Getting A Man Who’s “Not Ready” To Settle Down

Although most of my material is directed at men, I do always make a point to throw an article up to help out the ladies too every now and then. This topic in particular is one that I get asked a lot, and while I agree with most people who suggest not even bothering with a man who’s not ready to settle down unless “no strings attached” is what you want – I can’t ignore the fact that it is possible to get a man to settle down who thought he wasn’t ready. That is, until he met you.

I’ve seen it happen many times. Not only have I coached women specifically in this area, but I have also coached heart broken men on Getting back with the women they initially didn’t “want to settle down with” after she broke their hearts. This isn’t for the “on to the next one” types, if you’ve made it to that place more power to you. Some women just find themselves in situations where it’s not as easy done as it is said to “walk away” or “move on”. For them it’s too late; they’re already in it, and it’s going to take an emotional tug of war to get out of it. Other women have met a highly successful guy that marrying or being with is beneficial to them, and so they find it better to work it out than to walk away.  I’m speaking about high value men here that have choice with women by the way. These are usually the only types that find themselves at a state in which they’re “unwilling to settle down” anyway. So for you ladies, this is, “Getting A Man Who’s Not Ready To Settle Down”

First we need an understanding of how male emotional attachments work. I’ve taught this before, and I’ll post the link HERE if you want to get deeper into it – but, men develop emotional attachments when they invest. The more they invest into you, the higher the chances they’re going to develop an emotional attachment to you. This is one reason some women that allow a man to take them out on an expensive upscale dinner date or vacation end up with a stalker on their hands after deciding they don’t want to deal with the guy shortly after. The guy invested, received none of the cooperation he hoped for from the investment, and developed an strong emotional attachment because of it. One reason the “Netflix & Chill” culture has gotten so popular for men today is because men as a whole are unwilling to invest as much as men of old did – for many reasons we would need more time to discuss. However, that unwillingness to invest is men subconsciously protecting themselves from developing attachments. No investment, means no attachment. And let me just say, investments aren’t necessarily money. Investments from a man can be many things. Things like time, energy, effort, and money. In fact, the more of something a guy has the less he will consider it an “investment” subconsciously. A billionaire spending money on you doesn’t create emotions right away because he has so much money. But if that same billionaire had little free time, and started giving you that free time and even some of his “work time” then that would be a huge investment to him subconsciously

Let me also just add, that there are girls that manage to Netflix & Chill their way into a relationship through getting a man to invest by these other means. Men started to Netflix & Chill because showering, getting dressed, looking for a destination for a date, traveling to get to the date, spending money on the date(even if it’s just for him), walking with you after the date or during, etc. just to find out that he doesn’t even like a girl, takes time, money, and energy. That energy, if invested creates small levels of attachment that lead to men feeling duped and disappointed if nothing comes out of it. And because of how men are wired they grow tired of this process after the disappointment occurs too many times.

So how exactly is it done?

I’m going to defer to a man by the name of Dante Nero who does a podcast called the Beige Philip Podcast – A branch off of the great Patrice O’Neals ‘Black Philip’ Podcast after he passed.

I’ll call it The Jelly Bean Theory. I’ve always taught this concept to women in my own way, but Dante nailed it with this analogy.

The Jelly Bean Theory basically states that, in the heads of every unwilling to settle down man, he gives each woman he meets a giant empty glass jar. In the jar goes the jelly beans he fills it with whenever the woman he’s dealing with does something he finds pleasing. For example: if she buys him a cute little gift tailored to one of his needs, the man throws 15 jelly beans into the jar. She makes him a meal – 20 jelly beans in the jar, good sex – 10 jelly beans in the jar, shows him love affection – 5 jelly beans in the jar, massages his ego – more jelly beans, and so forth. Whatever is valuable to him is how he’ll add jelly beans to the jars of the women he’s dealing with. On the other end of this however, everything the woman does that he finds disrespectful like – bitching at him, nagging him, overly pressuring him to be exclusive etc. is 50 jelly beans out of the jar. Three positives can get you fifty jelly beans, but one negative can cause you to lose fifty. We can see this in the example of trust – it taking years to build, but only seconds to break.

So this trick here is to fill your jelly bean jar all the way up to the top, until it’s over flowing with jelly beans. And once you know for a fact that your jelly bean is full because you’ve treated him well and haven’t nagged, complained, and gotten into a lot of petty arguments with him – YOU WALK THE **** AWAY.

