1. Why is she so emotional?
You cry when the grandpa hugs the kid on the toilet paper commercial.
You rage like crazy when we forget to put the toilet seat down and you fall in at night.
You coo and talk baby talk to puppies.
It’s true; sometimes we just don’t get why you ladies are so emotional.
Adrianna Mendrek, the lead researcher on a study at the Université de Montréal, found that women were more emotionally reactive to negative images than men, due to their higher levels of estrogen.
Men, on the other hand, proved to have a lower sensitivity to negative imagery due to their testosterone.
So is it any wonder we get accused of being insensitive by you? It’s absolutely true! Don’t discount the role of hormones in the emotional reaction to things. You’ve got it and we don’t.
Men look at how women get emotional at something and wonder why because we can’t see ourselves getting emotional about it. You’re sobbing, watching Jack clinging to the piece of wood or whatever Rose is on after the Titanic sinks, and we’re laughing at his blue lips.
Clearly, we are from different planets.
Now if a guy is smart, he will never ask you why you’re so emotional. Yes, some of us are dumb enough to ask are you on your period when you’re extra emotional.
I know, I know. Those guys are jerks. So insensitive.
Just realize: you are like an alien to us. We are fascinated by what makes you tick (just like you are with us). We want to know what angers you and what makes you weep…mainly so we can avoid doing those things.
If you want to know what men think about women, it’s often what’s going through her head? What’s making her have that emotional reaction?
You can share with us why you’re so emotional, or keep us in the dark. Your choice.
2. Give me a hint that you actually like me.
Jared meets Missy at a party. They talk for 20 minutes or so, then suddenly Jared ends the conversation and walks away. Missy is left confused. She thought they’d hit it off. What gives?
When a woman is a little bit nervous or shy, men can mistakenly assume she’s not interested, even if her body language is saying she is.
Missy just didn’t know what to say or how to give Jared any hints that she was available, so he walked away too quickly. She might have thought that smiling and asking him questions was doing the trick, but he wanted more proof before he made himself vulnerable by asking her out.
Men like Jared are looking for that little piece of evidence that you are interested in them. Yes, we have delicate egos sometimes. We want to be 100% sure you are into us before we ask you out because the absolute worst thing we can possibly imagine is that you will reject us.
Him: Well, I really enjoyed our little conversation. Would you want to go out sometime?
You: Uh…I would…except I’m married.
So make sure you’re getting the message across. Touch him now and then on the arm or the chest. Compliment him. Laugh at his jokes. Find a way to let him know you’re available.
3. I love you…but that woman over there is also pretty cute.
Ugh, I know how much you hate it when your guy looks at other women.
But please understand it does not mean he’s going to cheat on you…or break up with you…or sleep with her.