When you think of men talking about women and their relationships, it is hard to imagine that anything more than a simple grunt or two could be coming of it. After all, men are supposed to be shallow, self centered and primitive in their relationships, right? Certainly no man would go all Chatty Cathy on us and actually talk about their feelings with other men. Men simply do not do that sort of thing… Yeah, right.
As much as the majority of men would like the world to think they never talk about their women, the fact is that they do. The subject matter varies wildly from man to man, but the talking happens. There are a few different types of men out there that each have their own vernacular and style. Here they are in all their unmitigated glory:
Chatty Charlie – This is a rare male creature that likes to talk about his feelings with anyone that will listen. He often is deemed as being “in touch” with his feelings by the fairer sex, and is often shunned by the stronger men in the tribe. Chatty Charlie will talk about anything and everything, and do so with just about anyone. If you will listen, then Chatty Charlie will bend your ear. There are not many of this particular breed left on the planet, but occasionally they make an appearance.
Beefmaster Barry – This is the fellow that stands around the water cooler at work telling you about the waitress that he did the night before. He has no interest in feelings, but he will talk about his conquests real or imagined. Gossip is his middle name, and Barry is the reason that men have the reputation that they do. While this particular breed does show up a whole lot more than Charlie, they are also somewhat unusual. The modern man shuns Beefmaster Barry unless they are surrounded by several of the species. Then they fake it and pretend they are too.
Average Andy – This is your everyday, run of the mill guy that cares about his family and does not mind saying so.They are hesitant to speak about their significant other except in glowing terms. This is due to a prideful nature, and they do not want anyone to think that they do not have it made. This breed is a loyal creature, and will defend their significant other with passion. They will talk with their buddies if they are lucky enough to have another Andy to talk with – otherwise it is usually about what they had for supper the night before.
Salivating Sal – This breed is not the best kind of guy to have around, because they will gush over the slightest thing. They are avoided at all costs by other men, and it is largely because they are afraid it might rub off. Salivating Sal gets his name from the fact that he cries over every single woman he ever meets, and does not need a long term relationship to get there.
By and large men do not spend a great deal of time talking about their women. They spend a great deal more time simply saying how great things are, and how lucky they are. Men do not like other men to see their weaknesses, and a failed relationship for better or worse qualifies as such. All kidding aside, the above types of men are not so far fetched. Men really do fall into these types of categories. Whether they talk to other men about their significant other really depends on whether these types end up being friends or not. If they do, then the lines of communication can open up safely. If not, then it is generally just a bunch of posturing among guys.