Take notice of the warning signs and protect yourself from dating violence.Why don’t men hate being single as much as women do?So yeah, a man’s ability to separate sex and love is another valid reason he’s not terribly upset when he’s single. , the national consultant for child sexual abuse prevention for Prevent Child Abuse America and the author of The Sex-Wise Parent.
If this is the case, why aren’t men jumping up and down with excitement when they meet someone they connect with, like we are?
We breathe, we have reflexes, when we're scared our bodies make ready to fight or flee.
And anyone who has ever diapered a boy baby has probably seen a tiny erection, a reflexive physical reaction.
As I look at that list, it occurs to me that most of my clients who are perfectly content being single are satisfied with their female friendships. So when they lack a partner, they’ll be disproportionately sadder than men, who just bury themselves in more work and (sometimes) play. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: men need more help; women ask for more help.
My mom, for example: she volunteers at the hospital, she tap dances in the musical at her clubhouse, she plays canasta with the girls twice a week, she does Sudoku in her garden, she’s on the party-planning committee… Men are more likely to define themselves by their careers – What do I do? Then again, many of my smart, strong, successful clients also bury themselves in their work for a decade, and emerge from their cocoon of success and travel, only to learn that they’re really, really lonely. And nowhere is that clearer than in the realm of relationships.
Why aren’t they just as keen as we are to know “where things are going” early on in the relationship? I particularly love your list of what sucks about being single.