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Michael Ealy Dishes Up Dating Advice & Why Women SHOULDN'T Think Like Men

Oh yes...we've been all about those dreamy eyes since he threw Eve up against that sink in a rather sexy moment in Barbershop.  Now, the "Common Law" actor (Underworld: Awakening, Takers) Michael Ealy is gearing up for his starring role in the romantic comedy Think Like A Man.  And he's dishing up dating advice...like not listening to "dumb ass friends"...

Despite playing one of the leading roles as 'Dominic' (The Dreamer) in the upcoming dating games flick Think Like A Man, hottie Mr. Ealy thinks women should do anything but.  (Thank ya Jesus!)  Michael chatted up HuffPost Black Voices about what women should do inrelationships, why the movie shows how games never win, and past dating experiences:

Did you incorporate any past dating experiences into the role?

I definitely paid homage to a few people that I dated in my past who I've met and felt like, "Okay, you're a dreamer, you just don't have the execution right now." There's something very beautiful and compelling about someone who has ambition and someone who knows what they want, but it can get a little frustrating at times, so I understand that. I have sympathy for that. And so I tried to play him accordingly, I tried to give him a little bit of vulnerability and a dreamer's sensibility. He's just one of the boys. He's not a standout guy, so he listens to his boys for all kinds of bad advice. But don't we all? [Laughs]

In your opinion do you think more women should think like men?

Not really. I think women should have insight as to how men think. Just like men should have insight into how women think. One of the things that this movie does is, everybody looks at the dating game as just that: a game. But with this movie we bring you through that with the gamesmanship and "I'm doing this and you're doing that," and all of that chess-playing back and forth. But what brings this movie home in the end is the fact that everyone feels a sense of connection with the other person, which surmounts the gamesmanship. And everybody is able to put the games away and be themselves and that's where they find the true connection.

With the movie being based on a relationship book, have you sought out any books in the past to help step your game up?

No, I wasn't smart enough to read relationship books when I was coming up. I learned everything the hard way. And I, like Dominic, would listen to my dumb-ass friends. At a certain point you're like, "I got this, thank you!"

Check out his full interview over at HuffPost Black Voices.

 

Think Like A Man hits theaters April 20th.  Who's copping tix?

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Anonymous's picture

Michael Ealy is simple sexy.

Michael Ealy is simple sexy. Kinda like Denzel Washington...there is nothing overpowering. Its just simple. Nothing to ponder over. JUST SEXY !!!!
Anonymous's picture

wOMEN arent wired like men at

wOMEN arent wired like men at all we are better number one men are fucking stupid as hell adam was proof of this and nobody wants to think like a fucking MAN steve harvey is fucking ugly and he doesnt know what the fuck he's talking about who wants advice from a ugly old blad headed man Mike elay is hot steve harvey is ugly I dont care to get anything from his advice but he's right women or women men or men we are different.
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You sound reaaaaal ignorant.

You sound reaaaaal ignorant.
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You sound reaaaaal ignorant.

You sound reaaaaal ignorant.
Anonymous's picture

You sound reaaaaal ignorant.

You sound reaaaaal ignorant.
Anonymous's picture

I'll be ther because of the

I'll be ther because of the cast only!! The actual book gave bad&dumb advice! But this movie seems like it's going to be funny and worth going to see!!
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These comments are funny as

These comments are funny as hell!! *continues to page 2*
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Just wait until marriage

Just wait until marriage before sex then there would be no problems in the world. Why are people still sleeping around??? There are so many messed up kids as the result of their father's not being there. Solve this issue by putting a ring on it and raising a family.
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Why do we as blacks have to

Why do we as blacks have to mention some one's skin tone. He is just a handsome black man who happens to be light skinned. Black is still black. I see a well spoken intelligent black man who wants to make it on his own merit . If he wanted too he could have been Mr. Halle Berry but did not want to go that route. Michael Ealy is a real gentlement still to this day he still does not say any thing bad about he a Halle relationship. He never kissed and told like that reject Bow Wow did. For the record Michael Ealy is not short he is average height 6'1 or 6'2 but that sawed off midget Bow Wow is! I love a man w/ good morals and integrity! I love me some Michael Ealy and some Idris Elba both are good actors super sexy and most important very articulate and intelligent! It's not the skin tone it's the man behind it all. Now Michael Ealy and Idris Elba are my type of men!
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It sucks that black people

It sucks that black people have been taught to hate each other so damn much. If you aren't attracted the brotha...Hey that fine, no issue there, but the fact that you go along and compare him to a "chocolate or darkskin" dude show that it wouldn't matter if he fit ever criteria you genetically were attracted, you would say something negative about his complextion....man that willy lynch shit, continues to work smh...
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he is so fine but

he is so fine but SHORT......all he can do is be a tiddy rest.....dont need to lay in bed with a man and his toe nails scratch me knees
Anonymous's picture

Your comment gave me life. I

Your comment gave me life. I literally spit my water out. LMAO!! Lord knows I love me some Michael Ealy but I'm a tall girl so it would never work, lol
Anonymous's picture

everyone posting on this

everyone posting on this thread is dumb! steve is saying women need to think like a man.. not act like a man! keep thinking like a woman.. being naive.. looking for gray & not seeing what's evident in BLACK & WHITE. That book was common sense but some women just don't have ANY! and get upset at the book.. when you should actually be upset with yourself. Laughing at you silly females!
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Taraji and Michael E >>>>>>>>

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Yas's picture

Don't think like a man, just

Don't think like a man, just know how men think...
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HE IS SOOO FREEKIN

HE IS SOOO FREEKIN SEXXYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!I MIGHT GO JUST TO STARE AT HIM ON THE BIG SCREEN LOL
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He was in Beyonce, Halo video

He was in Beyonce, Halo video .Lite skin dark skin ,fine is fine,he also seems intelligent.
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Ladies, don't take advice

Ladies, don't take advice from a tupe wearing, porcelain veneers, big horse teeth having cheater negro. See the movie for entertainment purposes only, and don't buy that bs book. This dude claims he's a Christian and close to the Lord, yet he's leading his own women astray by this senseless logic. I get that men and women need to understand each other and why they do what they do, but it should stop there. Thinking like a man will not change that man, it might even make you crazy. Men and women are different for a reason.
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Did you even read the post???

