You may or may not have probably heard a number of myths about men when it comes to dating, relationships and sex. While some of them have some basis in fact, there are many more that you are better off ignoring. Here are the top 10 male myths debunked.
Men Who Have Big Feet Have a Big…
Okay before anything else, let’s get this one out of the way. While the same gene influences the development of toes, fingers and penises – not to mention clitorises in women — there is no correlation with the length of one and the other. In an article on Live Science:
In a study of more than 3,000 men, no correlation was found between the self-reported size of feet and that of the crown jewels. Skeptical of a man’s ability to size himself up, some researchers have, well, taken things into their own hands.
For example, a 2002 study, headed by Jyoti Shah at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, compared foot size to carefully measured privates (all 104 penises were stretched to their longest length for consistency.) No correlation was found.
Men Prefer Younger Women
It’s not that men like younger women; it’s just that they tend to satisfy certain preferences. According to Gary Jackson of AskMen.com:
Conventional wisdom suggests it’s hardwired into men to go for younger women, that it’s instinctive, and on that deep, animal level we’re looking for a woman who has the best chance of giving us children. Of course, younger women are more likely to do this than older ones, however, it is by no means a hard-and-fast rule.
Men Think about Sex Every 7 Seconds
Okay, this one is just obvious hogwash, but women like to throw it around like it’s an ironclad fact. There is simply no way a person, let alone a man, could think about sex that often. According to Live Science:
‘That is as many times as we breathe everyday,’ Caroll said. ‘Nobody has that type of mental stamina.’ In one of the nation’s most comprehensive surveys about sexual habits in the United states, completed by Edward Laumann and colleagues in 1994, 43 percent of men reported thinking about sex not even once a day, but rather somewhere between a couple times a week to a couple times a month.
Men Love the Chase
I can’t imagine why women think men love exerting a lot of effort just for the opportunity to qualify to take someone out. There can’t be anything stressful about approaching a complete stranger and risking rejection and humiliation, can there? Please note the sarcasm. According to Gal Time:
WOMEN love the chase. And why not? To be in a position where you can basically field offers from potential suitors. On that particular point, guys would switch places any day. It’s not that we love the chase…it’s that we have to chase.
Men Are Scared of Commitment
Okay, so this happens to be my favorite one because women like to throw this around a lot. Men spend a lot of effort trying to get into a relationship, but once in it, any act of trying to maintain a bit of freedom is seen as a signal of having commitment issues. Now, that isn’t quite fair, is it? According to Ask Men:
Men don’t always want an easy, open arrangement and 72% would never date a girl they thought had “loose morals.” It could be that there is some part of us that’s hardwired to always seek new experiences and not get stuck in one place for too long. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a real, committed relationship too.
So there you have it. Those were the biggest male myths debunked. The next time you date a guy, you just might want to keep these in mind to keep things in perspective.