6 Things You Need To Know About Men

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6 Things You Need to Know About Men

Heather Brown

Written by: Heather Brown

Heather Brown

Heather Brown is the resident blogger at www.muddymatches.co.uk, where she writes about all aspects of dating - from online dating to what to say when you meet your new partner’s parents. Heather is a former journalist and has written for a range of publications, including the U.K.’s most popular women’s magazine. Follow Heather on Twitter @MuddyMatches.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Do you think men are simple creatures who just daydream about women, sports, and their stomachs? Think again.

It’s a bit more complicated than the basics, and men often have more going on than meets the eye.

Here are six things single and taken women should know about men:

1. Men are sensitive too.

The most surprising thing about working for an online dating site was finding out men are a lot more sensitive than we are led to believe.

Beyond the bravado you see in public are big, burly men who want to know if a woman fancies them or if they are just being played.

If you really like a guy, tell him and don’t keep him guessing, as men are sensitive too!

2. Men worry about their looks too.

While you may have thought weight was a female issue, it seems more and more men are worried about their looks.

According to a recent study, 21% of men said their looks affect how sexy they feel and the most common body worry for men was looking too thin.

“Beyond the bravado you see are men

who want to know a woman fancies them.”

3. Men need compliments too.

You wouldn’t think twice about complimenting your female friend’s new dress, but for some reason it seems odd to compliment your male friends on their new shirt.

Compliments don’t have to be physical of course. “You make the best barbecue” is a winner (assuming they do).

4. Friendship counts.

If you’ve been daydreaming about dating your male friend but are worried you are in “the friend zone,” worry no more.

Research shows men still view their female friends as potential dates, even if they have been friends for many years.

In fact, men were more likely to be attracted to female friends who they thought might fancy them.

5. Men are more likely to say the L-word first.

Women are meant to be the ones who are obsessed with falling in love, but it is in fact men who are more likely to say “I love you” first.

On average men say the L-word after three months of being with a woman, while a woman normally takes an average of five months to say it.

6. His hobbies mean a lot to him.

If your man loves playing the guitar or fishing, don’t dismiss it as a silly hobby.

You don’t have to share his hobby (in fact, he probably wants something to enjoy on his own), but it’s important to encourage and support his passion.

Ladies, did you learn anything new about men? What other surprising things have you found out about men over your lifetime? I’d love to hear what you think!

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