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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

50 Things Women Wish Men Knew (my take on a Men's Health article)

Some of these are much more true for me than others ... but worth sharing nonetheless .... I actually originally posted this on 06/08/2009 ... so maybe this should count as an archived blog brought back ... but I'm going to add my own thoughts on these in [brackets] ... lol ... I actually think for a "Men's list" it's a pretty decent one ... I just like being able to throw my own twist on it ... one "actual" girl's opinion on this list ...

From Men's Health ... 50 Things She Wishes You Knew

50 Things She Wishes You Knew
Universal truths that all men should--but don't--understand

1. Saying "I love you" immediately before, during, or following sex doesn't count [it depends on how dirty the sex is ... ie, was it truly making love, period, or was it animalistic, if it was animalistic, then no, it doesn't count]

2. Real men drive stick shift. [absolutely ... or at least know how ... I prefer stick myself, so my man better at least know how to drive one]

3. I will leave if you lie [I'd say that's about 75% true in my circle of friends and confidants]

4. You are cute in raglan-sleeved T-shirts (two-toned baseball undershirts).[absolutely]

5. I'm convinced I'm pregnant and obsess about it for a minimum of 24 to 48 hours before my period, even when I have no rational reason to think so.[again, completely true, whether out of anxiousness, excitement or dread]

6. I love it when you hug me from behind and whisper in my ear. [hello? what girl would disagree with that]

7. "Fine" is never an appropriate response when I ask you how I look. [depends on the tone of voice to go with "fine" ... but generally speaking true]

 8. Most of the time when I fantasize, it's about you. [I would go with somewhere around 97% of the time, the other 3% is usually about women ;)]

9. I'm terrified of becoming my mother, even though I admire her. [true]

10. I get turned on simply seeing that I have an e-mail or text from you. [This is absolutely true ... unless I read it and don't like what it says ... but seeing an email in my inbox, or getting a text message from my love, is an instant turn on, and an instant smile]

11. I expect you to call me. [again, hello? what girl doesn't]

12. Only rock stars are allowed to wear leather pants. [thank God, I have never even had experience with leather pants, well outside of chaps I wore when I barrel raced]

13. I'm scared of losing my independence. [yes, and no, in my case I am co-dependent and compromising to a fault, I will gladly give up my independence in exchange for a guy giving me the world, then again if he were giving me the world, that would include my independence]

14. I'm more forgiving of you than I really should be. [I'd say this is true of 75%+ of my circle of friends and confidants, and absolutely of me ... my problem is I still hold the resentment, even though I have forgiven]

15. Oral sex is your get-out-of-the-doghouse-free card. Manolo Blahnik shoes also do the trick. [I personally don't care about shoes, or really anything of monetary value, a surprise of doing something nice, an appearance when it's not expected, or a really caring & compassionate, sincere note/email/voicemail will usually do the truck ... oral sex is good in the make up part though ;) ]

16. You did something bad. I seem cool with it. I'm not. (See directly above.) [Again, resentment, women hold on to things until we feel that you have apologized "enough" ... which could mean various things depending on what we're forgiving you for]

17. If I'm not having sex with you, I'm... a.) ...having a fat day. b.) ...not feeling "connected" to you. c.) ...blackmailing you to get something I want. [meh, if I'm having a "fat day" I want you to have sex with me to help me remember I'm wanted, it I'm feeling "disconnected" I want you to make love to me ... in the true sense of making love, because the connection will come back ... and I don't believe in sex as a form of blackmail ... I have three reasons to say no .. a) I'm really, really sick ... b) it's that time of the month or I just had a baby ... c) I'm really mad at you, or really hurt by you or both ... I'm not a huge believer in makeup sex, to me that's like rewarding bad behavior lol]

18. Shoes determine whether you're fashionable or not. [again don't care about shoes]

19. I own a Debbie Gibson CD, and I'm not afraid to use it. [I do own one ... I haven't listened to it in years though]

20. When I compare my flabby tummy to a kangaroo pouch, say nothing. [lol]

21. A man I love plans the occasional fancy-schmancy dress-up date and impromptu weekend getaways, and he buys my favorite candy in advance when we're just going to the movies.[true, true and true ... and does smaller versions of these things, in his own way, when money is an issue]

22. You look hot in hooded clothing items. [true]

23. You should never tell me what to do. [true ... including when I appear to be asking for advice ... unless the words "what do you think I should do?" come out of my mouth I'm not asking for you to tell me what to do and how to do it]

24. If I slept over, you owe me breakfast. [true]

25. My breasts love much licking and sucking. [lol true]

26. If you ask me out directly, I will say yes. [90% of the time provided I'm not already taken]

27. I'm very impressed when you ask for my advice. [very, very true and on top of impressed, I would say valued]

28. I'm unimpressed with a man who doesn't take the lead.[true]

29. When in doubt, go with the shirt that matches your eye color. [lol true]

30. I want to be Madonna. [depends on which version of Madonna we're talking about]

31. Women get urinary-tract infections easily, so watch (and wash) your fingers. [this is a very good piece of advice, that seems kind of out of place on this list]

32. I'm in heaven when you hold my hand. [absolutely true ... anytime, anywhere]

33. You're sexy when you're shaving, fixing things, wearing a white T-shirt and jeans, driving, eating a peach, holding a baby. [yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes]

34. I need to hear how you feel about me. Often. Tell me now. [yes, often, tell me all the time, please]

35. Surprises, especially gifts for moi = more loving. [again don't care about things of monetary value, but pleasant surprises are amazing ... and make me want you all that much more]

36. I want to be the best thing that ever happened to you--and for you to recognize this. [and refer up to 34 again ... tell me often]

37. If I'm not feeling loved, I will start looking.... [absolutely true]

38. Discussion of ex-gf's and ex-bf's should be avoided at all times.[again, absolutely true, there are times when certain stories or pieces of history should be discussed, but those times should be few and far between and done in a very tactful manner, otherwise it leads to issues of comparison and possibly issues of inferiority]

39. I like it when you tell me what you're thinking, even if you don't know yourself. [absolutely .. and feeling]

40. Celebrating our anniversary, even if it's only been a few months, earns major bonus points. [true]

41. I love it when you're sweaty.[unfortunately, true]

42. It's best to consult your gal pals for gift ideas.[true]

43. A lady should always be greeted with kisses.[and a hug on the edge of "too long"]

44. I like porn.[true, although depends on the kind]

45. I love holding your bum in the palms of my hands.[lol depends on where and when ... I like hand holding and snuggling to some extent, but I'm not much of PDA girl]

46. Even nice girls like hushed dirty talk in public.[true]

47. It's cheating as soon as you're doing something with her that you wouldn't want me to see, hear, read... [Absolutely true, this should be much higher up on the list ... the second you're worried I would be mad/hurt for what you are doing or saying ... you have crossed a line]

48. For the record: I'd rather you break up with me than cheat. [Absolutely true ... no exceptions]

49. I remember everything about our relationship. [Very, very true, and have been molded and shaped by those memories]

50. You should know all this and more without my telling you. [ =D ... this should be number one]
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