PRETEND YOU DONT CARE AND WATCH THE FIREWORKS
Women Don't Lie - Men Don't Listen
Success Coach - Doc Love
I happened to be looking for advice about my current boyfriend when I came across your
site. I know that you dont normally give out advice to females, but maybe my problem
can be a warning to guys about what not to say on the third date!
Heres what happened. I was out last night with this I guy -- Ill call him
Angelo -- Ive been seeing for about two weeks. He told me while we were driving home
from a date that his greatest fear in life is being alone. This really ticked me off
because it was like saying (to me, anyhow) that Im only dating you because
Im too afraid to sleep in an empty bed!
Its the unmanliest thing that any guy has ever said to me. Not to mention that
hes told me that he loves me twice already. In his defense he was drunk both times,
but God, this guy comes off like such a loser! Here I thought Angelo had real long-term
possibilities for romance, and he comes out with this lame stuff before I hardly even know
his full name!
When we got to my apartment, I told Angelo not to say that he loves me again, that all I
want is some fun, and not to get married after knowing him for 14 whole days!
The problem is that hes smart, good-looking, funny, and actually quite independent.
To me, these are the four most important qualities in a guy, and you dont find them
very often. I dont really want to lose him, but I might have no choice but to dump
him if he doesnt get himself under control, and fast.
I was thinking that maybe you could give me the name of your female love-doctor
equivalent? Otherwise, I could really use any advice you can give me.
Call this one from:
Jill - whos frustrated with weaklings
Angelo deserves a spanking all right. But before I lay the paddle on him, you deserve a
little reprimand too, because you tried to sneak one by me. You said Angelo was
quite independent. Does an independent guy say the things hes been
saying? Would he have to rely so heavily on his buddy Jack Daniels to get him through a
simple date? Would he come off as such a simp? Think about it, Jill.
Nevertheless, I want to thank you very much for your letter, because theres a great
deal of truth in it. As my Uncle Jethro Love says, The vast majority of men
arent macho -- theyre actually wimps, despite the fact that they
can bench-press 300 pounds! So Jill, whether or not you realize it, you sure hit
this one on the head.
Now, you and I are going to train these losers. Lets say you go out with two guys,
and one of them is like Angelo -- he really does have a fear of being alone in the dark,
and he cant stop emoting about it. But so does the other guy. But guess what? The
other guy keeps it fun and light and he doesnt bring it up every five minutes. He
laughs and is easygoing and doesnt blab about his emotional vulnerability. Its
his problem, hes going to have to live with it, and hes the only one (with the
exception of Sigmund Freud) who can help him find out what the root of his problem is and
how to get rid of it. Now my question is this: Which one of these two guys are you going
to want to be with? The one whos fun and light (despite his problem) or the
one whos filled with angst and need and wears his heart on his sleeve? Do you want a
shrinking violet or a man for romance?
But Jill, Im a coach, not a headshrinker, so my point is this: if it doesnt
raise your Interest Level, why are we talking about it? As Reverend Love once told me,
Negatives keep the heart -- temporarily.
Let me tell you something: its not unmanly to be built the way Angelo is
built. His parents did a lousy job and I feel sorry for him. But as General Love wrote
about the battleground of dating, You can broadcast your problems to the world, but
half the world doesnt care! (The other half says: You deserve it,
My principles instruct, On those first dates, the woman should be doing about 75% of
the talking. Look at Angelo not even two weeks in, and already hes
talking about love! Ive said it consistently in all my articles. Ive said it
over and over from day one. KEEP IT LIGHT. KEEP IT FUNNY. NO HEAVY SUBJECTS. NO WALLOWING
IN SELF-PITY. NO CONFESSIONS OF LOVE. Ive said it all a million times, but
unfortunately, Angelo never read my words. For this type of guy, it probably wouldnt
have made any difference anyway.
And Jill, I feel sorry for you, too, babe. The truth is that in one way or another most
guys are like Angelo. Somehow they got the idea that youre going to come along and
just blow away all their pain. But women arent there for that reason. As Father Love
says, Women are there to love you. But they cant take your pain away.
One final thing. As far as my female counterpart goes, forget it. There isnt one on
the planet who knows the male or female -- psyche like I do.
As I put it in my Dating Dictionary, When in doubt, forget about the other love
doctors -- refer to The System.
Remember, guys: unless it raises Interest Level, why are we talking about this?
To send me your love questions or to find out more about The "System," visit me
at http://www.doclove.com or call (800)
Doc Love is a talk show host and entertainment speaker who coaches men in his seminars.
For the past 30 years he has asked thousands of women, "Why do you stay with
one man versus another?"
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