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Who believes 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus'?

Asked by misstrikcy (1242points) August 6th, 2010

Having only recently been introduced to this book I’ve been astonished by how little I knew about men, and even about women.

It’s been a revelation to me. And finally, after 5 years of seeing my partner dying a slow death in our relationship, and me getting tied up in knots…. at last, things are improving becase we’re beginning to understand how we both think.

Are we really wired up so differently?

If so, should we consider teaching our children about this in school?

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Welcome to the real world. We are wired very differently. I’ve been trying to learn this for way too many years, and I may be getting to the point I can see both sides, but it’s a stretch.

kevbo's avatar

It’s amazing when you get it, isn’t it?

This book did it for me.

misstrikcy's avatar

@kevbo It certainly is. Bordering on an epithany…

marinelife's avatar

Yes, we are wired that differently from men. I can think of many examples.

The first one that comes to mind is that women just like to discuss things and talk about their feelings and men think they must then act to “fix” things.

zenele's avatar

Lately, Men have been assholes, and Women from Uranus.

wundayatta's avatar

Trust women to get the short flight to earth!

downtide's avatar

Definitely. Totally different planets. (I had the bad luck to be born on the wrong one). I’ve never been able to comprehend women.

BoBo1946's avatar

How to Impress a Woman

* Wine her,
* Dine her,
* Call her,
* Hug her,
* Support her,
* Hold her,
* Surprise her,
* Compliment her,
* Smile at her,
* Listen to her,
* Laugh with her,
* Cry with her,
* Romance her,
* Encourage her,
* Believe in her,
* Pray with her,
* Pray for her,
* Cuddle with her,
* Shop with her,
* Give her jewelry,
* Buy her flowers,
* Hold her hand,
* Write love letters to her,
* Go to the end of the Earth and back again for her.

How to Impress a Man

* Show up naked
* Bring food
* Dont block the TV

ram201pa's avatar

@BoBo1946 OMG too funny but strangely true.

BoBo1946's avatar

@ram201pa loll..i’m still laughing. When i read that, had to share it. And, you would be correct.

cookieman's avatar

While I agree that men and women have their differences (@marinelife‘s example rings true for me), I think generalizing is usually a bad thing and much of the “advice” in these books is sensationalized observations simply designed to sell books.

Most real people don’t appreciate being reduced to a stereotype.

For example, in my life @BoBo1946‘s list, while funny, couldn’t be further from reality.

BoBo1946's avatar

@cprevite well, there is some humor and truth in it. And, certainly understand your comment. Just something found on the internet that caused me to laugh. It is far from my reality as a person also. Also, it was not directed at anyone. lighten up!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@BoBo1946 Did you learn the lesson before or after the divorce?
That was so mean I’ll have to confess to finding water six times when I golfed Tuesday to make up for it.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe it was just something posted for humor while having some truth for some people. Did not mean to sterotype anyone!

lapilofu's avatar

I’ve never actually read this book. What does it say are the differences between men and women?

lapilofu's avatar

@zenele Well I certainly don’t believe that!

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Nope, don’t agree. The differences stem mainly from nurture, not nature.

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