“Will Marry for Food, Sex, and Laundry” by Simon Oaks

I just finished reading this book over the holidays and I LOVED it.

Yeah, yeah, call it sexist. Call it anti-women’s movement. Call it whatever you want. But the reality is, this guy speaks the truth.

What caught my attention about this book, at first, was the hilarious cover. There was a man, dressed in a business suit, holding a cardboard sign (like a homeless person) that said “Will Marry for Food, Sex, and Laundry”. I burst out laughing and showed it to James, who admitted, “Yep, that’s me.”

It’s not that men can’t get their own breakfasts and fold their own clothes, its just that, in all honesty, they’re a little lazy. Well that’s not it, it’s that they like it better when you do it for them…

According to this author, it’s really about the mommy thing. Not to go all Oedipal on you, but deep down, a guy can never outgrow having a mommy-figure or something like that.

Alright, I’ll admit it, they complex “psychology” was a little weird. But the bottom line is, the way to hook a man is to take care of him by giving him his three basic needs, as listed in the title. And no matter how far we come as a society, those are still a man’s basic reasons for getting married.

So… being a rather modern young lady, why did I love this book? Simple. The basic principle of the book is something that can be seen in basically every lasting romantic relationship I’ve ever come across. I guess, in his own weird way, this guy is telling us what we’ve all known for centuries. We just didn’t want to hear it out loud.

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