Ahhh 2016 has been one of those years where you just felt like you needed a break from life in general. So many esteemed people died, the election happened (womp!) and really the mood overall felt very blah. But despite these feelings, we never stopped telling men about HOW we felt about them.
We started off with how you could step up your ‘grown man status’ in our very first #dearmen post on recovering the lost art of chivalry and how y’all should probably get back to actually calling the women that you are involved with and not just play games with her emotions. Our Drake inspired post you used to call me on my cell phone definitely resonated with many of you! We offered up tons of tips on how to get out of the friend zone, how to dress up for said first date, things to never say to your lady and how learning your lady’s love language can save your relationship.
2016 was the year we introduced you to the Alpha female – you know, that girl that you know you should talk to but are intimidated by? Yeah, we talked about how to approach her and love her. We also talked about how important it was for y’all to just shoot your shot and how to ask the girl of your dreams out. Yeah, we pretty much have been providing cheat sheets all year and we hope that you were inspired enough to take advantage of our suggestions.
Ok, was it all rosé? No, we totally went in on y’all (but it’s all love, you know this!). We talked about how wack your pick-up lines are and how to just never use these around the women that you are interested in! We also talked to all the married, attached and committed men and asked them to leave us alone. Who is ‘us’? Take a read and find out! But seriously, we get that we spoke some harsh truths but we like to think that there was more positivity put out than chastising remarks.
We profusely showed our love and appreciation for y’all in our 7 things I love about men and our dear black men, we adore you posts. Still not quite sure we just didn’t talk smack the entire time? Maybe you missed our post on what modern African women are looking for in African men or our thank you posts to the men that are out there existing differently and defying the stereotypes. On Father’s Day, we honored you with our post on what it means for a man to be a dad and we finally agreed to letting you move on in your new relationships.
Finally, we encouraged you to dress the part, take the trip and told you what we thoughtabout what you drive. We got a mix of praises and whispers on many of our posts but seriously, our goal was to get you to the point where you could have your own version of #ForeverDuncan and where you could truly be the man that your lady deserves for you to be! We look forward to writing many more #dearmen, and we just as eagerly anticipate your reactions to them!
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Three women going through life.