August 09, 2003

Why Do Women Like Men?

Dean posed an interesting question last night - what do you like about men?

What is it I find in men (generally) that I don't find in women (generally)?

  • Men compartmentalize their lives. I love the fact that a problem in their business life doesn't cause their personal life to fall apart. And vice versa.
  • I love that they seem to be able to think more logically than emotionally about most things. I love that women can be so in touch with their emotions, but it makes some conversations quite tedious. Give me a man who can spell out a logical and compelling argument and I get goose bumps, even if we disagree.
  • The bug thing. I can, if necessary, dispose of critters on my own - and I did for years. But when S.O. Man is over, I love that he will save me from the "ewww, gross!" If my sister is over she will save me, too, but it doesn't have the same flair. Men are better at this.
  • The way they smell.
  • Math & science. A big brain makes me tingly and men seem to be more likely to follow the big science path. I almost can't talk to a man who was a physics major without my knees buckling. I used to dream about meeting Feynman just to have the chance to shake his hand - too late Talk to me about Erdos and I'd do just about anything for you. I've never really had a girl friend who was interested in those things.
  • Their hands. Men's hands feel like they do stuff. Women use lotions and creams and keep their hands so smooth. Men's hands have character!
  • When you are upset, and they wrap those arms around you, you know you are in a safe place.
  • They make me laugh. A sense of humor is so attractive and men are much more comfortable with theirs.
  • They don't hold grudges. At least not to the extent that women do. A female never forgets even if she manages to forgive. Men beat the crap out of each other, literally and figuratively, then move on with their lives. Maybe they go out for a beer. However they manage to do it, when it's over, it's over.

I'm sure there are more reasons, but that's what comes to mind now.

Posted by Vox at August 9, 2003 02:33 PM | general