As many of you probably know, men are definitely from Mars and women are from Venus. Even if you have not read the book of the same name, it is already clear to everyone that male and female types of thinking are quite different, while each of the genders has its own specific features and behaviors.

Any communication with another person is a continuous process of study, analysis and simple curiosity (unless, of course, we are so selfish that we always listen only to our feelings and reactions). And so, in the process of such a study, even the most sophisticated people sometimes discover incredible interesting facts about others, which can be especially interesting if these facts concern another gender.

Recently, a question was asked in the AskReddit community on exactly this topic, addressed exclusively to women. It sounded like: "Women, what is a surprising fact you discovered about men?" We are not at all sure that among the people who wrote over 8.8K comments in just under two weeks were exclusively women, however, the resulting thread has already gained about 9.3K upvotes, and there are really a lot of different interesting discoveries.

Bored Panda has compiled for you a selection of the most unexpected, discouraging, funny and simply the most popular comments from the original thread, so now please feel free to scroll to the very end of this list, mark the submissions that are most interesting to you, and of course, share your own discoveries - if you're a woman. If a man - well, introspection can also bring a lot of great things, while comments are always welcome.

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#1

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men Many men get an erection in the morning. Morning moves around the globe every 24 hours. This means that there is an erection wave that has been going around the globe without end since the beginning of any species with which this started.

bumper_Guy , ricardo Report

badger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the next time you're watching the sun rise, you'll know what's also heading your way.

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#2

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That men rarely ever receive compliments in their lives. I purposely go out of my way to express even the smallest compliments in case they haven’t heard one for a long time.

ThunderThief92 , Riley Kaminer Report

Tamra
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A lot of women won't compliment a man because they're worried their kindness will be mistaken for sexual interest. Which is a sorry situation for everyone.

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#3

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That they suffer from gender stereotyping too.

debzmonkey , Mitch Barrie Report

#4

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That they are not criticizing women’s bodies as much as women are led to believe (maybe by themselves or whomever is driving this culture). They are far more acceptant of how women look like naturally than women themselves. This was such a game changer for me.

RedFox_SF , Ian Livesey Report

Luke T
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, growing up in a southern country town here in the U.S. A lot of my female friends never wore makeup and were more interested in shooting sports. They were always the most beautiful when they were just doing what they wanted and not focusing on their appearance. We had beauty pagents and stuff, high school girls that were obsessed with looks and all, but I never saw the appeal of that. They looked much better natural with the confidence that they were more than their appearance.

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#5

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men Most men don’t actually know how to fix things. They just pull it apart and put it back together again and hope for the best.

lurkyturkyducken , _ubik_ Report

Hypoxia Smurf
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fix-it-ability, like any other skill, requires training. It's not instinctual.

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#6

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men At my first job, I used to work mostly with women, then switched to IT and now it’s mostly men. I was surprised to learn that guys don’t hold a grudge as much as the women I worked with did. We’d have an argument on Friday, I was worked up about it all weekend and worried how it would affect our future relationship, then come Monday and boom…nothing. They genuinely seemed like they let it go. It’s a pretty sweet thing.

tigreturbo , Masa Israel Journey Report

Hugh Cookson
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most times it's easier just to let it go ..... No drama. Failing that a good fist fight solves most petty squabbles.

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#7

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That they want to be loved as badly as we do and they’re also mushy gushy

crasstyfartman , freestocks.org Report

Doctor Strange
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I make no secret about this. My greatest dream has always been to have someone to share my life with.

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#8

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men You guys can sit there and think about nothing

raemontune , Les Chatfield Follow Report

#9

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men Not surprising but i’m shocked that some women genuinely don’t think men suffer from mental health problems. I’ve heard “he’s lazy” or “he expects the woman to do everything” when 60% of the time it’s just him being depressed as s**t.

PeachymooGaming , Casey Muir-Taylor Report

DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can confirm. Sometimes you just don't want to get out of bed or do something because you just can't.

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#10

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men The fact that men really are physically stronger. I always assumed this was purely based on size but I'm a woman who works out every day (lifts weights, yoga, jogging/peloton.) My older brother doesn't exercise outside of an occasional hike. He's 4inches taller than me and 10 lbs lighter than I am (I'm a dress size 0 or 2.) He's faster than me on a hike (including backpacking) and can lift up heavier things. It makes me SO angry.

