Thursday, August 05, 2010

Link Thursday: Guys on Romance - What's Overrated v/s What's Underrated

Link Thursday comes up with me still in a lovey-dovey mindset. Guess that's the effect of Valentine's Day. Strangely, this got me thinking that in 8 years, my husband and I have celebrated February 14 just once. Yes, it was the 'very first year' we were together. Also it was back when I was still very young and thought you needed to celebrate the day to show that you're in love.

Today, I stand corrected. Love is not in the gift/flowers/chocolate/fancy dinner that comes on that day (though I'd never say no to any, anytime!). Love is in the little things of everyday, in a glance, in the way your eyes meet and connect for a few seconds across a crowded room. I didn't believe my husband back then when he told me how Valentine's Day was just a mercantile tradition. I was like, you're jaded.

But from what this article says, I was wrong. He isn't jaded, because many men think the same way!

True eye-opener, this one! Who knew shampoo was such a powerful weapon in our arsenal? Also, gotta love the one about make-up sex!

Writers - this is what a 'real' hero might be thinking!

The article is by Ky Anderson, and this is the link http://lifestyle.msn.com/relationships/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23293950

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Guys on Romance: What's Overrated vs. What's Underrated

It's not that guys don't enjoy the couple-y or romantic aspects of a relationship. It's just that they enjoy some more than others — and you may be surprised by the aspects they actually prefer.

By Ky Henderson
Overrated: Love letters
Underrated: Romantic texts
If a guy sits down to write you an actual love letter, he's doing it to impress you. If he sends you a text out of nowhere telling you he's thinking about you, he's doing it because he can't help himself.

Overrated: Picnics
Underrated: Cookouts
Eating outside is great. But when given a choice between obtaining their food from an adorable basket or from a flaming grill, guys will always pick the grill.

Overrated: The smell of your perfume
Underrated: The smell of your hair
There's nothing wrong with the subtle application of the right perfume, but catching a whiff of that clean-yet-flowery girl-hair smell beats any fragrance.

Overrated: Humoring him by watching the game
Underrated: Doing your own thing while he watches the game
If you truly enjoy drinking beer while watching sports, that's great. But if you're doing it solely for his sake, there's no need to bother — he knows that you're a girl. And he likes that.

Overrated: Ballroom-dancing lessons
Underrated: Surfing lessons
Most any guy would love being active and learning new things with you. But if he has to worry about his footwork and balance, he'd rather not have to be wearing shimmery shirts while doing it.

Overrated: Bed and breakfasts
Underrated: Any other means of lodging
Breakfast is served from 6:30am to 6:45am, and we get to sit at a communal table with chatty 70-year-olds? How romantic!

Overrated: Valentine's Day roses
Underrated: Flowers on a random day
V-Day roses require less than no imagination. But surprising you with flowers on a meaningless Tuesday is a sign that he doesn't need greeting-card companies to tell him when to show you how much he cares.

Overrated: Make-up sex
Underrated: Not fighting in the first place
He hates arguing with you almost as much as he loves having sex with you. So make-up sex isn't even close to being worth the excruciating pain of the fight that precedes it.

Overrated: Discussing your future house
Underrated: Discussing your future vacation
Contrary to popular belief, men aren't afraid to discuss or envision a future together. It's just that they prefer to focus on certain aspects (drinking on a beach) rather than others (grouting bathroom tile).

Overrated: Double dates
Underrated: Going to parties together
Double dates are often a little awkward. Seeing an entire party's worth of guys look jealous when he walks in with you is always totally awesome.

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From Mauritius with love,

Zee

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