Why Do Men Do THAT? Answers To Your Top 10 Questions


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Guys can do the most puzzling things. Those things that make you go  "WTF?!", lose sleep over, and ultimately call in your  troop of girls to figure out. From phonaphobia to in your face flirting and post sex snoozing, here, ten of the most common man mysteries cracked to give you the dish on why guys do the idiotic things they do.

1.He texts ALL the time, but never calls.
MYSTERY SOLVED:  Sure his texts brighten your day and you'd miss them if they disappeared but it would be nice to get a call every once in awhile, too. Doesn't seem like much to ask for, does it?! Well, there are two reasons your man is a phone-a-phobe. Most likely—he just hates the phone. You'd be hard pressed to find a guy who wants to chat about your day's drama—your awful co-workers, your BFFs sad breakup and so on. He'd rather spend his time working, sleeping, drinking, playing Mario Kart with his friends. The other explanation for his text obsessive behavior is that there is someone in his life that he doesn't want listening in on your convo. Could be a boss, a roomie, a nosy mom, or worse case, a current girlfriend. In either circumstance, texting gets the job done (engages you enough and allows for logistical planning) and if you aren't putting your foot down about it, he has no incentive to change his behavior.


2.  He acts differently (i.e. distant) around his friends than when it is just the two of you.
When it is the two of you, your man is a living, breathing Valentine card—pure mush, but as soon as you two walk into guy's turf he barely acts like he knows you—at best you get a high five. Guys innately want to be one of the pack and oftentimes girlfriends ruin that. Sure in theory the guy with the girlfriend is the luckiest because he's the one who isn’t cold and lonely at night, but having a smoochy girlfriend hanging on him at the sports bar significantly decreases his macho cred. It simply is not cool for his friends to see him stroke your hair, whisper sweet nothings and Eskimo kiss you—rest assure if he does, when he hits the locker room later, he is going to get razzed pretty badly.

3.  You've been having sex for awhile, but he never stays through the night.
Not much beats waking up to a warm, cuddly guy but yours keeps bolting like a thief in the night. Unless your bed is supremely uncomfortable, you snore like a freight train or he has some other reasonable excuse for vanishing (and no—I like to floss in my own bathroom doesn't cut it), chances are if he isn't staying to see the sun come up with you, he might have intimacy and/or commitment issues, or you have been relegated to booty call status. Either way, this is a guy who doesn't want to deal with tomorrow. He wants to be in his own bed. He wants freedom. He doesn’t want to spoon, go out to brunch in the morning or potentially be pressured into spending the whole next day with you—those are all things women crave, but men, not so much, unless they really like you.

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Tristan Coopersmith

Marriage and Family Therapist

Tristan Coopersmith, M.A. MFTi

Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Credentials: BA, MA, MFTI
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