What a man wants
Us women all know what we want and most men are mystified about that, but do we know what men want, other than just about their testosterone?
Perhaps this explains the honeymoon syndrome, when the relationship is bliss and wonderful. Some couples are able to continue that state of bliss, while others fall off of it quite quickly. Once off, it is hard to get back on the bliss wagon – but not impossible.
James Altchuler: What do you think is the most important thing a woman should know about a man that a woman probably doesn’t know?
Brett McKay: Here’s one thing and they have research to back this up. Men are very sensitive or attuned to status. We all know that. Men are hierarchal. But men actually respond more adversely to status defeat or status slights than women do. There are parts of brain that fire up. We release more adrenaline and cortisol whenever we experience some sort of status defeat. That’s when we look bad in front of others.
So yeah, that whole thing that men want more respect and women want love, there’s some truth to that. There’s some scientific truth to back that up. So understand that status and how a man feels other people are perceiving them as, that’s important. You can laugh at it as a sensitive male ego but that’s the thing. That’s how we’re hardwired. So just keep that in consideration whenever you’re interacting with your menfolk.
What do you think? Pretty simple and Aunty thinks, pretty true. On the other side, for men to figure out what a woman wants is not so simple, not simple at all.