I come from a family of four girly girls, and my other half comes from four rough and tumble boys. We have two boys. So yes, the testosterone gets thick at my house!
Running out and doing the football thing? Not so much.
Running to the antique mall? Yipee. My men would rather stick needles in their eyes. LOL
Sometimes, there are remarkable differences between the opposite sexes. Check these out (mostly generalities):
Action adventure movie Romantic comedy
Non-fiction books Romance books
Duck Dynasty HGTV
A fast sportscar, big truck A practical SUV
Thick burger and fries Small one with ten fries
Chocolate shake Water
Spit on small cut Antiseptic with bandage
Large dog Small dog, cat
Ten oz ribeye 4 oz filet
Loaded baked potato Small salad
No bread Bread with butter
No dessert Anything sweet
Handwash car Car wash with vacuum
Donuts Multi-grain cereal
Surfs through TV commercials Reads thru TV commercials
Loves to cook Hates to cook
See? Just from this small list, we notice the big differences.
But isn't being different a good thing? Would we always want to like the same things?
What I notice is how the columns complement each other. Kinda like a balance. So no, we don't always like the same things. I don't always watch romantic comedies. I adore Indiana Jones and James Bond, but will never be a huge fan of Duck Dynasty! On occasion, I eat a donut and deny myself dessert, like bad bread pudding. And my other half loves HGTV. Go figure.
Our characters -- usually -- imitate real life. Can't you see a hunky guy chowing down on humongous steak, and the girl daintily eating a salad or smaller meal? (And all the while she is secretly thinking "I wish I could eat like that.")
Or our hero lounging on the couch with remote superglued to his hand while the heroine is about to blow her top because he won't land on the romantic comedy? She picks up her HGTV magazine.
Not all of these generalities are hard core true. See the cooking thingy, for example. My men would rather throw meat on the grill while I like to gather a couple of things together and "assemble" something to eat.
The truth is if we are identical, we'd bore each other. We want to be interesting to our other half. To balance and complement each other. And occasionally, bend our other half's way because that is what we do in a relationship. We grow, live, do.
Let's add to the list. What are some guy/girl things?
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