Last week I was watching CNN early in the AM when I saw a brief interview with comedian and radio talk show host Steve Harvey. Honestly, I had never crossed paths with him before, but you are sure to hear bout him now as his new book is already a best seller on the New York Times bestseller list!
What’s he writing about? Stuff women really need to hear about men, dating, relationships. The inside scoop from a man’s perspective. We already know how we women covet this info – just look at the sensation created by the book (and now a movie) He’s Just Not That Into You!
Steve’s book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man sounds really good and I plan to get a copy very soon. Here’s what he said that grabbed me immediately and made me want to hear more…
Steve says, the biggest mistake women make today is to expect a man will return love the same way we women give it. Problem is, that kind of nurturing, affectionate and caring love is just not in a man’s DNA. Yup, that’s what Steve had to say. He went on to explain that a man’s idea of nurturing you when you aren’t feeling well, is to open and heat up a can of soup, put a blanket over you on the couch and let you know he’ll be in the other room watching ESPN in case you need anything.
Isn’t that the truth!
According to Harvey, men think of love as the “Three P’s,” a phrase he coined: Profess, Provide and Protect. There are no “N’s” for nurturing – get it?
Steve’s book made it to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s non-fiction Best Sellers list in the first week on the market. Personally, I’m looking forward to hear what Mr. Harvey has to say in greater detail. When it comes to relationships and dating, if there is something new to learn – that’s where you’ll find me.
Keep this in mind however, there is more than likely plenty that will be either annoying or down right irritating. I say – so what! There is definitely something valid about what Harvey has to say – just toss the parts you don’t like and learn from the parts you do.