Forums - General Discussion - Why is it so hard to have simple interaction with other men?

I was at a Father/Daughter function recently. Only guys there at the school. Not one guy, except a few Russians said hardly anything to each other. Myself included. I know absolutely no one at my kids school.

 

Today I was at Costco. They were out of Relish, Deli mustard and onions at their restaurant. A ...well an Asian or Oriental? older gentleman asked if it was all out. He looked like he wanted to say more but did not and I could not think of anything to say to him, so I sat down and ate my hotdog in silence without even looking at him. Felt bad, I think he was there wanting to have contact with others.

 

Do you just start talking to people for the hell of it or do you just ignore others IRL?



    The NINTENDO PACT 2015[2016  Vgchartz Wii U Achievement League! - Sign up now!                      My T.E.C.H'aracter

Around the Network

I sit here simply staring at the screen, not knowing what to say...

My race is starting!



I usually don't talk to strangers, but when I have to, it's very easy to start up a conversation, men or women alike. I'm from Veracruz a city in Mexico known by its warm people. So maybe that has something to do with it.



SvennoJ said:
I sit here simply staring at the screen, not knowing what to say...

My race is starting!

 

I loved the movie in your profile pic, but I don't remember the name, what is it?



People tend to be surprised with how sociable and talkative I am, and sometimes it can be to the point where it annoys me, since I can be talking to someone, and they'll be like "Wow, wasn't expecting you to say much, what with the speech impediment and all" which can really annoy me, like cheers Dave, and while we're at it, I wasn't expecting you to be driving a car today since you're a white guy with black hair, it's a completely unrelated, yet funny world, right? -.-"

But basically yeah, I can talk to most people, not shy when it comes to talking to strangers unless they look like they might stab me if I say the wrong thing, and around here that's more of a possibility than you'd think, lol. I don't talk to people "for the hell of it" though, for the most part I'll just be quiet to myself, but if the situation pops up where I need to talk to someone, or someone talks to me first, I'm more than happy to have a chirp with them.



Around the Network
Fuchigole said:
SvennoJ said:
I sit here simply staring at the screen, not knowing what to say...

My race is starting!

 

I loved the movie in your profile pic, but I don't remember the name, what is it?

It's Princess Mononoke :) 



Bristow9091 said:
People tend to be surprised with how sociable and talkative I am, and sometimes it can be to the point where it annoys me, since I can be talking to someone, and they'll be like "Wow, wasn't expecting you to say much, what with the speech impediment and all" which can really annoy me, like cheers Dave, and while we're at it, I wasn't expecting you to be driving a car today since you're a white guy with black hair, it's a completely unrelated, yet funny world, right? -.-"

But basically yeah, I can talk to most people, not shy when it comes to talking to strangers unless they look like they might stab me if I say the wrong thing, and around here that's more of a possibility than you'd think, lol. I don't talk to people "for the hell of it" though, for the most part I'll just be quiet to myself, but if the situation pops up where I need to talk to someone, or someone talks to me first, I'm more than happy to have a chirp with them.

I am actually not really shy at all. It just seems I can barely talk to other men. Maybe because I do not watch sports or I do not even know. It also seems like this area Men just do not care to talk to anyone. They are on their Cell phones all the time. Get me a female though and I can talk to her forever. They talk too much.



    The NINTENDO PACT 2015[2016  Vgchartz Wii U Achievement League! - Sign up now!                      My T.E.C.H'aracter

Yes it is (Princess Mononoke) My race sucked. I might be in the top 1% according to the game stats, yet being consistently at the bottom in races still sucks!

As for talking to strangers, I can't even hold a conversation with people I know :/ Even talking to my dad on the phone twice a month always includes a lot of silence...



spurgeonryan said:

I am actually not really shy at all. It just seems I can barely talk to other men. Maybe because I do not watch sports or I do not even know. It also seems like this area Men just do not care to talk to anyone. They are on their Cell phones all the time. Get me a female though and I can talk to her forever. They talk too much.

Oh absolutely, I actually feel a lot more comfortable talking to women than men. I mean, I can talk to both genders, but I feel more at ease when talking to a female, and I also feel like there's a lot more I can talk about with them too... 

I also don't watch sports either, unless you class eSports as I like watching the Overwatch League, lol :P so it can be tricky picking conversations that aren't your usual go-to lines such as talking about the weather and stuff, lol :P 



You're a complicated man.



Chinese food for breakfast