how to treat a man

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41 Responses

  1. Thanks. This was perfect.

  2. Ashalah says:

    Very nicely done Peter!

    I hope there are more than 14 good guys. Have you done your proper research?

    • Peter DeWolf says:


      I’ll have to re-check my math, but I’m pretty sure.

      Though it doesn’t matter for some women, since they’d run from nice guys and end up with the emotionally unavailable ones. Ahem.

  3. Jamie Varon says:

    YESSSSSSS. Finally. A blog post by a man, about men, that isn’t just stereotype, stereotype, stereotype. People say there isn’t a manual for love. Now, they’re wrong. THIS IS IT.

  4. Nic Lake says:

    I can’t fully express how much I love this. Bookmarked for the future.

  5. It’s true. There aren’t many good guys.

    My husband went to a bachelor trip weekend for his friend last summer and lost all hope in men, too. ;) Ha. I’m lucky I got one of the last ones.

  6. Habbala says:

    Lovely list friend. The only part I don’t fully agree on is NEVER talk about private things with your friends. I think having friends, good friends, are key to a happy life and that includes full disclosure and openness. I know there’s a line, I would never tell my husbands deepest darkest secrets to a soul..and I would never bash my husband to my friends.. But what constitutes private? AND if you’re planning on having one of my lovely friends move to Canada with you I would hope she is able to talk about private things with me and her friends because I hear there may be a lack of super awesome twentysomething lady friends for her to have a margarita with and dish about life with. :)

    P.S. Ashley has friends who are capable, smart, and in great relationships. So there.

    • Peter DeWolf says:

      Ha. I think it all comes down to how you define “private.”

      Personally I think it includes just about EVERYTHING. But I am trying to learn to be more open-minded about it.

  7. Edwin says:

    Sometimes, It becomes quite clear that you’re a pro writer.

  8. Cat says:

    best ever. i loved this, and 14 sounds about right. ;)

  9. poodlegoose says:

    With all of the leaving going on in my friends’ marriages, if I wasn’t already married, I would totally re-think the whole idea. This makes me feel a bit better about males in general. Even if all of the ones around me are friggin’ assholes.

  10. Gina says:

    As always, this is awesome, Peter. :)

  11. K. Syrah says:

    Lovely! Though, as a woman, i have actually felt these frustrations. Hugging, especially.

  12. Lorraine says:

    You know what imprinting is. Ha. Ha.

    I’m sorry, what I meant to say was, “wonderful post, as always.”


  13. Erika says:

    Absolutely true.
    I sent this to my only female coworker in a office full of men and we both had a good laugh.

    Great post!

    the snarky-ness is contagious.

  14. Is it weird that I feel like I can relate to this list as it applies to the last semi-relationship I had? Not sure how I feel about that. Am I too dominate or was I just dating a girly man? This is embarrassing.

    Either way… Love this.

  15. sheralda says:

    You know what I did all those things for my ex and guess what the new model came along and I was left in the cold, trying to figure out what happened. I swallowed my pride and did the puppy dog shyt and still… I really don’t get the puppy dog thing, your a big man, an adult… And yet they say women are confusing. Yeah I’m jaded and cynical now, such is life

  16. Colleen Phelan says:

    Awesome. Just awesome.

  17. RT @laurentheanimal: Revisiting this excellent post by @peterdewolf this afternoon: how to treat a man

  18. how to treat a man via @peterdewolf // Reading this never gets old. :D

  19. JJ says:

    my extra bitchyyyyy nagging ass needed this!!! #rightontime

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