It’s not often that someone takes a finer edge when writing about flowers, but John DeVore did with this piece. Here’s an excerpt and the link to the original and complete post.
Why real men DO buy women flowers
By John DeVore
Men should buy women flowers. They are colorful. They smell nice. And without them, flora would never get laid. To many, purchasing flowers is cliché or corny or tacky. And to others, it’s an outdated ritual in our modern era of gender equality.
Flowers should not apologize; they should symbolize some wonderful thoughts about the woman.
I’d like to address the men reading this (all five of you): buy the broads flowers. Trust me. And now to all the women reading, who outnumber us dudes 100 to 1: allow the dorks in your life to buy you flowers. Trust me.
Flowers are not a romantic punchline, nor are they a symbol of patriarchal dominance. Buying daisies or lilies or chrysanthemums for the woman you love is one of those things a man just …