Men & Romance

by - January 22, 2010

So I was surfing the internet after I was finally satisfied with my rundown (even though we all learned yesterday that they're merely suggestions and the producer should never fully believe things will go off exactly as she plans), and I came across an article - Dating 101: What Do Men Find Romantic? Of course I clicked on it, thinking it would be worth a good laugh if nothing else.

It turned out being a versus article. You know, comparing one thing against another and seeing which one most guys would prefer. I'm not sure how exact their science was when putting this together, but some of the things on the list were, although not necessarily surprising, interesting. Here's some of my favorites:

1. Love Letters v. Romantic Texts - same concept, right? Apparently not. According to the article, if a guy actually sits down to write you a love letter on paper (that's the key) he's trying to impress you (and of course we'll be impressed...who doesn't like getting a love letter?), but if he spur-of-the-moment sends you a text saying he's thinking about you it's because he can't help it (maybe he's not trying to be impressive but these kinds of things tend to be endearing and impressing by default).

2. Picnics v. Cook-Outs - Of course the cook-out wins this round. It's literally playing with fire. What guy is going to pass that up?

3. The Smell of Your Perfume v. The Smell of Your Hair - According to the article (which was written by a guy I've just noticed), guys would much rather catch a whiff of your "clean-yet-flowery girl-hair smell." Greatest adjective phrase ever.

4. Make-Up Physical Intimacy v. Not Fighting in the First Place - So I've been told that make-up physical intimacy is amazing, but believe it or not it wasn't the winner of this versus. Come to think of it, all the people I've heard profess the greatness of such acts have been female...

5. Ballroom Dancing Lessons v. Surfing Lessons - This should be a no-brainer. I mean, the answer is so obvious. The reason the article gives, however, isn't exactly what I would have guessed, but it is pretty funny: "Most any guy would love being active and learning new things with you. But if he has to worry about his footwork and balance, he'd rather not have to be wearing shimmery shirts while doing it."

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