Things Men Wish Women Knew


Twila
#1
Men, is this true? Are there other things we need to know?
danielfranklingomez.com/blog/...sh-women-knew/ (external - login to view)

On behalf of the male species, here’s my take on things that men wish women knew.
1. Express yourself.
2. Bare/tan shoulders are underrated.
3. If you’re truly interested in us, please don’t play hard to get.
4. Don’t be afraid to ditch makeup. Natural is SEXIER.
5. We have a keen sense of imminent danger. It sounds like, “Do you think she’s pretty?”
6. We crave hugs and hand-fiddling, no, it doesn’t always have to lead to sex.
7. If I offer my help while you’re getting ready, it means you’re late.
8. We lie to make you feel good, don’t be angry about it, you weren’t looking for the truth anyway.
9. Stop putting streaks or screwing up your hair. And no old-lady hairstyle, PLEASE.
10. Anytime you cook for us, we’re happy. We’re suckers that way.
 
eh1eh
#2
Not sure there's enough server space for it.

P.S. Another addictive avatar Twila. Very nice.
 
Twila
#3
Well thanks eh1eh.

oh, if we can have 3 pgs dedicated to urination then by all means we can have a few pages dedicated to getting the males point of view out there, no?
 
eh1eh
#4
You've got a point.
 
triedit
#5
Here's some

If you think I’m speeding now, you should see me drive when you're not in the car.

No question need ever be asked through a closed bathroom door if I'm inside. I love you less with each syllable you utter

Chicks who drink beer are hot. Better yet: chicks who drink beer and watch the game. Better still: chicks who buy us a beer during the game.
 
Twila
#6
Quote:

Chicks who drink beer are hot. Better yet: chicks who drink beer and watch the game. Better still: chicks who buy us a beer during the game.

You forgot the absolute bestest: Chicks who show up naked with beer to watch the game.
 
Vereya
#7
Twila, it was a great idea to start this thread!
Now the thing is to get the guys to talk!
 
El Barto
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by VereyaView Post

Twila, it was a great idea to start this thread!
Now the thing is to get the guys to talk!

Rub me the right way and i'll sing like a canary.
 
Vereya
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

Rub me the right way and i'll sing like a canary.

And which exactly is the right way?
Is it left, or right, or up, or down, or?...
 
El Barto
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by VereyaView Post

And which exactly is the right way?
Is it left, or right, or up, or down, or?...

hmmmm I like the way you think
that never crossed my mind
 
Unforgiven
#11
What, is Oprah over?
 
Vereya
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by El BartoView Post

hmmmm I like the way you think
that never crossed my mind

I sure believe you...
 
eh1eh
#13
Guys don't always want sex. We just want more sex.
 
DurkaDurka
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by trieditView Post

Here's some

Chicks who drink beer are hot. Better yet: chicks who drink beer and watch the game. Better still: chicks who buy us a beer during the game.

Second that.
 
missile
#15
We are always apologizing to our mates ,even tho we have no idea what we have done. just another of our defense mechanisms
 
MikeyDB
#16
Where did this ridiculous notion that men "think" come from anyway???

The rules are absolutely clear and beyond question.

Women are the reproductive motor that drives this species...in more ways than one...

It's a woman who decides who when why and where the male will have the opportunity to breed. It is the female of the species that decides if a male is capable of demonstrating the attributes that warrant the exercise of this right of the female to engage in sexual liason that may result in reproduction. It isn't the male that establishes the courting rituals and determines criteria for potential bonding breeding and extended interrelationship....

It is the male child that gets sent off to fight societies' wars while the female is protected and kept secure.

It is the female of the species that establishes the social framework (albeit they've had considerable difficulty breaching the glass ceiling and receiving equality in compensation....) It's the female that decides what house or living accomodation meets the immediate and anticipated needs of herself and her family. It is the female that has the "power" to ameliorate percieved upset and turmoil and it is the female that is given license by this society to give free expression to her emotions while guarding the right of males to both express and embrace emotionalism....

