What Men Really Want But Won't Tell You
"More girls' nights out."
Yep, you heard us right -- because when you go out with your best buddies, you
recharge your batteries, blow off some steam, and come home a happy camper. And
when you're happy, we're happy. (Plus, we all know what a few cosmos do to you
when the lights click off. Growl!) And, okay, on a much less charitable note,
it gives us much-needed ammunition for that "Can I spend the weekend with
my buddies in Vegas?" request we'll be making in a few months.
"A chance to handle the kids solo."
We swear we won't break them. Sure, we might let them go a few feet higher on
the swings than you would, but getting into a little mischief with the kiddies
is one of the inalienable rights of fatherhood. Running around like maniacs,
eating ice cream before lunch -- these are the kinds of bonding sessions we
dream about while stuck in our dreary offices. So take the afternoon off and
let us go nuts with the kids.
"To be told how manly we are when we fix something."
Even if we're only changing a lightbulb, fawn over us as if we were a
greased-up Ty Pennington who just added a 4,000-square-foot walk-in closet to
your bedroom. "Nothing makes a guy feel like more of a man than when his
woman hands him a cold beer after he's been working hard," says Nick
Stevens, 32, of Boston. "Yes, that is very 1950s, but it's the
"Acceptance of our inner dork."
"I secretly crave a woman who will dust -- without complaint or editorial
comment -- my extensive collection of action figures," says painter Dave
Dorman, 48, who was voted the number one Star Wars artist of all time
by Star Wars Galaxy magazine. (Sorry, ladies, he's taken.) Look, we
know we should have outgrown comic books and sci-fi flicks at least 15 years
ago, but the fact is, we haven't. So you can make fun of us for our nerdy
cravings, or you can tag along with us to the latest superhero movie and watch
Hugh Jackman or Christian Bale run around in a tank top. Is that really such a