Girls will be boys…

17 02 2009

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Now, just before I write this post I want to clarify three things:
1) I’m not a crazed, bra-burning feminist
2) I don’t like soppy men
3) I don’t like ladies football… men in shorts works a lot better for me.

I have often been a fan of the metrosexual male; as someone who is close to having self-diagnosed OCD (I like to call it ‘paying attention to detail’), I think that a man taking pride in his appearance and not being afraid to be himself, is a wonderful thing. But following the launch of the Metrosexual blog, and several conversations with male friends, I thought I should restore the faith in women – we are not all emotional/clingy/needy/hard-to-understand. I met a guy a few weeks ago and as we started talking he said, “Oh my god, you’re not normal… you think like a boy!” I took this as a compliment (!) as I think he was referring to the following statements made by me:

  • I love football – and not just for boys in shorts, although Frank Lampard does make sitting down for 90 minutes a lot more bearable! Likewise, if you tell me that my Saturday will be spent at the football rather than shopping, I will probably love you a little bit more for it!
  • I can’t handle having to spend every waking minute with the boyfriend… I do have a life as well you know!
  • If I ask my boyfriend to come over and he has already said he’d go out with the boys, I’d prefer him to stick to his word and not dump his friends for me (see point 2)… friends are more important at the end of the day!
  • I mean what I say – if you ask me “do you want a present for Valentine’s Day?” and I say ‘no’, I really do mean it and I won’t hold it against you for a week!
  • I love Vinnie Jones and Ray Winstone
  • My ideal Sunday would be spent hungover, in a pub, watching football (see point. 1)
  • I love nights in as much as nights out
  • My favourite film of all time is ‘Snatch’
  • I’m not hormonal, nor do I nag! I am a bit of a control freak so chances are, I probably won’t ask you to do the washing up because I’d rather do it myself
  • I don’t spend my life crying
  • After being together for two weeks, I do not expect any “I love you’s” nor do I want to marry you and have lots of babies in a year’s time!… unless you’re Frank Lampard perhaps!

That said, I do love shopping, make-up, weddings, chick flicks (sometimes) and drinking cocktails, and of course, my 2nd favourite film of all time is ‘Sex and The City’. After all, I am only human!

And for those of you who don’t think like me, check out: www.moanaboutmen.com

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