Big boys don't cry after all and it's more appropriate for male gendered children to wear blue while female children wear pink.... social role validation comes at the will and perseverance of the female not the male!

Males are reduced to their primitive primordial natures by the facility and ability of the female to demand that male behaviour reflect the brutality and "tough-ness" so desireable in the male of the species from the time when humankind lived in caves. Since the female holds the reproductive "power" and "authority" of the entire species, it is the female that determines social roles from the superior upper body strength of males making them more suitable as mechanics and laborers whle the refinement of the female psyche regards choosing the texture and color of the world as her inherent right and contribution to the social fabric.

While women have dangled the promise...or perhaps expectation that the male might at some juncture participate in the breeding rituals and process, several enormous industries have been developed around the facility with which the female is capable of bringing effect to economies and social structures. If a woman decides that she will behave "thus and so" that's a womans "right"...this is counterbalanced by other women who regard stripping and sexual provocativity as demeaning and yet another example of how males have objectified the female...for their own pleasure....

Females of the humans species are divided on the nature of their own sexuality and the character of the role this sexual character plays in the larger mosaic of the social order. Women banded together under the temperance movement that resulted in prohibition and threw the United States into gangsterism and mayhem....for a "good" cause....

The power and authority of the female is expressed not only throughout history but as the social complex developed, specific laws regulations and precedents were established that "protected" the females' authority.

Men don't think....unless of course given permission by a female....
 
able
#17
The male and female brains don't have the same construction, nor the same number of brain cells. Consequently, men can't think like women, and vice versa, SO, it would be nice if women stopped listening to women who tell women, what and how men think. Unfourtunately, we are at a time in the evolution of the genders that common sense is often negated in favour of emotion, thus, men don't seem to have much to say, and even if they did, who would care. This isn't meant to be a shot fired in the war of the sexes, it is simply an observation. What will go a long way toward understanding our differences is for everyone to go a site that tells people the differences between the male and female brain. Believe it or not, everything in the movies or on tv is not true.
 
MikeyDB
#18
Able

Oh come on now!

Spike TV is the classroom for this generation... rampant sexuality bordering on pornography interspersed with bloody violence all floating on a sea of commercialism and consumption...

Is it all a lie?

Where are all the June Cleavers and Lucy Arnez's of the world? Never mind I know....Margaret Sinclair appears in Penthouse magazine....Madonna teaches the world at the ends of here pointy-costumes and Bay Watch conditioned the younger generations to mamary denial.....

From the messages of the various churches to nude bathing on Mediteranean beaches...to TV awash in sexual ads hawking everything from Mars chocolate bars to autos and cosmetics.... it's all about business of course....
 
flapperpie
#19
I tend to believe that men are only thinking of two things consecutively: food and sex.

Therefore, most women are safe within a two-block radius of any restaurant.
 
talloola
#20
[quote=MikeyDB;840677]Where did this ridiculous notion that men "think" come from anyway???
I've never had that notion

The rules are absolutely clear and beyond question.

Women are the reproductive motor that drives this species...in more ways than one...
I never would have had children if my husband hadn't suggested we do, so I went along with the
idea, reluctantly, but thanked him later, as I became a devoted and good mother and loved every minute of it.

It's a woman who decides who when why and where the male will have the opportunity to breed. It is the female of the species that decides if a male is capable of demonstrating the attributes that warrant the exercise of this right of the female to engage in sexual liason that may result in reproduction. It isn't the male that establishes the courting rituals and determines criteria for potential bonding breeding and extended interrelationship....
I just need him to have a shower and brush his teeth

It is the male child that gets sent off to fight societies' wars while the female is protected and kept secure.
Well, maybe us girls should go and 'try' to fight the wars, and seriously it would all end in 'giggling.'

It is the female of the species that establishes the social framework (albeit they've had considerable difficulty breaching the glass ceiling and receiving equality in compensation....) It's the female that decides what house or living accomodation meets the immediate and anticipated needs of herself and her family. It is the female that has the "power" to ameliorate percieved upset and turmoil and it is the female that is given license by this society to give free expression to her emotions while guarding the right of males to both express and embrace emotionalism....
That was all correct with exception to the last part, as I married an Italian, (emotion and talkative), and I am English/Irish, (rather conservative and quiet).

