9 Startling Things Guys Tell Their Friends (But Not Their Wives)

Yes, men tell women what we think you want to hear because let’s face it: you’re the ones deciding if we’re having sex tonight. If you ask us to communicate, we think it’s a trap. Women say they want men to be honest but when men let it rip, women don’t like the answers. As I have no personal attachment to anyone on this site, I’m going to let it rip.

Here are ten things men tell their buddies that they don’t tell their wives and girlfriends:


1. Yes, it’s about sex. Men like sex; men like variety. Men like women that enjoy sex, enjoy variety, and are active partners in sex. Period.

2. A man is less likely to feel romantic if a woman is making his life miserable. If you want to cuddle, don’t start a fight over leaving the toilet seat up or not taking out the garbage, Buzzkill.

3. Men are passionate about the things women hate. In general, when men tell you they don’t like cartoons, stoner movies, action movies, motorcycles, South Park, sports, firearms, the Simpsons, and ESPN, they’re lying so that they can have sex with you.

4. Men don’t like women’s entertainment. I’d rather eat glass than watch Bridget Jones, but I’ve watched it for sex.

5. There’s only 24 hours in a day. Eight hours of sleep, ten hours at work, two hours commute, 90 minutes at the gym, 90 minutes cooking/eating/washing up leaves only one hour each day for “us” or “me” time. Keep your expectations reasonable.

6. Women have cold hands, feet, butts, and other body parts. Men are not your personal heaters. Warm them or keep them to yourself.

7. A man’s willingness to put up with a women’s b.s. is directly proportional to how hot they are. Yes, men will kiss a beautiful women’s ass for sex; that doesn’t mean you’re going to get the same treatment.

8. When women say they want to sit down and talk, men hear “I’m pissed.” You never want to talk about things we like, like sports so telling us you want to talk sends us the signal that you want to bring up something that’s bothering you. Try fooling us once in a while by actually talking about something the opposite sex is interested in. Men have to do that all the time: it’s called dating.

9. Working out doesn’t count unless you sweat. We don’t want to hear about how tough your yoga class was if all the girls in class are wearing full faces of makeup.


Originally published on Your Tango.

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