Did you even read the post??? or are you just too stupid to grasp it all?
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Ok, you have a valid point

Ok, you have a valid point there!
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Easy ladies. Just because

Easy ladies. Just because you prefer a chocolate brother does not mean that Michael is not gorgeous. He could stand to be a little bit taller though. However, he's still hot nonetheless.
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Steve Harvey just wants women

Steve Harvey just wants women to behave like men, be whores and not care for monogamy. Your are what you think, if you keep thinking like man, you will start acting as such. Same goes for men thinking like females. Prov 23 For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Anonymous's picture

I don't know what book you

I don't know what book you read, but nowhere does Steve Harvey say that women should behave like whores and not care for monogamy. Calm down.
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YEA u guys do need to calm

YEA u guys do need to calm down... the book is decent and in no way does it lead women to be whores or act like men. it's called THINK like a man for a reason.
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Get off theybf Steve! My comment was pretty straightforward. If you didn't get it, then it wasn't intended for you. Now go change your dentures!
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This concept of getting women

This concept of getting women to think like men is stupid. The idea behind it is for women to understand how a man thinks do that she can become more accepting and understanding of his cheating ways. I'm pretty sure Steve Harvey thinks women are idiots.
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You could not pay me to see a movie based on a BOOK by a MAN named Steve Harvey. African American woman need to get it together. Why do black women want to read any book (or see the movie) by a MAN who has NO expertise in writing or relationships. Steve Harvey's own personal life is a joke when it comes to how he deals with women. What is most interesting about this depressing state of affairs is that we are now leaning on comedians like Steve Harvey to give "US" relationship advice. Getting relationship advice from a comedian is the perfect way to guarantee that your relationship will turn into a complete joke. This saddens me, for we can look right to the prison industrial complex, broken educational systems and economic disparities as root causes of the sickness that has come to kill our ability to love one another. Added to these systematic obstacles, we can throw on a layer of Hip-Hop music that teaches us that all women are “b*tches and hoes,” and that the size of a man’s wallet trumps his character in making him the right "baby daddy for you." Women need to get smarter and think more long term. Stop supporting people like Steve Harvey and Tyler Perry. In fact, the depth of the dysfunction that has come to plague the Black family structure is sick enough to make you wonder if we should declare an indefinite moratorium on all reproductive activities until some women learn to make better choices.
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He also starred in Colored

He also starred in Colored Girls and I didn't like his character in that movie where he dropped the 2 kids out the 5th floor window.
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He is gorgeous... light skin

He is gorgeous... light skin dudes making a come back lol
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Michael is definitely part of

Michael is definitely part of the pool of talented brothers we have in the biz....want to wish him the best - and he is definitely very easy on the eyes....
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Women don't need to think like a man women just need common sense.
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Handsome and smart if Halle

Handsome and smart if Halle Berry had a brain she would have just went ahead a had a child from Michael Ealy I gurantee it would be prettier than Nahla and she would not have to deal w/ a guy who only sees dollar signs when he see's both her and Nahla. At least he works Gab looks like he all together stopped modeling and wants to just live off Halle's money. He recently asked the judge for more money so he can afford the type of lifestyle for Nahla she has w/ Halle. He wants better clothes and a bigger pad. Why not get new modeling gigs you lazy bum! I can't say I even feel sorry for Halle. This is what she gets for being so desperate and choosing the wrong man for her baby's father! Since she was so desperate to have a kid she should have just got pregnant from Michael E whether he wanted a child or not. Michael E is too intelligent and civil to do what Gab is doing to her right now. Gab is nothing more than a male golddigger. Halle + Michael E = Beautiful Baby Sometimes 2 beautiful people make not so cute babies. Stacey Dash + Christopher Williams son was BUSTED! Vanessa W + Rick Fox= Sasha cute not the beauty you expected. Halle+Michael have made a beautiful baby. We will never know
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I'm a man. Is it wrong if

I'm a man. Is it wrong if I'd lock this guy up and force him to make love to me until I fall pregnant?????... Would it be so bad?????
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Nice eyes! That's where it

Nice eyes! That's where it ends!
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Yep he's fine as usual and

Yep he's fine as usual and yeah dont take advice from dumbasses ladies us to as well. People whose houses arent in order shouldnt be doling out advice, then again I would include Steve Harvey as one I wouldnt take advice from either lol I like Micheal,Kevin,Taraji,Regina so I hope they continue to have success. I think the concept thinking like a guy is stupid I'm not a guy will never be one no more than they can never be us, being around each other can only give us a perspective and ideas but thats it.
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He alright....not really in

He alright....not really in to light skin men...love me some dark chocolate ....somebody say tyres or they sexy man from daddy's little girl I can't remember his name hummmmmm
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I love Michael Ealy but I

I love Michael Ealy but I just don't wanna see this movie.
Anonymous's picture

You forgot he was in The Good

You forgot he was in The Good Wife. Dang he is fineeeee and sooo honest. Love you boo and yes anything excep Perry I will go. !!!!
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