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Men Are From Mars... And These Are Their Rules :)

See the difference? :)

A guy friend shared an interesting article on Facebook and it was obviously written by a man! Just look at how cluttered the page is. Haha. At kailangan talagang ALL CAPS? Grabe ang emphasis ha?! But yeah, I understand your need to be understood, boys. So I'm listing down your rules again. And I'll make sure that they're more readable this time. :D 

They are all numbered one (1) daw on purpose. I'll leave it that way. :) My comments are italicized. :D

1. Men are not mind readers.
Okay. :)

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down. 
I need it up. So does that make me a man? :D

1. Crying is blackmail. 
Seriously? Kaya pala iniiyakan niyo rin kami. Haha. Alam ko na ngayon! :D

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: 
  • Subtle hints do not work!
  • Strong hints do not work!
  • Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!
Okay! Gets na namin! :D

1. Yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question. 
No. :)

1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. 
Grabe maka-judge sa girlfriends. Hindi lang sympathy ang kaya naming ibigay. We give sound advice too. Just so you know. :)

1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 days. 
Really? Kaya pala inawit ni Imelda ang "Isang Linggong Pag-ibig". One week lang pala ang tinatagal ng mga pangako niyo. :D

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. 
Payat ba ako? Hahaha.

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one. 
Kayo na ang hari ng palusot! :D

1. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself. 
Ang harsh! Hindi talaga pwedeng mag-suggest?

1. Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials. 
Ako rin naman hindi makakausap hangga't hindi commercial. :D

1. Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we... 
Sabi niyo yan ha? Just make sure you won't get lost. :)

1. All men see in only 16 colors, like Windows Default Settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is. 
Haha. Neither have I. Apir tayo diyan mga 'pre! Let's keep things simple. :)

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'Nothing', we will act like nothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
Okay. :)

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.
Parang yung dialogue lang ni Edward kanina, "Alam mo na ngang magsisinungaling ako, nagtatanong ka pa!" :D

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... really.
Thanks! :)

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football or motor sports.
I'm prepared. :) Congrats, San Mig! :D

1. You have enough clothes.
I know. :D

1. You have too many shoes.
I don't. :)

1. I am in shape. Round is a shape.
Haha. Oo nga naman. :D Pilosopo Tasyo! 

Seriously, men and women are created equal but not the same. The differences lie not just in the physical but in every aspect of our being. Thus, the key to a successful relationship between two opposite sexes, is acceptance. And in order to accept, we must first know. :)

Loving (and understanding) the opposite sex means knowing, accepting, and providing the following needs:

1. Women need caring. Men need trust.
2. Women need understanding. Men need acceptance.
3. Women need respect. Men need appreciation.
4. Women need devotion. Men need admiration.
5. Women need validation. Men need approval.
6. Women need reassurance. Men need encouragement.

And speaking of need, here's another article written by a man who appeals to women: The Need To Lead
Ladies, we need you. We need you to help us lead, help invite us back into responsibility. PLEASE, affirm us when we do lead – we need that too. I can’t speak for all men out there, but to have someone by your side that affirms, challenges, encourages, and invites you into something greater than himself, greater than his puny vision for his life, into something greater – a life of leadership for others. That’s what we long for, an invitation to something greater than…well, us. I am sure that there is a cluster of men out there that are just waiting for the invitation. Go ahead! Invite us, we need you, just as much as you need us. Try it out; the world will be a better place if you do. Let’s drop the past and pick up the future.
P.S. You are enough.
The last line is more than enough. :)


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