Many people are familiar with the expression: “Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus.” It's actually the title of a book written by John Gray, a person with a Ph. D., who wanted the opposite sex to be able to understand each other better and enjoy their relationships. In order for that to happen, humans needed to understand that men and women are so opposite in temperament, in rationale, in their thought processes, attitudes and behavior, etc. that it's like being from two different planets. The first edition of this book was in 1992 and it was at one a New York Times Best Seller. It is past the 20-year mark so the book is qualified to be referred to these days as a “classic guide”.
Not to put down Dr. Gray's work in any way, but in my mind, this blog, “The Art of Manliness”, which was established in 2008, sort of dilutes that “Mars versus Venus” notion or concept. (It doesn't eradicate the idea completely. My marriage partner and I have been together for over 30 thirty years. When I met him he was an alien and even though he now has valid USA citizenship papers, it didn't get rid of the "alien" part of him!) When you review the articles or posts, you begin to say to yourself, “Oh my! We do live on the same planet!”
With respect to the Allen/Hefner, ape-man, caveman, Tarzan, womanizer – all those negatives which unfortunately have crept into our societal and cultural consciousness and have become associated with ”UG! UG! ME A MAN!!”? The site is nothing like that at all. It's a wonderful place!
The site is owned by a husband and wife team, Brett and Kate McKay and they have also written books. Like Dr. Gray they are also highly educated. Their books, along with Dr. Gray's guide, should make it onto a “Reading List” for books on relationship advice or just a good read.
So if you have never visited the blog, below is a feed of their most recent posts. Like I mentioned earlier, because it was not in my bookmarks, it slipped my mind. One day while searching for information on James Bond, it appeared in the search results: The James Bond Shower: A Shot of Cold Water for Health and Vitality. Deja vu!
(P.S. The blog archives have about 1500 articles. So you'd probably have a lot more fun if you when you went to the site you just clicked the button to view a Random Post; or start at this one: What Does It Mean to Be a Man? 80+ Quotes on Men & Manhood. After you finish reading the quotes, read the comments. The post has over a hundred remarks. As I begin tp scan the responses, I couldn't help but think of the Jeff Foxworthy joke with the line that says - "You left a bunch of 'em out!" Readers are like: "OK. Your 80 quotes is good and all, but here's another one!")