Men’s Secrets

Only for Women.

My friend Tonymac4 leaves comments on old Hubs of mine, to the effect that because I have stopped writing extensively on HubPages, he is forced to go back to old stories of mine to re-read them for the third or fourth time in order to cheer himself up.

The De Greeks hate causing unhappiness and so I must write a new hub in the hope of bringing a smile on the lips of my friend. As a result, Ladies, you are about to receive a valuable education on how the brain of the male of the species operates. Naturally I refer to the male worth having, not the common or garden male you want to return to the shop for a refund.

I shall begin with a gem of wisdom which is the most basic secret of the male psyche, one which your mother never discovered and your father was too ignorant to tell you. The male heart detests a vacuum; And Ladies, this gem of wisdom is one you should put in your diary, on your bathroom mirror and on your computer screen saver. And I explain:

When given the raspberry by a loved one, we men tend to try to write poetry at first but then, after the heart has lain empty for a few days, we tend to clean up shop and redecorate, placing welcome signs in strategic places. It is not long before some girl will fall over herself to enter. The spiritual agony originally caused by the rejection of the one of whom in our mind we now refer to as “what’s-her-name” is but a dim memory about which we wonder, marvelling at our idiocy at ever having allowed it to give the slightest twinge of pain. We cease to sigh and shed tears, but - unfortunately for the previous female of the species - the poor fish continues to believe that she has a power over us and as a result she miscalculates, she makes idiotic errors of judgement and she ends up wondering how she could have been so stupid as to have let “that one” go.

Women often have a vein of sentiment in them which sets them apart from the male of the species, who is more inclined to look at matters from the practical side and the “practical side” for us is a euphemism for wanting to get laid. We will put up with a lot to achieve this noble end, but once we have achieved it and the female realizes that multiple orgasms is not the myth she has been led to believe the experience to be, then she is lost for ever. You, Ladies, feeeeeel things we men fortunately cannot. That is why you tenderly lay your heads on our chests, you melt into us and you want to DO things for us. You know what I mean.

Cruel though it may be to my self esteem, I am now beginning to receive certain vibes to the effect that some of my readers would be deeply obliged if I will postpone this essay in male psychoanalysis for some future occasion, preferably at a time when they are absent, enjoying that long awaited trek through the Himalayas. As reluctant as I am though to shatter their youthful dreams and aspirations, my Art calls to me and I must go on! I simply must teach. Those who are unmoved by this literary rhapsody may perhaps be gracious enough to just grin and bear it.

Now to carry on with the lesson, let me use the example of my own first love:

It was love at first sight, a fact that by itself made the newly felt emotion even more remarkable. I was certain that falling in love at first sight was a unique event in the history of humankind, never before experienced by any other living thing, which made it even more impressive to me. We were both eight at the time and she kicked me when I first approached her with a proposal that we should be friends. I remember feeling, even at that tender age, that kicking might constitute an obstacle to spending our future lives together, but she eventually came to regret her rash act and we made up.

I used to wait in line behind her at the school water fountain, so that I would drink from the same tap as she, immediately after her. She in turn would come up behind me on the run when I was not looking and slap me on the back, laughing as she run off, that being HER way of flirting. And I remember the day I broke my arm playing football looking at her as they drove me off to the hospital, standing with her arms hanging limb at her sides, head and shoulders slightly bent forward and her mouth wide open wailing in what I now realize was love, tears and nose snot running down her face without any effort on her part to cover the spectacle. That cured me of love I can tell you.

What is the moral of this story? Never let yourselves go! Even when we are in love with you, we want you to be pretty! Even in track suits, make sure that the track suit is chic and that you look as attractive as possible.

