Why do we care what men think about women? This is probably a moot question, but really, why? So many articles “explaining” what a man looks for from a woman in a relationship or what a man notices first about a woman are crap. All they do is contradict each other and make us more confused. According to the article “Eight Things Guys Notice About You Instantly,” I’m supposed to only ever go out with just two of my girlfriends, have thick hair, an hourglass figure and some type of “glowiness” (which I’m pretty sure isn’t even a word) if I ever want a guy to notice me. Conclusion: care about the way I look. But according to the article “The Number One Thing We Get Wrong About Men,” it doesn’t matter that I like sports (I don’t, but I know some girls do) or have a pretty face because all men want is to be loved. Whhhatt? Isn’t that what we’re told chases men away?

But here’s my other issue: articles like these are written by women. What do women know about what men want? Nothing, unless someone goes all Mel Gibson in “What Women Want” and can actually read every guy’s mind (I can’t even begin to wonder what goes through a guy’s head throughout the day … don’t think I want to either). Even if I were to ask a guy point-blank what he thinks, he’d probably tailor his answer to what he thinks I would want him to say. Men are just as clueless as we are, girls. It’s time to embrace it. I mean, just look at the article “What Men Think of Brunette Women.” It’s written by a man and he’s still confused about what he wants. First, he thinks brunettes are mysterious and pensive because apparently we (yep, I’m a brunette and proud of it) don’t smile. Just so you know, he came to this conclusion by looking at a “few” pictures of classic brunettes and noticed Marilyn Monroe smiled more than Audrey Hepburn. I know plenty of people that hate smiling in pictures, period. Ever think of that, Rich Santos? Then Mr. Santos alludes to an episode of “The Smurfs” where a brunette Smurf is cursed and once she is cured she turns blonde. I won’t even comment on that. Possibly the one point in the article where it is ever so clear he is confused about his attraction to brunettes, or women in general, is that since dark hair absorbs the light, brunettes are autumn and winter and blondes are spring and summer. Now THAT doesn’t even make sense.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that no one, not even if you have a Ph.D., knows what they’re really talking about when it comes to attraction or dating, so don’t try and convince us you do. Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. We should just accept it finally that we’re from different planets and will never understand each other.