Ladies, us guys have been wanting to tell you something. We think that you are absolutely amazing, fabulous, and you really do deserve this article dedicated to all the things we find fascinating about you. If you’re expecting a lot of blubbering about butts, breasts, and shaven legs, you should know that us guys have put our second brains to bed, and we are prepared to pay tribute to the 10 other things we love about you!
1. You Know Us Well
We don’t know how you do it, but within a few short months of a relationship, most women know what we’re feeling, what we need, and how much to give us. When I pose the question to women, What gives you the ability to know what we’re thinking, I usually receive the answer, “We’re nurturers.” Enough said!
2. You Put Up With Us
I’m not saying that men are always the bad guys. However, when we do something wrong and expect a tongue lashing, and you choose to let us off with just “a look.” We think, holy crap; I love this woman!
3. We’re Amazed at How Many of You Want to Sleep With Us
Studies suggest that most men you know have at one time or another imagined having sex with you. However, what you may not know, is most of them smile to themselves with the notion that you probably want to have sex with them too.
4. You Have a Lot to Say
Don’t take this the wrong way, as this is not only something that fascinates and entertains us, but is one of the qualities we love about you. You may be wondering why it is that your guy likes your talking so much, but yet he rarely listens? Allow me to explain. Women have many wonderful things to say, but sometimes when our brains are full, we begin to compartmentalize this information into a beautiful song. Your voice soothes us like a familiar television rerun, and we can relax and laugh at the funny parts, while tuning out the commercial interruptions (a.k.a. “Can you unplug the sink,” etc.).
5. You Put Others Before You
Men can be heroic and compassionate, but women are the true masters of putting others before them. It is that ‘nurturer’ thing again.
6. You Remember Everything
My wife remembers everything. Me, I remember things the way I want to remember them, regardless of the truth. Unsurprisingly, there is research that suggests men and women use different parts of their brain when keeping track of events. To keep this short, so I don’t forget what I was about to write, women use their emotions to drive their memory to achieve greater detail. Men, use a simpler ‘tactical’ form of memory, which means we may remember where a street is, or the best hot dog stand in town. However, when it comes to keeping track of dates, names, and faces, our memory falls short. So, there you have it; forgetting anniversaries is not entirely our fault.
7. You Can Solve Problems We Didn’t Know Existed
Every guy has had the experience of going along thinking everything is fine, when suddenly he’s approached by his better half, and told there is a problem. She will raise her voice in concern, perhaps a little rage, and then onto compassion. On most occasions, she has already put a lot of thought into it. She has looked at every possible angle, and come up with the one solution she thinks will make things better. As long as it does not involve too much work, us guys will smile appreciatively, nod our heads, and say, “Okay.”
8. You’re Always Smiling
Testosterone may be what makes a man macho, and some scientists theorize it may also be responsible for those brooding brows women seem to love so much (like Edward Cullen of Twilight). Men are at a disadvantage when it comes to being happy. The responsibility may rest on a single gene associated with processing dopamine and serotonin, the stuff that makes people smile. Unfortunately, the testosterone in men’s bodies may hinder the success factor of this gene, limiting our happiness.
9. You Care How You Look Around Other Women
Men understand the importance of a first impression, but we are fascinated that women seem so concerned about their appearance when going out with a “gossle” of other women.
10. The Clerk Gives You an Extra Can of Tomato Sauce, and You Drive 20 Miles to Bring it Back
Once again, it is not that guys aren’t moral, but have different moral standards. Studies suggest that when men are in competition mode, they are more apt to bend the rules in order to be the victor. According to research, this has nothing to do with testosterone, and everything to do with our socio-cultural expectations to be the dominant, macho man. However, just remember ladies… Everything we do; we do it for you (insert song by Brian Adams).