As immodest as this might sound, let me support my position by saying that the De Greeks have always had a way with women. In the old days of our Norman-Greek ancestors we did it with the aid of a double bladed axe or with sword and spear, with which instruments we explained to the members of the potential bride’s village the advantage of consenting to the elopement. In latter years, as civilisation came upon us, graceful, witty and ingratiating words of admiration, esteem and chivalry became the order of the day. Any relatives of the girl who might unwisely decide to infest the surroundings of the tête-à-tête were treated with the utmost courtesy, patience and generosity, but arrangements were quietly made at the same time for a ton of bricks to be dropped on them from a third floor window at the earliest opportunity. But this has come about through considerable trial and error and so what you are hearing now is the voice of mature male wisdom at the pinnacle of its power.

A woman who does not take care of herself, who becomes sloppy and, God forbid, uses foul language will end up lonely and rejected, or with someone of the same ilk as herself and that can never lead to contentment and happiness.

The De Greeks (and those like us) generally avoid any bitter or derogatory words to the female of the species, unless we are related to them by strong bonds of blood. In the latter case we rather tend to let ourselves go, but that, I think you will agree, is within the bounds of family courtesy to a sister or a first cousin. A clip around the ear was not unknown in more youthful times. But courtesy to everyone else is a strict unbreakable rule, always having in mind the “practical side” to which I have previously referred to above. So if you come across someone who uses inappropriate language to you, be sure that that person could not possibly be the mate of your dreams.

Alternate experiences and thoughts may rule your minds and I know that preconceived ideas are woman’s prerogative, but ladies, the road to exhausting mental torture, loneliness and unhappiness is paved with preconceived ideas, so do try to give them a miss as much as possible. Once one is trapped in them it will take considerable mental aerobatics to be able to escape them. Just remember that all we want from you is to share our “practical side”, to allow us to drop off to sleep immediately afterwards, occasionally allow us some time to ourselves and we become your slaves.

If at the end of this article you find that you have learned something, please do not be shy in expressing your thoughts in the comments section, hopefully marking it up or down. The same if you have not learned anything and you absolutely disagree with me. Just remember that if you are cruel to me I, while still wearing the white flower of a blameless life, shall take to drink. I shall then officially become a soul in torment, a spent force, a ruin without a future. When the De Greek soul is bruised, neither love, work, nor Gerry Springer shall bring me out of this gloom, so please be gentle with me.


Dimitris Mita

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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Wow, I am the first of your thousands of fans. How did I manage this or is it a case of the blind chicken more likely. Anyway, congratulation of a superbly written hub. I won't say masterpiece because you will get big headed and I can't have that. Seriously, I enjoyed reading it. Thank hou.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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HH,

I Loooooove flattery, but this is a bit too much, even for me, so now I begin to think that you are just pulling my leg :-))

Thank you VERY much for passing by and for your kind words :-)


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I'm not worried so much of the feminine feelings ,but more of the infinity of thought,both desired and feared,that go along with the emotion.;)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Brother Mentalist,

Thoughts do not worry me. It is the incessant expression of those thoughts at the most inappropriate times that sometimes throws a spanner in the woks. :-)))

And I am very hurt that neither you, nor Hello Hello above have marked this masterpiece of world literature UP! :-))))

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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

Oh wise and worldly De Greek, your gracious revelations of the gender-biased ruminations of love-struck hominids should be required reading for adolescent acolytes seeking to sip from the fountain of your knowledge.

This terse and pithy tome should be translated into all the languages of the tribes of men and inscribed on great titanium slabs so that future generations may benefit from these deep and lasting truths.

Better yet, we should print out millions of copies and seal them in water-tight bottles to be tossed into the ocean, to float and drift and wash up on shores around the world...sea-borne treasures of truthiness.

Please allow me to be the first participant of this noble endeavor, as I set about to empty a nearby bottle of Canadian Whiskey...the first in what will surely be a vast flotilla carrying your message to the masses.

It's the least I can do! :{)

CP


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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CP,

You are shameless. Any old excuse to get sloshed and to pull my leg. But never mind, I am man enough to bear the teasing :-))).

Thanks for passing by anyway :-)

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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Young love is so sweet and innocent as your portrayed the beginning of the hub. I enjoyed your hub of "Men's Secrets".


