men everywhere, I know in the past we’ve had our fair share of arguments, disagreements and maybe even a few bloody battles.
But, recently, I’ve come to appreciate you fellas and your trials and tribulations a whole lot more. Being a girl makes it a tad easier to understand my female friends and colleagues.
However, this rule does not hold when it comes to having a girlfriend.
Sadly, being a woman and dating women does not give me as much of an advantage as I had hoped.
I can only imagine how difficult it is for dudes – like learning a foreign language that changes constantly.
You have to interpret long sighs and furtive glances, remember obscure dates and deal with the inevitable “everything’s fine.” I, at least, speak the language. Whenever my ex-boyfriends and I got in a fight we’d have a little discussion or argument.
Sometimes I would hold on to the negative feelings, but my boyfriends usually didn’t.
Not only do women seem to hold a grudge longer, but they also make you coax their emotions out of them like a freaking snake charmer. But when I ask her what’s up, the answer is always “nothing.” I know it isn’t nothing, so I push and pull and prod until I’m fairly limp with exhaustion. hours, maybe, if I’m lucky, I get a teeny, tiny glimpse of what’s going on in her head.
I love my girlfriend, but she never tells me what her problem is right away. I know when I hear, “Well, it’s just …” that I’ve finally gotten her to budge an inch.
Getting her to budge another inch, well, that’s another matter.
I know all women aren’t like this and I don’t want to offend anyone by stereotyping.
But, from my limited dating experience, I have learned that women are less forthcoming with their emotions than men. Often, my girlfriend is shaking with ecstasy one minute and barking instructions at me like a drill sergeant the next.