Published November 29, 2011 by matchsoul

Interesting Facts About Men

I recently read a post about the 20 most interesting facts about guys and thought I needed to expand a little further – just from my own point of view. Male Facts DebunkedI’ve had to delete some of them as they were really just unadulterated rubbish.

Ok, I warned you and I’m sure some of these will also debunk some myths a few ladies might still be holding on to.

Guys don’t actually look after good-looking girls. They prefer neat and presentable girls.

I don’t know about you but I think we all initially are attracted to those we find good looking or physically appealing. We’re unlikely to peruse someone we find unattractive, are we?

When a guy is conscious of his looks, it shows he is not good at fixing things.

What a pile of crap. Being conscious of your looks has nothing to do with your ability to fix stuff. For myself, I like to think I’m always wanting to be well presented as well as also being handy with my hands.

As the Mythbusters would say ‘This one is busted’

Guys seek for advice not from a guy but from a girl.

Guys don't really seek advice from girls or it's at their peril

Well, I’d like to think you’re able to seek advice from the best person able to give it. That’s not necessarily gender specific.

Often, you’re also looking for empathy as well and that’s usually better coming from the same gender.

And last but not least, there are risks involved with a male seeking advice from a female. It’s very easy for the woman to fall into ‘mothering’ mode and create an unhealthy and potentially dangerous situation. Read: You might end up in the sack and that’s really to be avoided – so if you are seeking female advice, choose your counsellor well.

If a man prepares dinner and the salad contains three or more types of lettuce, he is serious.

This one is just pure shit.

All men hate to hear “We need to talk about our relationship.” These seven words strike fear in the heart.

It’s irrelevant who says ‘We need to talk about whatever blah blah …’. We’re usually all a little anxious when presented with an up and coming unknown situation that we have little idea about.

So, yeah, it is kind of true and it applies to just about everyone on the planet too.

If a man says “I’ll call you,” and he doesn’t, he didn’t FORGET… he didn’t LOSE your number… he didn’t DIE! He just didn’t want to call you.

do you really think that guy lost your phone number?

And ….. he could have also forgotten, he could have also lost your number (since I know I’m always misplacing things) and he could have also died (well, I hope not but you never know these days).

Wouldn’t it make better sense and allow you to actually know what the hell is going on to just call him? If you have his number that is. If you don’t, then you’re in. Totally unknown scenario and should pay the guy no attention since no matter what you do will have any impact on the situation or outcome.

Maybe next time, exchange phone numbers if you have the remotest interest in the guy – these dating games really are stupid!

Guys don’t really have final decisions.

True this, brother – to a point.

I think guys might be a little more relaxed and flexible than woman. I also know that a lot of woman look for their men to be decision makers in a lot of areas too. Fuck, I love making decisions and know I will reverse it if the information I have is incorrect or if another decision is ok too and makes better sense to those involved.

Life is about compromise and the win-win result.

Most men hate to shop.

women and men can both enjoy shopping together

Well I’m cool with it. In fact, I think I can out-shop Pam on a lot of outings. I remember our first date in Bali, I wore her legs out, going around all the trinket market stalls. It was huge fun.

Anyway, yeah, we do see lots of guys waiting for their ladies to finish in the shoe shop. I wonder though, whether there might be more interaction and interest if the guys opinion was genuinely sought, the lady understood that he might also want to browse in a male- centric shop and she needs to display honest interest in what he’s checking out.

Give a little, understand each other and, here’s that word again, reach compromises and the win-win results.

When an unlikable circumstance comes, guys blame themselves a lot more than girls do.

I’d probably have to agree with this one. I’m often like this and it’s more than likely that if I’m doing something, I desire for the outcome to be ‘on the money’.

Why does it seem like a male centric behaviour though?

Might have something to do with social upbringing where boys are coached in toughening up to be ‘a real man’ and that men are head of the house. The wonder of woman have this gift in being able to think along many different scenarios too – that allows them to better understand that, even though something may not have gone exactly as planned, it’s highly likely that things will still pan out fine, despite that previous outcome.

Guys like girls who are like their moms

will your lady end up like her mother

Personally, I love my wife’s mother – she’s a great gal!

That said, I married Pam for who she is and before I’d even met her mum, Daphne. Why would anyone wish to hook up with a woman, based on the qualities of another person, especially a mother. If you ask me, that’s a little weird.

Though do remember, there’s an old saying that the girl you marry is likely to end up with a similar appearance as her mother. Maybe that’s got something to do with this ridiculous suggestion?

Don’t be a snob. Guys may easily give up on the first sign of rejection.

Bah humbug. I’m certain most guys understand that girls need to play hard to get, lest they look like ‘easy to bed’ sluts (that’s just a society thing). This is all part of the Social Game of Dating. It’s been like this since Year One, if you ask me.

So if you think a guy is likely to give up at the first sign of rejection, he probably wasn’t remotely interested in the first place. Don’t waste a second thought on the guy. There’ll be a more interesting man along any second now.

YOUR TURN NOW

To me, the majority of these were pretty silly or, at least, based on little fact or reasoning.

Which made more sense to you? Or do you still have some questions on any? Do let me know in the comments below.

 

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