Perspectives: men and relationships

PerfectlyRandom

1. What did you learn about men from your younger brother?

Men don’t always like to talk. And they’re really good at getting obsessed over certain things. And even if they don’t tell you they love you, they do.

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2. If you had a younger sister, what piece of relationship advice would you give her?

Don’t get into a relationship unless your relationship with yourself is strong enough to handle it. Loving yourself, having self confidence, being your own person, and being able to be comfortable with your own company means you won’t rely on anyone else to make you whole.

3. What has been your dating philosophy?

If they make you laugh, give them a chance. As long as he’s paying for the first date, of course.

TheRationalOptimist

1. What did you learn about men from your younger brother?

My brother is (and was), in a lot of ways, a fairly typical bloke. When we lived together in our early 20s, I learned a lot about men from him. For instance, men can quite easily degenerate back into their teenage years and just want to spend a whole day gaming (even if it’s nice outside). Sometimes they just don’t want a relationship and want to play the field, sometimes they are a bit thoughtless, they talk a lot of shit with their mates, but they are still decent, good people!

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2. If you had a younger sister, what piece of relationship advice would you give her?

Some of the things that you think are important in a man – he likes the same music as you do, or he has an awesome sense of style – are really not that important! Find someone that makes you laugh and is fun to be with, and treats all people with respect.

3. What has been your dating philosophy?

My dating philosophy has been to be open-minded about the possibilities. Don’t write someone off just because he isn’t your usual tall, dark, and handsome type. Great men come in all shapes and sizes. So say yes, and see where it goes!

PetiteFolle

1. What did you learn about men from your younger brother?

My little bro is a rare species who is thoughtful and caring AND knows how to cook and clean. In short, not particularly representative of the general male population! But he did make an incredibly handy observation that has helped me cope with break-ups over the years… “The next one that comes along is always much better than the last, so move on from this setback, keep upgrading and you’ll eventually end up with the one you’re looking for.”

Ken & I

2. If you had a younger sister, what piece of relationship advice would you give her?

Know yourself well enough to know the fundamental values that you want to share with your partner. If you find there is a regular mis-match in one of these areas, for example you value honesty but your partner does not, don’t stick around. Oh, and don’t believe everything you hear!

3. What has been your dating philosophy?

You mean we’re actually meant to have some kind of dating philosophy in place? It’s not just whoever comes along???

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