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.
How do you break an Aggie's finger?
Punch him in the nose.
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.
It is called a passion for something.
Do you have to enjoy fishing or hunting or sports? No
But just because you don't, it doesn't make you better for belittling the guy who does have a passion in it by acting just how you think they are going to act towards you for not enjoying their passion.
I don't give a damn about dressing well, so I just don't get involved with those conversations until the point that they say that I am worthless or a slob for wearing cargo shorts and flip flops. I don't give a damn about shaving, so I just dont' get involved with the whole shaving passion here at this site.
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.
Is No. 8 men only? Didn't know that.
I hate having the ability to leave the air in the bathroom so toxic that it becomes a health hazard for hours after I've used the place.
They actually put up a sign at work in response to the things I can do to a toilet bowl.
I think it starts earlier for men.
And risk blowing the whole place to kingdom come? Not a chance, better let it air out and reduce the risk.