Man Up | Ep. 58 • January 14, 2016
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or over a decade, David Tian, Ph.D., has coached tens of thousands of people from over 87 countries to achieve happiness and success in their dating and love lives.
Once a nerdy, skinny professor of philosophical psychology who couldn’t hold a conversation to save his life, David is now director of Aura Transformation Corp., and a world renowned dating and life coach using therapeutic methods. Dr. Tian has been featured in international media, including AXN, Cosmopolitan, Psychology Today, as well as co-hosting a radio show on national radio and a weekly dating advice column in a national newspaper in Singapore. Formerly a professor at the National University of Singapore, Dr. Tian is actively researching, speaking, and publishing in the areas of philosophy and psychology.
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In episode 58 of Man Up, I discuss: How to get a girl back after she’s found out you have a girlfriend?
Masculinity for the Intelligent Man. I am David Tian, Ph.D., and this is: Man Up!
Hello, I’m David Tian, Ph.D. and welcome to episode 58 of Man Up! I’m in Bangkok. Some apologies that while I was behind the great firewall of China a few days ago, I didn’t get to shoot as much videos I wanted to. And then we had the big mastermind summit. And I was hoping to shoot some video during the summit but it was crazy, crazy in a good way. Super busy and couldn’t find any time for that. So unfortunately, couldn’t get to shoot that there.
I had to wait until I flew back to Bangkok. Because I was behind the great firewall, I didn’t have access to Amazon, Facebook, Google and all of the Google related products. Plus, it turns out that many of our software that we’ve been using is dependent on Google and Amazon. So those didn’t work because they were continually trying to load Google and Amazon, bouncing around various VPNs.
For guys who own VPN companies, some of my friends, man, China is a big black hole there and it worked for like a half hour there and it would just cut out and I would have to find a new channel which meant uploading took forever. Sometimes the hotel would work because it’s an international hotel. But it was iffy. It was inconsistent.
So anyway, just some excuses for why I haven’t been posting lately. Apologies for that, but we’re back on track for the new year. You’d probably be watching this in the new year, looking at the posting schedule. However, for me – today – right now, filming this, it is Christmas Eve. Spending Christmas Eve with some friends, trying to shoot some videos real quick so we can make the dinner. They’re all coming over here.
Then tomorrow, I’m flying to Singapore to spend Christmas Day with my friends in Singapore. So I’m going to have two different countries, 24 and 25 (of December), it’s going to be real fun. So I’m looking forward to that. I’m kind of pumped up! Had a restful return from China. China was insane – every time we go there is pretty insane. So ironically, when I’m in Bangkok, it’s like my Zen center.
I just wanted to show you a little bit of my place. I don’t think I’ve actually shot any “Man Up!” video here in my home/hotel in Bangkok. But it’s pretty bad ass for you. I’m not always on the same floor. This is the twentieth, it goes a little bit higher than this but to just to show you some of the view, I wake up to – there’s the bed.
There’s these blinds that are automatic. There you go… It’s the view of Bangkok, looking at the CBD and some tourist areas here. There’s Sathorn and Patpong across the street. Don’t go there to munch, just so you know. But anyway, there you go. Pretty cool! Big fan of the city. Most of the time, it’s actually a great city to be based in.
Ok, cool! Well, let’s get into it. I want to keep these videos short. The ones I shot in China went overly long. I’ll just try to keep this short, hopefully the focusing is good – great! Soon I will be back in Singapore and we’ll be shooting a video someone behind the camera because it’s a lot easier when that happens.
Ok, so I’m answering the question – a private question – sent to me via a private message. He’s a guy who’s taken one of my courses, online courses that I’ve developed a long time ago with my good friend Christian Hudson at the socialman.com, we’ll plug for him. And we filmed a program that, a training program I did – this was 2009 – so as of next week that would be seven years ago when I first created that course. It’s an old course. It’s amazing it’s still selling so great. And we updated it a couple of years after the original shooting. It’s a great entry level course just to get you the basics of attraction and social intelligence.
Anyway, the guy who bought the course asked me a question, and I wanted to answer it just because he bought that course and he’s coming out of that course. The question is, here we go – I’m going to have to summarize – I really appreciate the guys who write longer questions but it means I have to summarize. Ok, he’s a boss of a non-profit group, and there’s a young and beautiful girl at his non-profit group.
