communication with you. In the future, and for everything you ask of us, just tell us you want to join us for dinner and we will be glad to treat you to McDonalds!!” – Akil, senior at Princeton University
“I am a bit confused regarding when men are allowed to suggest that something may be wrong beyond what is making the female upset in the moment. There are times where I can easily identify that "a straw is breaking a camel's back," but it seems that I am not allowed to point this out without inviting the wrath of the mysterious and enigmatic female, lest it appear that I am ignoring the female's feelings. Why am I not allowed to state the obvious? Why does the female feel offended when I offer explanations and solutions? All I am doing is trying to help!” - Ricardo, sophomore at Arizona State University
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“1) Why is it so hard to communicate with women? I mean, despite all of the stereotypes, we are both really looking for the same thing--being with someone who cares about us. So, when it comes to 'defining the relationship' why are men and women so often on different pages?
2) Do all women like drama? Because, as far as I can tell, even the girls who ‘don't care about gossip and drama’ are usually the first ones to slam other girls and talk smack about the homies.
3) Do girls want guys to change in order to please them, or are they looking for guys to be themselves?
4) Aren't chicas really just as guilty for kissing-and-telling as dudes are?
5) Why do girls expect guys to stand up for them, but get mad if their man gets in an altercation?” – Adam, junior at Princeton University
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“Why do you guys have to always insist that you’re right, when you blatantly know you’re wrong? I have had many arguments with Emily (my current girlfriend) in which she was clearly wrong, and I am pretty sure she knew it too. Although it took her about 20 minutes to accept her wrongness, she finally did, and once she did, it was as if nothing had happened. It is as if the last 20 minutes of me trying to explain to her that she is incorrect had been wiped off of the face of the planet and then all of a sudden I was the bad guy for not letting it go over that course of the last 20 minutes.... You know, I just don’t get it!! Women....”- Nathan, freshman at Orange Coast College
“Why do women become so easily intimidated by other girls? If I am in a relationship with you, it is because I like YOU, not all of the other girls out there. So there is no need to feel threatened by another girl who says, ‘hi’ in the supermarket. Your confidence is one of your most attractive qualities.” – Ryan, freshman at Auburn University
So if there was one “moral” to glean from these guys, it might be they all just want us to say what we mean and try our best to shake off our insecurities. Because after all, despite all of their confusion and frustration, these guys continue to love and affirm our female wiles! So, CL ladies, let’s make it a little easier on our men and, in turn, maybe we will be able to understand them a bit more as well!
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Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN | Editor in Chief/CEO, College Lifestyles | Phone: 318.426.0987 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org