With all that pressure to find our soul mate, it isn’t surprising that people turned to dating guides and rulebooks to help navigate the process of courtship.The movie , based on a book by the same name, explored the mishaps of couples misreading signals and fumbling through the rules of the dating game.The Woman Who Is Her Own Man.'' For a while, the cookie-cutter behavioral tics are funny in an overly broad way, even if the dialogue is basically stand-up patter turned into glib, fast conversation. I especially liked Romany Malco as the velvet-smooth player Zeke; Meagan Good as the spiky Mya, who finds it hard to stick to her dating-war codes; and Kevin Hart as the hilariously raging Cedric, who can't stop jabbering about the divorce he only thinks he wants.Yet "Think Like a Man" is so busy tracking courtship as if it were a science project that the bite-size love stories lack spontaneity.The movie got one thing right—we use “the rules” to try to explain people’s behavior and justify the things we can’t understand. A behavior guide for young ladies in 1831 included: Yikes, no thanks.As strange as people’s behavior may be, some of these rules are even more bizarre.
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.On the flip side, when we became less dependent on the town matchmaker or our parents for arranging marriages, dating became a more complicated venture.Now the burden is on to find the perfect mate—and that pressure can be overwhelming.Then came "The Game," which said that if women are playing by "The Rules," then the only way for men to push past those defenses is to pretend to be even bigger cads than they are (which, according to the theory, secretly flatters women by tapping their desire to tame the male animal).Then came Steve Harvey's "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man," which funneled "The Rules" and "The Game" into one book by explaining to women all the ways that men are trying to outthink them. "Think Like a Man," an amorous ensemble comedy based on Harvey's 2009 best-seller, follows a dozen mostly African-American men and women as they attempt to navigate the brave new world of love by the book.