10 Things Women Say They Will Never Understand About Men

It’s usually men complaining about how complicated and difficult to understand women can be. It appears women also have some head scratchers when it comes to men. Here is a list of a few things women say they will never understand about men. 

1. Why Do They Take Shirts Off by Pulling Up on the Collar?

a man pointing to his black tshirt

Most women take their shirts off by starting at the bottom and lifting up, whereas men pull shirts up from the collar. Some suggested that the difference lies in the apparent difference in the shape of the chest area. But some men say that isn’t the only difference. “Men’s clothes are shaped differently. That is legitimately the easiest way to get a men’s shirt off.” One reader also said pulling the shirt up by the collar helps keep it right side out, perfect for when it comes out of the laundry. But one wife complained, “My husband had t-shirts with holes in the neck area because he only pulls there when he takes them off. I didn’t realize it was common.” To each their own, but maybe ladies can show their men that their collars are hole-free and un-stretched for a reason. 

2. Why Can’t They Find Items in the Fridge?

man can't find something in the fridge

Consider yourself lucky to have a packed fridge. But why can women always locate a food item, big or small, whereas men stare blankly with the door wide open? One man offered the following response:

Because my wife puts those things in random places.

“Honey, can you grab the hot sauce?” looks for hot sauce

“Um, it looks like we’re out? Are you sure we have it?”

“Yeah, dummy, it’s on the bottom shelf behind all the produce, didn’t you look?”

“No, no, I didn’t because why would you store a condiment sideways, behind other ginormous things, when there is perfectly usable space on the door where the other 30 sauces/condiments are stored?”

3. How Can They Think About Nothing?

a man with his thumb tip in his mouth thinking

One woman said, “My mind is constantly crowded with thoughts / inner monologue.” She doesn’t understand how men can just be silent without all that. But this may be a misconception as some men spill the beans on what’s really happening in that head of theirs.

“My mind is too. I only say I’m thinking about nothing because I don’t want to share what I’m thinking about, lol. I’m assuming it’s the same for most guys.”

“For me, when I think about “nothing,” it’s more of a moment of self-reflection. I’ll just say it’s nothing because I don’t want to talk about it at that time.”

4. Why is it So Difficult to Go to the Doctor?

man with hand on head, looking at doctor

Some readers say going to the doctor becomes a part of life for women after giving birth and scheduling regular checkups. Men say besides getting immunizations, they will only see a doctor if they sustain a major injury. Another male reader offered the following explanation:

“It’s expensive, and we’re taught to suck it up our entire life by everyone. Both directly and indirectly. We go when we think we’ll die if we don’t.”

5. Why Does Your Social Media Scrolling Have to Happen on the Toilet?

man on phone while sitting on toilet

Many men enjoy catching up on the news and scrolling through social media while using the bathroom. Are they just being efficient and using their time wisely? Some male readers offered the following explanations.

“It’s a break to get away from the rest of the world. So it’s not a major problem.”

“It is a place of silence and peace. I call it Western meditation.”

“It’s my throne. I have had some of my best thoughts there.”

6. How Do You Walk Away from Someone and Pretend They Never Existed?

man walking away from woman

Women tend to stew over problems and arguments with people for ages before they can move past something. But we all know women don’t forget. Men, however, seem to move on without a care in the world. How do they do it? One reader offered the following insight “The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference. Hate comes from a place of passion, but indifference is just done. Moving on. Finished here and will rebuild again over there without you. This is usually done for extreme reasons, like your girl and best friend cheating with each other.” Another reader simply said that life is short, so why waste it on people you don’t need? 

7. The Love Affair They Have with Food

man happily eating a burger

An old saying continues to ring true “The key to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” If you make him a sandwich, you may have opened the door to a fulfilling relationship or an expectation that you will always be there to cook for him. 

8. Why Can’t They Shut Cupboards or Drawers When They Are Done With Them?

man looking through cupboard

One reader replied that there wasn’t any point in closing them when you have to open them again later anyway. Another male reader said they are usually distracted and will get to closing them eventually. Unfortunately, women, they will do it on their own timeline. 

9. Why Do They Always Forget Things Women Remember

man thinking with hand on his chin while woman reminds him of something

A male reader chimed in because they prioritize remembering different things. Minor details that women may remember just aren’t considered important to some men. They will also make an effort to remember some dates that are significant to them. “I know, like my mom’s birthday, and that is about it. I’m sure if I thought hard, I could probably get within a few days of other important dates. But dates aren’t really that big of a deal for me. But, I often can remember specific stories people tell me.” Another reader simply stated, “Our brains are wired differently. It’s not intentional. It’s just the way things are.”

10. How They Can Keep it Simple

man holding up shopping bags while looking happy

Men are known to be able to walk into a store, like something within five minutes and walk back out. One male responded that he needed new swim trunks and was in and out of the store within 10 minutes. “That’s how real men shop,” he joked. 

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