In today's era of manscaping metrosexuals, a good old fashioned "guy's guy" can be hard to find. But these guys are worth tracking down. They make loyal husbands and great dads--even if they may not always be able to match their socks with their shoes.
But entering a relationship with a "guy's guy" can be difficult at first. And you may feel like they're speaking a foreign language at times. So how do you go about cracking the code?
We spoke with reality star (Bachelorette (Season 5), Bachelor Pad WINNER) David Good, who has written a new book called "The Man Code: A Woman's Guide to Cracking the Tough Guy". David says he wrote the book to give women a "look under the hood" to help them understand how men think and why they do what they do--from the boardroom to the bedroom.
Born in rural Ohio, David has worked as a farmer, a truck driver, a football player, and an entrepreneur. He says "The Man Code" is "straight talk that goes directly to the head, heart, and funny bone--helping women crack the code and decipher the men they're attracted to, but don't understand."
What inspired you to write The Man Code?
It's something my father and I always talked about when I was younger and then "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor Pad" gave me a good platform to get it out!
What is a "Man Code" exactly--and what can women learn from it?
A "man code" man is chivalrous, proud, and takes accountability for his actions. Woman can find a trustworthy lifelong partner in a "man code" man who treats her with respect and compassion.
Give us a few examples of "Man Code" wisdom that'll help women out when trying to decipher the opposite sex.
Expect more from men and pay attention to the men who are doing the right things.
What are a few ways men are just different from women?
LOL....ummmm. We are more basic. It's more: what you see is what you get. Not as much underlying meaning to our words or actions.
What are three things guys wish women knew about them?
1. We can't read minds.
2. It's healthy to have a guys night out every now and then.
3. We also yearn for a strong and fulfilling relationship.
Do all men follow the "Man Code" -- or we talking a certain type of guy here?
No. Not anymore. It's being bred out of us.
Can learning the "Man Code" help a woman better understand her partner -- and maybe even save her relationship?
Talk about your experiences in reality TV. Did being an alpha male help or hurt you on the shows?
It helped. Always has. But you have to have a happy medium.
You donate some proceeds from the book to cancer research. Why did you feel that was important to do?
Having my best friend and grandfather fighting this battle, I wanted to do my part - to help raise awareness and support the research to find a cure.
To learn more about David Good and his "Man Code" you can go to his website.