I sat on the outskirts of a conversation between my twenty-something daughter and friends. As usually happens when women get together, the subject turned to, “I can’t believe what he said to me!”
I won’t go into details about whose young man was being dragged through the dirt, but the comment he’d made had to do with how the young woman looked in her outfit. Let’s just say he suffered from “man-speak fail”.
One of the girls piped in about her guy and his answer to that question men dread most, “Does this look okay?”
When asked, he replies, “If it makes you feel beautiful, then you look beautiful.”
Can I say, “man-speak win!”? That needs to be printed on t-shirts and given to boys as they enter dating age, don’t you think? Perhaps written on every other page of the relationship manual, with the alternate page reading, “Seat up. Seat down. Flush.”
Most guys eventually come up with a winning line at some point in their lives. The sentence that keeps them from sleeping on the couch. Those words that allow us to keep smiling when he brings up boys’ night out.
What about your man? What has he said that ventured into the realm of man-speak win?