61 things girls don’t know

I found this on my little cousin’s MySpace page and I thought it was really funny because it appears to be written from the point of view of someone who is a relatively young teenager. And besides, as a guy I felt that some of these 61 things needed to be either confirmed or debunked based on my own experience.

For reference, each of the “61 things” is highlighted in bold and my responses follow them. Also, I copied the 61 points from another site and won’t be held responsible for spelling and grammar errors in the bold text.

Guys hate sluts even though they have sex with them! (oh yeah..you’re not “popular” if you’ve slept with more than 5 guys..you’re a HOE)

I have several questions about this: (1) why 5? (2) in the course of a lifetime, it is easily possible for a guy or girl to have sex with more than 5 people. Does that make them a slut? Or is it more than 5 people within a given timeframe, like, say, 20 minutes? (3) So a girl who has slept with more than 5 guys, am I correct to understand that you are a garden tool?

“Hey, are you busy?” or “Are you doing something?” ~ two phrases guys open with to stop from stammering on the phone.

I think this depends on the guy and the girl. I know plenty of people who call and ask if you’re busy as a way of being polite. After all, maybe you really are busy!

Guys get so pissed when girls say there fat right after we told them theyre not and a guy will just keep saying your not because he needs to be right in a situation about looks

Being a guy, it took me a while to decipher this. I think what it means is that if Joe says to Jane, “You’re so skinny!” and Jane replied, “No way, I’m totally fat!”, then Joe will get “so pissed”. I’d say that “so pissed” is a bit of an exaggeration. I will say that when a relatively skinny girl claims to be “fat”, I feel immediately exasperated. I sigh deeply, have the entire conversation with her in my head, and then move on.

Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.

Not always.

Before they call, guys try to plan out a little about what they’re gonna say so there aren’t awkward pauses, but once he’s on the phone he forgets it all and makes it up as he goes.

Maybe if it is the first time you’ve ever called a girl, but after 2 or three times, you quickly learn its silly to plan and when there is an awkward silence, you break the silence by saying: “Uh-oh! Awkward silence! Quick, say something!”

Guys go crazy over a girl’s smile.

Okay, yeah, that’s true.

Guys will do anything just to get you to notice him.

There’s plenty I would never do to get a girl to notice me. But there’s always plenty I would do.

Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend or ex love-interest. Unless they’re goin for the let-her-complain-to-you-an
method.A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.

Again, maybe if it’s the first time you like a girl. As you get older, you want the girl to like your friends too.

Boyfriends need to be reassured often that they’re still loved.

It depends on the boyfriend, I would think.

Don’t talk about your guy friends to your boyfriend.

I’m not sure we really care one way or the other.

Guys get jealous easily.

It depends on the guy.

Guys are more emotional than they’d like people to think.

This is probably true, especially when it comes to sports.

Giving a guy a hanging message like “You know what?!..uh…nevermind..” would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. And he’ll assume he did something wrong and he’ll obsess about it trying to figure it out.

On the other hand, giving the same message to a girl has the same results. That would happen to me sometimes. I would say something like, “Hey, you know what?” I would then run through the entire conversation in my head and realize that it was a pointless conversation and then say, “Nevermind.” No one, guy or girl, ever believed me when I said I was really just trying to save time by skipping over what I knew would be an inevitable conclusion by skipping the whole conversation.

Guys are good flatterers when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to a girl they really like.


Guys hate asking parents for money to buy girls presents. So they come up with ideas like saving their lunch money for a week. But it never works because guys are always hungry so they end up asking the parents for money anyway.

Depends on the guy. I don’t think I ever asked my parents for money with which to buy a girl a present. It doesn’t mean as much if you didn’t work for the money yourself.

Girls are guys’ weaknesses.

It seems to me that ego is a more likely candidate. I know it is for me.

Guys are very open about themselves.

Depends on the guy. But it is true in my case.

It’s good to test a guy first before you trust him. But don’t let him wait too long.


Your best friend, whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you may end up being admired by your boyfriend.


If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don’t need to give advice.

On the other hand, when a girl tells you her problems, she’s not looking for solutions, just someone to listen. I’m a terrible listener but a talented problem-solver, so you can imagine how things went for me in this area.

A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.

It could also mean he thinks there’s something about you worth teasing. After junior high school, you’re probably right.

Guys love you more than you love them if they are serious in your relationships.

There is absolutely no way to know or measure this.

Guys will brag about anything.

That doesn’t sound right. I have a hard time imagining a guy saying, “…and not only that, but I’ve gotten every one of the most common STDs at least once.”

Guys use words like hot or cute to describe girls. We rarely use beautiful. If a guy uses that, he likes you a whole hell of a lot.

Or he has an above average vocabulary.

Guys think WAY too much. One small thing a girl does, even if she doesn’t notice it can make the guy think about it for hours, trying to figure out what it meant.

