This week’s blog is for the gentlemen, and it’s just between us guys, right? As much as it pains me to do so, I am compelled to suggest taking your lady to a chick-flick. If you’re like me, the thought of sitting through a romantic movie is about as appealing as a dentist appointment, but a lot of women seem to love them. I can’t make hide nor hair of the affinity, but for the sake of my sweetie, I’m willing to try.
I recently took you-know-who to see Think Like a Man, after realizing how much it would mean to her if I took her to see these types of movies. I got the hint, because she keeps renting them and bringing them home. It took me a few years, but I finally got the message, and now I’m on the job. After all, keeping my lady happy goes a long way towards keeping our relationship and home happy
Admittedly, there were a few entertaining parts of the movie, but only a few. On a scale of one to 10, I give it a six. It held my attention, but in my opinion, the substance of the movie left a lot to be desired. (But kudos to my frat brother, Steve Harvey, for doing his thing. He deserves his success.)
While I was only mildly entertained, she loved it. She got so into it, laughing and giggling through the whole thing. Shoot, my entertainment came from witnessing her enjoyment. Seriously. Few things please me more than watching my lady have a great time and knowing I helped make it happen.
So, here is my suggestion. If there’s a new “chick-flick” coming out that you think your sweetheart might want to see, tell her in advance that you’d like to take her. This shows that you are thinking about her and would like to spend time together, doing something she wants to do. Then, when the movie comes out, check her schedule and make the arrangements. You want the experience to be as fun and stress-free as possible for her. That means you get the tickets, make dinner reservations, and if you have kids, make the babysitting happen.
If you really don’t want to see the movie, you don’t have to watch. Just pack your pillow (you know, one of those circular neck pillows you use on airplanes) and a small blanket. Supply her with some popcorn, nachos, and a slushie, and catch up on your Z’s. She will most likely appreciate you getting off the couch and escorting her, even if you watch the movie through the back of your eyelids.
Now, there are a couple caveats to my advice.
Only do this if she likes “chick-flicks.” Most women do, but not all of them. If you don’t already know her preference, check her DVD collection, Netflix queue, or Facebook page. Just make sure you take her to see something that she wants to see. Otherwise, you’ll be sitting through a romantic comedy for no good reason.
Do this if you like each other. If you are together for the kids, strictly because of your faith, or to meet some other goal, and you don’t really get along, save it. It will probably be a waste of time.
Well, gentlemen, it worked for me. My mate was still giddy when we got home, earning me a great meal and an outstanding foot rub. I hope it works for you. Those little efforts that show you are listening and picking up on unspoken cues are Powerful.
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