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

DG, enjoyed the story of your first love at age 8, little De Greek and the slapping little girl. hehe. Men are wired differently for sure, and seem to get over a relationship faster, but it all depends on the situation. With the ex, he was more affected by the break up than I was, and I am emotional, loving and feeling. As for women taking care of themselves, I agree. Not just for the partner but for our self respect.

Well written, entertaining hub, kept my interest going to the last sentence. :)

Rated up!


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wilderness 5 years ago from Boise, Idaho

Well! I certainly hope that my wife doesn't take ME back to the shop for a refund! After all, I've never used derogatory words to her (although she might disagree with that - there was this incident about pants and an anatomical proportion, but she asked!).

I do have to question the wisdom, though, of releasing this very priviledged information to the female of our species. It could cause we men considerable trouble down the road when they discover that we are mostly "practical". You know we are supposed to have these "feelings" now instead of being practical - should they discover that this hasn't happened yet the results could be catastrophic, and it will be YOUR fault.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Hi Pamela,

Good to see you again. Of course you would enjoy stories of innocent young love. You are a gentle woman and obviously a gentlewoman, if you know what I mean :-)))

Thanks for passing by and I hope that this has at least made you smile a little :-)


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

Oh dear, we cannot drive you to drink, DG...what will we do without your entertaining pearls of wisdom! :D


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Marie,

I simply adore that female trait which makes women look after themselves, even when they are at home alone with their other half. Even when we are alone with my wife, sitting together on the sofa to watch TV, I love the fact that she takes the trouble to look good, even in jeans or a track suit. You women are truly adorable creatures when you want to be ;-)))

And I am so pleased you said that you liked the piece :-) ;-)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Friend Wilderness,

I cannot believe it. I simply cannot believe that you fell for it and answered the fatal question “Does my ass look too big in these pants”! Please tell me it’s not so!!!!

And damn political correctness that requires us to have feeeeeeelings. We cannot change our “practical” side and that’s the end of it ;-))))

I certainly hope that this will not boomerang on us, but I felt the need to help the poor darlings along, with some male practical wisdom :-))))


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi there FP,

You should know by now what a sensitive flower I am! :-)

But I wrote

……..“with which instruments we explained to the members of the potential bride’s village the advantage of consenting to the elopement”………..

.... mainly for your benefit and you did not comment on that. I am hurt! ;-)))))

Many thanks for reading my nonsense again :-))))


JackDanIce 5 years ago

Hey De Greek, good article, pretty apt considering the one I just wrote! Enjoy your Valentine's day tomorrow


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks, Jack.

My wife and I are Valentine people, so we shall not be celebrating :-))


JackDanIce 5 years ago

Not celebrating? And by that denying all that is good and marketable and conforming to society expectations that you should only put on a show of good love once a year (anniversaries and birthday's aside) to declare your un-denying love?! De Greek, I salute you for going against the tide haha!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Jack,

The above should read:

"My wife and I are NOT Valentine people, so we shall not be celebrating"

Sorry for the error, and I get your point, with which I agree fully :-))


JackDanIce 5 years ago

I kinda figured you meant that - the rest of the reply implied as much! Great minds and all that! Still, I bet if you walked in with some hastily bought, over priced-roses from a gypsy (nothing against them, I don't even watch My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding) at the side of a road you'd get a few good-deed points!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

I bought her lilies from Tesco (they were on sale at a discount) about a week ago and they began opening a couple of days ago. The whole sitting room is bathed in their wonderful smell, so no need to give in to the tradition :-))))


JackDanIce 5 years ago

Tesco's - is there anything they can't do!


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

As regards, "looking good", the advice that I was always given by my father was that "beauty doesnt make the pot boil". But I did notice that my mother was a particulary comely wench in her youth, so I guess he did not follow his own advice.

