How To Date By John Diaz Summary

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I took this story as a mans point of view in how to date. The author made this story very relatable and to not only men but woman could understand it. It reminded me of some men that I know and how they think. I have six nephews so it made me think of them and how I hope they do not behave with their future girlfriends. He states that young men are under constant pressure of trying to fit in with society and make them seem more desirable over others. At home, they are themselves they don’t hide anything, but when it comes to their friends or a girl he may like he will hide embarrassing photos, his childhood toys or even his collections just to impress. In the story, he also mentions how girls will respond to certain sexual situations or even …show more content…
Diaz also analyses what the reader should expect in terms of the girl’s behavior depending on her race or social class. For example, he states, “a local girl may have hips and a thick ass but she won’t be quick about letting you touch.” By doing this he does not only discuss how accurate stereotypes might be, but also how a person’s race and upbringing can be used to determine their behavior. This also shines light on how such influences have taken away from the importance of individuality. There is no room for individualism. This whole story is advice given to the reader by Diaz and what is sad that this is all from his past experiences with certain groups rather than from a personal experience with a single individual. It doesn’t really make his story creditable, there aren’t any real facts just his own …show more content…
I think this was a good story to read especially during this time. The country is divided and I think there is a lot of men out there that think this way. Diaz does highlight how an individual is reduced to just social class and race and by so doing he poses a question in our minds while read this story. We are more aware that we all stereotype people and it isn’t fair to just fit everyone in a “one-size” fits all, everyone is different. The story is logical but morally it is not. The author condoned hiding his true identity to earn sexual advances with females. That isn’t ok and it is very scary that one would think that is ok to

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