Men in general are both complex and simple, making it hard to understand them at times. So here are 5 things that you may not have known about South African men.
He’s not always up to it
South African men have less sex than men in other countries. A recent survey conducted by Pharma Dynamics revealed that 22% of South African men have sex less than three times a month and 16% are in a sexless relationship. Meaning that they have sex 52 times a year while their global counterparts have it 104 times a year.
The reason? The survey revealed that it may be due to distractions of social media, increasing work pressure and the troubled economy. Meaning that when South African men are worried about money and their jobs they aren’t generally in the mood for sex.
Starving for Compliments
Women are often judged on their looks, but what about men? As a societal norm men are judged or given value by their careers and successes, not their looks. So we often find that men are starving for compliments. What this means is that men aren’t often complimented on their looks or even told that they are attractive.
You wouldn’t think it but they actually worry about their looks and sometimes they need some reassurance. So a little well intended objectification will go a long way to rectifying this.
Next time your man walks out the house in his favourite rugby shirt, why not compliment him on it by telling him that it makes him look sexy?
He watches Porn
Once you’re in a stable relationship you’ll need to come to terms with the fact that your guy watches porn. This is applicable to most men, even South Africans. So don’t be surprised by what you find when you’re browsing through his internet history.
If it’s something that he considers private or that his not comfortable discussing, don’t push him. The more comfortable you get with him, the more he may reveal about what he watches if you really want to know.
He checks out other women
Men are very visual, so when a bikini babe walks past when you’re on the beach he’ll probably check her out. This doesn’t mean that he’s going to make a move or that he’s not happy in his current relationship with you.
It’s just that men get a chemical high when they see an attractive woman. So don’t stress every time a hot woman walks past when you’re on a beach. If he doesn’t act on it, then he’s happy with what he’s got.
He can be emotional too
Despite their macho bravado men can at times be emotional too. Sure they may be better at supressing it, but when they get shot down after asking you out they get just as hurt. So if they tell you they like you, it took every ounce of courage for them to say it. So make sure to show that you’re grateful for the compliments and to turn them down easy.
There you have it, a few things that you didn’t know about South African men that you can use to help you understand them more.