Thanks for that most eloquent stating of the eternal male position.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Et tu Christopher? Surely you found SOMETNING to make you smile? :-))))


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

dimi - I am so glad I postponed my anticipated trek to the Himalayas since I would have missed this lyrical exposition had I departed.

You were surely in fine fettle when you penned the above and although I cannot identify with every word, I will - as some important person once said, although not so important that I can remember his or her name - "I will defend to the death your right to say it." So there!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Now you see, Dear DRBJ, being a poor peasant from Cyprus, I now wonder what it is I have said that requires the heavy guns of Voltaire to assist you in disputing. I am baffled. I am confused. I am, in other words, perplexed, puzzled, mystified, confounded and bewildered ;-)))))

Please help a poor ignorant peasant out here and enlighten me :-)


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Dimi - I do not dispute what you wrote. It is fun to read and represents your thinking. 'Dispute' is to debate or deny the truth of what someone may say.

I said I do not 'identify' with it meaning the psychological process of identification wherein one unconsciously models the thoughts and feelings (yea, even actions) of another person. So being of the feminine persuasion I find it impossible to identify.

Consider yourself enlightened, my never poor, ignorant nor peasant-like friend. May I still call you my friend?


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Still call me a friend?????? Having shared each other’s joys and sorrows in our youth and having made Damon and Pythias look like a cheap act, the thought that you might NOT call me friend is beyond consideration! How could you even think of such a possibility? :-)) Oh, this hurts!

The De Greeks were born to spread wisdom and joy in equal proportions, though it appears that we sometimes inadvertently also provide confusion as to our intent ;-))))


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Dear Dimitris -- I started reading this, expecting it to be but another of your diatribes. :) Instead I found it to be another of your superbly witty and hilarious essays and I confess it made me laugh out loud in several places more than any other of your excellently funny works. And yes - it is practical, as well! I figured out that men are practical some while ago and to be honest - it seems so sensible that I became more practical myself. Your description of the response of a male to rejection - or, shall we say, change of heart on the part of someone toward him - to be very sad briefly, and then to dust off the living area, maybe put out some new pictures and take stock of what is good about the present without the departed person - makes nothing but sense to me. It probably doesn't hurt to have a few 'spares' around just in the event of such a change of heart of one who had been preferred. (Well, if not spare people, at least plenty of spare other interests in which to be immersed and to resume pursuit of life and happiness and all that . . . .)

Another thing many women may have or have not noticed about men is that their natural response to being told about our feelings or problems will almost always be generation of his actively beginning to fix them, if he cares a whit for us, which is the response almost always not what the woman was seeking from him in this exercise unless, of course, the problem is a busted water main or an infestation of wasps, for which quick remedy is highly prized! ah - I just took a deep breath after that sentence. You may take one, as well. I recommend it, in fact.

But many of us, if we've weathered some of such vicissitudes (men or busted pipes) - have learned to interpret the way men respond as BEING love and caring - and/ or plans for later that night - and to realize that may be about as deep as their caring actually is capable of going. We can rejoice in it, once we get that straight -(no pun intended!) In fact - we can realize that his fixing a busted pipe surely qualifies as good foreplay and by the same token, his just telling us to burn the letters that saddened us or advising us to tell the unwelcome neighbor to shove off should probably also be interpreted as a loving kind of foreplay when we have been so silly as to lay those situations open for his response. We need to take from these responses what we can and run with them to the bedroom, put on our prettiest teddies and welcome him warmly as champion and knight of our wildest dreams. Then we can mull over reasons for or agains burning those disturbing letters or ridding ourselves of the blabby neighbor with the hypochondria. He won't have been caught up in the process of those actions enough to notice whether we did or didn't follow through. In fact, if we let him go to sleep immediately "after" - we can even get back up and work out some details our own way.

I love this one, DG. You have outdone yourself, employed all your most admirable and readable talents to bring us what is quite a useful and also enjoyable peek into men and even ourselves. Hugs and accolades (of course I voted across the line all of that before even beginning to write a comment here.)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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You say laughed out loud? Marry me! :-))))

Nellianna, what else could I ask for? So few people understand my humour enough to read through and to comment, that I always appreciate it when I come across someone who understands. I have one story which has had over 1200 visitors, but only about 100 comments. That is a very curious thing to me, as it means that 1100 people did not really get it or like it.

