No one needs a woman who thinks like a man any more than anyone needs a man who thinks like a woman. What we need is the ability for each sex to understand where the other is coming from. Did I mention that Venus-Mars thing again? Men and women are different, and thank goodness for that.
In her post, WFL mentions hidden meanings. This is a typical woman thing. Women shroud their speech and intentions and presume men do the same. Most men are quite straight-forward. Where some men go astray is to try to compensate when a woman asks what he means by this or that.
Women force men to be dishonest. Most men would like to tell the truth, but most women don’t want to hear it. They think they can read between the lines. For example, if a woman ask a man, “What do you think about my new dress?” his answer is something along the lines of, “It looks nice,” or whatever. What he might want to say is, “A new dress? I didn’t notice. I’d rather see how you look out of it.” In the end, women spend a lot of time, money, and energy trying to do things that—on balance—men don’t care much about.
Of course, if a woman asks a man about this, he can’t tell the truth either for the very same reasons. He knows the woman is not receptive to the truth. Instead, he has to say, “I think you should dress up and do this and that,” but if he is like me, he just wants her undressed.*
* This is a generality. There are many women I would not prefer to see undressed, but then again, she probably doesn’t look so hot in that dress anyway.