You call him up one evening and you say something in an extremely loving tone – massaging the hell out of his ego like “ Hey baby, I was just calling to let you know that I love you and that you mean the world to me, and that I want to do anything and everything for you, but I’m not going to be able to continue this relationship. You see, you’re an amazing man and I know you’re not ready to settle down, and as much as I love being with you because, you’re so great, I need to find someone to commit to me. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life, because I want to stay with you, but I can’t, I just can’t. I’m sorry.  I Am so sorry“ – And then you hang up. If he calls you back, you don’t answer. You let him call and call for that first day.

You let him think.

Because by now he’s losing it. You’re about to walk away with all of his jelly beans. None of his other girls if he has any, have any jelly beans. He may have one girl with 20, another with 60, but they all eventually lose them because they’re not disciplined enough to show restraint when it comes to buckling down and suppressing their need to vent the frustration with the conditions of the relationship. But you, you just walked away with a thousand of his jelly beans, and he needs to get them back. And he will do almost anything to get them back.

This is where the tables turn and you start getting him to invest. Now you get your own jelly bean jar for him in your head and YOU start filling it with jelly beans. You become the one he starts doing all the good things to get back with so that he can subconsciously get the jelly beans he gave you back from you. However, by the time he does, you guys both have two full jars of jelly beans and the playing field is now leveled. Unfortunately, most women don’t look at the guy the same after this ,and usually end up walking away and breaking the guys heart. So be mindful of this before using it. But, if you come across the right high value man, it may actually be worth sticking around.

I can help you fully execute this process; just email me at EddieFews@Gmail.com – I overviewed this concept as best as I could in a short article, but there are a lot of intricacies that some need help with throughout the process. For example “ Knowing when your jelly bean jar is full, creative ways to add to the jar, knowing when to finally pick up when he comes calling, and more”. And if you’re a guy that’s been through this process I’m here for you too, to show you how to get your jelly beans back. Many women have used this method subconsciously without knowing and got the same results. I bet some of you can think of a time in your life where you implemented this in certain ways and had guys calling for their beans. It happens all the time knowingly or unknowingly, but you can consciously control the process. Anyway, thank you guys for reading as always, and be very careful and considerate with this.

Much Love

Eddie Fews


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Getting Out Of The Friend Zone

This here has to be one of the most common things men face in the field of dating that they seem incapable of coming up with a solution to. I’m asked about it religiously, theres been television shows about it, and there are many memes going around making fun of the male friend being heart broken once he’s be reminded that he is still “Just a friend”. So what does a guy do when he’s put into the dreaded friend zone? And how does he get out of it? I’m going to cover all of that here, but first, lets get the harsh reality out of the way. It is my firm belief that 9 times out of 10 men and women can not be friends. Are there examples of men and women that are friends? Absolutely. But are the MORE examples of men and women that finally reveal to there “friends” that they weren’t actually their friends; that in fact they were just pretending to be their friends, because they thought that would lead to them actually having a chance? Caertainly. This is the reason the popularity of the “Friend Zone” got as big as it did in the first place.

Now, i’m not talking about friends in the sense of “Facebook Friends”. Nor am I talking about friends in the sense that “ Me and My Ex are friends because he texts me every couple of weeks to see how I am doing.”. Men and women can certainly be friends through the internet, and through text messaging. The distance makes friendship the only option. But can men and women consistently be equal friends on both of their parts while hanging out privately with just the two of them on a consistent basis – like regular friends do? I say no. One of the two can genuinely be friends; the one that isn’t attracted to the other one. But there is almost never a case in which the both of them feel absolutely no attraction to the other.

Ladies, have you ever had a guy approach you and when you revealed to him that you had a boyfriend he replied with “ You can’t have friends? “. What does he actually mean by that? When he saw you before he approached did he think “That girl is so beautiful. She would make a great friend”. No. He approached because he was attracted, and if you didn’t have a boyfriend he would have never mentioned anything about friendship.

So, 9 times out of 10 when a guy is friend zoned he’s not actually your friend. He’s faking a friendship and waiting for his opportunity to try again. Or he is waiting until he gets the courage to reveal his true feelings to you. I know countless amounts of women that were friends with guys for years that had no clue their male friend secretly liked them until it was revealed by the guy years later.