Thank you for taking the trouble to write such a detailed comment ;-)))

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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

DG, I disagree with your conclusion that if you have 1200 visitors and only 100 commented, its because they didn't like it or get it. Maybe they did or didn't, but at least they read your hub. Many people read but are not inclined to leave a comment out of laziness, or simply because they may not have good writing skills, or may not be lazy and have great writing skills but don't feel like it. I have had readers mention in Facebook that they read my hubs but didn't leave a comment, and of course I say to myself, every writer appreciates feedback, its the reason we put out there. :) 100 comments is pretty good in hubpages!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Marie,

I hope you are right. I can only judge by my own behavior and when I like something, I say so :-))

At least the people who DO comment are ususally especially intelligent ones, so that is some consolation :-)))


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

You can be pleased with so many visitors who do vocalize appreciation. It doesn't mean that others object, though. But if they didn't choose to leave a message -that is all that is indicated - just that they didn't leave one. Reasons are all conjecture and not worth fretting about, for sure. It may be kind of like the fact that if we could hear and see everything there is all around us we'd go nutso. ;-> We're spared it by not having sound and sight range to take it all in. We are almost overloaded with what we DO take in at times.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

You are probably right, Kid. In my case I am probably spared some particularly flowery language :-)))


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

Hi there.

I found it to be a very funny, and stimulating, article.

Sorry if I didnt specifically mention that fact.

Keep up the good work.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Not only a smile to my lips - a bloody great guffaw form the guts my friend! Thanks for this witty, erudite, all-encompassing explication of the masculine psyche. It should be required reading for all of the opposite sex (and probably for quite a few men too!).

I just loved the line to which you referred in the comment above: "In the old days of our Norman-Greek ancestors we did it with the aid of a double bladed axe or with sword and spear, with which instruments we explained to the members of the potential bride’s village the advantage of consenting to the elopement." That is what set off the guffaws and I can't stop even to pay attention to Nigel Kennedy who I have playing his delightfully quirky rendition of the "Four Seasons" right now (on the CD player, of course, before you jump to any conclusions about the company I'm keeping in the house right now! This house is too small to fit even a small orchestra like the English Chamber one)!

Too, too brilliant, my friend, thank you! And also for the mention and the link - you are too kind, brother Dimitris, and I am in your debt for those things and the entertainment which is better even than young Nige and his fiddle!

Love and peace

Tony


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Christopher,

We Great Artists need the support of our friends to survive in this cruel world ;-)))))

I am very pleased taht I managed to make you smile :-) - Thank you for taking the trouble to let me know :-)))


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Tony,

I am soooooooooooo glad to hear that this actually made you lough out loud. Since this was written because of you, taht is especially satisfying. Thank you for your kind words :-)

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Shadesbreath 5 years ago from California

LOL, yeah, the only thing universally true about this expose is the "practical side" part. But, such a joy.

Man, come December, my life is mine again. Then, frankly, I might climb up your ass and make you finish your book.

"I remember feeling, even at that tender age, that kicking might constitute an obstacle to spending our future lives together"

See, nobody writes that stuff. You do. But nobody else does. You can't take classes and end up writing that. You either have the thing that generates sentences like that, or you don't. You do.

(sigh)

I've missed reading your stuff. Summer is only a few, long, grueling months away.


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Your hubs never fail to amuse and entertain!

Thanks for the advice DG!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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What a nice thing to say, John. I am really pleased with your kind words and they are of great help to me.

You see, I simply do not know what works. After a lifetime of writing business letters, a lot of them sarcastic to companies which would try to find one excuse after another NOT to pay, the type of writing you liked is just second nature to me, as I have used it again and again to make a point and to create a written record of events, for possible future use, in my favour.

