Everyone knows that women are from Venus and men are from Mars, and just like guys say that women are akin to unsolvable Chinese puzzles who they will never understand, we say the same thing about guys.
Indeed, no matter how much you think you know your man, there will always be that unreadable glance, or that vague thing he says over dinner that makes you think, “Just what on earth is he thinking? Is he angry with me? Sad? Is he going to break up with me? OMG!”
We might drive guys crazy with our ambiguous ways, but guys drive us equally as crazy. But the great thing is that there are 10 things every girl has a right to know about guys – and we’re about to explain them to you!
1. Guys Get Nervous Too
When you go on a first date with a man, you’re naturally nervous. You’re terrified in case you smudge your makeup on your way to meet him, scared in case the wind knocks your hair out of whack, and anxious in case you accidentally spill your Processo ALL OVER HIM.
Guys are nervous too, though. Sure, they’re supposed to be all manly, and sure they take the lead and choose where to go, and they even pick up the bill with an assuredness that seems to be out of this world. But underneath it all, they’re just as terrified as you are and every time they take a sip of their beer they fret that they’re about to spill it all over you.
2. Guys Love Compliments
Yes, everyone does, even guys. A good compliment said in the right time can be a real game changer. Guys actually crave compliments, and it’s not because they are attention seeking or needy, it’s because they just hardly ever get any. Of course, guys prefer different types of compliments than we, ladies, do, and things like: ‘Oh, you look pretty gorgeous today!’ will only make a guy feel awkward; but you can’t go amiss when you compliment his skills, talents, manly behavior or strength.
3. Guys Don’t Actually Want A Threesome
Yes, many guys will tell you that their ultimate fantasy is a threesome, with some of the more creepier ones saying they want a fivesome. They want you and some random woman you pick up on a night out, all together in one bed. Shoulders, elbows, and 6 knees; they want it all!
The truth, though, is that it really is just a fantasy. Guys love their women and they don’t want anything to mess up their relationship, and especially not a threesome. See, whilst it may seem enjoyable for him to be cavorting with another women, he’s actually more worried that youseem to be enjoying it. Poor guy!
4. He Thinks You Are Actually Fine When You Say You’re Fine
“Hey, you okay? I know we had a bit of an argument last night. I just wanted to text to see if you were okay and whether I should come round later. I love you. I really do, I mean it.”
“Cool!! Does that mean I can go out for some beers with the guys tonight?”
After 40,000 years of evolution, guys still haven’t realised that “I’m fine” means “I’M SO ANGRY AT YOU!”
Apparently it’s a fault in their brain mechanism that only a super scientist could ever correct. But because such a correction would cost $56 billion, it’s never going to happen. Oh, guys.
5. He Can Actually Cook
Sure, he can cook. He can cook some excellent dishes, and can even make a buff soufflé.
He won’t tell you, of course. After all, he doesn’t want to get roped into cooking your meals for you. Instead, he wants you to wait on him hand and foot. He’ll even set fire to a piece of toast just to prove that he’s rubbish in the kitchen.
“I thought toast was supposed to be set on fire.”
6. Guys Need Breaks
Your man loves you, there is no denying it. And whilst they may vow to spend the rest of their days with you, it doesn’t mean they should have to spend every single second with you.
Guys need a break from us. It’s natural. They want a bit of me-time now and then, they need to see their buddies and do guy-stuff. They want to hit the golf course, go to Vegas, or just play some video games with their pals. And whilst it’s nice of you to suggest that he plays golf withyou, it just isn’t the same for him. Especially when you keep missing the ball.
“Honey, just hit the ball. Please.”
7. Guys Cry Too
Guys might be masculine lions who enjoy dominating, but it doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a good cry like the ladies.
The thing is, guys tend not to cry in front of us. But, just like us, they’re still humans who are actually subject to real, human emotions. I know right!
Unlike robots, men actually do get sad. They might weep over a teary film or they might have a moment to themselves, when they think of family members or friends who have passed away.
Every now and then they will even cry if you burn their dinner.
“You burnt the steak? Okay. Give me a moment.”
8. Guys Are Hard-Wired To Look At Women
It’s very easy to get angry and upset when we spot our man checking out another woman, but we shouldn’t take it so seriously.
See, guys are actually hard-wired to check out women! They have six times more testosterone than we do, and this can often cause their libido to get out of control, particularly when there are women around. So what happens is they check women out on auto-pilot. Whilst it seems as though they’re ogling your cute best friend and mentally undressing her, it really isn’t his fault!
Unless he reaches in and kisses her. He definitely can’t blame that on his testosterone.
“It’s the testosterone, honey, I swear!”
Nope, doesn’t cut it.
9. Guys Have Dreams
It may not seem like it after yet another day of toeing the line at work and coming home shattered, but guys do have thoughts above and beyond tomorrow. They have dreams and big plans for the future that they might not share with you, in case you shoot them down.
But despite appearing to be people who live for the day and who struggle to organise the bills, guys do think ahead to what life might be like in 5 years’ time.
10. Guys Treat Dinner Very Seriously
If you’re the kind of girl who orders a salad whilst he orders a steak with all the works, he isn’t going to be too happy if you then proceed to steal all his fries.
You ordered a salad for a reason and he ordered a steak for a reason, so suck it up and eat your cucumbers!
And, no, he doesn’t want to swap a chunk of steak for a few cherry tomatoes.