Terrie and Steve have similar advice on dating

Steve Harvey may be a bit more popular than Terrie Lynn, but there messages to women similar. Terrie interviewed both men and women for her book “Sisters Stop Asking Sisters”, the statements in both books are similar. The question is; are women paying attention??

Steve Harvey’s Dating Advice

The Oprah Winfrey Show | March 02, 2009
Steve Harvey

One of the original Kings of Comedy, Steve Harvey is the host of one of the most popular radio shows in the country, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. His first book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, is shooting to the top of the best-seller lists, and Oprah says she loves everything it has to say!

Steve says this book has a special meaning for him. “This is the first project that I didn’t do for money,” he says. “Other than my foundation—mentoring programs—everything I do is for money. I tell jokes for a check; I’m on TV for a check. … But this [book] right here I did purely to empower women.”

Steve Harvey, Gayle King and Oprah

The Introduction

In his book, Steve says the way a man introduces you gives good insight into the status of your relationship. If a man introduces you as a friend or says your name with no title at all, Steve says you have nothing. “We’re very protective. We mark our territory. If a man loves you…he’s willing to profess it. He’ll give you a title after a while. You’re going to be his lady, his woman, his fiancée, his wife, his baby’s mama, something,” he says. “If he’s introducing you after six months, ‘This is…Oprah,’ you should be standing there going, ‘This is going nowhere.'”

Steve Harvey and Oprah

Man with a Plan

Another thing women need to understand, according to Steve, is that every man has a plan. “Men don’t come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan,” he says. “We’re looking across the room at you, and we don’t care about your hopes and dreams. We don’t care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted.”

When a man approaches a woman, Steve says, he already knows what we wants from her, but he doesn’t know what it will cost. “How much time do you want from me? What your standards? What are your requirements? Because we’ll rise to the occasion no matter how high you set the bar if we want to,” he says. “The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high.”

Steve Harvey and Gayle King

The Cookie

Though a woman might want many things from a man, Steve says men only need three things: support, loyalty and sex. Or as Steve calls it, “the cookie.” “We’ve got to have your support. Whatever adventure we’re out on, whatever pursuit in life, we need your support. Then we need your loyalty. That’s your love. We’ve got to know that you belong to us,” he says. “And we’ve got to have a cookie. Everybody likes cookies. That’s the thing about a cookie. I like oatmeal raisin…but if you’ve got vanilla cream, I’ll eat that too.”

Read more: Steve Harvey’s Dating Advice on Oprah.com

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