The laws of men in relationships*

* With due apologies to Newton Sirjee who we all agree, was a very smart man, indeed.

First Law:

Every man continues in his current non-single relationship state (dating, just good friends, chasing, no-strings-attached, in love, married) unless acted upon by a force internal (dramatic negative behaviour by woman like nagging, extreme indifference etc) or external (subtle positive behaviour by other women like smiling, cleavage-flashing, PDA etc).

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Men are inertiatic.

Second Law:

The rate of change of a man’s interest in a woman is directly proportional to the force (external or internal: see First Law) and takes place in the direction of the force.


Third Law:

To every female action towards changing the First Law and/or implementing the Second Law, there is always an opposite reaction, at least verbally. Equal or not depends on the stubborness of the man concerned and could determine which way the relationship swings from there.

About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on September 3, 2007, in Battle of the sexes, On a lighter note.., Relationships, Survival Guide, The Dating Game, XXFactor series and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I think I can relate to laws two and three, mind you it was not easy admitting :), I think as far as the first law goes, I have different opinion about state of men and what change them.

  2. @ Rambler: 🙂 Well, thank you for admitting it anyway. And now that we’re in agreement, how about letting me into the secret of what the first law should be?

  3. I admitted the second and the third law because kind of feel its common to both men and women, don’t you think so?

    coming back to law one I would state that as.
    “Every man/woman continues in his/her current relationship status (dating, just good friends, chasing, no-strings-attached, in love, married, bored, not sure. single, not looking, planning to search) unless acted upon by a force internal (dramatic negative behavior by a person [dad/mom/friend/peer like nagging, extreme indifference, poking nose, trying to help, advice, ) or external (subtle positive behavior by opposite sex like smiling, flirting, helping, showing respect, deep attraction, lust, or even just plain old fashioned love.”

    so what do you say.

  4. Ideasmithy

    Tussi great ho……..I love you woman!

  5. @ Rambler: We say the boy makes sense!

    @ S: We lurrrve you too! *mwaah mwaah*

  6. hhmmm Idea, what would that mean :)..

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