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I remember my wife asked me years ago, "Hey, get any compliments on your bald head?" It was a drastic change, shaved head. She thought it fit my style. At the time, I only worked with guys. She looked amazed and shocked when I laughingly replied, "Are you serious? Doubt anyone noticed." She thought I was heartbroken but in reality I would have been surprised if anyone did compliment.
Contrary to popular belief, we adult men talk about sex like 5% of the time. We, too, have hobbies and dreams.
That most of us don't have the type of friend system where you just go to someone and emotionally vent about your problems. Any problem you have must be solved in silence. Even today men who never ever complain are praised like they are super human.
Playing hard to get ? No, we're not gonna pursue you. We're just going to think you're uninterested and we will move on.
My girlfriend and I watched Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel last night. In the beginning, two of the main characters are working at a theme park, handing out coupons to the Dinoburger restaurant at the park, whilst dressed as dinosaurs. The two get in an argument about how it doesn't make any sense that they are dressed as dinosaurs claiming they should really be dressed as cavemen.
My girlfriend had a hard time grasping that this was a pretty acurate portrail of how conversations in groups of guys usually go. A semantic debate about things that are both simple and completely insignificant. We'll debate about things that have nothing to do with our lives and leave the conversation having gained essentially nothing.
I also explained that these debates don't end when the one individual conversation is over. Next time we're together, we'll pick it up right where we left off. Over the course of about three months my friends and I went through a quite serious debate over the character of Tom Bombadil and his weight and impact on the world of Lord of the Rings. Actually most of our conversations come back to lord of the rings. But she just couldn't understand how that would in any way be entertaining. Truth be told, we don't stop to think if it would be entertaining, it just happens and everyone participates.