Away-Caterpillar-176 , Nenad Stojkovic Report

#11

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That most men don’t care that your stomach isn’t flat.

chocotacogato Report

#12

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men When they say they don't know why they feel a certain way they ACTUALLY don't know. I find it crazy and I couldn't trust it the first times.

nodontgetheavy , Cristian Ungureanu Report

Con O Cuinn
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well we're told to "man up" or whatever from such a young age, it's not even not knowing why we feel a certain way. It's not even understanding what we're feeling.

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#13

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That if you show them exactly how much you appreciate them they are more likely to be motivated to complete a task than if you nag them.

Odd_Responsibility62 , bluesbby Report

zak
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would think this applies to all people, not just men? 🤷🏼‍♂️

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#14

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men They only pretend to not like gentle affection. Lay your head in my lap and let me pet you you know you like it you fall asleep within minutes.

Odd-Professor-8233 , marneejill Report

Donkey boi
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We're like dogs really! We'd like nothing more than to curl up on the sofa, head on your lap, and get stroked while we doze.

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#15

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men that they have a whole set of unsaid rules about where to pee in public bathrooms

LunaXD854 , Taber Andrew Bain Report

Donkey boi
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And somehow, we are all born with the knowledge of these rules.

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#16

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men I am constantly floored by how little some men know about their close friends’ lives! I know multiple men who speak to their best friends super regularly, but could not say with certainty if they’re single, what kind of work they do/where they work, etc. I don’t understand it at all, but I just keep meeting men like this.

suavislupa7 , Tony Alter Report

Frando Bone
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because if they wanted us to know, they'd tell us.

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#17

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men Some actually want a real relationship and not just f**k

Anxious_Dimension5 , mrhayata Report

Hugh Cookson
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, most of us chaps who managed to get to being a grown up (at whatever age) want precisely that, some of us are actually an ickle bit romantic too x

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#18

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That 80% of the time they concretely mean exactly what they say, which is why only 20% of the time they understand what I’m saying.

Wild-Wild-West- , 1Day Review Report

Arcady Royzen
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So, knowing this, why wouldn't you (a woman) say what you mean? why play games? why want them to read your mind? why getting pissed at them for something you saw in your sleep? And after all, complain about not having proper communication... This is not always the case, but i have seen it over and over between many couples

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#19

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men They like being the little spoon too.

avirusa , Wilson Lau Report

#20

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men when they wake up, they just sit down and stare at nothing for a good 5 minutes...

gmailthemes , Tony Alter Report

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#21

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men That when a guy is invested in a girl they are oblivious to other flirting women.

When my husband and I were still dating I saw women hitting on him so bad and he not realizing these women were hitting on him was jaw dropping.

Me: what do those 2 girls wanted? (All dresse up with drinks in their hand)

Edit2: girls were all smiling, giggling and doing the hair thing. And I kept an eye on those 2... they did not go to the restroom after talking to him.

My husband: they wanted to know where the bathrooms were.

Me: dude, these women knew where the bathrooms are, they just wanted to make small talk with you.

My husband: nah, i told the the bathrooms were over there.

Me: 🤯

Envy0711 , Wyatt Fisher Report

Con O Cuinn
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He was being nice. He realises. And it's weird, because the minute you're in a relationship as a guy, it seems women start throwing themselves at you. Whether it's because without the nerves of chatting up you notice signals more, or that being in a relationship makes you more attractive to women, I really have no idea.

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#22

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men You guys really can love and be faithful

Considering the environment I grew up, that’s surprising

cupcakesz_ , Phil Dolby Report

DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We can, more than we're given credit for actually lol (I do acknowledge however that it's not all of us).

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#23

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men Men like things that women seem to be insecure about

bnnybby0 , bluesbby Report

kitten levels tokyo
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The man in the photo is leading the woman up to the edge of an erupting volcano. We do that stuff all the time.

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#24

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men how much they touch you

my boyfriend won’t let me sit away from him when we’re together (long distance pain :,) and he’d be touching me in some way- hand on my leg, twisting my hair with his fingers, holding my wrist while he scrolls on his phone or looming over my shoulders while I eat and on. I find it funny when while standing he absent-mindedly holds my waist instead of keeping his hand on his xD

flipsidebook , Wyatt Fisher Report

#25

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men Sometimes its good to just "fade out" you know. Let the brain go on autopilot and not think about anything "important".

Adventurous-Owl2363 , Natasha Chub-Afanasyeva Report

Hypoxia Smurf
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ProTip: take heed of surroundings -- do not stumble over walkway obstructions.

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#26

Women Online Are Listing 26 Surprising Things They Didn’t Know About Men It took me way too long to notice public bathrooms don't keep toilet paper near urinals and the implications of that scar me to this day.

thathorsegamingguy , Darren Foreman Report