Teasing each other has been and still is one of the most common methods of conversation between men and women. Even in relationships, men love to tease women, and women love to tease men—this is a fact. I consider it a way in which we directly express our different psychological patterns and even, often subconsciously, show that we love these differences.
Regardless of society or background, generally speaking we see that a large percentage of men, as well as a large percentage of women, share gender-based habits. To prove this point, I’ve prepared a list that shows a number of stereotypes that one will easily be able to ascribe to either men or women.
-the love of shopping
-the ability watching sports for several hours during the day, while screaming at the TV
-talking in a group at the same time
-talking loudly on the phone
-yawning a lot, like a baby, when sick
-taking hours to prepare to go out while saying five minutes
-taking hours to go back home while saying five minutes
-having 20 pairs of shoes
-having 20 jerseys of the favorite team or band.
-love of interior design
-messy, barely knowing the difference between colors
-pretending to be able to fix everything,
-continuing to talk and saying that you don’t listen
The list can go on and on.
Society calls these characterizations stereotypes, while people complain about the opposite gender’s stereotypical qualities, mocking and teasing each other, especially within couples who live together. And you’re not likely to find either men or women admitting this, but we love—or at least are attracted to—these gender-based behaviors. These stereotypes.
Let us imagine the scenario of and example of a man or a woman without these stereotypical habits,
A woman who:
Whatever the occasion is, she’ll be ready for it in five minutes, in jeans and a T-shirt, without taking care of her hair and her makeup. Her activities are mainly based on watching sports as she sits around on the couch in her underwear, beer in hand, in a messy apartment. Or she and a couple buddies spend hours at the bar watching sports bloopers and knocking back shots of tequila.
This example woman may be best friend material for most men, but do we seriously want to share our romantic life with her?
On the other hand, we’ll look at the following example of a man:
He spends two hours trying to figure out what pants and shirt he’ll wear, he doesn’t have any interest in sports or other masculine hobbies, and he spends most of his time at home watching Sex in the City. He only drinks sweet cocktails when he goes out. Obsessed with the color of the bathroom tiles and the cleanliness of his apartment, he is always the first one to send flowers and love letters to his love.
As with the first example, maybe this man could be the best friend of a woman, or maybe a slight percentage of what he exudes would even attract the women from time to time, because women are mentally advanced when it comes to mixing with feeling and the energy received. However, they will get bored of this man within a few months—even if they were attracted to him initially.
Conclusion: men and women, whether we admit it or not, whether or not we tease each other about gender-based differences, will always be attracted with some stereotypical habits that men and women do, always when it has a good balance with other main qualities that we look into each other to find the best possible match.
Recognize it and admit it: men love the feminine side of women, and women love the masculine side of men. Even though some of these differences are the fodder of comedians and are considered stereotypes, they still affect us and attract us.