10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Men

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For years, we’ve heard about what women want to know about men. In this blog post, I’m going to give you a list of 10 things that you’ll never guess about men!

Men Don’t Notice the Details.

Men process visual data differently than women do – they tend to focus on broad shapes and movements rather than small details. If you’re trying to get your man to notice something specific, be sure that there aren’t any distractions in his environment!

This doesn’t mean that men are better or worse than women; it just means that their brains work differently! That’s why it is hard for him to notice when you change your haircut or color slightly or when you wear a new shirt that looks like the ones you already have.

It’s not that they don’t pay attention or that they don’t care; their brain is just set up to ignore these little variations. So if you want a man to realize something subtle, don’t wait for him to find out for himself. Tell them directly: you will save time and receive that compliment you deserve.

Men Speak Significantly Fewer Words Each Day than Women.

This discrepancy exists for a number of reasons: firstly, because society has taught men that they need to be strong and emotionless; secondly, because many men feel that they don’t need to talk as much in order to get their point across; and lastly, because many men simply aren’t interested in talking about irrelevant topics like the weather or what they had for lunch.

This isn’t to say that men don’t communicate at all – in fact, they often communicate quite well when they need to. However, their conversations tend to be shorter and less detailed than those of women.

However, this doesn’t mean that men don’t care about their partners and families – they simply show their love and care differently.

For example, many men will care for their partners and families by working hard to provide for them financially. They may also do things like fix the car or mow the lawn, which is seen as “manly” tasks.

So don’t be discouraged if your man doesn’t talk as much as you do – he’s just wired differently! If you’re having trouble understanding what your man is saying, try taking the time to really listen to him. Just make sure that you pay attention to the things he DOES say, and you’ll be able to understand him just fine.

He’ll appreciate the effort, and you’ll be able to understand him a lot better. Men often appreciate it when their partners take an interest in their lives and what they have to say!

Men Like to Cuddle.

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Cuddling is not just reserved for women! Men like to cuddle with you just as much as women do.

Believe it or not, men love cuddling too! It’s one of the best ways to show affection and say, “I love you.” So next time your man gets home from work or shows up in bed after a hard day at work, snuggle up with him – he’ll definitely appreciate it.

Even if your man doesn’t admit it, you can bet that he appreciates getting cuddle time just as much as you do!

Men Have Less Tolerance to Pain than Women Do.

Though it’s hard to believe, men really do have less tolerance to pain than women do.

This is because testosterone helps increase a person’s pain threshold – or their ability to withstand pain. Since women naturally have more estrogen in their bodies, they are able to handle more pain than men.

If your man has suffered some type of injury, don’t hesitate to give him some TLC while he recovers! It will mean the world to him and proves that you’re there for him no matter what!

Making him a soup or warm bath does wonder for the soul. You can also offer your partner massages or other types of physical touch.

If you’re trying to help your man deal with pain, be sure to be understanding and supportive. Let him know that you’re there for him, and don’t be afraid to give him a hug or hold his hand. He’ll definitely appreciate it!

The Average Man’s Heart Beats Slower than the Average Woman’s Heart.

This is because men have more muscle mass than women and because their hearts are larger in proportion to their body size.

This doesn’t mean that men are better or stronger than women; it just means that their hearts are built differently.

Men Make More Impulsive Decisions than Women Do.

Men make more impulsive decisions than women do. This is because the circulating male hormones contribute to greater impulsivity.

Keep this in mind when you’re facing an important decision with your man – he may be moved by different factors than you are!

Men Worry About Not Having Enough Money Differently Than Women.

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This is something that many women don’t know about men – they often worry about not having enough money in a different way. Whether it’s for their families, themselves, or just in general, they often feel like they need to have more money in order to be successful.

While many women think that men are simply more interested in other activities than worrying about how the children will get to school or if they should upgrade to a future model car, they really do worry about their family and financial future too.

Men may be less concerned with what brand of detergent they use or what shampoo is on sale, but they are still deeply worried that their families could lose everything if something happens to them. Investments, withdrawing from savings for emergency purposes, and even where the money will come from if the relationship ends are all things that need attention over time.

Men Like Getting Compliments.

This one may come as a bit of a surprise to some, but men really do enjoy getting compliments. In fact, they often thrive off of them! So the next time you see your man, why not give him a compliment? He’ll definitely appreciate it.

Just like women, men love hearing that they’re attractive, smart, or funny. It feels good to know that we’re pleased with the person we care about, making us want to please them even more. Compliments are a great way to boost someone’s ego – and who doesn’t like feeling good about themselves?

It’s true! Contrary to popular belief, many men love it when their partners give them compliments. In fact, men feel more loved and connected when they receive compliments from their partners.

Compliments can make your man feel appreciated and loved, so don’t be afraid to give them out freely. Whether it’s telling him how handsome he looks or how great of a dad he is, compliments are always a welcomed gesture.

Men are Emotional Creatures.

Just like women, men experience a wide range of emotions. They may not always express themselves in the same way as women do, but that doesn’t mean they don’t feel them. In fact, many men find it difficult to express their emotions, which is why they often bottle them up.

Men often have a tough time showing their emotions, especially regarding things like sadness or fear. This is because society has taught them that they need to be strong and emotionless in order to be “manly.” However, this is simply not true. Men are just as capable of expressing their emotions as women are – they may just need a little help getting started!

If you notice that your man is sad, upset, or afraid, don’t be afraid to ask him what’s wrong. He might not want to talk about it at first, but if you continue to gently press the issue and show that you’re concerned for his well-being, he’ll eventually open up to you. Men may not always say much when they feel down in the dumps, so their partners need to step in and speak on their behalf every once in a while.

Men’s Brains are Larger than Women’s Brains.

This is another example of how men’s and women’s brains are wired differently. This doesn’t mean that men are better or smarter than women; it just means that their brains are built differently. Men’s brains tend to have a slightly lower ratio of gray matter to white matter.

Grey matter is responsible for muscle control, sensory perception, and cognitive function, while white matter is responsible for connecting different brain regions.

Men don’t Always Need Expensive Presents.

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Although most men do enjoy receiving expensive gifts from their partners, they will often appreciate a simple handmade card just as much – if not more!

Come to think of it; many women enjoy receiving homemade cards from their partners too. When was the last time you made a handmade card for your partner?

If you want to win big points with your man, sit down and make him a heartfelt card. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant – even a simple message written in crayon will do the trick!

Men will feel extremely special when they receive a card that was obviously created with love. You’ll warm his heart and then some!

Conclusion.

So there you have it – ten interesting facts about men that you probably didn’t know before! Keep these in mind the next time you interact with a man, and you’ll surely have a more productive and enjoyable conversation. Thanks for reading!

Author

  • Brenda Tillman is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a dedicated mom blogger, and a life enthusiast. She also has completed courses on Parenting Skills, Learning, and Education. She is married and is the proud mother of a boy and two girls. She loves being with her family and pets. She has been blogging for over five years now and enjoys sharing her thoughts on parenting, relationships, health & fitness as well as other topics that come up in life.

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