One of the odd things about our modern society is that a lot of young men are no longer being taught things about girls that they need to know before they become old enough to start dating them. This is quite obviously a problem because it lays the groundwork for a lot of misunderstandings and heartache, not only for the young men themselves, but for the young women that become the object of their lust and affection. To help head off this problem, below are ten things that every young man should be taught about girls as he’s growing up.
1 – They are all different from one another in significant ways. Young men, or boys, need to be told that girls are not all the same regarding their personalities, the things they want, how they think, or the way their bodies are put together. They need to know it goes deeper than just breast size or height, or mood, and that every girl is a unique person with things about her that are different from every other girl.
2 – No really does mean no. Every male person on the planet needs to be taught that when a girl says no to something, it means it’s time to stop trying to get her to do it, or worse to make her.
3 – Most girls their age are just as confused as they are. They really are, and boys and young men need to know this so they won’t feel so weird around girls.
4 – Girls sometimes say yes to things to please people, rather than because it’s something they want or want to do. Male people, even older ones very rarely get how important it is to most girls that they please the people they like; so important that they quite often do things they don’t want to do, simply to please someone else; and taking advantage of that is wrong.
5 – Most girls are actually very embarrassed about a lot of things. Their bodies, their hygiene, their hair, their level of intelligence, their sense of humor, their weight, their breath, sense of style, etc. There is no end to the list.
6 – Very few girls intentionally try to drive boys crazy. Seriously, most girls are actually pretty nice and if they drive you crazy, it’s only because the two of you aren’t communicating very well.
7 – Not all girls like the same kinds of guys. A good thing, because guys aren’t the same either.
8 – Girls change more than just physically as they get older. Sure, they grow breasts and hips and pubic hair, but they also develop wisdom, so, remember that.
9 – Girls have more body issues than you could ever possibly understand. Our society has made girls feel that no matter what, their body isn’t good enough. It’s a heavy burden that you should never take lightly.
10 – Girls in general care more about what other people think. It’s probably partially because of the way they are raised, and maybe partially because it’s how girl’s minds are made, but the fact remains, girls care about what other people think, so get used to it.
These ten things every young man should be taught as he’s growing up, probably just barely scratches the surface, but hopefully, it’s a good start.