SHOULD YOU BELIEVE HER OR YOUR EYES?
Women Don't Lie - Men Don't Listen
Success Coach - Doc Love
I recently became aware of your advice columns and have been very impressed with your
I met Joanna recently at a bar. I approached her and asked if she and her friends would
like to join my crew for drinks. They accepted, and we all had a blast together. We agreed
to meet as a group a few nights later, and again had a great time. Joanna seemed an
awesome find, down to earth, sweet, pretty, and fun to be around. Over the last few weeks
Ive seen her once or twice a week. Everything was going great. Well, now for the
On our last date, which was at a party at one of her girlfriends apartments, we were
out on the balcony kissing when this other guy, Steve, came over and broke up our little
session. I didnt think anything of it, but noticed later that he was trying to put
the moves on Joanna. I was angry that he had the audacity to try something when he knew
she was with me. Wisely, I played it cool. After we left Joanna was very affectionate with
me. I thought that I had handled the situation well and received my reward for that
I thought nothing more of Steve until she told me that she was going to be at a party he
and his roommate were hosting. Have fun -- Ill be out with my friends, I
told her. At around one in the morning she called my cell phone and said she wanted to see
me, so I offered to come and pick her up at the party. Thats when everything went
When I arrived, everyone was quite drunk and Joanna was nowhere to be seen. I was told she
was in the bathroom. I checked, but didnt find her. It wasnt in the best form,
but I went into one of the bedrooms, and sure enough, there was Joanna on the bed passed
out with Steve all cuddled up with her. (They were completely dressed.) I tried to wake
her, but to no avail. I was angry and left immediately.
The next day Joanna called and told me how sorry she was, and explained that shed
asked her friends to wake her up when I arrived. She also swore that when she went into
the bedroom she was alone and that Steve must have come in after she was already asleep.
She professed that she wasnt at all interested in him and that she wanted to make it
up to me. I told her that I could care less what she does when I am not around, but if I
am involved, then she would have to show me some respect. I also told her that if it ever
happened again that she shouldn't even bother calling me. She told me it wouldnt.
Now heres my dilemma. Her girlfriends birthday party is coming up and
theyve rented a room at one of the hotels here in Las Vegas. She asked me to go, so
I asked if Steve was going to be there too. She said he would, so I told her I
wouldnt be coming considering what had just happened. Now Im wondering if I
should have told her that I would go, but its too late to change my mind. My
question is, how do you think Ive handled this so far and what can I do to aid my
cause against Steve? Furthermore, my gut tells me that Joanna has been telling some
half-truths and lies of omission in reference to this guy. But on the other hand, why
would she ask me to come pick her up if she was interested in him? What steps do I need to
take to make her more interested in me than Steve or any other guys?
Allen whos not sure what to believe
You might be reading my columns, but youre certainly not paying attention to my
advice. As Ive told you guys again and again, group dates are a no-no. Being in a
group was fine when you first met Joanna; in fact, bringing your two crews together was a
cool move. But once youve made contact with the girl, staying in a crowd of people
is nothing but a waste of time. The idea is to separate the one youre interested in
from the herd, like a good hunter. As Caesar counseled, Divide and conquer!
Hey -- are you interested in Joanna or her friends?
Now, regarding your rivalry with Steve, as my cousin Fast Eddie Love would say, You
should take it as a compliment that he tried to rip you off. But the other guy
doesnt really matter, pal. Its all in how you handle the girl -- and yourself
-- that counts, and you havent done such a hot job of either. Lets take a look
at what you did wrong.
So -- you offered to come and pick Joanna up from Steves little soiree? I dont
claim to have psychic powers, but from that little move I think I can guess your last
name: L--U--Z--Z--E--R. (Hint: It sounds just like LOSER.) My God, Allen -- youre
supposed to be a stud. Youre supposed to be a lover. Youre supposed to be a
devil-may-care-type of guy that every girl in town wants, and here youre doing the
perfect imitation of a taxicab! You think a female can actually respect, much less have a
high Interest Level in you, when you act like a wimp? Get off your knees, for Gods
sake, and be a man!
But unfortunately we know it gets worse. Of course Steve and your girl were all dressed up
when you walked in on them. They were dressed because they were through doing what
theyd been doing. That way it wouldnt look as if they were doing what they
were doing! Get it, dummy? So upon making this shocking discovery, what do you do? You go
back for another poke in the eye.
Afterwards Joanna wants to make up with you. Isnt that wonderful? Allen she
was sleeping in bed in another guys arms! How is she supposed to make that up to
you? Maybe by handing over the Kimberly Mine? By the fact that you told her you could care
less what she does when you arent around, you achieved the exact opposite of what
you were out to do --- you showed her you do care, because it was important enough for you
to bring up! Who do you think youre talking to, an idiot? Dont ever talk down
to a woman. Theyre smarter than we are, dont forget.
Guy, respect is earned. But youre too busy begging Joanna on your knees to let you
chauffeur her all over town to earn yours. Lets face it -- youre even willing
to pick her up when shes in the arms of another man in bed! (Oh, but that was all an
And at the end of this debacle, you tell her that it can never happen again. Wow, Im
impressed youre a regular Mister Tough Guy! Allen, your only dilemma is this:
youre 10 years too late laying down the law. Forget Vegas. The partys over.
Remember, guys: your eyes never lie.
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For the past 30 years he has asked thousands of women, "Why do you stay with
one man versus another?"
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