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To Cook or Not to Cook

I was having a discussion with a couple of friends about whether or not a woman should be required to cook for a man. My girlfriend and I pretty much agree that we have to be inspired to bust a move with the pots and pans. In this day and age where the men we've encountered feel entitled to certain privileges, we believe that he has to do more than just call us a couple of times and come over to kick it to earn a MackDiva-licious meal.

On the flip side, the brother we were talking to said he didn't really want to get serious with a woman whose idea of a culinary feat was tacos. We asked him whether he'd cook for his woman. His response? "Well, if I really wanted to impress her, I'd throw it down with my jerk chicken recipe." Upon further examination, we discovered that his need to impress was in direct correlation to some form of inspiration from the woman.

At the end of the day, both men and women want a lot of the same things. However, because we speak different languages, those wants sometimes get lost in translation. Furthermore, because so many of us don't realize that men and women communicate differently, we don't take the time to try to decipher what the other person is saying. And that's a damn shame, especially when there are so many men and women searching for someone with whom to spend their time.

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