12 ‘girly’ things that men like but would never reveal

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Guys love doing a few things in private which they would otherwise decry as girly. They would never reveal it but they enjoy the following things as well.

by Anand Prakash

While adhering to the gender stereotype has never benefited anyone and those elements hardly matter in today’s world but there are still some things which men (a lot of them) believe to be girly.

Guys want to appear macho (PxHere)
Guys want to appear macho (PxHere)

A lot of men have this impression that if they indulge in things which they believe to be ‘girly’ it would showcase them as soft. They believe that it would somehow taint their masculinity and make them less male. Having said this, they also like doing a few things in secret, which they otherwise deem girly.

They like appearing masculine (PxHere)
They like appearing masculine (PxHere)

#1 Gossip

Guys gossip as well (Flickr)
Guys gossip as well (Flickr)

Only girls gossip. This is the line a lot of men use just before they start gossiping about how women love to gossip. The irony, obviously, is unbelievable.

They, too, like a bit of spice (Flickr)
They, too, like a bit of spice (Flickr)

Guys gossip as much as girls do and sometimes even more. Do not believe a guy who says he doesn’t gossip as he may be the one to initiate it often. It is very human to gossip and guys hate revealing it but they love a bit of spice as well.

#2 Cuddles

Guys love to cuddle as well (PxHere)
Guys love to cuddle as well (PxHere)

A lot of men believe that the ideal male image is all butch and macho. The fact is that such an image is far from true. A man, emotionally, can get as vulnerable as a woman even though they would hate revealing the same.

They like getting the hugs too (PxHere)
They like getting the hugs too (PxHere)

Cuddles, therefore, are something they love as well. Cuddles are basically giant hugs which lasts longer and who doesn’t like feeling safe in the arms of someone they love. They may say that they don’t but they love being cuddled.

#3 Selfies

Guys love their selfies as well (Pexels)
Guys love their selfies as well (Pexels)

Selfies are definitely not a girls-only thing. While girls do tend to take much more photos that a man would, on average, it doesn’t mean that a man is less attracted to the concept. A selfie is as appealing to a man as to a woman.

#4 Shopping

Guys love shopping too (PxHere)
Guys love shopping too (PxHere)

Shopping, as much as gossiping, is often believed by men to be something which girls love and guys hate. The fact is that there is an equal number of girls who hate shopping and an equal number of men who love shopping. The difference is only in the fact that men try to hide it.

#5 Crying in the movies

Men cry too after getting emotional (PxHere)
Men cry too after getting emotional (PxHere)

Men cry in the movies, or after watching a movie. Not all may but a lot of them do. It is a simple expression of their emotions but they hate saying it out loud. Their need to appear tough prevents them from confessing the same.

#6 Perfumes

Guys love perfumes too (PxHere)
Guys love perfumes too (PxHere)

It is not women only who go gaga over perfumes. It is not only women who drift away at the fragrance. Men love a good perfume as much as any woman and there’s really nothing to it except for the fact that they tend to hide it for some reason.

#7 Romantic comedies

Guys watch romantic comedies too (IMDB)
Guys watch romantic comedies too (IMDB)

A guy may be a die-hard fan of ‘die hard’ and also love a movie like ‘Notting Hill’. The fact is that the mainstream media has portrayed a masculine image which is wrong as a guy does watch, albeit secretly, a lot of romantic comedies.

#8 Baths

Guys love to take a bath as well 
Guys love to take a bath as well 

Who doesn’t like to sit back in a bath, enjoy the warm water, and let their worries melt away and what’s wrong with having a few scented candles around at the same time? Guys may tell you it’s not manly but it’s only a matter of time before you catch them at it.

#9 Skin-care

Men use skin-care products as well (PxHere)
Men use skin-care products as well (PxHere)

Skin-care products were initially targeted towards women until the realization dawned that men love them as much as women do. After all, what is wrong with caring for your skin? Now, there’s a multi-billion dollar industry in men’s skin-care, but men still hate admitting it.

#10 Eye-rolls

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Oh, the eye-rolls! This is one of the acts which is considered typical of a woman, especially when a man has bored her to death. But do not be misled. Guys roll their eyes more dramatically and they do it all the time.

#11 Dancing

Guys love to dance too (PxHere)
Guys love to dance too (PxHere)

Men can be dancing queens as well! Men love dancing and they love the subtle moves it has. While not all of them may display the grace of a woman while dancing, they do the dance in their own way, to their heart’s delight.

#12 The mushy talks

Guys love the cheesy talk as well (PxHere)
Guys love the cheesy talk as well (PxHere)

If you are a woman and have spent even one-night pillow-talking then you know exactly what we are talking about. Guys get cheesy all the time. And if you don’t believe it, just Google how many romantic poets are men.

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