While there are a lot of similarities between men and women, there are still some little differences that we keep secret from each other.
These men on Reddit came together to drop their “guy secrets” that they keep from women, and I am genuinely so shocked by some of them.
A Little Comment Can Go A Long Way
“If you compliment my appearance I will probably remember forever.
“I still remember when a girl in college told me I looked nice with my beard when I first grew it out. I’ve had a beard ever since…”
All At Once Is The Only Way
“If we haven’t carried in all the shopping bags in one go, we haven’t done it right.”
To be fair, I’m a woman, and I will struggle to carry eight bags in at once rather than make two trips.
End Toxic Masculinity Now
“Please don’t tell us to ‘man up,’ even if you’re joking. A lot of us were constantly told that growing up whenever we tried to express ourselves, so saying it will often bring up bad memories.”
It Takes Like 10 Seconds To Just Use The Brush…
“Sometimes we pee on the poo stains in the toilet because we are too lazy to use the scrubbing brush.”
Serious question: does this method of cleaning actually work well?
Can’t Say I Relate…
“Man-spreading isn’t a sexual thing, we’re trying not to crush our balls between our legs.”
There are a lot of times men have an advantage over women, but women really did win the game on being able to sit comfortably.
Okay, But This Is Wholesome AF
“It’s not uncommon for us to genuinely think you’re beautiful without any makeup.”
As much as I can feel beautiful with or without wearing makeup, it’s nice to know that guys be loving the au naturel look too.
He’s Just Worrying About Existing
“I am always afraid I’m accidentally making women feel uncomfortable in my presence. For example, when I happen to walk in the same direction as a woman in front of me for a while. I’m not even interested in women in the first place.”
Feelings Are Never Easy
“A lot of women don’t understand that it takes us a lot longer to figure out how we feel about something than most women. Give us time to process, and we’ll bring it up if and when we want to talk about it.”
I Could Have Gone My Whole Life Without Knowing This…
“After a shower, we have no problem drying our balls and face with the same towel. Most of the time, we try to dry the face first, then the sack. But sometimes we have to go back to the face. We just hope we use an uncontaminated part of the towel.”
The Spice Girls Were Onto Something
“Your chances of getting what you want out of us are infinitely higher if you tell us directly.”
I mean, it makes sense. Ladies, stop dropping hints and just tell him what you want—what you really, really want.
Everyone Needs A Little Alone Time
“When we want to be alone, it’s not that we don’t want to be around you specifically, but instead that we don’t really want to be around anyone for a bit.”
Men Really Have A Lot Of Toilet Secrets, Huh?
“Those perfectly round toilets suck. It’s super annoying when your junk touches the inside of the toilet bowl. The oval toilets that you find in most public washrooms are much better”
Supporting Them Might Not Be Easy
“Many men have anxiety and/or depression but we will not talk about and might even get moderately annoyed at you for bringing it up. We know we need to work on it.”
It’s Gotta Be Done
“If we tie down anything in the back of a pickup truck or trailer, it’s physically impossible for us not to stand back in admiration and say, ‘That’s not going anywhere.'”
Men Just Want To Feel Cute
“Men want to be wanted and desired too. I can count the number of times a woman has come out and either asked me out or told me she was attracted to me on one hand. And from my understanding, that is a high number.
“If you’ve ever looked at a dude and thought, ‘wow, he’s attractive/I’d like to go out with him,’ go talk to him. Men love confident women, and even if he doesn’t reciprocate, you will make his day—maybe even his year.”
Be Clear About What You Need
“When people come crying to us, our first instinct is to try to fix the problem. Since this is often not possible, lead with something along the lines of ‘Can I vent for a minute?’ or anything that signals to us this is just a time for active listening rather than a problem-solving session.”
Head Empty, No Think
“We have the magical power of thinking about nothing.”
You know when you’re sitting with a guy and you ask what he’s thinking about and he says “nothing” but that seems weirdly suspicious? I guess they really aren’t thinking about anything.
At The End Of The Day, We All Want Our Moms
“My dad served in the Pacific during WWII. A kid from the Bronx, he had never been out of the Bronx in his entire life. Then he got sent to New Guinea.
“Decades later, as he lay dying in the hospital bed, he told us: as his young friends were dying in the field, they always cried for their mothers, never for their fathers, always for their mothers. It impacted the way he wanted to be a dad.”
Things Do Change With Age
“As an older man, we don’t expect you to look like a supermodel as we age together. Yes, at times, I do see you as I did 30 years ago, and every wrinkle and flaw disappears. Yes, there are times I see every wrinkle and flaw and know how you got every one of them. They are beautiful too.”
No Secret Sharing Here!
“Nice try, Audrey, but I’m not telling you what I got you for your birthday.”
You know what? Audrey is a really lucky gal to have a guy so committed to surprising her.