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What constitutes cheating?

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Mar 12, 2010

The topic of cheating seems to come up a lot when relationships are being discussed. It's one of those topics that cuts to the core and often elicits a visceral reaction with the people discussing it.

These are the kind of topics that THE GUYS like to discuss. Meaningful topics that we can shed some light on and give our point of view.

But keep in mind, just because we're all guys doesn't mean we all agree, or that we're cut from the same cloth. Guys are individuals too, we take umbrage with our portrayal as sports loving, skirt chasing, knuckleheads, who aren't in touch with... (more)

Tags: relationships, guys, emotional, women, cheating, men, bonds

Rules of Exaggeration

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Feb 22, 2010

My middle guy and I play this pumpkin counting game around Halloween. We drive around town and count all the pumpkins we see. Well actually, he does the counting and I sip my coffee and nod in encouragement. It's a win, win. I get to relax, enjoy his company and drink my favorite cup of Joe. He gets to work on his number skills and get excited about Halloween.

The most we've ever counted is around 100 or so. But just today he was telling his brother about it, and he said, "Oh, this is where dad and I drive to play the pumpkin counting game. The last time I counted like, 276!"

I'm... (more)

Tags: guys, men, exaggerate, exaggeration, tall tale, bedroom

Personal Space Invaders

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Feb 17, 2010

Our world is changing fast, especially from a technological standpoint. The ability to communicate with anyone around the world has become as easy as turning on the faucet. Cell phones, email, skype and social networking sites all provide access and make the world essentially a smaller place.

So is this a good thing? We say yes for the most part, because with a larger market there are more opportunities. However, this also comes with new forms of abuse.

Privacy has taken a nose dive. It’s easy to find anyone on the planet. And if you ever had dreams of getting off the grid, you... (more)

Tags: space invaders, spammers, stalkers, close talkers, huggers, personal space, solicitors

The Duality of Men

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Feb 8, 2010

How can a man be a nice guy and at the same time, a total Dog?

This question seems to be a source of confusion and dismay among women across the world. So today we’d like to expound upon this principle and hopefully shed some light on this perplexing duality.

Dogs are born, bred and raised by man. They come with sharp teeth, a vicious bark and an aggressive streak. But they are also fiercely loyal, lovable and playful. They are the only animal on the planet that come with such an interesting blend of opposites. It’s not surprising, since they were trained by man to exist in his... (more)

Tags: guys perspective, men are dogs

Superheroes

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Jan 21, 2010

Every Guy at some point or another wishes he was a superhero. It’s in our blood. We’d all like to be the Guy whom everyone loves. The Guy who saves the day, gets the girl and is adored by “fans” worldwide. Or maybe even sweeter, use our powers to exact revenge on the bullies or evil people of the world.

Of course, this is all fantasy, along with our dreams of Farrah Fawcett and the Bond Girls. So we turn to comic books to live vicariously through our favorite heroes.

All these memories came flooding back to me when my son asked me to take him to the comic book store yesterday.... (more)

Tags: guys, dads, superhero, comics, iron man

Short Staffed

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Jan 12, 2010

I love going to the bank in my town. The obvious reason is, it makes me happy to deposit money. But the behind the scenes reason is, the young women working there are very friendly and quite cute. After I leave, my day is just a little better.

I don’t keep secrets from my wife. Even if I tried, I’m terrible at deception. She thinks my bank forays are funny. She rolls her eyes when I say I’m going to do errands. She knows this includes a visit to my favorite brick and mortar institution. But she also knows I’m invisible to the young cuties. I know this too. No matter how cool I try to... (more)

Tags: relationships, guys, overwhelmed, short staffed, excuse, bank

Why can't Guys Buy Gifts?

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Jan 7, 2010

Dear Guys: "What is the deal with guys? Why can’t they buy gifts? Do Guys think they are exempt from buying once they are married or with a long term partner?” -- Cindy (name changed in case hubby reads)

Dear Cindy: The partial truth is, YES! But the whole truth is, we are only accomplices. We might be completely overwhelmed by it all or we might just be good at playing dumb, but the bottom line is, women are enablers in this predicament and for good reason. Many women feel it’s easier to do it themselves, or so we’ve been told!

So yes, guys don’t get gifts much. We will absolutely... (more)

Tags: holidays, gifts, guys, presents

The Evil Librarian

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Dec 21, 2009

I took my five year old daughter to the library last Friday. In fact, every Friday morning we go together. It’s our morning to hang out, just the two of us. I love it. But I hate the library.

We live in a nice town with resources. The library is up to date and modern, but it just ain't hip. In fact it couldn’t be more un-hip! Why?

The librarians are evil.

Where do they get these people? I mean, even the people at the DMV are friendlier.

Here’s my latest exchange with one of the Evil Librarians. Keep in mind that I start off being extra friendly. I’ve dealt with... (more)

Tags: librarian, library, books, spaceship, evil, daughter

Division of Labor

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Dec 18, 2009

My wife and I have our own “bank” accounts. These are not the typical accounts that hold money, but they are vitally important to our grand partnership. We call them our "Division of Labor" accounts. These accounts don’t build slowly over time as one would think, but they rise and fall dramatically with each day. But let me not get ahead of myself. I need to go back in time and explain how our bank accounts came to be. Back to a time when the concept of "Division of Labor" didn’t even exist for us.

Infatuation. We meet at a party. We fall in love, kind of. One of us thinks the timing... (more)

Tags: relationships, chores, domestic duties, division of labor

Magic is Everywhere

By TheGuysPerspective, published on Dec 16, 2009

About a month ago my five year old daughter said to me, “Daddy is Mickey real?”

She was referring to the one and only Mickey Mouse. She went on to say, “Laura at school said Mickey isn’t real?”

I said, “What do you think?”

She said, “I think he’s real. He’s magical. But I don’t think Goofy or Donald or any of those other characters are real.”

I said, “Why?”

She said, “Because they don’t have tongues. They can’t eat without a tongue. But Mickey has a tongue. I think he’s real.”

I smiled inwardly. Seemed like pretty solid reasoning to me!

Then... (more)

Tags: holidays, kids, magic, santa, fantasy

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