For the masculine part of my four-part series dealing with relationships, I had my friends Richard and
Matt (not Frank) in the studio with me to share their opinions on what attracts them to women and how they see themselves growing with age and experience. This series has been fun to record, however, I feel like my friends are a bit more reserved than they would be if we were speaking off the record!
Another issue with this week’s Podshow is the congruity of thoughts. My military buddies and I are all single, conservative, military veterans who run in the same circles. I really wanted to get a diverse group of men that could represent a more varied outlook on the subject matter, but my guests had some very interesting viewpoints regardless.
In the next episode of this series, I will be interviewing a group of men and women to compare what was said in the previous shows and, most importantly, see if I can find a common ground when it comes to relationships between men and women. I don’t know if I have learned much that I didn’t know about the sexes in general, yet I feel as if I have learned new things about my peers and myself. I have a lot of work to do before I become the venerable leader of a healthy family.
This week I had the pleasure of having the Kira, Nasheda, Maykela, Henia, Jasmine, Alyssha and Ashley in studio. The ladies spilled tea and drank lemonade in a discussion that included topics like: How they feel men should approach women, what some of our faults are, and how we can keep our relationships running strong.
Communication is the number one issue the ladies wanted to talk about. No one brought up intimacy or material items — the ability to be transparent and genuine was the one thing that the ladies agreed on. Nasheda said, “It’s not what you say necessarily, but how you say it,” and I totally agree. Being able to talk to the opposite sex takes practice and patience for most of us, so always remember to be respectful and even keeled.
In the next podcast, I’ll interview three men and get a masculine perspective. How do you think the male point of view will differ from the ladies when it comes to relationships and discourse? Tune in, this should be good.