Monday, June 15, 2009

Of Cookies & Fishing

Posted by Kero at Monday, June 15, 2009
I got this from my dearest Kayni. I want to repost for my only sister who is celebrating her birthday this month. And that for some reason, no matter how gorgeous and smart, keeps whining about male species. I long to see her not confused hahhaha or in a relationship, at least.

But seriously, the arguments here are soo worth pondering. I know because i lived by some of these rule. For those who consider me lucky for having such a devoted husband, i say all is fair in love. You get what you deserve in this life.

All the single ladies, sit back and read.

Interview with Steve Harvey

1.) Introduction: If a man introduces you as a friend or says your name with no title at all, Steve says you have nothing. "We're very protective. We mark our territory. If a man loves you ... he's willing to profess it. He'll give you a title after a while. You're going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancée, his wife, his baby's mama, something," he says. "If he's introducing you after six months, 'This is ... Oprah,' you should be standing there going, 'This is going nowhere.'

2.) The Plan: Another thing women need to understand, according to Steve, is that every man has a plan. "Men don't come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan," he says. "We're looking across the room at you, and we don't care about your hopes and dreams. We don't care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted." When a man approaches a woman, Steve says, he already knows what [he] wants from her, but he doesn't know what it will cost. "How much time do you want from me? What your standards? What are your requirements? Because we'll rise to the occasion no matter how high you set the bar if we want to," he says. "The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high."

3.) The Cookie: Though a woman might want many things from a man, Steve says men only need three things: support, loyalty and sex. Or as Steve calls it, "the cookie." "We've got to have your support. Whatever adventure we're out on, whatever pursuit in life, we need your support. Then we need your loyalty. That's your love. We've got to know that you belong to us," he says. "And we've got to have a cookie. Everybody likes cookies. That's the thing about a cookie. I like oatmeal raisin ... but if you've got vanilla cream, I'll eat that too."

4.) Gone Fishin': Steve says men are like fishermen — but women are actually the ones looking for a good catch. You won't be able to find one, though, until you up your standards. "You've got sports fishermen, and you've got guys out there fishing to eat. You've got guys that are fishing to keep the fish, and you've got guys that are fishing to catch them, unhook them and throw them back," Steve says. "You've got to determine along the way which one of the fish you're going to be."

Without ironclad standards, Steve says you'll always end up back in the dating pool. "You've got to quit lowering your standards," he says. "Set your requirements up front so when a guy hooks you, he has to know this is business." And don't let the man set the pace of the relationship — Steve says it's always the woman who has total control. "With all that power, why do you suddenly relinquish this power just because you want a guy to accept you? That's stupid," he says. "Say: 'Look, if you want to be with me, this is what you got to do. This is what it takes to get to me.'"

5.) When Should You Sleep With The Boyfriend: As an auto plant worker, Steve says he had to wait 90 days to receive benefits — and says the same probation period should apply to dating. "In 90 days they checked me out. They determined if I was easy to work with, if I got along well with others, if I showed up when I said I was going to show up, if I was worthy."Women, Steve says, hold the greatest benefit of all — the cookie — so there's no reason to give it away until you know your man deserves it. "Slow down, ladies," Steve says. "Look, you cannot run us off."

The question now, does Steve make sense?

3 sweets for Kero:

Kayni on June 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM said...

and i thought i was the only one with men problems...actually the lack of

things&thongs on June 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM said...

Wow. That was an eyeopener. And it's true. A lot of single ladies (me included) lower their standards sometimes. Have to remind myself for the nth time - never settle!

Kero on June 16, 2009 at 1:25 PM said...

Hi Kayni! Thank you for letting me repost this. Andami tuloy nakikinabang at nag-iisip hihi.

Clarissa (of Things & Thongs), thank you for visiting. I'm glad you apprecaite the post.

Roselyn, thank you for re-posting this.

My dear Betong, the "wow, napaisip ako dun" reply will send Pot laughing to the edge.

Pam, thankies for believing.


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