Ever since I was a little girl I've been boy-crazy. When I go home and look back over diaries I kept from ages 13-24, I have to laugh at the fact that all I ever talked about was this boy or that one or the other. To read those diaries you would think that nothing else ever went on in my life. But what can I say? I've always been fascinated by boys.
Except for one very painful period in my late twenties, I’ve always had a bunch of man friends to give me life with their antics. Don’t get me wrong, girlfriends are great too – there is a special kind of hilarity that ensues when you get a bunch of women together without men – but being the only girl in a group of guys is a beautiful thing.
So without further ado
because I have a lot of writing to do today and I can’t spend much more time on this post I give you a bunch of ways that men are more fun to hang around with than women:
1. It’s all about the details.
When it come to sexy talk with your girlfriends, less is usually more. If I tell one of my girls that so-and-so put it on me last night, that’s usually enough detail for them. But you guys know me – I like talking about sex. So sometimes I like to give a play-by-play of exactly what went on…leaving out the identity of the pussy-slayer of course. Men friends don’t get squeamish when you start telling them how many licks it took to…well you know what I’m saying.
2. You can talk to them rough.
I’ve told this story before somewhere, but I met one of my very best male friends 15 times before he could manage to remember me. And that was because the 16th time he said “nice to meet you” I screamed “you’ve already met me 15 fucking times!”. If I said that to a woman she would walk away talking about what a bitch I am. But this man thought it was frigging hilarious and we laugh about it all the time. When men friends are acting dumb you can just come right out and say “you are so stupid right now” and they don’t take offence. Most women need to be told about their parts a lot more delicately than that.
4. You learn a lot.
Everything I know about hip hop and sports I learned about from my male friends. It’s not that women aren’t into these things, but in my experience they consume them differently. With the exception of Reecie and Lala, I don’t know any women who discuss hip hop in much more detail than “I really like the beat of this song”
but then again for all I know Reecie and Lala are actually dudes. It’s not that I don’t have female friends who are into sports and music, it’s just that they don’t seem to examine them to the same level of minute detail that men do.
6. A different kind of hilarity.
Men are just waaaaaaaaaaay funnier than women. I don’t know why but they just are.
7. Your ego can be as big as you want
It’s no secret that I don’t really beleive in false modesty. I learned a long time ago that life is a lot easier when you’re happy about your appearance. But saying to your girlfriends “oh my God I look amazing” tends to go over like a lead ballon whereas your male friends will usually agree with you.
probably because they think agreeing will give them a shot at sniffing your ladyflower, but whatevs.
5. Dogs, not catty.
One thing that usually happens when a bunch of women get together is that the claws come out. It’s not really my nature to talk shit about another woman’s appearance, but when you get too much estrogen in one small place it can get kinda ratched. I usually leave those kinds of sessions with the same vaguely ill feeling people get when they eat too much ice cream, so whenever possible I try to skip it. With men though you really can’t get away with bitchy comments about another woman’s appearance; they always want to know why you think this girl is ugly or trashy-looking and if you can’t explain it they will call you out for the being the hater you obviously are.
Well that’s my list, but what do you guys think? Ladies do you prefer the company of men or are you a woman’s woman? Men are there ways in which women are more fun to hang out with? Discuss in the comments.