Dating down looks

Ever feel like your opinionated hubby's holding something back?

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"This isn't the '50s anymore, but there are still some genetically determined pieces of men's self-worth," says marriage therapist Mike Dow, Psy D.

Since he'll feel even less like a tough guy divulging this need for extra attention, he'll stay mum.

So compliment his brawn—even if it's just for popping the lid off the jam jar.

Also, give him a chance to assemble that dresser before offering your expertise. Dow says if you take charge instead of letting him take care of it, he'll feel emasculated.

The male brain is hardwired to notice pretty young things, since they're likely to be fertile and capable of producing healthy children, says Dr, Dow.

In fact, your hubby's head may turn before his brain realizes!

Call him out for ogling or flirting, but let him off the hook for the occasional quick glance.

"His brain is closer to an animal's than yours," explains Dr. "As long as you're the person he dotes on, sleeps with and adores, that 25-year-old has nothing on you."Distant sights may register easily for him—"his hunter brain needed to target animals far away to bring home dinner a few thousand years back," says Dr.

Dow—but he isn't attuned to finer, up-close details.

To him, the blue dress looks just like the red one you tried on.

If he stumbles through a response about your outfit when you ask what he thinks, don't read into it.

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