Right off the bat, let me say, I am NOT a hater of men. I’ve had too much exposure to Sad Spinsters to understand that no matter how much one has been burnt, turning your back on the opposite sex gets you nowhere (except maybe to the land of the Sex Droughts). And regardless, we need men to make babies and do some basic heavy-lifting.
Y’all already know I have a thing for old-school Alpha males but I’m beginning to think that the few that are left in the world are all too busy running around on a rugby field with blood streaming down their faces to be available for a date. Most ‘men’ I encounter on my day-to-day interaction with the Tinderverse and beyond, are far removed for the strong silent type of yesteryear.
The modern ‘man’ it seems likes to talk about his feelings, whether us ladies want to hear about it or not. And, no I’m not saying we’re any better, but nobody really denies that women can be naggy. But can you blame us these days when we are constantly having to listen to all our ever-so-sensitive boys complaining about how they just broke a freshly-manicured fingernail whilst trying on their fabulous new reindeer jumper.
Like I was saying, blokes these days like to talk and it’s no longer just about sport. Nowadays they feel the need to offer their not-so-humble opinions on everything from the quality of a girl’s OKC profile to her eating habits. Talking is not in itself a bad thing, (none of us really want to date Mr Monosyllabic either) and as they say ‘it’s good to talk’ but I do wish some dudes would think before opening their big phat mouths.
If you have nothing nice to say….
Remember back when you were a kid and you visited that boring aunty who really couldn’t cook. You weren’t allowed to complain though, so you just shut up, swallowed the ‘food’ and twiddled your thumbs. The reason you didn’t let the inner restaurant critic speak out was because you knew your mean words wouldn’t serve a purpose other than to probably send that 50-year old virgin over the edge. Sadly, it seems that some of our mama’s boys were never taught this basic lesson in decency. Telling a girl that her nose is skew or that she is of below average intelligence isn’t going to win you any fans.
Silence is Golden
I don’t agree with ghosting. Vanishing out of a person’s life is just not nice (they might be concerned that you’ve gone on a Dewani Township Tour of SA). But sometimes, sending a OKC girl you’ve only WhatsApp’d a handful of times a short essay saying she’s a prude and you are looking for ‘a physical connection’ before anything else is just pathetic. Best you just visit Mavericks and get some much needed matter for the wank bank. Oh and just remember Cape Town’s a small place…that essay you sent, it’s probably gone viral by now.
There are bigger problems in the world….
Man-flu – awwww poor baby. Ugh, while women deal with their monthly cycle, the pain associated with intimate hair removal and child birth, there you are crying about the frigging common cold! Boys, we DO NOT care. Suck it up! It’s so annoying having to hear men these days moaning about such minor ailments, while others are busy battling cancer and trying to save the world. Purleaase, if these guys want someone to kiss their forehead and wipe their snotty nose why don’t they call up their mama. And those of them that claim that they have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because their parents never bought them that bike they wanted when they were 3. Pah, go seek some professional help…elsewhere!
Bring back the STRONG SILENT type!!
Now Rinsers, have your say. Are the boys of today just a bunch of whingers? Do you think the ‘men’ of today should been seen and not heard? And dudes, you have been given permission to speak (but only in the comments below)…