Do You Understand Boys? (Girls Only)



“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”
Henry Winkler Song of Solomon

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”
Julie de Lespinasse The Shack

“I love you. I hate you. I like you. I hate you. I love you. I think you’re stupid. I think you’re a loser. I think you’re wonderful. I want to be with you. I don’t want to be with you. I would never date you. I hate you. I love you…..I think the madness started the moment we met and you shook my hand. Did you have a disease or something?”
Shannon L. Alder He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

“She was the third beer. Not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; nor the second, that confirms and extends the pleasure of the first. But the third, the one you drink because it’s there, because it can’t hurt, and because what difference does it make?”
Toni Morrison, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”
Wm. Paul Young, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

“I believe in love the verb, not the noun.”
Greg Behrendt, Rubaiyat

“Sometimes the one who is running from the Life/Death/Life nature insists on thinking of love as a boon only. Yet love in its fullest form is a series of deaths and rebirths. We let go of one phase, one aspect of love, and enter another. Passion dies and is brought back. Pain is chased away and surfaces another time. To love means to embrace and at the same time to withstand many endings, and many many beginnings- all in the same relationship.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Because introverts are typically good listeners and, at least, have the appearance of calmness, we are attractive to emotionally needy people. Introverts, gratified that other people are initiating with them, can easily get caught in these exhausting and unsatisfying relationships.”
Adam S. McHugh The Rosie Project

“Learn to deal with the fact that you are not a perfect person but you are a person that deserves respect and honesty.”
Pandora Poikilos, Laughable Loves

Marty McConnell Mythology

“To wisely live your life, you don’t need to know much
Omar Khayyám, The Bridges

“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.”
Steve Maraboli, He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

“But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?”
Graeme Simsion, Eleanor & Park

“Yes, it’s a well-known fact about you: you’re like death, you take everything.”
Milan Kundera, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

“Love cannot live where there is no trust.”
Edith Hamilton, Tender is the Night & The Last Tycoon

“What you want most you push away from you.
Tarjei Vesaas, The Time Traveler’s Wife

“The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.”
Greg Behrendt, Looking for Alaska

“A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.”
Charles Dickens New Order

“You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you’ll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.
Rainbow Rowell, The Lover’s Dictionary

“Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other’s achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain.”
Fred Rogers, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91.

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    First off, do you consider yourself knowledgeable in the language of guys and how they think?

    • Totally!
    • Sometimes
    • Yes
  • Question of

    Let’s test that. What does he mean when he says ‘I don’t care’ oh, say to choosing a movie at the movie theater?

    • He means he doesn’t care.
    • He means that he knows what I’ll pick and he likes it.
    • It means that he really does care, but he just really wants you to be happy.
  • Question of

    When girls have a crush on a guy, a lot of the time they’ll send their friends over to talk to him. Do guys like this?

    • Yes, they are finding out who likes them! Duh!
    • Sometimes, I guess
    • No, most of them find it really annoying.
  • Question of

    Do others think you’re boy crazy?

    • no, not really.
    • sometimes
    • yep!
  • Question of

    Do you think that that last question was relevant?

    • yes
    • maybe
    • no
  • Question of

    When you slap your boyfriend and he says it didn’t hurt at all, what does he really mean?

    • He means it actually hurt, but he is too ‘cool’ to say it.
    • It hurt a little, I guess.
    • It means it didn’t hurt!
  • Question of

    Are you popular in school?

    • yes
    • No, not really, no.
    • Sort of, (this is my profile, I consider myself a ‘popular geek’ but you don’t have to hold yourself in the same profile as, this answer could just mean you’re in the middle!)
  • Question of

    How many guys have you dated?

    • 2-4
    • a few more than 4.
    • 0-2
  • Question of

    How many have you actually listened to and thought about what they mean when they say things?

    • Not really any.
    • Your guy friends mostly.
    • The number of guys you’ve dated or all of your guy friends.
  • Question of

    Do you think that this quiz will help you understand guys a little better?

    • maybe a little
    • no, I already understand them!
    • yes, sort of

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