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Being the Rock

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image from Discordiacorner While much in the way of traditional gender roles has shifted in modern times, most women I know still want a man who can be the rock in the relationship. But just what does being the rock entail? I asked this question in the Community, and this is what a few of the […]

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How to Apologize Like a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life “I’m sorry.” Two simple words and yet two of the hardest to say. We easily utter them in response to trivial matters like accidentally jostling a stranger on the subway or giving the cashier the wrong change. Yet in important matters and to those who mean the most to us, we can find […]

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Meet the Parents

by Brett & Kate McKay

Meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time is a big step in a relationship. You’re taking it up a notch from casual dating;  you’re saying that you’re ready to start to solidifying your couplehood by placing yourself inside of her social and familial circle and allowing them to put a face to the name. […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring

by Brett & Kate McKay

Find the girl who is the “one.” Check.   Ask her father for her hand in marriage. Check.  Plan the perfect proposal. Check. Buy engagement ring. Hmmmm…..  Buying an engagement ring can be an overwhelming task. There’s a lot of pressure on this purchase. It’s a symbol of your love for your girlfriend, and it’s […]

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Ask Wayne: Man Apologizes to Wife In Text Message; Wife Responds With Snark

by Brett & Kate McKay

Q: My wife and I got into an argument the other night about how many hours she has been working at her job. I would like her home more. I let things cool down a bit and did not speak with her again that night. The next day, I thought I would apologize to her […]

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Ask Wayne: Man Wants to Be Friends with Her After the Breakup

by Brett

Q. I have been dating a great girl for two years. For the past year she has been pressuring me to take the relationship to the next level. I really like being with her and we have a lot of fun together. But she is not marriage material, not for me. But I really like […]

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Ask Wayne: Man Hasn’t Had Passion for Anything in Years

by Brett

Q: I am 42, never married, in a stable job, and feeling crappy most of the time. I remember a time when I was very passionate about life. But it has been a long time since anything has excited me. I do not particularly enjoy my job. I seem to have relationships that last a […]

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How to Weather a Break-Up Like a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

Image by jrivits Editor’s Note: AoM has previously discussed how to break-up with someone like a man. But what if a woman breaks up with you? Today my good friend Michael Etzkorn gives some much-needed advice on how to deal with this unfortunate turn of events. Breaking up is hard, whether it is mutual or […]

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The Art of Letter Writing

by Brett & Kate McKay

In the days of cell phones, email, and text messages, letter writing can seem hopelessly outdated. But it’s an art worth bringing back, and not because of some misplaced sense of nostalgia either. The writing and reception of letters will always offer an experience that modern technology cannot touch. Twitter is effective for broadcasting what […]

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8 Tools That Will Change Your Life: The Hold On to Your N.U.T.s Book Giveaway

by Brett

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Wayne M Levine, M.A., Director of BetterMen.org and The West Coast Men’s Center If you’re tired of coming up short as a man, father, husband or leader, these eight BetterMen Tools will help you to change your relationships and your life. The fixes may not happen overnight. […]

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The Unclassified Laws of Etiquette

by Brett & Kate McKay

When Kate and I were in Vermont last summer, we stumbled upon a book called Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms. It was published in 1880. The book is a hodge podge of information that would be useful to a man of business back in the late 19th Century. There are sections dedicated to […]

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The Winners of the Proflowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway+15 Creative Date Ideas

by Brett

A big thanks to all those who participated in the Proflowers Valentine’s Day Giveaway. Reading through your date ideas and experiences was downright touching; I am thoroughly impressed with the creativity, devotion, and selflessness of AoM’s readers. Anyone who thinks romance is dead and that gentlemen are extinct should take the time to read through […]

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Three Phrases Men Everywhere Stumble Over, Yet Women Long to Hear

by Brett

Image from Tobyotter Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tim Clark. Tim is an entrepreneur and Japan specialist. He writes about money and meaning at Soul Shelter. Check out his site and become a subscriber. While working overseas for nearly ten years, mainly in Japan, I enjoyed the privilege of observing manly (and […]

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How To End a Relationship Like a Man

by schaefer

“Matt’s relationship status has been changed to ‘single’ :( .” The first time I saw this on Facebook I nearly choked on my bagel. Not only was Matt experiencing the black pit we call “breaking up,” but he had to face the uncomfortable reality that his new status was being shared in real-time with 437 […]

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3 Man Killers: Sex

by schaefer

This is part 3 in the Man Killer Series. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Most people in leadership will get the opportunity to hop into the sack with someone inappropriately. You will have the opportunity to cross a line sexually. You will be faced with a situation that looks like you just can’t pass […]

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Nice Guys Don’t Have to Finish Last

by Brett

Image from KeelyE Oftentimes, when a man sees yet another bombshell on the arm of a dude who from all appearances is a complete d-bag, he is compelled to shake his fist at the sky and wonder if there is any justice in the world. “What does she see in him?” he asks in exasperation. […]

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Be a Modern Knight: Protecting Your Lady in the 21st Century

by Brett & Kate McKay

Although the gender lines in this modern age have become increasingly blurred, there is one male/female disparity that even the most ardent feminist cannot deny: men are physically stronger than women. As such, they have from the inception of the human race been called upon to be the community’s warriors, knights, and soldiers. Fending off […]

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How to Give Flowers Like a Victorian Gentleman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Women often complain that the men in their lives are not romantic enough. But men sometimes have trouble expressing their feelings, often resorting to cheesy Hallmark cards or pricey bejeweled baubles to do the job for them. But there is a far better way to be romantic and it doesn’t involve spending a fortune or […]

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The Man’s Guide to the Perfect Marriage Proposal

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Asking for a woman’s hand in marriage is one of the most important things a man will do in his life. Therefore, a good deal of consideration should be put into the timing and setting of this event. You are certain that she is the one, and have gone ahead with asking for her father’s […]

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