Big boys don't cry after all and it's more appropriate for male gendered children to wear blue while female children wear pink.... social role validation comes at the will and perseverance of the female not the male!
I hate pink, feel like a baby when I wear it, so I won't.

Males are reduced to their primitive primordial natures by the facility and ability of the female to demand that male behaviour reflect the brutality and "tough-ness" so desireable in the male of the species from the time when humankind lived in caves. Since the female holds the reproductive "power" and "authority" of the entire species, it is the female that determines social roles from the superior upper body strength of males making them more suitable as mechanics and laborers whle the refinement of the female psyche regards choosing the texture and color of the world as her inherent right and contribution to the social fabric.
Yeah, that sounds reasonable, but some of those 'upper bodies' beat the hell out of some of us
small bodies, and we don't request that activity.

While women have dangled the promise...or perhaps expectation that the male might at some juncture participate in the breeding rituals and process, several enormous industries have been developed around the facility with which the female is capable of bringing effect to economies and social structures. If a woman decides that she will behave "thus and so" that's a womans "right"...this is counterbalanced by other women who regard stripping and sexual provocativity as demeaning and yet another example of how males have objectified the female...for their own pleasure....
It seems to be the all mighty dollar which has the power, and I hate ****s who strip, makes the
rest of us ashamed and sorry to be of that species.

Females of the humans species are divided on the nature of their own sexuality and the character of the role this sexual character plays in the larger mosaic of the social order. Women banded together under the temperance movement that resulted in prohibition and threw the United States into gangsterism and mayhem....for a "good" cause....
?, lost me there

The power and authority of the female is expressed not only throughout history but as the social complex developed, specific laws regulations and precedents were established that "protected" the females' authority.
Yeah, right, phtttt

Men don't think....unless of course given permission by a female
I beg my husband to think 'more', by himself.
 
damngrumpy
#21
The only reason women want to know what men think is so they can use it as a weapon, lol
Why is it when my wife and I are in a state of dispute, she can remember some little thing I said or did going back ten or twenty years ago and I have a hell of a time remembering what happened last week. No the women don't want us to share what we're thinking because I think they already know what we're thinking
 
Dexter Sinister
#22
Can't presume to speak for all men, but here are some things *I* wish women knew.

There is no true or useful information about what men want or what men think in Cosmopolitan magazine or any of its imitators. Never has been, never will be. You really think you need to know "16 Secret Sex Moves That'll Have Him Begging For More?" They're not secret, we're not that complicated (really, all you need to do is show up and be willing), and no man worth having a long-term relationship with will beg you for anything. If Cosmo's editors were honest, they'd run articles like, "Lose Those Unwanted Brains."

Mere words cannot express how much I despise that magazine.

Don't ever ask us if something makes you look fat. If something makes you look fat, it's because you're fat. Deal with it.

Don't hold up two outfits and ask us to pick one for you to wear, and when we do, ask what's wrong with the other one. Nothing's wrong with the other one, we just like the first one better. No further explanation is possible.

No sexual teasing. You put out an ad, the man tries to answer it, you reject him, you deserve a 2x4 upside the head. There are some things you must never do to a man whose respect and affection you value, and if that's not at the top of the list, it's certainly in the top 3.

Say what you mean, and mean what you say. We're not good with hints and innuendo. You want something? Ask. You don't like something? Say so.

You can tell us what you want us to do, when you want us to do it, or how you want us to do it. Pick one. Two is annoying, three is infuriating, and repeated often enough is a relationship killer.

We're not stupid, insensitive, thoughtless, selfish, chronically horny, aggressive, violent... Well, okay, some of us are. So are some of you. Avoid such people. Most of us are pretty decent, just know that we don't think the same way you do and that doesn't mean we're wrong or don't understand you or don't love you. We're just different. Celebrate that with us instead of trying to make us think like you do. That's a hopeless task.

