What do guys think of the magazine Cosmopolitan?
Is it ridiculous?
Or does it actually give some pretty accurate and useful information and advice?
Most Helpful Guy
It's a joke.
I pick it up when I'm bored and feel like facepalming.
101 ways to please your man! --> facepalm
Is he a Cheater? --> facepalm
9 Secrets to giving better head NOW! --> facepalm
I'm a psychology major, with an interest in clinical hypnotherapy and neuromarketing. When I read through Cosmo, it's almost as if the editors have some kind of machine that does the following:
(1) Search archive of female insecurities; OR,
(2) Search archive of female fantasies,
(1) Insert hypnotic direct command phrase (NOW); OR,
(2) Insert hypnotic indirect command phrase (Befor you, Why don't you, You can).
(1) Create content that expresses cliche's or general truths
(2) Then transition into whatever the title vaguely eludes to
(3) Remember, it doesn't need to make sense, you're writing for a female audience
(4) It does need to appeal to emotion though, fears, insecurities, desires, fantasy, etc.
Wala! You have now made a Cosmo article!
Let's try it out..
7 Ways to KNOW that he's a Cheater!
12 Signs that He Likes You!
More Successful Dating NOW!
Just mindlessly, desperate women flip through the pages, searching to find beacons of truth and tombs of secret knowledge, written by none other than interns or staff writers at cosmo, before they're proofread and tweaked by the editors.
Who are these people? Do they have a Ph.D? Are they doctors? Are they attorneys? Under what authority are they writing this information and holding it out to be accurate or truthful?
Well, as the General Attorney for Cosmo would tell you, "Cosmo makes no claim that ANY information within the magazine is accurate or truthful."
As they should, to avoid a suit for libel. These are interns and staff writers; people who lacked the motivation and intelligence to do anything greater or more useful with their lives. Oh, it doesn't stop there. These are women, who know exactly "how" to write in order to appeal to the female reader. That's their job, to sell magazines, not to educate women.
What none of them know, is the first thing about men. Otherwise, you'd have a magazine featuring the same exact articles over and over again, from issue to issue. "(1) dress like a sIut, (2) it's okay, "sIut" is not a bad word in his vocabulary, it's a compliment to your sexuality, (3) 3 ways to please your man; sex, composure, and support. (4) The Secrets to losing weight! Don't eat so much and start working out! (5) Good Girls vs. Bad Girls = Desperate/Loser Boyfriend vs. Great/Sexy Boyfriends (6) Doctors/Scientists/Researchers find a correlation between how long couples waited before having sex, and how long until they got married! -1! (7) Beaty tips! Nobody cares what you look like; girls will just be jealous and trash-talk you, your co-workers will loose respect for you, and your man already sees you the way he wants you to look like behind closed doors, no need to make it the way you dress on the day-to-day.
Not good for Business:*(4