So Here's The Rundown On What Teenage Boys Really Think Of Girls

So Here's The Rundown On What Teenage Boys Really Think Of Girls

"We want to feel needed, even if it's just handing us that jar you can't open, it makes us feel really good."

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As we head into November, men and women alike are getting ready for the incoming winter with Christmas season on the horizon and the new year only two months away. Apparently, it is also cuffing season around these parts so as a college student, why not talk about how boys approach girls? I actually took the time to talk with a couple of friends that are still in high school to give a teenage view with my adult views. Boy, did that go well.

1. Everyone isn't a girl magnet

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"Unless we are a natural girl magnet, communicating with the girl we like is rather hard for us. Surprisingly, flirting for a lot of guys comes easy (not all) if they are just flirting with some random girl, it is when we start out a conversation with a girl we like that brings out the awkward pauses, ums, and general unattractiveness. This is largely due to extreme anxiety, and pretty much as soon as you reciprocate some of the flirting back, we ease up."

2. Harassment

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"If another guy is harassing you, a whole lot of us are more than willing to go teach him a lesson as soon as we hear about it. Regardless of the consequences."

3. We love to be pillows

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"We love it when you fall asleep on our shoulders. Enough said."

4. Brooooooooo

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"We will call literally any other guy bro even if we just met them 10 seconds ago."

5. Beauty

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"We love you without a ton of makeup!"

6. Empowerment 

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"Even if we don't say it often enough, y'all are really awesome."

7. Athletics

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"Nothing is cooler to a guy than a girl that (at least pretends to be) interested in their favorite sport and can get at least most of the terminology right."

8. Playing Dumb

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"We will play dumb on something to get you to explain it to us and spend time with us."

9. Obsession

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"We will do anything for the right woman, literally anything, I'm talking we will attempt Jason Bourne level stuff to keep you safe and love you, but you have to give us some sort of signal that that love is reciprocated."

10. When hands are thrown

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"That being said, if we get into a fight, don't try to peel us off. When a guy is in a fight, the adrenaline is running so high that as soon as he feels something touch him, he turns and swings, he sees what it is afterward. We just don't want you to get hurt."

11.  Flirting

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"99% of the time, that dude trying to flirt with you is not a creep, he just does not know what he is doing (HOWEVER, if you feel unsafe in any situation, GET OUT OF THERE ASAP. One guy's feelings being hurt is not worth the possibility that he is a creep, all I'm saying is don't always confuse ineptness with pretty women for being a creep)."

12. Paying Attention

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"We probably aren't going to talk to you if you are either not looking up from your phone or surrounded by your friends (impenetrable walls)."

13. Spreading legs is NOT a bad thing for a guy

Giphy

"'Manspreading' is us not crushing our testicles between our legs. Get over it."

14. We need some affection too

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"We want to feel needed, even if it's just handing us that jar you can't open, it makes us feel really good."

15. Best friends forever

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"Us and our guy bros, we are really tight, like friends to the end tight. Don't try to break that up."

16. Dating within the circle is dangerous

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"Also, if you have dated one of our close friends in recent history, don't be surprised if we are kinda hesitant about dating you, it's just one of those unspoken rules for guys."

17. Men are not mind readers

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"We know WHEN there is a problem, but we cannot pinpoint WHAT the problem is when you will not tell us. We just want to help, please let us."

18. Convincing us to break up with you is actually pretty hard

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"It will take A LOT for us to dump you, I'm talking abuse/cheating here. Obviously, there are guys who would, but most of us would never even dream of it without an extreme case like mentioned before."

19. Blushing is cute

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"When you blush in front of us, even the most calloused of our hearts melt."

20. It's the simple things that count

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"Most of the time, hanging out at home and watching a movie on the couch with dinner that both of us made is just as good/much much more enjoyable for us than a night on the town."

21. When it comes to movies

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"We will be the running commentary on any chick flick you want us to watch. We do this to feel like we are keeping a shred of our manliness while we are watching 'The Kissing Booth.'"

22. We will also keep watching them

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"We will then rewatch it for the fun of it a couple nights later when we are sure nobody will walk in."

23. Athletes don't want to be embarrassed 

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"If we see you on the sidelines of any game we are in, the stakes just increased exponentially."

24. Guys have feelings

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"We have feelings too, we just hide them for several reasons including… reasons (ha, you thought I was going to spill those secrets)?"

25. Guy behavior doesn't always translate to everyone

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"Most of us a whole lot more crude/vulgar when just with our guy friends. We try to behave nicely for you."

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To The Boy Who Made Me Love Again

Thank you for loving me and showing me how to love myself.

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To the boy who made me love again:

From the very beginning of our relationship, you showed me you were different. You showed me how I should be treated.

After dating someone for three years, falling in love was the last thing I wanted to do again. I did not want to grow close to anyone and fall in love with every little aspect of someone, but with you, it was so much different. You were different from other guys I had talked to. You have done small things for me that make me so happy. From offering to order me pizzas while I'm working to ordering me a key chain that says "drive safe," it's the little things you've done to make me love you.

During my previous relationship, I had come to a custom of pulling out my card to pay for dates and thought it was okay to accept the fact that good morning text did not exist. Every morning since we started dating, you never forget to text me good morning. We almost fight over who is going to pay, because I can't expect you to pay for every date. You have shown me what to expect in a relationship.

You never fail to make me happy. Whenever I say I'm hungry, you get me Mexican. When I want to watch Netflix, you immediately put on The Office. I can mention one thing I want and you buy it because you know it will make me happy. You give me forehead kisses and it puts a smile on my face. Whenever I am upset, you won't get off the phone until you figure out what is wrong and make sure everything is okay.