Ah, maybe I'm being a little more serious than this thread really expected. I have been personally deeply wounded by what I now think of as the lunatic fringe of the women's movement--and don't anybody try to pretend there isn't one, any social movement spawns a certain amount of over the top lunacy--while trying to be supportive of its broader goals and objectives, and it hasn't been easy.
 
El Barto
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by flapperpieView Post

I tend to believe that men are only thinking of two things consecutively: food and sex.

Therefore, most women are safe within a two-block radius of any restaurant.

Not with me , I don't mind a manage a trios.
 
Niflmir
#24
Nothing like venting that pent up gender frustration.

The hard to get thing is terrible. I had one girlfriend do that to me, and naturally I just went on my merry way. I don't want to be with someone that doesn't want to be with me, or doesn't want to show me that they want to be with me. I assumed she just wasn't interested. Cosmo definitely has it wrong there. One of my friends (a girl) pointed out that Cosmo's strategy is simple: their readers want dating advice, if they had a successful relationship they wouldn't read Cosmo, therefore, ensure that the readers relationships fail.
 
thomaska
#25
Secrets to bliss...

1. A man should have a woman who is a great cook.

2. A man should have a woman who is classy and is great for any kind of elegant occassion that pops up.

3. A man should have a woman who isn't afraid to act $lutty either, and is a firecracker in the sack.

4. A man should have a woman who loves to clean and is meticulous in every sense of the word.


Now listen up men...to achieve bliss, it is imperative that your wife or girlfriend never meet any of these other women!!!!

 
Curiosity
#26
Wow What A Topic !!!

Don't stop - I'm making notes....
 
Impetus
#27
1. The "courtesy mirror" behind the visor in your car is for a quick check of your look before you leave the car, not for the application of makeup during stop and go traffic. Men use them for checking out the babe in the other car without the wife catching them.

2. Tools get put away in the tool box or the work bench, not stashed in boxes of "other junk" you can't find a place for. Also, if the job's still in progress....don't move our tools.

3. Basic car maintenance. Don't wait until the red light on the dash lights up before you check the oil and if you don't know where the oil goes, ask a man.

4. Opening the bathroom door and letting a cold draft come in when we're in mid-shave ruins the shave, as does using my razor on your legs.

5. Always let a man take your car in for service unless you're really hot.

6. A man would prefer to be stuck in a room with tax auditors than be stuck in a small boat with three woman and no fishing rod.
 
eh1eh
#28
This is the number one guys rule. It should clear some thing up.


1. Men are NOT mind readers.

1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down.
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.

1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon
or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!

1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only
if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a
Problem.

See a doctor.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls,
don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of them makes you sad or angry, then we meant the
other one.

1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
Not both.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did
NOT need directions and neither do we.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not
A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it
will be scratched.
We do that.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle, besides we know you will bring it up again later.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't w ant to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine...
Really.

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation,
orgolf.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. I am in shape.
Round IS a shape!

1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight.
 
gopher
+1
#29  Top Rated Post
You forgot the absolute bestest: Chicks who show up naked with beer to watch the game.

Many women believe that men like female nudity and that the more exposed skin, the better.

Actually, it's the opposite: guys like a little mystery and to use their imagination. That's why Playboy magazine loses its readership beyond the 25 year old demographic. True, teenage boys and very young men who lack maturity like exposed skin. But older, more mature guys prefer a little more coverage.

Most women don't know it but it's true.
 
Impetus
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

You forgot the absolute bestest: Chicks who show up naked with beer to watch the game.

Many women believe that men like female nudity and that the more exposed skin, the better.

Actually, it's the opposite: guys like a little mystery and to use their imagination. That's why Playboy magazine loses its readership beyond the 25 year old demographic. True, teenage boys and very young men who lack maturity like exposed skin. But older, more mature guys prefer a little more coverage.

Most women don't know it but it's true.

S'truth!
A garment that covers, but promises a peek at the right angle, or looks as though it could fall off at any second is far sexier than stark nudity.
 

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