Inside the Guy’s Mind

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Every Relationship Needs a Hurricane Test: A Story

The Hurricane by One of the Guys It felt as if the rain wouldn’t stop. Endless gray clouds had parked themselves over the Boston area during my first spring on the east coast, and I began to wonder what on earth had compelled me to leave my life in Ohio, a place where the days were longer and the people warmer. The winter had actually been kind of mild and I initially thought that Boston weather was a nice change from the frigid winters of the midwestern snow belt. That is, until the spring skies began spitting out icy rain that somehow managed to penetrate my new waterproof gortex shell, even though the nice sales person swore it would keep me toasty and dry. The one warm piece of my existence was a nice girl I had recently met through my teaching gig. I didn’t initially picture a carriage ride into the sunset, but as we spent more and more time together my thinking began to shift. We had lots in common. Our taste in music. Political leanings. Religious views. We both loved raunchy humor. We discussed, debated, and laughed a lot. But I think it was food that changed […]

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Guys want to respect their partner

Do you have a question about men, relationships, dating or sex? Why not book your private conversation with THE GUYS by selecting the Ask a Private Question option on our site. Read the testimonials to hear what clients say about us. __________________ We get the sense that women aren’t always sure how and when to assert themselves in a relationship, especially a new relationship, mostly for fear of scaring away a guy they really like. Many “experts” advise against trying to define the relationship too early. Sure, you don’t want to be talking marriage/children/the future on the first few dates, but you also don’t want the relationship to progress towards the physical (aka sex) without any sort of conversation about his emotional investment. Being too passive early on is just as harmful as being too assertive. All relationships eventually fall into their natural order, where one person is dominant, the other not. However, if that balance of power is too one-sided, or the non-dominant person is afraid to, or unable to, assert themselves, typically the relationship will fall apart, or maybe even turn abusive. This seems to happen more often to women, since typically men are dominant. However, by giving […]

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Let your guy get a motorcycle

Midlife has hit your guy hard and he wants to get a motorcycle. You say, “What are you thinking!? You’ve got responsibilities. You’ve got kids. If you need to shake things up, buy me some new lingerie.” However, we’d like to offer a different perspective on the matter, a guy’s perspective, one that might shift your thinking and actually encourage him to get the bike of his dreams. (You can still ask for the lingerie by the way.) Motorcycling is risky for a myriad of reasons. Road conditions aren’t always great. (You hit an oil spot, or even a puddle and you could skid off the road or into oncoming traffic.) People drive crazy these days. (They’re paying more attention to their phones, or other devices than to the road or other cars, let alone a motorcycle.) There’s bad weather. (Fine for a drive in the car, but a heavy gust of wind could knock an biker right off his bike.) What about speed? (It’s one thing to go 70 mph surrounded by steel on all four sides, but it’s quite another to be completely exposed to the rushing concrete below.) And finally, the pesky woodland suicide creatures. (Yep, deer, […]

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