God only know what a 12 year old boy will say when given the opportunity to ask anything he wants about dating and relationships, but my son’s youth pastor did exactly that last night, and this is what my son asked:
“why do girls always ask guys questions that are impossible to answer?”
oh yeah. that’s my boy. hitting hard, right outta the gate.
of course his youth pastor had no answer. no man does.
I AM NO MAN!
sorry. little Eowyn moment there…
wondering what “an impossible to answer” question is?
“does this dress make me look fat?”
“do you think she’s pretty?”
“aren’t my friends amazing?”
a man cannot answer any of these questions honestly without risking full and violent removal of his dangly parts.
but the question remains: why do women ask these seemingly casual questions that are really genital snaring entrapment?
call it low self-esteem. call it digging for a compliment. call it being a heartless, ill-mannered cow for all i care. okay, maybe not that last one if you wish to live long and romantically prosper, Spock-man. call it what you will…it’s all insecurity.
and no. it’s not fair. if you answer honestly, you’re a jerk. if you lie and tell her what she wants to hear, she knows you’re lying and though it will give her the upper she needs for about 46 seconds, part of her will cease to trust you.
get mad at me all you want, ladies. you know it’s true.
unless you can answer a question like that with the exact answer she’s looking for and sincerely mean it, it’s best to just refuse.
calm down. i know that’s going to take stones of steel. especially when i tell you that in addition to refusing to answer, you have to call her out for putting you in that position.
you heard me.
you’re going to have to tell her what she needs to hear, not what she wants to hear. she wants to hear:
“that dress makes you look like a goddess.”
“that girl is really unfortunate looking.”
“i think your friends are the smartest, most interesting people i’ve ever met and you were so smart and interesting to pick them.”
what she needs to hear is:
“just breathe. i picked you. i’m right here and have no plans to go anywhere else. stop trying to dig for security. you’ve already got it.”
she’s not going to like it.
not at first.
she will still press for an answer to her stupid question that means something way more than whether or not her jeans frame her butt properly. don’t give it to her. she’s already deep into fooling herself that she’s only asking about jeans. it will be your job to bring her around to what she’s really asking, which is “are you still into me?” eventually, she’ll catch on and her respect for you will grow like this mutant ivy on the front of my house and her insecurity will diminish like…i don’t know. whatever diminishes.
now to email this to my son’s youth pastor.
what are some other entrapment questions women ask?
any other reason why women might ask these questions?