Hello M.I.S.S. Readers,
The M.I.S.S. ladies thought it would be an interesting idea to add an advice column to the site but with a little twist – we’re having a guy answer your relationship and life issues so you can hear what the other half has to say. So without further ado, I introduce to you my better half, OHW2007. If you have any questions, be sure to submit them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s get all of the bullshit out of the way before we get to the fun: giving advice. Plain and simple, at the ripe old age of 34, I’m writing this column to pass down the years of good and bad advice I’ve received. My goal is to answer any and all relationship or life questions you can throw at me with an objective voice. To make this more interesting, I thought it would be a little humorous and add some perspective by taking two points of view, one from my current age of 34, as a happily married man, and the other from my, let’s just say more “active” early 20’s. (Yes, Mr. Chappelle did a skit with the same theme, what the hell). Basically, think of it as a “twofer,” you’re getting advice from a Professional (humble, mannered, educated, well traveled and financially stable) and also from a Jerk (poor, skateboard riding, no medical insurance having, top ramen with tuna (or hot dog) eating, $5 twelve pack drinking, student).
Oh, and to all MISS and MAMA family members who know me, the Boss (GDK) has removed any and all reference to your identity so I have no clue who I am responding to.
Alright, let’s get to work . . .
When it comes to letting the dude know that you like him, is that really necessary? Do guys usually know when a girl is into them? And, if hinting is necessary, what’s a good way to do it and not look like a hot mess?!
Read the full story for the answer.
The Jerk: Although 10% of dudes know what is up when it comes to girls, most dudes have no fucking clue. Please help a guy out, write it down, make a sign, sing him a song, shit, just let a brother know.
Hmm, the best way? Shit is not too complex. You might want to just drop a hint, like “you wanna bump nasties?” or the more subtle “would you like to grab a [fill in the blank]?” The only real advice I can give you is don’t make an ass of yourself. Naked pictures on Facebook or Myspace might be a little overboard. Just don’t throw yourself out too far if you’re not confident. If homeboy stares at you and drools, go for it. If homeboy is always drooling and stares at everyone, you might want to wait for more clues.
The Professional: I find that basic relationship questions are the best and most helpful. The reality is that boys and girls are the same when it comes to attraction and dating. Although there are the some obvious signs, the breathtaking glance or the awkward smile, for the most part, one rarely knows when actual interest is in the air.
I would say my answer works for both girls and boys. When in doubt, simply eat or drink. Nothing too crazy, like a “date”, but a simple, “you want to grab a coffee?” or “you want to grab sandwich?” If you’re less confident, you might want to conveniently run into them at an event you might have a mutual interest in.
At the end of the day, the reality is, people who like each other want to spend time with each other. If your interest has a “schedule issue” or is “booked solid” take the hint without taking offense.
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