Sometimes you go on YouTube and you find useless but entertaining videos to waste time. And other times, you go on YouTube and you come across something that would be perfect to share on you dating blog. Hence, this video called “Things Girls Should Know About Guys” by Connor Franta.
A lot of times, guys will be like, “Well, Bruna, your blog is cool but it’s all from a female’s perspective.” Well, yeah. I’m a female. If I could get into the male psyche and figure out what guys are thinking, I would never be in this situation!
Regardless, at some point, I will be integrating some guys’ insight on dating issues on the website, but until then, Connor has given us a little bit to start off…
1. Guys Don’t Get Subtle Hints.
I’m pretty sure I’ve touched on this before, but when it comes to wanting something from a man, be direct. You may think whatever your hinting at is SO OBVIOUS, but it’s not. Not to a guy, at least.
2. Guys Zone Out.
It’s not the best thing in the world, but at least you know it’s not anything against you. Apparently guys have a short attention span, which I think we kinda knew. That’s why when a guy listens and pays attention to things, we swoon.
3. Guys Cry.
Oh whaaaaaa? Surprise, guys have feelings, too. They just might not show it as openly as females do, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I’m not trying to get into the whole “gender stereotypes” shenanigan, but I don’t know if I could handle a crybaby.
4. Guys Like to Gossip, Too (but Not About Your Ex).
I’ve actually noticed this and I must admit–I kinda love it. I try not to gossip much (that’s a lie) but sometimes when I’m with my guy friends, they’re the ones that start gab sesh! And then you enter this wonderful conversation about people you know and even though it’s not good, it’s great. Just don’t bring exes into it (if you’re dating the person). Then it’s just awkward.
5. Guys Love Funny Girls.
Well thank goodness because I’m hilarious. No, but really. Guys love to laugh just as much as we do, and it makes sense that you would want to spend the majority of your time with someone who you can have a good time and joke around with. But this is meant in a just-be-yourself kinda way, not a let’s-look-up-jokes-and-try-to-make-it-work kind.
6. Guys Tease Girls They Like.
Yeah, the elementary school way of dealing with a crush has not gone away. Except now you have sex after.
7. When It Comes to Weight, Guys Like Girls Who Are “Regular.”
I don’t know how I feel about this one. It’s just hard to believe that guys doesn’t hold girls up to the standards of the women they see in the magazines and on TV. Yes, as you get older you realize there’s a glam squad and magic of retouching behind all that, but we still feel as though that’s what men feel is the ideal. However, Franta says that guys don’t care for a super-skinny girl, but also don’t want someone who’s out of shape, either.
8. Guys Love Food.
Who knew? Ha. I have male tendencies (that sounds weird, but go with me), and one of them is food. I love food. I love to eat. I’m Middle Eastern, that’s all we do. So I mean it when I say the quickest way to my heart is through my stomach. And it’s the same for guys.
9. No Need to Dress Up All the Time.
Drake said it best–sweatpants, hair tied, chillin’ with no makeup on, that’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong. Guys like to see us bummin’ it from time to time. Just don’t make those drawstring pants a staple to your wardrobe. Otherwise, as Connor says, “you just look sloppy and ratchet.”
And that does it! I found this video entertaining and informative (he’s got some others that you might enjoy too!), but I want to hear from you guys. Do you agree with what he said? Are you surprised? Holler.