It is assumed that all men know just what to do and how to do it instinctively—because they’re men!
Take a look at the self-help books on love and dating for women–there are thousands of them on the market.
I compiled lists of them for my female clients organized by category, age, and need.
He thinks something is severely wrong with him, but as a successful businessman, he cannot share this revelation with anyone.
So he shuts himself behind the doors of his house or office, using the excuse that he is too busy or too tired at the end of the night to meet anyone.
There is something about the words “dating coach” that disturbs many men.
Whereas women gobble up tons of pounds of self-help literature, men prefer to take stabs in the darkness when it comes to dating advice, and go at it alone.
Behind us, burlesque dancers in lingerie beg for attention as they slither to Cher's “Welcome to Burlesque.” An aspiring actress dressed like Tinker Bell with light-up green wings pushes around a mini cart stocked with absinthe, like a high-class shot girl.
I'm sure you've heard of dating coaches, like the title character of “Hitch,” starring Will Smith and Kevin James, or like that TV show “The Pickup Artist.” Dr. He studied Neil Strauss, the author of “The Game,” and added his own experience.
Do we cut them slack for the second because they succeeded in the first? How many of these men are willing to sit across the room from a friend, or a therapist, and not be afraid to admit they need help dating?
There is still a stigma attached to men who are not “pros” at dating.
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I'm shadowing him as he coaches his client, a 40-year-old divorcee, who sucks on chicken wings while wearing a newsboy hat, a baggy striped shirt and ill-fitting jeans. D reveals to me in a text later that this isn't the standard wardrobe of his clients.
Another humiliation that men perceive is in the words “coach” and “coaching.”They both imply need for help.