The same is true for girls.

Guys seek for advice from girls not other guys. Because most guys think alike, so if one guy’s confused, then we’re all confused.

Not true. There’s usually at least one guy you can count on for good advice. I’m lucky, I know perhaps a dozen of them.

Any guy could write out a rulebook or advice book for flirting, but no guy can write out a book about relationships.

Any guy who would write either of those books ought to be asked why he is writing the book and not flirting or relationshipping.

Try to be as straightforward as possible.

This gets easier with age.

A guy has to experience rejection, because if he’s too-good-never-been-busted, never been in love and hurt, he won’t be mature and grown up.

That’s not necessarily true. There are plenty of guys who meet a girl in high school and they are together and happy for the rest of their lives.

If the guy does something stupid in front of the girl, he will think about it for the next couple days or until the next time he spends time with the girl.

Sometimes, he will continue to think about it on rare occasions years later, long after the girl has forgotten about it, and still feel bad about it. I’ve done two such “stupid” things in my life that fall into this category.

No matter how much guys talk about asses and boobs, personality is key.

For a relationship, yes; for fun, no.

Guys learn from experience not from the romance books that girls read and take as their basis of experience.

Probably true; but I would also say that the romance book thing is probably a stereotype.

Guys worry about the thin line between being compassionate and being whipped.

I don’t.

If a guy looks unusually calm and laid back, he’s probably faking it and is spazzing inside.

There’s absolutely no way to tell without asking him and getting an honest answer. In my case, when I’m calm and laid back, it’s because I’m calm and laid back.

When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is. Guys rarely say that.

It is just a figure of speech!

When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he’s just actually saying, “Please come and listen to me.”

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Guys don’t really have final decisions.

Maybe when you are fifteen.

If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn’t happen that often, so when it does, you know something’s up.

Ouch! Cynical!

If your best guy friend seems to avoid you or is never around when you’re with your boyfriend, he’s probably jealous and likes you.

This is a valid inference; whether or not it’s true is another matter.

When a guy tells you that you are beautiful, don’t say you aren’t. It makes them want to stop telling you because they don’t want you to disagree with them.

This is true; most people I know (myself included) are just plain bad at accepting compliments.

When a guy looks at you for longer than a second, he’s definitely thinking something.

But keep in mind that “something” might be, “I wonder what I should have for lunch.”

Guys like femininity not feebleness.

True. Who likes feeleness?

Guys don’t like girls who punch harder than they do.

Guys don’t like guys who punch harder than they do. That’s why I like strausmouse but he doesn’t like me.

A guy has more problems than you can see with your naked eyes.

So do girls.

Don’t be a snob. Guys can be intimidated and give up easily.


Everything in moderation. Put on makeup, wear perfume. Just not too much.

Is this about guys or girls?

Guys talk about girls more than girls talk about guys.

I’m not sure how one would know this.

Guys hate rejection, but they hate being led on even more.

Probably true.

If you are going to reject a guy, just do it. Don’t say they are like a brother or just good friends, it just hurts even more. Tell them that you aren’t interested in a relationship and they will respect you.

Probably true.

Guys really think that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions and are MAD confusing but somehow are drawn even more to them.

It depends on the guy and the girl in reference.

A guy would give his left nut to be able to read a girl’s mind for a day.

You think you would, but we’d probably be horrified. And vice versa.

No guy can handle all his problems on his own. He’s just too stubborn to admit it.

Probably true; at least in my case.

Not all guys are assholes. Just because ONE is a jackass doesnt mean he represents ALL of us.

True. Take me for instance!

We don’t like girls who are too skinny.

A better statement might be that we are not attracted to girls who are too skinny. We still might like them.

We love it when girls talk about there boobs.

Who doesn’t!

Always make sure you know what kind of stuff your getting into before making out with a guy …like wheather it’s a one time deal or not ….


Believe it or not shy guys are the most easiest to talk to..it may not seem right but trust me they will start opening up like books after you just ask them questions about their lives and unoticable tell them about yours…

Okay, maybe.

When a guy hits your butt it means that he wants you sexually

You realize that baseball players do this to one another all the time. It’s a post hoc ergo propter hoc observation.

Even if they refuse it all guys are ticklish on the ribs..

Not me.

Guys love neck rubs and if he lets you keep doing it ..it means that he really likes you or his neck really hurts…

You are probably right. Or you are probably wrong.

Guys will test the waters to see how far they can get with you. Even if he doesn’t intend to it will happen. Know how far it is you want to let him go and he will respect that…after you let him know a couple times.


When a guy sacrifices his sleep and health just to be with you, he really likes you and wants to be with you as much as possible.

This is a self-evident statement if I’ve ever seen one.

Guys cant think of anything to say to a girl they really like, cause they dont want to screw up.

Or because they can’t think of anything to say.


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