Society tells us a lot about what men are like, what it means to be a man, and what to expect from them. But man of the gender-based realities we assume to be true are not real at all. You may think you know men, but there are probably a lot of things you don’t know. Learning the truth about the male population will help you demystify your counterparts, and understand them better in friendships and relationships. Here are 8 true facts about men.
Men like women who look healthy.
Unlike popular opinion, men actually like women with a healthy weight. Based on recent research men like slim women, but not women who look unhealthily thin. This means that the belief that men prefer women who are rail thin is widely untrue.
Guys befriend other guys with similar interests.
It’s been discovered that men choose their friends based on common interests. This is different from women, who frequently select friends based on emotional compatibility and support. This is why men so commonly bond over sports – it represents a common interest that ties them together.
Men like compliments from other men.
Some studies show that men prefer compliments from other men, as opposed to women. Research suggests that it makes them feel a sense of confidence and can increase their self-esteem. This is even regardless of the sexual orientation of either man.
Age makes men like looser clothing.
Statistics say that as men grow older, they prefer looser clothes. This is because when a man is younger, he prefers fashion over comfort. Once a man grows older, this preference switches and you can expect to see far looser clothing in his wardrobe.
Men are twice as likely to lie than women.
Whereas women typically lie three times a day, men are said to lie about six times a day in comparison. The biggest lie men tell is said to be,”It’s okay. I’m fine.”
Men are more easily intimidated than you think.
Many women think that they don’t get approached often because guys aren’t interested. But it’s more than likely because men are intimidated to make a move. Men are more shy or intimidated than they usually let on, and can come off as disinterest instead.
IQ is a huge influence on a man’s lifestyle.
Studies have revealed that the level of a man’s IQ has a direct influence on how he lives his life, especially his use or abuse of alcohol and controlled substances. A man with a lower IQ is more likely to have emotional issues, and more likely to drink too much. So men with higher IQ’s are more likely to be healthier and make better decisions.
A man will look at women for a whole year of their life.
Between the ages of 11 and 50, it is said that men will spend 11 months and 11 days looking at the female species. This means that over the span of a man’s entire life, he will have oggled women for an accumulation of one whole year.