“Black men feel they have to have a hard exterior, either because that’s how they
“Black men feel they have to have a hard exterior, either because that’s how they were raised or because that’s what they think women want,” explains Essence relationship columnist Finesse Mitchell. “So the last thing you’ll hear your man say is, ‘You used to buy me flowers, Uneeka. Why don’t you romance me anymore?’ Instead, we don’t say anything. Or we give weak hints like, ‘Oh, look, is that my toe hanging out of my sock again?’” Indulge your man in some sweetness and he’ll be ever grateful.