July 25th, 2002


The Five Men You Must Have in Your Life at All Times

Jill Conner Browne, author of The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, offered some sage advice on men. Basically, as she explained it, there are five men which every woman must have in her life. It is a mistake to look for all of these characteristics in one man, as that is virtually impossible, and such a search will only lead to heartache.

The "Five Men You Must Have in Your Life at All Times" are as follows, in no particular order:

  1. A man you can dance with.
  2. A man you can talk to.
  3. A man who fixes things.
  4. A man who pays for things.
  5. A man who is good in bed.

The search is simplified by the fact that only one of the five men really needs to be straight. Also, you don't need to be "involved" with any of them necessarily, so you can share some of these guys with other women -- so long as each man is available when you need him.