Does anyone actually follow this rule with someone that they want a meaningful relationship with? My friend was telling me about a girl he likes yesterday, and he's playing strictly by this rule. He thinks if he shows any vulnerability or emotion, she's more likely to cheat on him. He wants someone that will look up to him, but I know it's all just an act 'cos he's obsessed with the macho-man image. I told him that imo, that applies to girls you want to sleep with, not actually be with. When I really thought about it though my gf's ex treated her like shit and broke up with her all the time, and she always went back to him, but I'm just not like that at all. I do things for her, she does things for me, and neither of have a problem with that. I buy her things, take her places, etc.. which apparently makes me a pussy. I know that the way I am with her is exactly what she wants, so I don't see why she'd let someone treat her like he did and always go back to him. Thoughts on the whole thing? Do you treat girls like shit?