The idea that men and women have totally different brains is an outdated concept, but whether its nature or nurture at play, there are definitely certain patterns of behavior and thought that is particular to men. Anyone who has ever been in a (heterosexual) relationship can probably attest to these differences in communication.
If a guy is quiet, it doesn’t automatically mean he’s being passive-aggressive. A lot of the time, it means he doesn’t have an opinion, or he’s tired, or he doesn’t feel like talking. Emotions can be hard to put into words for many men. And sometimes, boners just happen! Our conversations with one another are hardly ever deep. And hey, we really like compliments too!
A lot of guys out there think these things, and many others, are pretty hard to explain to women. Reddit user u/ChadBrowGer recently prompted them to open up about this subject on AskReddit, asking: “Men of Reddit, what’s the hardest thing to explain to women?”
Sometimes I’m not in an emotional or mental state to be ready for the bedroom. I need romance to get me there sometimes too.—u/swordrush
When you ask me how my day was or what I did today, nothing in my day usually stands out as special, so I just dont remember. I usually dont remember what I do, I just live.—u/RoastyMyToasty99
I’m seriously not checking you out every time you walk by in the office. I turn my head for damn near everything that enters my periphery, you’re really not that special.—u/Iniquox
When we say we need time or space, that’s exactly what we need. It’s not code for “you need to try harder”.—u/LeaveForNoRaisin
We appreciate women making the first move—u/SFC_Kerbaldude
I don’t always want to be the one that initiates sex. It makes me feel like a creep.—u/NKoreaisbestKorea
Why I don’t know what the f**k my best friend is up to in life even after hanging out with him all day—u/Apollo1255
Sometimes an erection just happens. We don’t control the thing, it’s a physical response that could literally be from nothing.—u/slantsalot
When we say we don’t care we really don’t care. Yes we can have an opinion on something, but when we say we don’t care that means our opinion isn’t strong enough to sway us either way on something.—u/Rollthembones1989
How much compliments mean to us. It’s a different type of happy when a guy gets complimented—u/IceColdPhoenixX