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Man Law #37 – Thou Shalt Not Layeth With Thy Intern

September 2, 2009 2 comments

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Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, we can all learn one thing from Bill Clinton...

Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, we can all learn one thing from Bill Clinton...

Though tempting and EXPECTED in most cases, this is social suicide. Even if no one at the office finds out (and they will), this is too close for comfort. If that happy hour bar crawl results in you taking home someone you work with, it is your MAN DUTY to end it before it starts, which interestingly will draw her closer to you…

After reading the book “Disclosure” by Michael Crichton,  I came across a very interesting observation that the author points out.  Crichton states that there are some very rational reasons for why office romances occur in the magnitude that they do.

For those of us who hold full-time or part-time jobs in the corporate world, government, retail, or restaurant business – you are around your co-workers 40-50 hours a week. Even if you are living with your significant other, you probably do not spend that same amount of time with her.   While you might not like everyone you work with, its highly likely that you work with like-minded individuals.

Men in the corporate world have succumbed to an emasculated position.  While the glass ceiling certainly still exist, men do not have free reign to make sexual advances towards women as they might have in the past before the Woman’s Movement. When a woman DOES play the part of the aggressor in a professional setting,  this catches the man by such surprise he might become greedy and capitalize on that moment without thinking of consequences down the road.

Both the duration and proximity that you are around your co-workers increases the likelihood that you WILL hook up/date someone you work with… And to make matters worse, the higher,  more respected your position on the totem pole, the more opportunities you have…

The safest way for an office romance to work is if the two of you work in separate buildings.  If basic every-day work-life does not result in you running into her in the kitchen, then go ahead and layeth that intern. Otherwise, you run a heavy risk of not only getting caught but things turning very awkward if things do NOT work out.

If the woman is of higher status in the work place and she comes on to you like bees to honey, than you must sleep with her, but that is O.K….chances are, she will end things as this might have worse implications for her than you…Hey, you were just doing your job!

Just Say No...

If you do lay with your intern, make sure she looks better than Monica!

Man Law #36 – “Man Talk” – When you first start dating a new women, KEEP PAST RELATIONSHIPS in the PAST.

September 2, 2009 2 comments

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The first few times you go out with her, don’t talk about who you used to date or who she used to date. This may cause her to attribute feelings she felt with her ex – towards you! OR she might place you in the Friends Zone. She might look to you to explain why things didn’t work out with HER ex…this is not where you want to be.

"Wait...How many women did you say you slept with?!?!"

"Wait...How many women did you say you slept with?!?!"

You are here now. If the topic of relationships does come up, ask her what sorts of things shes looking for in a relationship? If she says shes enjoying the single lifestyle, chances are, she’s not looking for anything serious…but if she says she’s tired of men who only want one thing, she’s probably not going to be happy with casual hooking up with no exclusivity…  Keep the conversations lighthearted the first few times you meet her…there will be plenty of chances to talk to her about deep subjects if you two get past the first few dates…

Keep it simple, Make the first few dates SMALL TALK only.

Additional Articles on Conversational skills and Making Small Talk:

Man Law #35 – A Woman Practices Selective Forgetfulness…

September 2, 2009 5 comments

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A woman can remember the shirt designer and outfit that you wore when you first met her on Friday, July 24, 2002, but still forgets one and ONLY one item at your place when she sleeps over…. and they call us the forgetful ones!

She may look innocent but she is strategically planning where she can accidently "forget" one of her things in your room!

She may look innocent but she is strategically planning where she can accidently "forget" one of her things in your room!

I first noticed this pattern in college and I wrote it off as something that only young women tend to do…An earring here, a necklace there… Now, a few years later, women are still doing the exact same thing! Why? Is this a territorial thing? Is this so you are left “wondering” what she is up to? Is it so she has a reason to come back or you HAVE to see her again?

I actually LIKE when women do this, but I’ll be damned if I understand WHY they do it…Women, don’t let your male counterparts suffer like this…shed some light here! Explanation GREATLY appreciated…

Man Law #34 – “Man Talk” – If she states that women are SIMPLE and NOT COMPLICATED…she is either a)not a real women or b) has no clue what she is talking about and what is really going on in the minds of men.

September 2, 2009 2 comments

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Women seem to have this idea that based on what she might say to another women that a man should instinctively know the correct response… Has your girlfriend or a girl you’ve been dating ever asked the following “How do I look in this?”…

The captions displayed above these peoples heads are not that far off from reality...Reality could be far, far worse!

The captions displayed above these peoples heads are not that far off from reality...Reality is far, far worse!

Most men know not to simply answer “Fine”…that will get you an annoyed look from her.  A woman would point out how the dress makes her shoulders look and how the color makes her look thinner…I’d say that most men do not readily know or understand these “fashion” tips..

In this case, women should follow the Jersey Girl example…chances are, if she has something on her mind, YOU are going to know it…whether you like it or not…

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