If you want to test out what I’m saying, pick up your phone one evening and text one of your male friends “ Hey, I know we’re only just friends, but It’s been a long time for me, and I’m really aroused tonight. Would you come over and spend the night? And could you promise to keep it between us? “ and see what they say. If they do anything other than blatantly reject your offer and put the friendship on ice until they figure out whats going on with you they’re not actually your friend. If one of my male friends were to text me that message tonight that would be the immediate end of the friendship. Because we’re friends and friends only, and nothing else could ever come from this union except friendship.

I say all of this to say, that if you’re a guy or a girl with any intentions on ever getting out of the “friend zone” stop pretending to be someones friend when you know that is not what you want. STOP SETTLING. The reason you were friend zoned in the first place is because you were willing to accept that position. No one can delegate you to a place you don’t allow yourself to be. When you want something, you don’t settle for a consolation prize. We can only get what we deserve out of life, so if you don’t feel like you’re deserving of the girl you’re going after why go after her? And if you feel like you are deserving of the girl you’re going after, why would you accept less than you feel you deserve?

If you worked for a company and felt like because of your qualifications and experience you deserved to be the manager of the company what would you do if they said “ No. We’re only giving you a base salary and temp position. We’re not making you manager”? What would you do? Would you accept the temp position or would you leave? You would leave, I hope, because if you didn’t you would be sending the clear message that you don’t feel like you deserved the manager position after all. The company would also look at you and lose respect for you, because you didn’t have the courage to walk away from something that didn’t give you what you claimed you wanted. And this is exactly how a woman looks at you when you accept less than you petitioned for. When you allow them to determine what your position in their life is going to be, metaphorically they become the CEO and you become the employee. Now imagine an employee saying “one day I’m going to have the courage to tell the CEO that I want to take their position. But I’m just going to pretend to be an employee for right now until I have the courage”. It simply doesn’t work, nor does it ever happen. And even if this were attempted, they wouldn’t just become CEO because they stated this is what they secretly wanted all along. You would be investing years of time and energy into something that has less than a 1% chance of succeeding. All while you sit around listening to your “friend” tell you about all the other guys she’s dating that aren’t you.

So what do you do? You have two options.

You take the plunge – Often times the so called “friend” is waiting around to catch the person that friend-zoned them in a vulnerable position. They’re waiting around until their “friend” is sad or down or just had a break up to reveal their intentions. Is preying on the weak the behavior of a friend? Certainly not.  Hell, if you desire to get out the friend zone, you’re not a friend anyway. But even if they were to agree in those moments once they get their strength back that will be a short lived relationship. Approach them while they’re strong. Let them know that you don’t want to waste any more of your time and that you’re too attracted to them to sit around pretending to be a friend. You look them square in the eye and tell them the truth. And you go in knowing that your self-respect will not allow you to accept less than you feel you deserve; you go in willing to walk away. Then, if you two aren’t on the same page perhaps in your absence they will have the time to reflect on the qualities you brought into their life and whether or not they should give the relationship a shot.

Or

You decide you’re going to remain the friend and put all of your focus and energy on being nothing other than a friend. All while you begin searching for someone else for a romantic partnership. If you are not in a space in which you are willing to walk away I recommend you never bring it up. Just stick with this option. It will only lead to heart break, a further loss of respect, disappointment and a potential lost “Friend”. I would even recommend telling your friend something like this, “ You know, I’ve liked you this whole time, but I’ve decided that I’m just going to be your friend and I’m going to start putting my energy into finding someone for me.” That way the air is clear and things can become more definitive.

I say all of this to say “ Waiting around” has never gotten anyone anything. You’re either going to take a leap of faith in life and be willing to not succeed or you won’t ever actually live. There’s an old expression that goes, it’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Friend zoned guys that are hiding their intentions are currently living on their knees. And the fact that they’re willing to live on their knees is the reason they’re friend-zoned. Women simply do not like men who are afraid to take risk. When will you stand up? When will you leap off the cliff and see if you can fly? Flying won’t get any easier the longer you wait. Flying will always be flying and it will always take the same amount of effort as it always has. To succeed you’re going to have to step into the unknown. You’re going to have to jump.

Thanks for reading.

Eddie Fews


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