This excellent book, and the many related books it influenced, is a book written for women. Not only do I think all women should read it but all men should too.
Men who want to be good boyfriends and husbands (the rest of you can stop reading now) can easily feel overwhelmed by the quantity of information available on women and not know where to start. Or, they may feel annoyed at the lousy advice given them by their friends: most men don’t understand women and, frankly, most women don’t understand themselves. But there are certain things that women, on the whole, deserve. You don’t need to be a marriage counsellor to figure them out: respect, communication (well, you listen, she’ll communicate), a hug, a compliment and maybe a new pair of shoes. A good man will provide this kind of thing without a fight and a whine. A good man will take care of you. If he doesn’t, he’s just not that into you.
That is the recurring theme in the book: he’s just not that into you. They give a number of men’s excuses and suspect situations in which relationships find themselves and explain that, unless the man will give you all of what I just mentioned, he’s just not that into you.
What I most like about this book is that, ultimately, it should raise standards for women’s expectations and thus men’s behaviour. Women, if you don’t feel 100% about your man, there could be a good reason. Men, treat your women like they deserve and they will never doubt it. Everyone, read the book and remember that I agree with Greg every time.