What are some "Manly" things we actually DONT like? 

1. That instinct to size each other up in one way or the other upon first meeting. 

2. After 30 years of age, my ears and nose need haircuts, but my head has less and less hair.

3. Football, basketball, baseball. 

4. Their parents get uncomfortable when I start goofing around with the little kid in front of me in line at the grocery store. 

5. The way younger/smaller/weaker/beta Men try to feign stoic indifference when we accidentally make eye contact. 

6. The occasional young Lady who is so attractive that it is almost uncomfortable to be near her. 

7. How pervasive the urge is to check out every single Lady I see. 

8. My doctor has some strange fascination with sticking a camera up my butt. 

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you're not the only one!

Holy cow, yes. When I was 19 I couldn't grow a beard either. Now I'm 24 and shaving is such a pain in the ass I just let it go for weeks at a time. It'll come, don't worry.

I was in my 30's and still didn't have to shave everyday. I am 34 and now have a full beard.

Quite right. There seem to be a lot of men out there who can only talk sports, and simply HAVE to watch a game if it's on. I found myself playing taxi for first-year students this summer, and once I got a van full of young men (all strangers to one-another. They instantly took up a conversation about which player was being transferred where, why, and for how much. When I announced I had no idea about who they were talking and all that, they were actually shocked. They just couldn't imagine I didn't have an interest in it. 

Parties where there is hardly any social interaction because of a TV being on is a real bummer, and can hardly be called a party.  

I like sports.  Football is a genetic trait in Texas.  But, I'll admit that I'm not nearly as enthralled by sports as some.

 

I keep up.  I know whats going on in most of the major sports -- pro-football, college football, pro-baseball, playoff basketball.  Catch Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio a time or two a week.  I even participate in a family fantasy football and baseball league.  I can converse knowledgably about sports.

 

The thing is ... I actually don't watch all that many games, and I almost never watch an entire game.  I catch highlights.  Unless there's something especially interesting going on ... games are mostly long and tedious.  I'll watch the Cowboys or Longhorns if they're in a game worth watching, or I'll leave it on while I'm doing something and watch passively.  We go to a few Astros baseball games a year -- though we didn't this year because they sucked.  Live baseball is really my favorite sports-watching experience.  I watch baseball playoff games occasionally, and the Superbowl.  I haven't actually watched a basketball game in years.

 

Sports are more of a news event for me than an actual event to watch ... or a source of genuine excitement.


JB

As a fellow Cowboy fan I have to say a game worth watching is becoming a rare occurrence.

I'd like to expand this and say that I get annoyed at guys who can only seem to have a semi-intelligent conversation about stereotypical "man" things: sports, hunting/fishing, etc. Actually, I don't really get the fascination with hunting and fishing, and I sure don't get how it can be interesting enough to talk about for hours on end, all the freakin' time. Now, I have been hunting with my dad a couple of times, and what I got from it is that it's cold and boring and can very easily leave you disappointed. So, meh.

Ditto regarding the incessant, practically obsessive sports talk.  People might say the same thing about me and politics or some of the other things I tend to get enthused about, but some guys seem to be interested in nothing else other than sports.

As for television, I simply don't have one in my house.  When we get together with friends, we visit and talk, play games, do stuff together, and actually spend time interacting with one another.

1. Getting hit in the nuts. 

2. Getting unexpected and unwanted erections. 

3. Complimenting an unacquainted woman on her clothes immediately paints you as either gay or 'trying to score her'. 

1) Agreed.  I'll avoid this at all costs.

2) At my age, I'll take any erection I can get, any time I can get it.

3) I've been married 33 years.  I don't do this.  But if you're okay with it, and want to meet the lady in question, go ahead and compliment her.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained!   If she's not interested, she'll let you know.  Odds are that even if she's not interested, or not available, she'll still be excited that she can still turn heads.

A bit of advice shared to me from an older man was that when you get old "never waste an erection, and never trust a fart"

Well the thing with #3 is that when I'm ONLY trying to compliment her (and not particularly 'meet' her), she thinks I'm hitting on her. They tend to forget that you actually said something nice as a person to another person, and immediately jump to the conclusion that you're using a 'cheap trick' to get into her pants. 

Exactly as you say: 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained." But I'm not venturing, nor looking for gain. That's what people don't seem to understand these days. 

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