The Rules....this time by Men.  

Sweetgenie_girl 41F
326 posts
10/14/2005 12:41 pm

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The Rules....this time by Men.

We always hear "the rules" from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side. These are their rules! Please note ... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us bitching about you leaving it down.

1. Birthdays, Valentines, and Anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present yet again!

1. Sometimes we are not thinking about you. Live with it.

1. Sunday = sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.

1. Don't cut your hair. Ever. Long hair is always more attractive than short hair. One of the big reasons guys fear getting married is that married women always cut their hair, and by then you're stuck with her.

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way.

1. Crying is blackmail.

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!

1. We don't remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.

1. Most guys own three pairs of shoes -- tops. What makes you think we'd be
any good at choosing which pair, out of thirty, would look good with your dress?

1. Yes, and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.

1. A headache that last for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor.

1. Check your oil! Please.

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days.

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't expect us to act like soap opera guys.

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. We refuse to answer.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.

1. Let us ogle. We are going to look anyway; it's genetic.

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions, and neither do we.

1. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out. Get over it. And quit whining to your girlfriends.

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.

1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.

1. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our lack of mind-reading ability is not proof of how little we care about you.

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing", we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine. Really!

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as navel lint, the shotgun formation, or monster trucks.

1. You have enough clothes.

1. You have too many shoes.

1. Foreign films are best left to foreigners. (Unless it's Bruce Lee or some war flick where it doesn't really matter what the hell they're saying anyway.)

1. It is neither in your best interest or ours to take the quiz together. No, it doesn't matter which quiz.

1. BEER is as exciting for us as handbags are for you.

1. Thank you for reading this; Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know we really don't mind that, it's like camping.

1. I'm in shape. ROUND is a shape.

PassionateBeat 44M

10/14/2005 6:30 pm

Hey Sweetgenie_girl...
Finally, a woman that understands how it should be...

Marry me...

Ok, Ok I'm kidding LOL
Nice post it was a hoot to read..

Have a nice one

PS: If we meet soon and you still remember this post please let me know so I can wear extra padding


RailBaron2 54M

10/14/2005 6:57 pm

Not bad,but I think You missed one.
Threats,Intimidation & coorcian tactics dont work to get us to change,Only God can change us & You are Not Him so stop trying. Jim

alex_200mm 57M
4960 posts
10/15/2005 2:47 pm

Excellent list, sweetgenie.

I particularly liked #1... and also #1... not to mention #1... and, of course, #1.

Check out the questionnaire I put for women on my blog and let me know your comments!

Keep on listing,


Sweetgenie_girl 41F

10/21/2005 11:30 am

PassionBeat, I'm glad you enjoy reading this blog...I'm currently working on the female version, so watch out!

RailBaron, Thanks for stopping by

Alex200mm, #1 is my favorite too!

rm_txscorpion 42M
206 posts
11/28/2005 9:49 pm

LOL!! This was a great post. Yes, I believe in following #1.

I have to admit, I really like this one:

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing", we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.

Proof positive that communication is key.

By the way, could you let me know what you think of The Taste Of Victory. Just curious. Thanks.


~The Scorpion King~

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