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The Thrill of the Chase

November 14, 2008

Okay, I think I have decided what to write a book about (or at least what to write a blog about) – relationships. I think I will call it “the Thrill of the Chase.” It will probably be rather simple and a lot like that book “He’s Just Not That Into You” because each chapter of the book will boil down to the basic premise, “when in doubt chase the girl.”

I’ve written columns, speeches, articles and blogs about this in the past but today, as I was walking into my office, I had a revelation – this isn’t just about dating. Men need to chase their women throughout the relationship. Before the first date all the way up to their last breath. I’m talking even after the wedding guys.

I know that sounds exhausting fellas, but I think it’s a good strategy – and I believe it can ultimately be rewarding.

You see women are elusive characters. We are like mysteries begging to be solved. And, part of the thrill of it all is that we don’t even know the answers to the questions that make us up. It isn’t just some information that we are holding back and purposely trying to keep from you. We are a mystery to ourselves too.

Now, to be fair, we do know more about womanhood than the average man, and the more enlightened among us know quite a bit about ourselves. But there are aspects of womanhood and ourselves that we are far too close to to understand – or even realize.

That’s why men need to chase us – or at least part of why – and that’s why we need men to chase us. So, I guess that’s why I should write this book. Now I just have to break it down into about 10 chapters and get started. Maybe I should set it up so that each chapter is a question that can be answered with, “when in doubt chase the girl.”

Chapter One: How do I know if she likes me?
Chapter Two: How do I know if she wants to date me?
Chapter Three: How do I know if she wants to be my girlfriend?
Chapter Four: How do I know if she loves me?
Chapter Five: How do I know if I’m being a good boyfriend?
Chapter Six: How do I know if she wants more from me?
Chapter Seven: How do I know if she wants to marry me?
Chapter Eight: How do I know if she’s happy?
Chapter Nine: How do I know if she still loves me?
Chapter Ten: How do I know if I’m being a good husband?

Now of course this book will not help you decide who to chase or give many pointers on how to chase a girl. I can’t give it all away in one book after all. I’ll need something for the follow-up publications. Now the only problem with this plan is that guys aren’t prone to buying books about relationships.

I also realize that it is a massive over-simplification of the dating and relationship processes. Plus, it’s basically common sense. But then again, when it comes to the opposite sex sometimes common sense goes right out the window, so maybe men in general need this type of reminder.

What do you guys (and gals) think? Good idea? Bad idea? Sellable idea? Do you have any suggestions for chapter topics and titles?

Oh yeah, and remember guys: When in Doubt Chase the Girl.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ghetto_Philosopher permalink
    September 1, 2010 2:25 am

    Write the book :). It sure is on your mind enough so why not?



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