Women don’t understand men and men don’t understand women.  That’s a fact.  We all know it.  But it’s very frustrating, and I just want to understand men better. So I decided to go straight to the source (men) and ask them, “Why do men do the things they do?”

But when you ask a man that, he wants you to be more specific.  Men are basically simple creatures, and they don’t respond well when asked too many questions.

We women, on the other hand, make things more complicated than they really are.  We try to analyze everything a man says and does.  At least that’s what I do.   I over-think things, or so I’m told.  It’s just that I want things to make sense, and quite often they don’t make very much sense at all.

It seems simple enough.  When you don’t quite understand what a guy is saying (or not saying) or doing (or not doing), you should just ask him about it, right?  Wrong.  That rarely works.  You can’t ask a guy what’s going on with him.  He’ll just look at you with a blank stare.

But you can ask another guy.  That’s what I do.  I’ve talked to a few guys I know, hoping to get some insight… on guys.  I grill them on why guys may say one thing and then do another, or send mixed messages that confuse the heck out of women.  And all the guys’ responses are pretty much the same.  They tell me that most guys are just scared of rejection.  Well, hello…so are women!  But instead both sexes play games with each other without even realizing it.

Wouldn’t it be a whole lot simpler if we just asked direct questions and got straight answers?  Sure it would, but then it would probably get pretty boring, and that’s no fun.  And you might not like the answer you get, so be careful what you ask.  And if you knew all the answers to all the questions, there would be no mystery and intrigue.  And we all need a little mystery and intrigue every now and then to keep life interesting.