When guys talk love
We polled 100 men to find out what they say.
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