18 Things About Men That Movies Just Can’t Get Right

Movies can significantly influence our worldview, affecting our understanding of relationships and gender norms. A recent online survey asked ‘What are things that movies get wrong about men’ and here are the top 18 answers.

They Always Survive Explosions 

They Always Survive Explosions
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“To watch someone next to an explosion get up and go on like normal is a little ridiculous.”

“In reality, the closest most of us come to surviving an explosion is trying to light a BBQ on the 4th of July.”

They All Have a 6-Pack

They All Have a 6-Pack
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“Kind of hate this; in every romance/Romcom, the male lead always has a six-pack.”

“I have a six-pack, I just keep them insulated.”

They Earn Lots Of Money When They’re Young

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“Movies tend to present people who are wealthy, young, attractive, intelligent when in reality that guy doesn’t exist – or is exceedingly rare.”

All ‘Bad Boys’ Secretly Have A Heart Of Gold

All ‘Bad Boys’ Secretly Have A Heart Of Gold
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“I’ve had women tell me they prefer bad boys. The same woman also wonders why they are still single.”

“I’ve seen so many otherwise intelligent women keep dating crude, ignorant men that I just don’t get it.”

They All Fight Like Dudes In Action Movies

They All Fight Like Dudes In Action Movies
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“If we got punched in the face as much as action movie dudes, we would be brain damaged and hospitalized, with TBI issues for life. NOT shake it off and fight fifty more dudes for your honor.”

They Have Hugely Contradictory Personality Traits

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“A muscular man with a six-pack and huge arms, who doesn’t spend all his time in the gym, or someone who is the life of the party but stays in and reads. It is not normal.”

They Always Make The First Move

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“A lot of guys are really insecure about sharing their emotions in any way, making it hard to build up the confidence to even ask someone on a date.”

“Most of us are too intimidated to ask for the time of day, let alone make the first move.”

They Put Up With Toxic Behaviors… Because Love

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“This. The “If he loves you, he’ll put up with you.” Attitude. I’ll pass, thanks.”

“Yes, there’s a lot of double standards and hypocrisy there.”

They Fall Madly in Love at First Sight

They Fall Madly in Love at First Sight
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“It takes a lot more than just a pretty face to win over a man’s heart.”

“Trust me… it’s a slow burn, not a blazing inferno.”

Testing His Patience is Cute

Testing His Patience is Cute
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“One time, I got in an argument with a girl, and after asking her multiple times to drive her home, she refused. Later that night, she angrily called me, asking how I could leave her like that.”

“I had an ex a while ago where our relationship was irreparably damaged when I wasn’t jealous that she got a ride home from a guy.”

They Want You to “Fix” Them

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“There are horror movies of men trying to shape a woman into his ideal SO. But a woman trying to shape a guy into her ideal SO? That’s just Stacy.”

They Just Want a Pretty Girl

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“For sure. I care far more about what a woman does for a living and her political attitudes than I do her looks.”

“I would never marry a lazy, dumb woman purely because she’s hot.”

They Will Sacrifice Everything For Love

They Will Sacrifice Everything For Love
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“This, and groveling is expected; otherwise, they aren’t worth it, or they aren’t the one. I hate these expectations.”

They Should Just ‘Man-Up’
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They Should Just ‘Man-Up’

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“For some women, it’s completely and utterly shocking to hear a man express his feeling and acknowledge their fears/insecurities.”

He Is ‘The One’

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“This is true for everyone. The grass is always greener, and you’re never going to find someone who is exactly what you want in every way.”

‘Finding true love is a journey, not a destination.”

All Men Want Is Sex

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“It’s not my mission at all. I like to get to know someone first to see if there is magic between us before I get intimate.”

“I’d rather have deep conversations about the things that move you and what food you like to eat.”

The Bro-Code Doesn’t Really Exist

The Bro-Code Doesn’t Really Exist
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“When you’re an adult, nobody makes decisions based on the genders of those involved.”

“As an adult, the ‘bro-code’ is just for people that like to cheat on their partners.”

Men Have All The Answers

Men Have All The Answers
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“Let’s be real here – a lot of us are just as clueless as the next person.”

“The pressure to always have the answers is a heavy burden to bear. Couples should find the answers by working together, not by relying on one member.”

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