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    Was unrecognizable from the book, IMO.

    I also recognized the same exact point, like why can't women be the ones to make the decision in the first place?  I considered that at length.

    Basically what he's saying is men are just selfish by nature, and if you don't make them toe the line, they won't.  So for me, it's like an admission on his part that you have to simply avoid the ones that haven't demonstrated an interest in respecting you.  Like assume they're dicks until proven otherwise.

    I have to say following his advice not only in a dating context, but in life, has been a good thing. YMMV.

    •  While I agree that it's good to avoid getting (0+ / 0-)

      attached to people who don't treat you with respect, I disagree that "[all] men are just selfish by nature." I'm not a gender essentialist, nor am I willing to paint any entire group (including "men") with a broad brush.

      I enjoy even a mediocre chick flick from time to time, so I did enjoy watching He's Just Not That Into You (for the most part), but I find the author to be patronizing and sexist under the guise of "telling it like it is to women."

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