Even though they deny it, men are just as complex as women because they’re human.
Since the beginning of time, women have been trying to wrap their heads around understanding men, and I think it all becomes clearer once you start to understand the men in your life.
But generally speaking, here are 25 things women should know about men:
Patriarchy has been just as damaging to men as it has been to women
Boys do and want to cry because they’re human
Men have been conditioned to not open up about their feelings, so don’t be surprised when it takes long for him to open up to you
Added to that, vulnerability is difficult for anyone, so once he opens up to you, respect his feelings and experiences
Yes, women mature faster than men, this according to science. The explanation is that female brain establishes connections and “prunes” itself faster than the male brain
So don’t be surprised when burps and farts result in raucous laughter, especially in 20-something-year old men
Also, studies found that men generally settle into committed relationships after 30
Interestingly, nature also prepares soon-to-be fathers for parenthood by increasing prolactin and decreasing testosterone to encourage paternal behavior
Like any human being, you will know when a guy is interested in you. He will actively pursue you
And when he does, be straight up with him. Men prefer honesty. Either say yes or no
Like any human being, if he’s not into you, he won’t make an effort to build a relationship with you
Men are not mind readers, so say what’s on your mind in a clear and respectful manner
Men enjoy it when women sometimes take the lead in relationships. Ask him out on a date and pay for dinner once in a while
Because men are humans, they enjoy receiving compliments
Don’t think that they don’t know when you’re faking an orgasm. You’re not doing him a favour by doing that
Men don’t always think about sex and are not always horny
They are happy when you occasionally take the initiative in the bedroom
Men love to cuddle
Men get tired of always being the strong one, and could do with some help at times
Sometimes men don’t want to talk about the day they had because they want to relax and enjoy being loved, not replay the stress and irritation
When you come to a guy with a problem, he will immediately want to fix it because it’s his way of showing that he listened and he cares
Men might not vocalize it as much as women, but they do care about their physical appearance
Men also take breakups badly because they have emotions
They become cry-babies when they’re sick. A blocked nose coupled with sneezing and a fever means the end of the world
Women will never understand why men spar each other on and fist fight to resolve conflict, before moving on with life as if nothing happened. Fascinating really.
*image from Hello Beautiful.