15 things you learn from your boyfriend

There are certain things about men that can only figured out after being with one for a considerable amount of time. To say that they’re an odd species would be a serious understatement. The phrase men are from Mars and women from Venus, only really sank in after about a year of being closely in contact with one on a regular basis. We deserve a medal, no joke. 

1. Men Have Man Periods

FACT. Women get all the bad reputation for being moody and those moaning Michael’s get away scott free. It’s just not on really. Maybe it's sympathy cramps. How very kind of them.

2. Towels Apparently Dry Really Well On The Floor

Who needs a drying rack/clothes line when you have a floor, said every man ever. 

3. Perfect Tea Makes The Perfect Man

If he can make you a great cup of tea then the rest can be taught along the way. If, however, he’s one of those sickos who puts the milk into the cup first then do yourself a favour and cut him loose now. Tea is no laughing matter, after all.

4. His Friends Bring Out His Idiot Side On A Whole New Level

One minute he’s all loving and sensitive and shit, the next he’s harping on about boobs with the lads and you don’t really know where to look. Simply whip out the last soppy message he sent you and the lads can join you in berating him for being a sellout. Winning.

5. Dominos Plus A Film Equals The Best Date Ever

At the start he tried to impress you by pulling out all the stops. Dinner in somewhere with actual place-mats, a great film, some inventive and interesting activities. Then he got you officially and considered pizza and tracksuit bottoms to be a big deal. Admit it though, you kind of like it.

6. Men Who Can Cook Are A Rare And Exotic Breed

If you have managed to land one of these, then hold on tight. Also, men who can actually cook like to do so all by themselves. Meaning we can sit back and get our latest tv fix. What’s not to like?

7. Conflict Is Sometimes The Only Way To Communicate

Men are sometimes so blind to their surroundings that you’d practically have to wipe your tears on him for him to realise that you’re upset. So failing that, a little shouting/door slamming is bound to get his attention.

8. Men Don’t Feel The Need To Share Plans

This is a very cleverly conducted plan about planning. It’s always because they’re planning something that they know is likely to infuriate you. For example: “I’m going out tonight with some girls from work”, said as he’s going out the door. Remain calm.

9. Football

This needs nothing more then that one word. Football has become the bane of my life. “Want to do something?” “Ok, once the match is over.” Ugh. 

10. Being Farted On

It takes a little while to actually get to this stage but once you do, there’s no going back. Women apparently fart fairy dust and glitter. Men fart 75 times a day. Each with a growing sense of pride and worsening smell.

11. A Snoring Sleeper

You’re just drifting off to the land of slumber. Drifting, drifting, drift…Oh wait, he’s started to snore like a pig in heat and no matter how many times you hit him, he won’t shut up. The same goes for the twitchers, talkers and sleepwalkers.

12. Being Poked Awake

You’ve finally fallen asleep beside sow man himself, when, about one hour later (or so it feels), you’re woken up by what can only be described as a serious poke in the back. The morning glory is up and ready which means that you should be too, apparently. Swat it away.

13. They Never Really Stop Being Mammys Boys

You’ll never, ever be the number one woman in his life, not as long as his mother is around. She’s raised him, cared for him and loved him long before you ever came onto the scene, so the best thing you can do is try and get along with her.

14. Man Flu Is A Real Thing

Every girlfriend dreads hearing the words, “I don’t feel too good.” This generally means one thing, a serious and imminent onset of man flu. There is no known cure for man flu other than growing a pair and manning up. Preach.

15. Cover Control Is An Ongoing Battle

It’s battle of the fiercest out there. In bed. If you frequently wake up at the edge of the bed, cold and shivering beside your warm, starfishing slumber partner, than you my friend, have long since lost this battle.

via our content partner CT