Last week, the REAL Holly’s Corner Blog got spicy with my favorite topic: boys.
Holly S.’s post-feminist musings veer dangerously towards iVillage territory in “For the Guys”, her analysis of how happy relationships result from each partner meeting universal needs. Holly S., via Dr. Laura, identifies the essential ingredients to a successful relationship with her usual acuity:
Dr. Laura contends that for most men these needs are met through feeding their appetites for two main things: food and intimacy; that men are really basic and simple creatures in this regard. In short, feed these appetites and you’ll not only make him happy but yourself too. . . If you break down the caring for your man to include such a simple thing as cooking for him, you’re showing pampering and attention that tells him he means something to you. Guys like that and they’ll brag about it to their buddies that their woman is taking good care of them. The bragging and contentment is ten fold when the other need is met.
Recap: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Guys like to brag about sex. Holly S. provides some simple instructions to men (and women – apparently she believes that we share some similarities) about how to sustain our relationships. Ladies: cook for your husband. Guys: say thank you, buy flowers for your wife, also buy her some stuff from AVON (coincidence? Holly S. is an AVON rep, apparently!), but don’t spend more than $20. Hint hint Blake, Holly S. would enjoy this birthstone necklace ($7.99!), some Skin So Soft body lotion ($9.99), or even this handsome 6-piece Nylon Bundle (a steal at $19.99).
Jewelry and flowers – contrary to popular belief – are NOT the only gifts for a woman… The women of the world who require pure diamonds and gold already have a lot of it and can easily afford it themselves.
Nice theory, but I’d have to disagree with Holly S. about her gift options: they definitely would not fill my “pamper reservoirs” for any period of time. I still believe that the best gift you can give a girl is never asking her to pay your rent.