Ask a man what women want, and nine times out of 10 you’ll get a resounding “no bloody clue”.
It’s been long documented in pop culture that when it comes to understanding women, men simply have no idea. There are movies, books, websites and apps all dedicated to solving this evolutionary mystery.
But what about what men want? Can we as women confidently say we know what the men in our lives really want?
Before you blurt out “cars and beer”, Reddit has uncovered some surprising insights into what our gender counterparts wish we understood about them.
They need compliments just as much as we do.
When one user expressed a desire to receive “sincere compliments” from his significant other, it sent the thread into overdrive with men sharing similar needs.
“You don’t even know the amount of times per day I think of the girl I went to 10th grade with, who once told me I was the best looking guy in the school. That sh*t changes our lives,” replied one, adding, “most men simply don’t get compliments from other men, so nice things from you are worth quite a bit.”
But the key word here is sincere. “Real, honest compliments don’t come too often,” one user said.
“Funnily enough, when people say them and I’m caught off guard/surprised they usually follow up with, ‘Oh as if you don’t know’ or ‘You must hear that all the time’, not realising how little guys get told that kind of stuff.”