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10 things boys do

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Confuse the freakin’ life out of me.  Yet to meet one who really knows what he wants where girls are concerned!  And if he thinks he knows what he wants at 9am in the morning, it sure as hell won’t be what he wants by 9pm that night.  Hell, that’s a whole 12 hours.  Indecisive much?

– Are predictably… unpredictable.  Both fascinating and freaking infuriating, these creatures!  Just when you think you’ve sussed out what’s going on in their head, along they come with a curveball.  Not even gonna try to fathom it!

– Are at their cutest when they have no idea.  Guyssss they just don’t realise when they’re being OMG sooo cute!  Without going all 1D lyrical and taking cheesy off the scale, the most attractive ‘things’ are definitely the ‘things’ they don’t realise are attractive.  Either that, or some guys are just ridiculously smooth and working the whole ‘I don’t know I’m hot’ thing.  Can’t think of an example off the top of my head but you probably know what I mean… this stuff’s gotta be improvised or it just ain’t the same!

– On the topic of cute things, let’s just clear up that ‘cute’ is a compliment.  Not in a puppy dog kinda way.  It’s a good thing, so don’t take offence.

Slightly older guys are great as wingmen.  Trust me, every girl should have one!  Brother, cousin, friend, whatever, it’s great to have someone on side or to try giving some insight into the male mind.  Need all the help we can get in understanding you boys.

– Newsflash: girls probably don’t have the silly expectations you think they do!  We’re just as happy with being chilled and low-key as you are, no need to try too hard to impress.  Fits in with the whole ‘don’t know you’re being cute’ thing – good company is the main thing!

– Long texts that actually give you something to reply to are just the best.  

Guys with sisters are totally different to guys with brothers.  Sounds kinda daft (in this context anyway) but you can soo tell who’s had an older sister around, who’s lived in a house full of testosterone and who’s an only child.  I’m fairly sure Joel’s picked up on a trick or two from hearing me anyway!  Being the oldest or youngest seems to really make a difference too.  Can just tell who’s a baby of the family and who’s a big bro!  Come to think of it, it’s probably really similar for girls.  I’d be damn near a different person if I’d had a sister around.

– Boys complain enough about girls dropping hints, but don’t bloody mind giving them.  Give us a break and quit the games!  We all know the power of the emojis but please give something that we don’t have to work so hard to decode.  That crap should be done and dusted by high school.  I’m not the biggest fan of the ‘treat em mean to keep em keen’ mantra either.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Boys that are truly interested in what’s important to you are worth holding onto.  Common interests aren’t the be all and end all, but showing some sort of interest in the stuff that means a lot to you… means a lot.  Bless em.

**General theme going on here that boys are mighty confusing creatures!  No doubt they’d say girls are 10x worse but we’ll be here til a week next Tuesday arguing that one out.

Hope this hasn’t come across as ranty; it’s all just for fun!  And obviously all purely from my scant 17 years, so I’m not pretending to be a voice of wisdom or anything.  Not that 77 years will guarantee wisdom where boys are concerned.  I’ve no doubts that us girls can seem equally as bemusing too!

lily kate x

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  • Reply
    Benn Leyland
    24th March 2015 at 11:13 pm

    And here’s me thinking it’s girls that are hard to understand😁 I suppose, going by generics, we’re so distinctively different it’d be crazy if we could understand eachother, in a way.
    I’ll take notes though; using your article for future reference as to what I should and shouldn’t do.
    Anyway, a great read as per, Lily. I’m half excited about seeing Alastair’s reaction tomorrow, bless him😂

    • Reply
      lily kate
      25th March 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I’m sure we’re not exactly easy to understand but boys are just unfathomable!
      Thanks for commenting 😀
      You didn’t turn up to see Alastair’s reaction! Was so funny 😀

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    24th March 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Love this, so funny! Agree with everything you’ve said; especially them being cutest when they’ve got now idea, and that you can tell when they’re an older/younger brother! They’re confusing as hell, but I wouldn’t change the good ones for the world x


    • Reply
      lily kate
      25th March 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks Lizzie! Funny how being the baby or the oldest makes such a difference isn’t it! Oh I wouldn’t either 😀

  • Reply
    25th March 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Uh… I am still confused! After reading all of the above, I still think that they are mighty hard to understand.

    • Reply
      lily kate
      25th March 2015 at 9:44 pm

      I’m sure I’ll be forever confused! Surely we can’t be that bemusing 😛

  • Reply
    Brittany Manners
    31st March 2015 at 12:38 am

    Boys are confusing at every age and at every point in your life. I have a ton of guy friends who say the same about us girls but guys are just infuriating at times! I have to agree with you though I’d be a completely different person if I had a sister.
    Such a great and funny post 🙂

    Brittany x

    • Reply
      lily kate
      1st April 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Exactly! I hold out no hope of becoming any more enlightened. I think I’d be completely different if I was the younger sibling too!
      Thank you! 😀

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