You've probably heard it before—boys love to complain about how confusing girls can be.
But us girls know firsthand that understanding guys can be just as complicated. In hopes of helping girls better understand the guy's point of view, we surveyed guys about a way-worthy topic: you! What do guys wish you knew? Blunt, but we like blunt. Mikey is in the majority when it comes to flirting. Nearly every guy we talked to says when he texts, he's really just trying to get you know you better.
A text is just a text, not a confession of love. I hate it because the next day the girl acts like she owns me. Basically, a text or a snap from a guy isn't some hidden al to decode. Just be yourself, take it slow and feel out the situation. Sure, a text could lead to something more, but for now, it's just a text, so there's no need to stress or DTR right away. And if you're feeling nervous? Keep your cool.
Compliments can be a great way to start a conversation with a girl you like
Texting your crush can be just as easy as talking to your BFF. Judging from our survey, boys just don't get makeup. In fact, a lot of guys even the girl i wished i talked to about it. Sure, they all like pretty girls, but they also have a problem with a face that looks full-on painted. Do they really think that will get them a guy? Still, guys' hatred for cosmetics is no joke.
But remember, boys are not the authority on fashion and beauty. You may be a girl who prefers to go au naturel every day, or you may love using every shade of eyeshadow in your Naked palette on any given Tuesday at school. Either way, you do you, girl!
Compliment something you like about her appearance
Go for it. No way! But really, what Pete's saying is something a lot of surveyed guys struggled with: unpacking how girls are feeling, and why. While Colin the amature psychologist has certainly thought a lot about the topic, we're not sure he's cracked the case yet. It's true that because girls are viewed as more emotional, our emotions are seen as more acceptable to express in public, while phrases like, "Man up! Here's the deal: boys are just as emotional as girls, but a lot of times, they don't show it.
That may explain why our guys are so confused about girls' displays of emotions. Hang in there girl, and remember, there are some things guys just don't get. Rude is the word, actually, Joey. Whispering and gossip can seem pretty immature, especially when you're spreading rumors or being mean to another girl. So don't trash talk or put down other girls to seem cool.
Guys certainly aren't impressed, but more importantly, you don't want to hurt others.
Sure, people talk about other people. But there is a big difference between gossip and character assassinations. You wouldn't like it if the gossip was about you. If you absolutely must exchange information, be discreet.
I just feel like I have a spare tire all the time. But here he is worrying about looking like a model.
Moral of the story? Boys have body image issues, too. So, yeah, we feel your pain—and we really mean feel it. Let's face it—the hormones that come with menstruation affect moods and being cranky around your time of the month is beyond understandable. But that doesn't mean you should take our your pain on anyone, much less a guy who doesn't get it. The best thing you can do is take care of yourself. Just deal the best you can by taking care of yourself. Avoid things that aggravate physical and emotional symptoms like caffeine, sugar and greasy foods.
Ever wondered what your cravings mean?
We've got all the answers. But seriously, get plenty of sleep, drink lo of water, get some exercise and take lots of warm baths—yes, even in the afternoon when you get home from school. No lengthy, drawn-out explanations necessary. The truth is, you're a way harsher critic of yourself than a guy will ever be. Guys can't tell slight differences between sizes, and honestly, they don't really care.
All guys have different tastes when it comes to the feminine physique. Some guys like booties. Other guys like their girls thin as a fence post. Who cares? You are what you are. Worry more about your own health and happiness and less of guys' opinions on your looks. Need some self-image pick-me-ups?
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To the girl who wished she hadn’t: sexual purity & starting over
Don't feel pressure to wear revealing or tight clothes just for guys' the girl i wished i talked to. Matthew's not wrong, fashion on TV is all about skimpy looks and attention-grabbers. But remember, the fashion you see on TV are really just costumes deed for performing. The point is, girls should wear what they feel comfortable in, not what TV or movies tells them to wear and definitely not what they think guys are looking for. If you're still wondering what guys look for in a wardrobe, the truth is, it depends. Sometimes she wore baggy pants and just a little of her belly showed.
Or sometimes, if she wore those tight jeans girls always wear, she wouldn't have her boobs all out. In other words, for a lot of guys, less is more. You don't have to look like a pop star or a character from Riverdaleyou just need to wear clothes that make you comfy and happy.
And if you're feeling yourself, the right guy will too! It's good to know that guys aren't looking for runway models, but some guys just don't get fashion altogether. I mean, you wouldn't let your brother pick out your outfit, would you? So who needs them to tell you what to wear? Ugh, Chad, girls' fashion choices aren't an invitation to stare. The truth is, a lot of guys are not fashion experts, and they won't be impressed just because your outfit shows a ton of skin. Bottom line? You do you girl, and the rest will fall into place. Whatever he means, Daniel is not the only boy looking for a girl to like!
See a problem?
The truth is, a lot of guys are just as interested in finding the right person as girls. That doesn't mean all guys are as mature as D. His friend Raymond, for example, gives another, ummm, interesting perspective. We just have to wait and see.
Seems like Ray might not be ready for a relationship. A lot of surveyed boys agree with Ray on one count, though: some girls may put too much emphasis on finding a boyfriend.
After i bought the ring that day, i got into my car and i shut the door. as soon as i placed it on my finger, i began to cry. i broke down into an overwhelming sob which led to a full-on ugly cry.
Do you and your squad constantly discuss guys? If so, maybe scale it back a bit, and not just because of what boys think. Remember, you have so much more interesting things to explore than "who-likes-who," as fun as that can be sometimes. Plus, it wouldn't hurt to show guys like Ray what's really on girls' minds. We get that.
Sadly, guys are obviously confused, and sometimes take your friendliness as flirting. Can we trust guys to know the difference? You may be feeling confused if he likes you, and chances are, he's in the exact same boat. So what do you do when you want to make friends with a boy, but you're worried that striking up a random convo could be misinterpreted as major flirting?