Zoe Strimpel

What the Hell is He Thinking?
  • What the Hell is He Thinking?

  • What does he think if I sleep with him on the first date?
    Why is he possessive even when he isn't all that into me?
    What does it mean when he won't call me his girlfriend?
    Why does he freak out when I leave my stuff at his house?
    What the HELL is He Thinking?

    Having spent a good part of her post-pubescent life picking apart dating dilemmas with her girlfriends over cocktails, Zoe Strimpel decided it was time to do something once and for all about the mystery that is the male mind.

    So, instead of moping about in the Mars/Venus divide, Zoe did something completely crazy: she talked to actual guys, getting them to explain the tales of confusion that she had gathered from her friends. And - would you believe - they had a lot of gems to offer. So while she had their attention, she also asked them the Eighty Questions You Most Want Men to Answer.

Zoe Strimpel has been a journalist since graduating from Cambridge in 2004. She put her English degree to good use by writing features such as: Can Men Fancy Talkative Women? - an experiment conducted using short skirts and a couple of trips to Zoo Nightclub in Leicester Square. So conclusive were her results - they can't - that Vanessa Feltz took her up on it on BBC Radio London. It was when she became thelondonpaper's Girl About Town dating columnist in October 2006 that she began thinking about the peculiar behaviour of men in earnest. The weekly columns prompted heated responses from London's commuters: women related, men reacted. She has since written on the odd relations between men and women for Cosmopolitan, the Sunday Times Style magazine and The Times, and has appeared on BBC One's Sunday Life as a spokesperson for "freemales," women who genuinely enjoy the single life. She is currently a features writer for City AM.

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