mind Of Man: Bros Before Hos, A Necessary Myth

Okay ladies, how many times has this happened to you? It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon. You and your man have lunch plans with the parents. At a nice restaurant, too. One of those cloth napkin, jacket required, “why are you ordering a burger when the chef’s signature trout almondine is on the menu today”-kind of places. Yeah, it’s shaping to be a pretty good day.

Except he should have picked you up already. What gives? Keep reading »

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