By Bill Adler Jr.
Cellphones, mp3 avid gamers, desktops, vehicles, guitars, hi-tech energy lawnmowers...it frequently turns out that males relate to their numerous toys and devices higher than they do to even crucial humans of their lives! "Boys and Their Toys" explains the advanced, intimate, and sometimes humorous relationships males have with their fabric possessions, in order that spouses, companions, and important others can use this data to enhance their human-to-human dating.
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But I didn’t want to exclude ‘‘boys who wanted to be Superman’’ from the list of boyhood desires, because that would be a glaring omission. But I will say this: Wanting to be Superman is part of the mindset that men have for their entire lives: They like to play. ••••••••••••••••••••••••• Toys Lure in Women, Just Like Good Worms Lure in Fish ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• T here are many facets to James Bond that make him somebody whom men admire and emulate, including his stylish dress, his ability to suffer all sorts of calamity and accidents without messing up his clothes, his unlimited financial resources, his British accent (if you’re an American male you admire that), his cars, his great gadgets, and his clever one-liners.
You get somebody who doesn’t just view the glass as half full, but who looks at the glass and visualizes in his head an even prettier, more exotic glass. Boys who were master builders think that nearly every problem has a solution and that there’s very little reason for pessimism or dourness. You get Tigger, not Eeyore. That means you’ve got somebody who’s cheerful in the morning, even before coffee, and that may not be a good match for somebody 20 Boys and Their Toys who’s just the opposite. Like a spring-time weather system in which cold, Canadian air meets warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico, this combination of cheerfulness and precaffeine dourness can cause turbulent storms in the kitchen.
You’ve got to buy the travel books. What to check out that hot Italian restaurant? Make the reservation yourself. And don’t worry too much about surprising him: Boys who wanted to be astronauts generally like being surprised. And for that matter, they like giving surprises. You’re more likely to get a surprise party with somebody like this. So enjoy. They’re not cloistered, nerdy men, though they can bit a bit more introverted than boys who wanted to be James Bond when they grew up. These are men who are intellectually curious and internally honest: They prefer to live with as few lies and exaggerations in their lives as possible.
Boys and Their Toys: Understanding Men by Understanding Their Relationship with Gadgets by Bill Adler Jr.