The Man’s Guide to Love


I just got lost on the Man’s Guide to Love again! I found out about this project about a month or so ago: men are filmed with their responses to the question “If you had one piece of advice that you’d give another man about love, what would it be?” Just by browsing through their Facebook page, I can tell these videos have actually been helpful to men and amusing as well as insightful to women. It’s very interesting to see the different bits of advice men are offering each other and how different we all are. I’ve chosen this video by Preston (25 years old) to share because, of the few videos I’ve watched, his advice rang most true to me. Here’s the rest of his interview. I was going to link others I’d recommend, too, but there are just so many! Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think! What advice would you give about love? I’ve never been in love, but I do think we should all love one another and treat every single person with respect. As for the special type of love, I believe it should be unconditional and that you should feel completely free to be yourself, but an even better version of yourself. I don’t know for sure, but I’d like to think that those who are in love have absolutely no doubt that they love someone and want to spend the rest of their waking days with that someone; growing, learning, and sharing together.

Comments

Brandi {not your average ordinary}
21 April 2011 - 21:00

What a brilliant idea! I think men definitely need more advice like this, about relationships in general, in fact. I’ve only been in love once and got my heart completely broken by that guy. My piece of advice would be to never give up on it.

kimbirdy
21 April 2011 - 21:20

oh yeah, the filmmaker behind these is the husband of lynn from the actor’s diet {http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com/}. i absolutely love all the different interviews and perspectives.

Kayla @ Exquisite Banana
22 April 2011 - 00:50

When I have more time tonight or tomorrow, I’m going to sit down with a cup of tea and watch through these. Love is my very favorite subject.

Haylee Atkinson
22 April 2011 - 03:10

This is a really cool idea. I loved his message, especially when he said “there are no rules”. So true and such good advice. Did you watch Keating’s by chance? I loved his. “You just have to value her and treat her like a princess.” Seriously how cute is he?

Haylee Atkinson
22 April 2011 - 03:11

By the way, you’ve got me addicted to my new favorite thing.. haha, I want to watch them all!

Misty :)
22 April 2011 - 14:47

Wow, I really like this idea! I love that guys are actually giving other guys advice on love and that some of them are taking it seriously! This video really, really stuck out to me. He is completely right when it comes to how love is being measured based off of fairtales, movies, and books (I.e. The Notebook, everyone wants their own Noah). But in reality, men don’t act like that. They love in a completely different way and women shouldn’t expect them to do the things that fictional characters do. This has really made me think about the ways I expect Rich to show he loves me. I know, without a doubt, that he really does and yet, I (like a lot of other people) expect the things that shouldn’t be expected. You should really accept the person and the way they love you for who and what they are. That should be good enough for you if you really do love them.

As soon as I get through this weekend (with all the homework and work I have to do) I will definitely sit down and watch the other videos that have been made! This was an awesome post and really makes someone think! Thanks :)

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}
22 April 2011 - 15:44

That is one very insightful boy. Looking forward to having the time to see other videos.

Eva
22 April 2011 - 16:12

Good luck watching all of them! I think I read that they’ve filmed something like 2000 and they’ve posted 420+. I’ve only watched about 10-15!

Haylee – I don’t know if I watched Keating, although the name does sound familiar!

Gloria
22 April 2011 - 18:05

i LOVE this video – everything he said was so spot on. very impressed!

Rachael
22 April 2011 - 18:06

I have never heard of ‘The Man’s Guide To Love’ before, but I love it! Great advice for any guy! And it’s great for us girls to hear how some men think!
Loved your video you showed from Preston. I love what he said.

Meredith
12 May 2011 - 05:09

I think I’m in love with that guy…………….

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26 May 2011 - 20:06

[...] Guide to Love? Many of you loved the idea and videos as much as I do! As soon as I posted my feature a few weeks ago, I received a friendly email from Abe of The Man’s Guide to Love. Those [...]

lynn @ the actors diet
22 March 2012 - 00:57

thought you’d be interested to know we’re making the site into a movie! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flackett-levin/the-mans-guide-to-love-movie





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