Wednesday, 12 October 2011
"Aw. I love it when a man cries. It is so cute. It proves that he's sensitive and in touch with his emotional side!" Really? You think a sniveling, snot-faced grown man is cute?! Come on, ladies. I bet you heard that line from Cosmopolitan magazine along with their oh-so-classic sex advice of "shove your finger in his ass and if he likes it, keep doing it."
But really, I cannot stand the sight of a man crying. His face gets all red and puffy, his eyes scrunch up, snot drips from his nose as he sniffles, then eventually he chokes on his own mucus from sobbing out his brains. Not one of those things mentioned is attractive to me. And I know what you're thinking, everyone cries! Yes, I know, but for some reason I like to think of men as men, not a teary-eyed teenage girl watching a sappy romantic comedy.
Let me tell you a quick story to justify my reasoning. An ex-boyfriend of mine used to cry. All. The. Damn. Time. He couldn't take a joke and would rather insinuate that it was a hateful jab at his self-esteem, then begin to tear up.
The first time this happened I felt terrible. I mean, I had made my 21-year-old boyfriend cry without even purposely trying! It all started on a Skype conversation. We were just chit-chatting and everything was going well until I made a minor joke about his receding hairline. I honestly didn't think it was that big of a deal until he hid his face behind a pillow and after a couple silent, awkward minutes he pulled the pillow away to reveal that he was, in fact, crying!
I was in shock and immediately began apologizing. Nobody ever wants to make another person upset, so I did what any normal girl in my position would do. But in reality, I believed he was overreacting.
Another incident was when we were about to break-up for the... fifth time. He sobbed, begged, and cried his eyes out so I wouldn't leave him. This was the first time where I felt the disgust at the sight of seeing another human being (more importantly, a man) cry. It was strange. Normally, the roles would be reversed where I, the female, would be sobbing my eyes out to try and make the relationship work. However, in this situation, it wasn't so.
Fortunately for me, I am no longer with him, but even so to this day, I can't stomach the image of a grown man looking all teary-eyed. I mean, I feel bad for another person when they're sad, yet it does make me feel uncomfortable, too.
So, ladies (and those lovely gentlemen out there), what is something that makes you feel uncomfortable that the opposite sex does?