She Said, He Said: Clueless College Guys Weigh in on the Things We Think Are Common Sense

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Many people will argue that guys are “just like us.” I agree with that statement, besides the fact they can eat whatever they want and not gain weight, spend hours in front of the TV playing video games, and avoid emotional attachment in any and all situations. There are certain times in my life when I truly believe the notion that guys are from Mars and girls are from Venus; for instance, when the little boy I babysit tells me that masquerade (mascara) is only for Gothic people, or when my best friend’s boyfriend accuses her of being an alien when she wears her sticky boobs under a backless dress. We spend hundreds of dollars on things like manicures, makeup and highlights, while it only takes guys a mere ten minutes to get ready. To guys, girls will always be a foreign concept.

The following are questions I believed most every girl could answer in a heartbeat. I asked them to three college guys, Tom, Evan and Matthew, and recorded their answers below. Tom is the ultimate frat boy. He grew up as an only child and lives in a frat mansion with over thirty of his bros at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. When he’s not golfing, Tom enjoys a good happy hour on Friday afternoons. Evan, 20, currently living in Los Angeles, CA, grew up with several girlfriends and an older sister. He is an aspiring talent agent and is currently interning in California. Matthew, a sophomore at the University of Iowa, has had a girlfriend for two years. He plays intramural basketball and loves the Chicago Bulls.
If you don’t believe we’re living on different planets, keep reading. Who knew clueless could be so cute?
How much does a manicure cost?
She said: $15-20
He said: 50 bucks
What job does Carrie Bradshaw have in Sex and the City?
She said: Writer
He said: Which one is Carrie Bradshaw? Is she a housewife?
What is a bandeau?
She said: A type of strapless bra
He said: A music instrument
Who is Noah Calhoun?
She said: Main character in The Notebook
He said: A singer
How much does a pair of designer jeans cost?
She said: $150-200
He said: $100
How can you distinguish a pair Christian Louboutin heels from other heels?
She said: Red on the bottom of the shoe
He said: They have LB’s on them
Who is Hank Baskett married to?
She said: Kendra Wilkinson
He said: Hank Baskett? That really sh***y wide receiver? Jessica Alba.
Who are the two main female characters in Gossip Girl?
She said: Blair and Serena
He said: Shelby and Miranda


About The Author

Caroline Finnegan is a rising junior in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying news editorial journalism. She is the Contributing Editor and Weekly Columnist of  U of I’s branch of The Odyssey, a Greek newspaper, as well as the leader of ceremonial services and ritualistic practices of her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. She is currently working for a music promotions company and at her mom’s clothing store. Caroline hails from the Windy City and prefers everything Chicago style, including sailing on Lake Michigan, Jonathon Toews (and the Blackhawks), Wrigley Field and of course, Oprah. Some of her favorite things include: biographies, New Orleans. singing cards, and elephants. She aspires to become a writer for a television show like Saturday Night Live, or her favorite, Modern Family. Next Spring, she plans on studying in her Grandpa’s homeland of Italy.