What he wants of her

Here are ten rules men wish women would follow:

  1. If you ask a question you don’t really want an answer to, expect an answer you didn’t want to hear.
  2. Sometimes we’re not thinking about you. Live with it.
  3. Don’t ask us what we’re thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss topics such as navel lint, the shotgun formation, and monster trucks.
  4. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really
  5. Crying is blackmail.
  6. Ask for what you want. Let’s be clear on this one. Subtle hints don’t work. Strong hints don’t work. Really obvious hints don’t work. Just say it!
  7. No, we don’t know what day it is. We never will. Mark anniversaries on a calendar you know we check.
  8. We’re not mind readers, and we never will be. Our lack of mind reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.
  9. Yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
  10. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That’s what we do. Sympathy is what you girlfriends are for.

– Cheryl Lavin, “Rules Guys Wish Girls Played By,” Chicago Tribune

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