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how to spot a jerk from a mile away

What do jerks and shoes have in common? Heels.

March 23, 2008

We’ve all met them (and most of us have unfortunately fallen for) one of them, or in my case, several of them – men who are complete heels.

The worst of the worst, they have actually taken the time to understand women, know our vulnerabilities and then they suck us in with the illusion that they may be the perfect man.

This is all according to Daphne Merkin who wrote an article in The New York Times this weekend that sums it all up. “Like four inch stilletos,” she writes, “these men make you feel good just by being part of your person, like the most enticing accessories.”

Please, please, please read this entire article. I don’t think I’ve ever read such an accurate portrayal of some of the men I’ve encountered out there. But I’ll try my best to sum it up. Here goes…

Before defining the heel Merkin first defines “the less damning subspecies of lethally seductive men known as cads and jerks.”


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