May 07, 2012
You may have seen Huffington Post's list of "30 Things A Woman Should Know by 30" getting a lot of buzz on the internet. Or maybe it was the Thought Catalog version... Either way. Men have shared what they think we need to know ASAP. Now it's our turn....
1. How to do simple fixes on your car and around the house (i.e. change a tire, fix a faucet). Playing the handyman is extremely sexy, and saves money over the years.
2. Your Own Strength.
3. That you should have a nice dopp kit and decent luggage--sports bags don't count.
4. When you unbutton your shirt past the second button you look like a douche.
5. Being the loudest person doesn't make you right.
6. Guys get mani/pedis too.
7. All the money in your bank account won't help you if you're morally bankrupt.
8. If she marries you for your money she won't stay with you when it's gone.
9. When, where and how to make a dinner (or lunch, or brunch…) reservation.
10. You can care about someone without controlling them.
11. There are other movie genres besides action.
12. “Bros before hos” doesn't work if you want to get married.
13. How to keep your room as clean as your car.
14. How to love your mom without being a momma's boy.
15. That emotional intelligence is just as important as cognitive intelligence.
16. On what occasions to give a woman flowers.
17. Not to underestimate the power of a tailored suit.
18. You can be a good dad even though you didn't have one or didn’t get along with yours.
19. Start planning for the future. If you haven't invested in a retirement plan, do it yesterday. “The future” will be here before you know it.
20. It's OK to cry.
21. Always be working towards something. Continuing to set goals keeps you from falling into a rut, and will help you better yourself, too.
22. It's OK to not have it all figured out. As long as you keep trying new things, what's right for you will present itself.
24. Sometimes you don't always have to wait until the cards line up right. Sometimes you have to step out on a leap of faith.
25. How to cook at least one meal really well.
26. How to prove a point without being condescending.
27. The importance of having a mentor--and how to be one.
28. That making a living is not the same as making a life.
29. The point in a relationship when “your plans” become “our plans.”
30. How to tie a tie.
So, what do you think? Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments section below!