A question for the ladies:
Have you ever wondered what guys talk about?
Sometimes I see guys walking around campus in groups of two or three, and I'll hear a snippet of their conversation as I pass by, and it's nothing that shocking or surprising. Usually they're complaining about a class assignment or a professor - pretty much exactly what the women and co-ed groups talk about as well.
But what do guys talk about when they're alone, say hanging out at home? Maybe this is incredibly sexist of me, but I have a hard time imagining them talking about their hopes and insecurities the way my girlfriends and I tend to do.
Do they gossip?
Do they talk about sex? (my husband says no, but maybe that's just him)
It kind of kills me that I don't know and that I don't think I'll ever be able to find out. My presence would affect the conversation. Yet somehow, I'm positive they talk differently and about different things when they're alone.
Even when I hear my husband talking to another guy, his tone and vocabulary shifts. His voice gets slightly deeper. He calls guys he doesn't know, "man," as in "Hey man, how's it going?" It's completely different from how he talks to me. I find it totally fascinating.
I wish I could be invisible and sit silently among men, if only to listen.
Have you ever wondered what guys talk about? Men, care to share? Maybe I'm overthinking this, but it has to be different, right?
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