You make me feel beautiful. I can come over in leggings and socks and Birkenstocks or I can come over in a nice shirt and booties, but either way, you tell me I'm beautiful. Whenever I just wake up and look a hot mess, you look me in my eyes and tell me I'm beautiful.

You always tell me to be careful whenever I'm driving and you make sure to tell me you love me every night before you go to bed. You remind me of things I know I'll forget and you literally read my mind. You motivate me with my schooling and tell me how proud you are of me when I make a good grade.

I never wanted to date again and I especially did not want to fall in love; however, you are everything I dreamed of wanting. I am so blessed to have met you and fallen in love with you. So to the boy who made me want to love again, I love you and thank you for everything.

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31 Things That Are True When You Date A Guy Who Loves His Car Just As Much As He Loves You

If you know, you know.

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When you date a guy who loves cars, your relationship is NOT a normal relationship. It is always filled with adventure, and there is never a dull moment. This is what happens when the person you love, loves cars just as much as he loves you.

1. You drive everywhere.

Robert Keck

Down the street? Drive. Day trips for the hell of it? He'll be the one driving. Even if it is your car, you're probably going to be sitting bitch.

2. Car meets are a thing.

South Philly Car Meet

Robert Keck

Did anyone know this was a thing? Because before I started dating my boyfriend, I had no idea this was a thing (and it happens often). Yes, all these people just park their cars and everyone talks. It is a sight to see.

3. He will go out of his way to look at someone else's car.

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He will take an extra turn just to see a car. Any dinner reservations you have better account for the 15-30 minutes out-of-the-way driving.

4. There are a lot of late nights.

Hannah Porter

Whether it is holding the flashlight, or just keeping company, be prepared to be outside for a while. Always bring a coat.

5. There are more pictures of his cars/trucks than you.

Robert Keck

Don't get your panties in a bunch. I honestly have no problem with it. He still has pictures of me, so who cares?

6. He has two loves in his life.

Samantha Wylesol

You, and his car(s).

7. Every other sentence has the word "engine" in it.

Hannah Porter

Do you know how many different types of engines there are? Because I did not. Be prepared to learn about every single one.

8. An absurd amount of money is spent on car parts.

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Theres nothing more I can say on this matter. Just know it is an absurd amount.

9. You'll drive hours away for a good deal from Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.

Hannah Porter

One day, we drove three hours for an engine at 9pm at night. It is always something.

10.  "I just need to fix this one thing" does not mean he'll be done in 10 minutes.

Robert Keck

Nothing ever takes 10 minutes. It's a trick.

11.  He'll be the first on the scene when you fuck up.

Hannah Porter

Yea, that happened. Guess who showed up first?

12. You will hear him arrive. Or, you will hear him a few roads down.

Robert Keck

Just wait until he fucks up the exhaust.

13.  There is always something to fix. Nothing is ever done.

Robert Keck

You don't even want to know what is happening here.

14. You will be doing a lot of flat towing and rescues.

Yes, we break down. It happens. You know damn well that he fixes it within the next few days. I have to give him credit, I could never do what he does. I can't wrap my head around it.

15.  Prepare to get "The look" if you drop food in the car.

Cary Porter

Don't risk it.

16.  You learn a ton of new terms.

Hannah Porter

I once did not understand something (actually about the above TransAm), and he pulled out a BLUEPRINT of the car. I still don't know what he talks about half the time.

17. You have your own personal mechanic

Hannah Porter

Guess who learned how to do their own oil and brakes? Anything after that he's going to have to handle. He constantly plugs my tires because I somehow find every nail on the road in Philadelphia.

18.  He holds more knowledge of cars than any other topic

Robert Keck

He is able to see a car and rattle off the make, model, year, engine, and all the other shit that goes along with that. He is able to do that with almost every car...how do you hold all that knowledge?

19.  If he is on his phone, it is guaranteed that he is either on Facebook Marketplace, Youtube looking at car videos, or Instagram looking at car profiles.

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Plus: he won't be liking other girl's pictures, unless theres a truck in the background.

20.  Whatever you do, DON'T SLAM THE DOOR.

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I learned this very fast.

21.  Prepare for a lecture if your feet are on the dash.

Hannah Porter

The whole outside of the truck can be muddy, but god forbid there's some dirt on the dash.

22. Cleaning out the car is not just taking the trash out of it.

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Trash out, tools organized, car washed and waxed, tire shine, carpet vacuumed and shampooed, all seats moved, etc. It is a whole ordeal.

23.  Tools are everywhere.

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Whatever you need, it will be there in large quantities. Also, let this go along with the ABSURD amount of money that is spent on car stuff. That ratchet in the middle can cost over $150!

24.  Don't open the garage.

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Just...don't.

25.  He won't go through a car wash.

Robert Keck

Hand wash only. Do not go through the tunnel. It will leave scratches in the paint (obviously).

26. There is always a "project car"...or cars. 

Hannah Porter

My boyfriend at all times has at least 2 project cars, I swear.

27.  Yes, that car has been sitting there for over a year.

Robert Keck

It will be worked on...eventually.

28.  He is a pro-negotiator

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No one knows money better than your car guy. When it comes to negotiating prices, he is the one you want to bring with you.

29.  Most of his friends are car people, too.

Robert Keck and Jake Ryan

All the car parts, car talk, car pictures, and all the shit that goes with it is doubled or tripled. Wait untill there is a car full of them.

30. He'll do some stupid shit.

Hannah Porter

He'll be fine. You learn not to ask questions anymore.

31.  No matter how much he loves his car, he will always make you a priority and love you unconditionally.

Hannah Porter

I must say, all of this stuff can be a lot to deal with. But when you have the right person in your life, you will enjoy every moment of it. I have never laughed so hard in my life than I have with my car-loving boy. Do not let this discourage you. Date a car guy. It will be one of the best decisions you will make.

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