Guys Think; Girls Think

The NL tackles gender stereotypes and provides gender-specific responses.

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Ally Rabe (12) shares her frustration with the male’s rep Andrew Stone (12).

Ally Rabe and Jon Crowell & Andrew Stone

Since the beginning of time guys and girls have been at war, spreading propaganda of the other side through rumors and myths of the other gender. Often time’s men appear unintelligent and less mature than their female counterpart. But that is exactly what you would expect to hear due to female’s unfair advantage in spreading rumors through gossip at nearly ten times the speed of the average male. I am here to tell you that men have been unfairly and unjustly treated in our inequitable war of the genders.

Myths about guys
Girls Think…
Guys are all the same
This is false, no matter how many guys have broken your heart, it is hard to believe that Adolf Hitler and Zac Efron share many similarities. If you think all guys are the same, chances are you have an act for choosing the same type of guy. Learn from your mistakes and pick someone else.

Girls Think…
Guys are immature
Although this may be true, girls can be even more immature. Girls tend to get into minor arguments with their friends and will not let it go for weeks, maybe months on end. They start spreading rumors and gossiping about their own friends. Guys may be immature, but I have a hard time believing that girls are any more mature.

Girls Think…
Guys can’t take hints
This one is true. How about instead of dropping hints, girls actually say what they mean? Most guys are already confused enough as is, so when girls are “dropping hints”, it just confuses guys even more. Like we said, just say what you mean.

Girls Think…
Guys give girls mixed signals
False. 90% of the time guys aren’t trying to send signals at all. Guys tend to speak their minds, yet girls somehow come to the conclusion that guys are clever enough to come up with a plan that would involve any sort of signals implying anything other than exactly what they mean. Instead of playing this whole “signals game”, do not assume guys are implying anything more than they say.

Girls Think…
Guys have “other” motives
Girls get this idea in their head that guys want something more. If girls could get their head out of the gutter, they could realize guys only want to hang out and cuddle. Most guys would be perfectly happy just watching a game, but since girls require so much attention, we shift our focus. This all goes back to girls giving guys mixed signals about their true feelings.

Guys think girls can’t keep a secret…
Just because we like to talk for hours on end doesn’t mean that we’ll share everyone’s secrets. If we are told to tell no one, we won’t tell a soul! Most girls say best friends don’t count in the “nobody” category, but in all honesty, if something is secret enough, our lips will remain sealed.

Guys think girls take forever to get ready…
We all know those girls who wake up at the crack of dawn to do their hair, makeup, clothes, nails, and just about anything else you can think of. But they don’t speak for the rest of us. It’s happened where I wake up and am at school 10 minutes later. Don’t even get me started on guys who gel their hair until it looks like plastic or spend an hour in the shower in the morning. Boys like to pretend they just roll out of bed and leave for school, but we all know that for them, there is sometimes a lot more to it than that.

Guys think girls act stupid to get attention…
I’m not going to even try and prove this wrong. Four words: the thirst is real.

Guys think girls expect too much…
It’s not our fault that there are about 23,498,844 chick flicks out there giving us Hollywood-versions of relationships and love. And even then, we don’t ask for much. Flowers are nice, dinner dates are sweet, necklaces are cute, but sit and eat ice cream with us and you’re good to go.

Guys think girls are bad drivers…
Okay, we’ve all heard this. Girls suck at driving and everyone needs to watch out because so and so is behind the wheel. But in reality, boys just like to point fingers because this is not true whatsoever. According to NPR, male drivers have twice as many fatal crashes as female drivers do. And boys are more likely to have been speeding or drinking. So next time you are out driving around and you see a guy sitting behind the wheel, it might be in your best interest to duck and cover.