Case in point:
Woman 1: Oh! You got a haircut! That’s so cute!
Woman 2: Do you think so? I wasn’t sure when she was gave me the mirror. I mean, you don’t think it’s too fluffy looking?
Woman 1: Oh gosh, no! No, it’s perfect. I’d love to get my hair cut like that, but I think my face is too wide. I’m pretty much stuck with this, I'm afraid.
Woman 2: Are you serious? I think your face is adorable. And you could easily get one of those layer cuts–that would look so cute. I was actually going to do that myself, except that I was afraid it would accentuate my long neck.
Woman 1: Oh, that’s funny! I would love to have your neck! Anything to take attention away from this two-by-four I have for a shoulder line.
Woman 2: Are you kidding? I know girls that would love to have your shoulders. Everything drapes so well on you. I mean, look at my arms–see how short they are? If I had your shoulders, I could get clothes to fit me so much easier.
Compare the above dialogue to this one:
Man 1: Haircut?
Man 2: Yeah.
Here's another example from the TV show Friends:
It's not just the way we talk that is different, but also how we purchase products and services:
I'd imagine the "guy way" of shopping would be so much simpler, and perhaps even more effective:
Do women make things more complicated than necessary? Probably so:
But it expands our options, too:
It's more socially acceptable for women to show a wide range of emotions, which has both its pros and cons:
And while both genders can be Type A "planners," in our house it looks more like this:
My husband has forgotten his toothbrush, belt, shoes, and matching socks, all for the same trip. At least he remembered clean underwear, I guess, but still...
I like to think that, although we may be polar opposites in many ways (not all of which are due to gender, but simply our individual personalities), on our better days we greatly complement each other. And on not-so-great days, at least we can usually laugh about it later on!