When guys talk love

We polled 100 men to find out what they say.

Glamour (South Africa) - - You You You -

Be hon­est: how of­ten do you talk about your dat­ing and love life with your friends? All the time ................... 32% If there’s a prob­lem .... 25% If things get se­ri­ous ... 25% I never talk about it ..... 10% Only when I’m drunk ... 8% “Trust me, it gets to 2am on a night out with the boys – and we’re all talk­ing about the state of our love lives.” – James, 28


Of men con­sult their friends to craft the per­fect re­ply to a date’s SMSES “My pals and I ac­tu­ally have a What­sapp group for this. We’ll post our mes­sages and ask, ‘Help! What do I say back?’” – Alex, 24


Of guys have cried to a male friend about a re­la­tion­ship prob­lem “I’ve cried to my best friend af­ter a huge fight with my fi­ancé. We joked about it af­ter­wards, but there was no judge­ment and I needed his sup­port.” – Don­ald, 33


Of men con­sult their friends be­fore propos­ing “Be­fore I pro­posed to my wife, I asked three mar­ried friends how they knew it was time. They all said the same thing: ‘You know it’s right when the thought of not mar­ry­ing her is more scary.’” – John, 32


Can tell if a friend has fallen in love – even if he hasn’t said any­thing yet “It’s com­pletely ob­vi­ous: he’ll keep men­tion­ing her name in con­ver­sa­tion without re­al­is­ing it, he’ll smile every time he gets a mes­sage from her, and he starts us­ing the words ‘us’ and ‘we’ all the time.” – Ed­die, 25


Say it’s im­por­tant what their friends think of their re­la­tion­ship “A friend told me that I was ar­gu­ing with my girl­friend too much – he was right. It was a wakeup call, and I acted on it.” – Fran­cis, 29

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