I would call him a LAZY man.I think Slade is a "girl" at heart. I can't imagine any man I know or my DH getting into the gossipy things he does. And he does seem to like not working and being a "kept" man. He even carries Gretchen's purse. I'd have to have passed out and been unconscious for my husband to carry my purse. Nor would I ask him to do this rather un-manly thing. For all I know, Slade may even dress up in Gretchen's clothes.....didn't he once put on her panties?? or am I just hoping that's so.