16 Things Guys Think They Know About Girls (That Aren't Necessarily True!)

When it comes to girls, guys tend to think they have it all figured out. They may not understand why we do the things that we do, but most guys feel pretty certain that they know, at least, what it is that we like and dislike. Yes, it’s true that some girls don’t mind when a guy takes the check at dinner, some girls love a bouquet of flowers and some girls consider any movie starring Sandra Bullock or Reese Witherspoon an instant classic. What isn’t true, however, is that these preconceived notions can be applied to all girls. Here are just a few assumptions that guys often make that definitely could not be said for the entire female population.  

1. We cheer ourselves up by buying ourselves a new outfit.

Believe it or not, we don’t think retail therapy is the answer to everything. Sometimes we even find shopping pretty annoying.

2. We’re in a bad mood because we’re on our period.

Maybe we did poorly on a test or we just got some bad news from home, or we simply didn’t sleep well last night. Whatever the case, we can think of dozens of reasons why we might be cranky that have nothing to do with our menstrual cycle.

3. We don’t know the difference between a first down and a touchdown.  

We’re not just attending football games to tailgate and scope out the tight end, you know.

4. We always order salads for dinner because we’re watching our weight.

How about you watch us eat this cheeseburger and these fries instead?

5. A perfect night in for us involves curling up with a Lifetime movie and a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and having a good cry.

Oh yeah, nothing more fun than cheesy, trashy made-for-TV flicks and a nice emotional purge. We’ll take the ice cream, though.

6. We post at least one selfie on Instagram a day.

Listen. We may post the occasional selfie or two, but we don’t need to get validation from the cyberworld about how good we look every day. 

7. We wouldn’t have any idea how to assemble a piece of furniture from IKEA.

We think we can handle assembling our own furniture, thank you very much. We can set up our own DVD players and paint our own apartments, too!

8. We think the Kardashians are fascinating.

Our idea of following current events spans beyond reality television, as hard as it may be to believe.

9. We take at least two hours to get ready to go out for the night.

We know it’s hard to imagine that we can get ready for a night out and look as good as we do in any less than two hours, but believe us, it’s possible.

10. We enjoy putting down other women (because it makes us feel better about ourselves).

Did you ever consider that we might already feel great about ourselves and don’t need to criticize others to feel that way?

11. We live for Valentine’s Day.

Hallmark cards, jewelry and public, mushy declarations of love? Some of us would be much happier with just a box of chocolates.

12. We love when a guy pays for our drinks and meals (and we’ve even come to expect it). 

We have jobs! We have checking accounts! What makes you think we’re always looking for someone else to foot our bills?

13. Our local Starbucks barista knows our order by heart because we go there so often.

Instant coffee from our dorm room works just as fine as a tall skinny vanilla latte.

14. We don’t know how to hold our liquor.

Contrary to popular belief, many of us know our limits and can drink in moderation.

15. We have a passion for all things pink and sparkly.

Just because we were wrapped in a pink blanket in the delivery room doesn’t mean we’ve carried a lifelong passion for the color.

16. Our number one priority is being in a relationship.

Yup, definitely our first priority – right above getting our college degrees and forging successful careers for ourselves.