(Some of the business letters I wrote were really hilarious and kept me smiling for months afterwards. One of them though caused me to loose an account which for years had left me with a MONTHLY profit of $21,000, so that wiped the smile off my face!)

Anyway, you have given me hope and now I cannot wait until the moment you feel free to give me that push that is so necessary to complete the book. Thank you for your kindness :-)

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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Shalini,

You are welcome. :-)))

As you probably know by now, the De Greeks were born to educate, elevate and cultivate. We do our best to show the female of the species how to best understand the male, for the good of all ;-)))))

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daouady 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

"The male heart detests a vacuum". I have been feeling it for a few years now but did not know what it was. Thank you for helping me see.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

You are welcome Daouady. Always pleased to be of help :-)))


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Thank you for setting me staight, whew finally I know how to get rid of a man. I've been wondering why I always have to run hide and change my address as I have never dated a man I could get rid of without great effort and pain (where I won't say)! I now know how to get rid of a man. Thank you so much for the helpful advice on mens secrets. I won't slap them on the head anymore... and to think they've all told me they think I look my best when I think I'm at my worst... Enlightened! :) Katie


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mulberry1 5 years ago

Does this make you the Julian Assange of the brotherhood? Aren't you releasing sensitive facts that could cause a total shake up in the male-female balance of power?


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Ingenira 5 years ago

I like your reminder to woman to take care of herself, at home and out of the house. It's great to hear it from a man.

Same as Tony, I like to read more of your writings, and if you don't write more, I will probably re-read your hubs a few times. :) I do remember to give you a vote up !


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

You see Young Katie, there are men who let the side down and give the rest of us a bad name. You are, of course referring to the common-or-garden male to whom I referred above. The one that should be taken to the shop for a refund. Had you made a wise choice from the beginning, the situation you describe would never have arisen, and you would now be purring contently in the lap of your owner, asking to have your tummy scratched :-)))))))

This was a fun comment and thank you for making it. You have brought a wide smile to my face :-)))


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Mulberry,

The De Greeks were born to spread knowledge and wisdom and we shall not be denied our destiny! Let them force hemlock on us if they wish, we shall continue to teach :-))))

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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Ingenira,

What a nice thing to say. Thank you :-)

I shall try to write the occassional new hub, while writing my so called 'novel' :-)

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Pam Roberson 5 years ago from Virginia

Thank you, thank you for once again making me laugh out loud like a crazy person! You have a brilliant way of writing humor, and I have the most envious appreciation for you. This was incredibly funny!

For the record...just for you...I have given up foul language (except when encountering foul traffic or foul people), and I have never nor will ever allow nose snot to run down my face. Ever! Well, unless I'm in a coma and have no control over my nose snot, but I will make haste in writing down some serious instructions which will be notarized first thing today specifically stating that in the event of a coma there should be a nurse standing guard around the clock to keep my face clear and clean of all snot or other foriegn materials that could make me appear unpresentable. Money, of course, will be no object because I'll be in a coma.

Fabulous work here! :)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

And how is Mrs De Greek today? More importatly, how is my Mother-in-Law? Well I hope?

Pam, My Angel, good to see you again and thank you for passing by. I have missed your witty repartee more than you can imagine.....:-))

Kiss you :-)


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luckycharmz 5 years ago from Washington

good writer. thanks for the hub.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Thanks, luckycharmz :-)


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cameciob 5 years ago

De Greek, brilliant piece of writing and so persuasive in its message that I run and got a hair cut and spent my whole pay check on new lascivious clothes. What is my husband's reaction? I don't know yet.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Good girl, Cameciob! If it does not work, you can always take him back to the shop for a refund. The husband not the clothes. Those you will need for the entertainment of his replacement :-)))

Many thanks for passing by :-))


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

I was a kick-flirter in elementary school. I was cured of this in 4th grade when a boy kicked me back.

