Nine Things Men Wish Women Knew

By Guest Contributor Jené Luciani, Shape.com

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Our friends at Shape.com posed an interesting question to some real guys: What do you wish women knew about men?  They checked in with 14 guys ages 19 to 56—everyone from doctors to NFL players and music industry stars. Here’s what they had to say.

1. Time Flies When You’re a Man

“There is ‘man time’ and ‘woman time.’ For men, time goes by faster than for women. Einstein tried to explain this with his theory of relativity and I think it was all about trying to get along with his wife. So, the next time a guy doesn’t call or text a girl back right away or it’s been two weeks since he last said ‘I love you,’ just remember that it doesn’t mean he doesn’t care it, it just means that time passes differently for him.”  – Dr. Tom Hacket, 44, World-renowned Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Doctor for US Olympics Snowboarding

2. You’re More Powerful than You Think

“In that single moment when you glance in our direction, we lock eyes, and all we feel is our heart beating through your chest, you have us. And there is absolutely nothing we can do about it!”  – Alexander T. MacGregor, Jr., 19, Editor-in-Chief of The Boulevardier

3. We Like Shopping with You… Sometimes

“Things I wish women knew? If you trim your hair, don’t get upset if we don’t notice. Help us along by actually wearing it in a different style that day. Also, we actually like going shopping with you, as long as you let us pick out your outfit. And, sometimes we wonder why someone as amazing as you wants to be with us.”  – Lalo Fuentes, 34, Celebrity Trainer

4. We’re Not so Different
 
“At the gym, men are just as self conscious and check themselves out in the mirror just as much as women do. In regards to cooking, men can do more than BBQ. All you need to do is ask—but be sure to do it after the game! Oh, and, men do like salads, especially if they are topped off with bacon!” – Chuck Hughes, 34, Chef and Cooking Channel host
 
5. Your Teenage Tendencies are a Major Turn Off
 
“A few things: Insecurity is a major turn off, using the acronyms ‘lol,’ ‘lolz,’ or ‘rotfl’ should not be used by any female above the age of 15, we don’t like being called ‘dude,’ ‘friend,’ ‘bro,’ or any combination of the above because you are not our male friend, thinking Justin Bieber is cute is not cute, and finally, going to the bathroom in pairs is bewildering to us.” – Beau Davidson, 30,Country Music Recording Artist
 
6. I Have No Secrets
 
“I’ve always been told that women know everything.  Is that not accurate?”  – Steve Berry, 56, New York Times Bestselling Author
 
7. DVDs Don’t Make the Perfect Gift
 
“I wish women knew that just because we talk about our favorite movie all the time, we don’t want it on DVD as our Christmas gift. We already own it. Actually, we don’t want DVDs period. It’s 2012.” – Matt Ritter, 30, Comedian
 
8. There’s Always an Exception to Dating Rules
 
“For every rule or guideline to dating that you read about in magazines, there is always an exception!” – Kyle Erickson, 25, Celebrity Publicist
 
9. You’re Beautiful When You Don’t Try so Hard
 
“I wish women knew even though we appreciate you taking hours to get dressed and ‘put on your face,’ it’s no longer necessary. Superficial beauty catches our attention but natural beauty keeps it.”  – Thomas Edwards Jr., 26, Founder of The Professional Wingman
 
What else did these guys have to say? See what more of what they wish women knew at Shape.com.
 
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