Broken Trust And Dealing With Trust Issues
They’ve been having fun texting and then when they see each other, they crack each other up like hell. “She knew all along that I have a girlfriend”, those were his words. But things happened, things changed when we exchanged “I like you’s”. “I thought she’d probably embarrassed to be the second option and decided not to text me anymore.” Very perceptive. “I can still feel she likes me the way she looks” at him, I’m assuming, “because we still each other every day because of the organization. But how do we get back to our fun relationship, knowing that she had a change of heart when there came to be a commitment via ‘like’ words.” English is his second language I’m pretty sure.
So I think basically what happens is, what happened, is that he’s running a non-profit organization. There’s a young pretty girl there. They flirted a lot and when he mentioned he has a girlfriend, she stopped responding. He’s wondering… “Why??” Okay, so this should be pretty easy.
So the girls that are watching are going to be like “ugh! Are you kidding me?” So a big part of my job is getting… there are lot of guys that, I would say more than 50% of men over 20 have no clue about basic what young attractive women consider to be basic psychology. I shouldn’t even say young… attractive women.
Dude, you led her on and she feels bitter and deceived. And dude you have a girlfriend. So I’m going to call you out on your integrity.
Trust In Relationships
If you have a girlfriend and you’re flirting with other girls, you better be in an open relationship. And if it is, you should tell this young girl that it’s an open relationship and explain to her what that means and explain to her what role… like explain to her how your behavior fits into that context. You have to explain it all for them. So, otherwise people don’t know what to make of it and go just panic and run (build trust).
People would rather not kill through the effort of figuring out your lifestyle choices in order to hang out with you when they just first met you. And all of these was harmless flirting at the beginning. So it went through the harmless flirting stage into something where she thought there was potential, she felt a little cheated, especially if she’s young.
If she was an older woman that’s like over 25, she’s… what’s the term… I was going to say “been around the block” but that sounds derogatory. She seemed she’s seen things. She’s experienced things. She kind of gets it and she’ll understand that you’re an immature man who lacks a little more courage. She gets it.
So if she really likes you physically or if you’re funny, she might forgive you and keep the fun and flirtatiousness going because it’s entertaining (rebuilding trust in a relationship). But, the young girl will be thinking about the potential of feeling a connection. Now here’s something that’s interesting and I should really get this out there so I’m going to say this repeatedly, maybe in every single video.
The trend is these days, women as they age are more increasingly interested in marriage and men as they age are increasingly uninterested in getting married. So it’s going like this, women… I’ve been telling this to guys and they’re a little bit shocked that young hot girls would still want to get married. Yeah!
Because medical science hasn’t progressed to the point where it’s an easy thing to have kids when you’re in your late 30s or later. You know there are a lot of complications and it’s a lot more difficult. And that biological clock has a hard end point, right, and then she gets menopause.
Then when you’re seventy, you can pop some Viagra and you get that window of time where you can have another baby. And sure there are complications there too but it’s a lot less and much further down the age. So women are still looking for commitment, I mean it’s kind of swung back because the message for the past 5 to 10 years has women who found freedom and a large of extent they have.
There’s still that fantasy that they can have that Hollywood romance… that Disney ending, right. Happily ever after. It’s only women who have gone through many of those and have them failed and become cynical and hardened like men, who’ve given up on it and just want to have fun and screw around, right? Because when a girl is young, she’s not thinking “ohh, I want to use my body and enjoy lots of pleasure with my clitoris”. She’s not thinking of that. She wants to have that textbook fantasy, Barbie doll with Ken romance.
Until she’s had a bit of that and destroyed, only then will she become a little bit more promiscuous. So, dude, you’re promiscuous but don’t expect the young, innocent – innocent compared to you – girl to take it lightly when she finds out that you’ve got a girlfriend.
I also call out to your integrity, have some integrity.
Ok, it’s coming up to 10 minutes, I got to end that, pretty simple message, have some integrity and don’t lead girls on. Don’t screw over your girlfriend. That’s just sad. If you want to screw around, then break up with this girl – don’t lead her on! Both sides. This girl your flirting with and your girlfriend. It’s 2016 and its time to Man Up!
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