I've heard my friends say this time and time again. "I'm SO tired of dating boys. I need a MAN!"
I mean, what's it all about? To me, "boy" and "man" are just words describing guys of different ages. But I suppose they can also describe different maturity levels?
I also think there are just differences between dating a boy and a man. Here are some of my thoughts - see if you agree.
He's fun, he's spontaneous, and sure he has some childish habits (like playing video games for 8-hour stretches, chewing with his mouth open, giving you noogies) but let's be real – there's something kinda cute about it.
He opens doors for you, he treats you well, and he doesn't own a Playstation 4. But sometimes, when you're more in the mood for a pillow fight, he just wants to talk politics. Yawn.
He eats more junk food than you do, and can cram half a pizza in his mouth at one time. On the one hand, it's kind of embarrassing when you have to be the one to wipe the Cheetos dust off his shirt, but on the other hand, it also totally rocks that he's not judging when you scarf down the other half of that pizza.
The way he goes to the gym every day, cooks for himself, and eats healthy is soooo attractive. But it also makes you feel a little weird on those nights when you just want to climb into bed with some Netflix and a chocolate bar (or two). The inspiration to be healthier is a big plus, but... sometimes I just don't want to be healthier. >.<
He forgets birthdays, doesn't really understand the significance of anniversaries, and is really, really bad at buying you gifts (seriously, that cat necklace from last year? Hideous. It should be burned). But that one time he baked you your favorite cookies at the end of a rough day and wrapped you up in the biggest hug as if he could read your mind... that makes up for all of it.
He's an excellent gift giver, and is better at remembering those special days than you are, darn him! Why does he have to be so perfect?! Just kidding, you could never be mad at him after he remembered that EXACT dress you loved (and even sneakily texted your mom for your dress size) and got it for you. <3!! Oh, and he cooks you your favorite meal for your birthday. How romantic is that!
When you fight, he's all emotions, and throws logic to the wind. It's quite infuriating, actually, because what you're fighting about barely even matters anyway. He curses at you in text messages and then comes crawling back – but only after you've given him the cold shoulder for a week.
When you two are arguing, it's more of a discussion than a fight. You're both pretty good at keeping your cool and working things out in a mature way. In fact, sometimes he's so cool-headed it's infuriating. I mean, does ANYTHING upset him?!
At the end of the day, you have fun together and he makes you feel special. It's one of your first relationships, so everything is shiny and new. Whether or not you stay together in the long term, you have a great time and you'll never forget those first romantic moments!
You know he's in it for the long haul, and that's a wonderful new feeling. A guy who's not scared of commitment, who loves you for exactly who and how you are, and who dreams of a future with you in it? It's amazing. It's wonderful. Enchanting, even. Through all of his irritating calmness, you know you can depend on him.
So those are just a few of my Dating a Boy vs. Dating a Man thoughts. I hope you enjoyed.
Ladies, what do you think? Would you rather date a boy, or date a man?
And what's the difference between them??
@InPlainSight @buddyesd @Arellano1052 @Danse @ChriSingularis @AkashBhojraj @quietone @marshalledgar Gotta give the men and the boys a chance to defend themselves! ;D You guys got any thoughts about all this??