Think like a guy dating

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I normally Internet stalk my online dating connections pretty thoroughly.

But life had gotten busy, and for a few days I was swiping right on Coffee Meets Bagel without my normal due diligence. Both seemed nice, but I was having trouble keeping them...

Here's the standard line on men: We're simple, straightforward, limited—and usually perfectly happy to leave it there. Unfortunately, that performance is more designed to conceal than reveal us.

But here's the single biggest thing women don't get about men: Masculinity is a complicated performance we agree to in order to be seen as men.

I watched You Tube videos, listened to books on tape and read articles about dating.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times viewed that a major problem with the film is that it takes seriously the advice given in the book it is based upon, commenting that such an approach "might have worked as a screwball comedy or a satire, but can you believe for a moment in characters naive enough to actually live their lives following Steve Harvey's advice?

It is rare to find a subject of equal importance to sex columnists, psychologists, Taylor Swift and college students.

Dating, like dieting or parenting, has become one of those subjects we splatter words and dollars at in the hope of finding one, magical piece of advice that will change everything. Somewhere between ‘sex’ and ‘Taylor Swift’ I stopped myself.

For instance, it's easier and more "masculine" for us to talk about the great sex we had rather than describe the great conversation afterward.

So, a woman ends up knowing the male script, but not the man.

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