Gladstone would like to address the men directly. At least, some of the men.
#3. When You Become Her Friend Knowing You Want More
Instead of being transparent with your feelings, you come up with a plan: “Hey, I’ll become her friend first. I’ll show her what a great guy I am. I’ll be her best friend and listen to her complain about boys and her friends and whatever else, and when she sees how sweet I am and what a good listener I am, she’ll have no choice but to accept me when I finally confess what I knew from day one — I dig her sexually and want to date her.”
You have to accept, right now, that’s not a legitimate way to win someone’s heart.