Thank you for the guide through the male mind. It was like a trip through a haunted house. Fun, and a little scary, then fun again, then, OMG I need to dye my hair NOW scary.

(PS. only edited 4 times this time.. I'm getting better!)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

A secret kick-flirter! Wow, a girl after my own heart AND ONLY 4 edits! What else could anyone want? :-))))

Thank you for passing by AND recording the event :-))


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

Dear Dimitri (is there really an "s" also?) I thought it only fair to rate this up since it did the same for me and I pushed all the buttons just like it pushed all of mine--the good ones--bringing a hearty smile and warm memories of first loves and first sightings and the remarkable male trait of rebooting for the next "first." It is not that we fail to feel, we are endowed with great and noble hearts--we just assimilate said feeling with all proper gravity in a nanosecond and are ready to move on. To insult our Maker by appearing to need more time or exposure would not be gentlemanly and thus we are as we are. Unappreciated in this hidden talent until your inspired article, we can now rest assured that our feminine counterparts realize they are wasting their time and talents to overexpose their feelings to us since a simple kick will do. Thank you for explaining to them the advantages of never letting themselves go...on. =:)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Well, Young Winsome,

As you should know by now, you are one of my favourite intelligent/talented people and you never fail to prove the point every time you show up. Rebooting is a good term to describe the male attitude to love (at least for some of us) and I am sorry that I did not think of the word myself :-)))

When a woman is in love, no one else exists for her. For us, let us simply say that the Good Lord has given us a heart like the wide open spaces, able to accommodate a number of females at the same time, should the need arise :-))

AND since you had Greek ancestors, you should learn a bit of Greek grammar. I must say taht my name is "Dimitris", but I must be addressed as "Dimitri" without the "S" :-)

No charge for the lesson, since I am so pleased to see you here........:-))

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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

What a hub! What invaluable insight into the male psyche:) As for me, I've always stayed lovely and ladylike for purely personal reasons that one might call overly egotistical and vain. Nevertheless, my marriage to the near-perfect man has put blinders on these delicate eyes and made me blissfully ignorant to the needs of rest of the species. In any case, thanks for sharing these secrets with wit and eloquence..it's always a pleasure. Cheers!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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What a pleasure! :-)

Yes Hillary, I always get a lot of pleasure from your witty comments and I always look forward to them :-)))

And how could it be otherwise than you being lovely and ladylike at all times? It is an essential requirement to finding and keeping that "near-perfect" man :-))

(I must write a hub about woman's designation of a man as "near-perfect". What it means in reality is women's firm belief in never allowing the male to get above his station, by always keeping him on his toes, always expecting him to perform that little bit extra…….:-))))

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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

DG- I'm really looking forward to that one!


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Nice hub by De Greek,educating ladies on men secrets.learn t enough.thanks for sharing


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Thank you for letting us(women) in on Mens secrets. But what about men who use foul language and become sloppy. Maybe we become sloppy because the man no longer notices or comments on how nice we look. Hmmm


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

CHRYSTLITE - We aim to please :-)) - Glad you liked it :-)

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gr82bme - You did not follow the golden rule: Return him back to the shop you got him from as sson as he said the first bad word to you :-) - GOOD LUCK! :-)


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Thanks for the helpful feedback, I've written it down in the files of my mind, that steel trap of a womans... :)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Katie, the De Greeks were born to teach. Anytime you need some advice about men, just feel free to ask :-)))


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whispers of faith 5 years ago

if though i disagree wiht what you wrote about i cant deny that it was very beautifully written. i did enjoy reading your artical very much. it was funny kind sounded like you were writing in sarcasm the whole time. but i dont want to assume that you were. nice hub


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Whispers, what would life be without disagreements? :-))

Thanks for passing by :-)


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earthbound1974 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Naggers are really hated by men. Well. maybe it's because of the biological differences of the two. First-rate opinion from the man, himself. Thanks for exposing secrets, DeGreek!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

You are very welcome earthbound1974. The De Greeks were born to spread knowledge :-))

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