Will Packer

(Photo Courtesy: Rainforest Films)


Right now, casting is underway for Think Like a Man Too—the sequel to Steve Harvey’s hit comedy Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. I wasn’t surprised when I heard the news, since women are always wondering what goes on in the minds of the opposite sex. Therefore, there will always be long lines outside of movie theaters that feature films finding an answer to our endless questions about relationships, love, commitment and intimacy.


When I was younger and played the “What Super Power Would You Wish For” game, I always wanted to be an invisible mind reader. I wanted to eavesdrop on my family’s conversations without being caught and peek into my neighbors’ lives in the privacy of their homes. I wanted to see if how they acted outside actually occurred inside. I didn’t hope to gain anything from it. I was just a bit nosey. As an adult, I still think that being an invisible mind reader would be a pretty awesome power to possess. I would definitely activate it and find out what’s really going on in the minds of men I meet.


Recently, I caught up with the film’s producer, Will Packer, to find out what he really thinks about dating. Fortunately, I didn’t need to be superwoman to get a glimpse inside his head.


Heather: Hi Will. Let’s start out with an easy question. What types of women catch your attention?


Will: I am attracted to women who are smart and independent yet not afraid of being dependent. I don’t want to be with someone who thinks she doesn’t need me.


Heather: Sometimes women don’t want men to think they can’t function in life without them, so the ‘I’m independent’ message may come off a bit strong, that’s all. A lot of times you want a man to compliment you not complete you. So what advice would you give singles, besides being a bit more vulnerable?


Will: Women should be happy first. So many women focus on a clock ticking. They wonder what they are going to do next; what am I going to do by myself. Be happy right where you are. If you want to learn how to ski, get out there and do it. Don’t wait around for someone to take a class. You never know, you might meet a brother on the slopes. Men are attracted to women who are comfortable in their skin and enjoy their lives.


Heather: Some women with children don’t think men without children will be attracted to them, especially if they experienced a bad breakup. I like to think a child is a bonus not baggage.


Will: I don’t know if it’s a bonus. That’s an extra mouth to feed. (Laughs) Seriously, I’m dating a woman who has a three-year-old son. I found out about her child early on in the relationship, and it had no bearing at all regarding my decision to move forward. It’s part of who you are, so embrace it. A lot of men are attracted to those motherly, caring characteristics.


Heather: Thank you Will! I think women should embrace everything about themselves–their bodies, children, education, appearance and all that they have to offer the world.


Hey DFTM Ladies–What’s an instance where reading a man’s mind would come in handy?


About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

3 Responses

  1. Joyce@MommyTalkShow

    I only want to read my husband’s mind when we’re having a disagreement because I really don’t get him when he’s being illogical. He’d probably say the same about me.


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