Robert Manni is President of BrandEnable LLC, a marketing consultancy in New York City, and author of the novel THE GUYS’ GUY’S GUIDE TO LOVE, a fast-paced tale of flawed men and savvy women competing for love, sex, power, and money in the city where they play for keeps, described as "Sex and the City" meets "Mad Men." He is a world traveler, Reiki Master and teacher, certified advanced clinical Master Hypnotist, graduate of the Jose Silva Method/Life System, and NYC Marathoner. He launched the concept of a Guy’s Guy – a modern day man’s man who embodies the casual confidence and seductive integrity of the classic male, but updated to reflect the belief that everybody wins when men and women can be at their best. Visit his website at robertmanni.com for up-to-date news, to read his blog and check out his videos. You can also become a fan on Facebook, or follow Robert on Twitter.
Guys are creatures of habit. You can bet that if you stop over his place and more than once you find him lying across the couch watching sports, this is a reflection of how he lives. And small tells like this can be critical guideposts when deciding to take the plunge and share living quarters with your guy.
This is not to say that all guys are like jungle animals who hunt, eat and then lay around until they get hungry again, but men have their own rhythms when it comes to their man caves and their idea of cohabitating with a woman. As always, your Guy’s Guy is in your service, so without further adieu, here are my five suggested considerations for women before shacking up.
Most of us have little patience. We want everything right now, especially when it comes to new love. We spend hours thinking everything through and planning how it could play out, sometimes to the point where we’ve mentally visualized the entire relationship and breaking up, before the first date. It’s crazy, but somewhat understandable. We’re all crazy busy conducting our day-to-day lives and it’s a challenge to exhale and allow a new relationship to grow organically. Regardless of your sex, here are a few tips, Guy’s Guy style, for making the best of a new romantic connection.
Be a Buddhist – What? One of the tenants for successfully practicing Buddhism is a lack of desire. Of course you are attracted to the person you’re out with, but on the first few dates try focusing on the journey and not the outcome. You may find that the simple act of sharing the company of someone new and your initial experiences are rewarding without the weight of expectations. Just have a good time and get to know your partner. That’s it, but it’s not as easy as it sounds unless you commit to it beforehand. Leave your baggage and expectations behind and just…be.
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