Venus and Hank were talked about the most during 2008, even though they started dating at least in 2007, as since Wimbledon 2007 Hank was openly supporting Venus during tournaments.
In January 2008, the word was out that the couple got engaged. What do you think is the deal with WTA players and golfers?
I use a recurring metaphor in my relationship advice: that communication issues arise between men and women because they don’t understand each other’s languages—almost as if they are from different planets. If a woman says that her dish is, for example, too salty, she will think nothing of talking negatively about the food, or even extend the conversation about why the kitchen staff is not more careful in their use of spices.
Since a first date is where a woman and a man first attempt to learn each other’s lingo, it’s also where many relationships go off-kilter, where the first misunderstandings and misperceptions are formed. If it were two women sharing an evening out, complaining about the food or service is perfectly fine, because talking about problems is a bonding experience on Venus.
Originally published in 1992, Gray’s book became the best-selling relationship advice book of all time.
In 1926, Giuseppe Graziosi donated the figurine to the Pigorini National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography in Rome, which stills holds the figurine today.