So I usually stay away from the front page on Xanga, but for some reason I clicked on this link to datingish and found this blog, “What men really feel.” It’s about, you know, what men really feel.  I think this post does a good service for women.  Women need to know that men are not just hairy, smellier versions of women.  They think differently than we do.  They care about different stuff than we do.  Women must understand this, so they can stop having such unrealistic expectations.

Some handy info that you may not have been privy to heretofore, if you do not have an honest man in your life who is very open with you about how he feels:

1.  “We are not mind readers, so don’t think we always know what’s on your minds, you want us to know how you feel just tell us in the easiest way that we can understand you.”

2.  “Crying is blackmail, don’t bother trying, we men will eventually learn not to cave in.”

3.  “Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it, that’s what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.”

4.  “If you won’t dress like the Victoria’s Secret girls, don’t expect us to act like soap opera guys.”

5.  “You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done, but definitely not both.”

6.  “When watching TV, please say whatever it is you have to say during the commercial breaks.”


In this same spirit of openness and honesty, I thought I would provide a similar guide for men who want to understand women better.
Madhousewife’s Guide for Men Who Want To Understand Women and Who Want To Do Other Stuff Good Too

1.  Taking out the trash is your job.  Don’t wait until we ask you to do it, and don’t wonder if it needs to be done.  It always needs to be done.  You need to always be doing it.

2.  We’re not crying to blackmail you.  It’s the hormones, dumbass!

3.  Don’t ask for sex when we’re not in the mood.  If you can’t tell whether we’re in the mood, odds are we’re probably not.  When we’re in the mood, we’ll tell you.  (P.S.  Don’t hold your breath.)

4.  You know that last bout of gastro-intestinal distress you had?  TOTALLY NOT INTERESTED.

5.  Don’t do stuff the wrong way, hoping we’ll just give in and do it ourselves.  We are so on to that crap.

6.  When watching TV, stay on a channel for more than half a second before moving on to the next one.

There.  Now we all understand each other.  Think of the all the relationships these two posts may have saved!