For those of you that haven’t met me I shall start this by telling you that I am a man, to be fair you should know this if you have done your homework and read the ‘about me’ page. So I am a man and a single man, apparently not such a rare commodity in the modern world, but I am also a single man brought up in an all female house, I am never sure whether to curse or thank my father for this ‘privilege’.
As a single man with female freinds I have spent much of my life observing the dance between the sexes and I feel that men are unfairly represented, perhaps this misrepresentation is even responsible for some of the difficulties between us. It is often said that men think with their genitals, well ladies your correct, as the proud owner of a penis I can tell you that in everyday dealings more thoughts originate in my boxer shorts than under my hat.
But sneak in close where people can’t hear us and be honest, that knowledge is actually a founding principle for you girls, make-up and dressing up is, in its most basic sense, your way of leading the opposite sex by the sub concious that resides in the trousers. In every walk of life, every interaction we have there is a subtle undertone spoken to the dominant male brain. Before you decide that I am simply sexist please let me assure you I am not, I love women, your lovely delightful creatures but sub consciously you use the knowledge gained over generations, how to lead men, its not you its genetic.
But ladies its not just us, if you sit quietly on your own you will hear a voice, that’s your ovaries and you listen to those bad boys. Sure you can dress up and draw a male eye but broad shoulders or a nice car make your internals tell you that you have found a provider and you have no more ability to ignore that voice than men have to ignore theirs. Don’t believe me? Look around you, how many of those women can honestly say that the beer belly, bald head or crooked teeth attracted them to their partner? Stop kidding yourselves your no better at this than we are its just your voice sounds different and says different things.
I am a stubborn man as well as a single one and this has taught me to be able to ignore the voice from below my belt, with interesting results. I have good female friends without any of the concerns that normally cloud those friendships, my female freinds see no threat in me because I don’t respond to the sub concious cues. Perhaps more interesting is in formal settings or business, not reacting to the cues has an effect not unlike a blindfold or ear plugs, it actually seems to remove a sense and creates real confusion and unnerves female counterparts.
Hey its alright ladies, its never going to be a popular skill so your safe, as is the secret of your other voice but next time you smile at getting off that parking ticket or jumping that queue look at your fella and ask yourself why he doesn’t look like Tom Cruise, its not just the brain in your head that does the selection.