I started thinking about this subject after my father looked at me and said my hair is always slightly rats-nest-y. I told him it was controlled dishevelment. I’m not sure he believed me. And watching the Bachelorette this last week where guys had to explain puberty and feminine products and such, in such a hilarious manner…. and recently this marvelous ad for Carefree liners…. oh the things guys just don’t get.
So, things that I find confuse men….
1. Hair styles that are controlled dishevelment. For instance, I dry my hair straight, then curl it, pinning up the curls with hair clips… guys don’t get that and why you have to dry it first, or why you have to curl it before you put your hair up….. After I take out the hair clips, I fluff and tease and spray with magic hair spray. Then the curls look so natural it’s like you didn’t even do anything. That. Is. The. Point. To not look like you were even trying to curl your hair. Like hair just naturally falls that way. Trust me, guys do not get hair routines. They do not get why you have to put the hair gel on just so and just right and in such and such an order. But guys, it’s worth it. Does your sweetheart look amazing? Then trust me, she has probably done some backwards method to get her hair that way. But it works.
2. Nail polish and various colors and glitter and creams versus frosts. Nail polish is nail polish to a guy. Yellow is yellow and if it just so happens to match your outfit, great. But why do you need three greens? Or five sparkle ones, or why do you need this black when you already have a black and honey, don’t you think your collection is large enough? For me, I can never have too many nail polishes. Right now my father has indulged me with them, and I have a serious collection that matches all my summer shirts. But he doesn’t get nail polish. He really doesn’t get why I ooh and ahh over the new sparkle polishes filled with glitter. Men don’t get glitter. Obviously they have never paid attention that women like shiny things. Glitter is the cheap way to have lots of shine. And for me, since I can’t indulge in my true passion, shoes, nail polishes work…. which leads me to Number 3…..
3. Shoes. I still don’t understand why guys are still confused by our love of shoes. For one, they always tell me that I look good in heels and I have met a lot of men who are legs men. They love to look at legs in a pair of nice heels. So, if that’s the case, um, you need shoes. Duh. And I’m sure they wonder why you need three pink shoes, but hey, if it’s summer then you need the strappy sandal or the cute kitten heel. Wedges (which I don’t do) platforms, heels, flats, pink, blue, silver, green, black with stripes, black with zebra print, and various boots with heels, or not or…. I love shoes, I really do. I love to wear them around a guy. I love that they make me a bit taller than my 5’4″ frame. They make me feel sexy. Heck, they make me sexy. Shoes bring confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. They are what make women sexy. So why a guy wouldn’t get a woman wanting to be sexy… blows me away. Granted, yeah, they can make our feet hurt, but still… in pain we are still sexy.
Okay, so those are my three things so far that I know confuse guys. They will shake their heads at certain things and if you discuss it, you can see the blank stares starting. It’s rather funny.
I am curious though, does anyone else know of things that totally confuse guys? Things that make us uniquely women? Things that they may like we do, but seriously do not get? Write me and tell me….. Which means, comment below. :)
Kate (in the glittery pink nail polish)