What is it about men and their friends? Have you ever noticed how your man shifts into a different persona when he’s with his friends? To us women it’s all a bit adorable and charming. We get to see our guy as a romantic partner who responds to certain words and actions but when he’s with his friends he transforms into this tough guy who doesn’t need love at all. It’s a strange thing for a woman to see because we’re more than comfortable not only expressing how much we love our man in front of our friends, but he’s often one of our favoured topics of conversation. Men are obviously very different than we are and that’s one of the things that make them so utterly irresistible. Take for instance the things guys love but would never admit in front of their buddies. There’s a bunch of things your man really desires from you but you’d be hard pressed to get him to list them especially if another man is present in the room.
Here are just a few things guys secretly love:
Pet names. Men love pet names. You know how you sometimes call him, “baby” or “sweetie” or anything else that suggests he holds a special place in your heart? He adores that and it’s something he craves. Take note that he doesn’t want you calling him anything other than his given name in front of his friends so be mindful of that.
Taking extra special care of you. Do you see how excited your guy gets when you ask him to do something just for you? It may be something as seemingly meaningless as running you a bubble bath or folding your laundry for you. However, if it puts a smile on your face and helps you to feel cherished, he loves doing that for you. Obviously, he’s not going to announce to his buddies that he’s taking care of you in ways like that. Some men have a skewed view of what a man should and shouldn’t be doing and doing anything that even remotely resembles housework tends to fall under that umbrella.
Going to the game with you. As much as you may think your guy loves going to his favorite sporting events with his friends, he’d much rather go as your date. Men absolutely love women who love sports. If you can sit through a football or hockey game with your guy and you know what’s going on, you’re going to win points in his book forever. Men are notoriously protective of their “guy nights” so that’s why you’re rarely going to ever hear a man confess that he’d like to go to a game with his girl instead of his buddies. To test him, why not get tickets to the next big game and watch his face light up when you say you’re going with him?
Going shopping with you. Enough fun has been made about how men secretly loathe shopping that most women won’t even attempt to get their guy to accompany them to the mall. He wants to go with you though for one very important reason. He wants to spend that time with you. Men will wind up in the most unlikely places including the theatre, the opera and even a baby shower if it means they can spend that time with the woman they adore. Don’t expect him to tell his buddies that he can’t hang out with them because he needs to accompany you to your manicure. He’d be the brunt of too many jokes for too long if he did that.
Remember that the dynamic you share with your man is very different than the dynamic he shares with his friends. Keep those special moments and interactions that you two share, just between the two of you. When he does go out to spend time with his friends, know inside that the connection you two share is special and surpasses any other friendship he has in his life. You’re his girl, so never forget that.
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