Let’s face it, ladies – men get jealous pretty damn often, and usually, it’s petty stuff that makes them go crazy. However, most of them aren’t really insecure. They’re not afraid their girlfriend’s gonna dump them all of a sudden either. Not at all.
On the contrary, these unexpected bouts of jealousy are actually an effect of testosterone (duh!), which makes men more eager to crush all their so-called competition, even when they’re not competing with anyone at all. In other words, whenever a guy senses even the most insignificant threat to his position as your significant other, there’s every likelihood that he’s already playing out potential murder scenarios in his head. Just kidding.
Or maybe I’m not. 😂 Anyway, every person acts in their own unique way, but some of our actions will make pretty much make every boyfriend in the world jealous. How am I so sure of that? Well, would you say I’m obsessed if I told you that I’ve actually asked every single one of my male friends for their opinion on the topic?
Anyway, let’s move on to the more interesting stuff.
The male best friend
All right, this one’s quite obvious, because frankly, no man is ever going to be 100% sure that you and your friend are ‘just friends.’ He’s probably going to make light of the situation and try to pretend that he likes the guy, but don’t be surprised if he makes a snarky comment all of a sudden while the three of you are hanging out together. No matter how platonic your friendship with your bestie may be, your boyfriend will still be wary of the lad at all times.
‘Sorry babe, it’s girls’ night out tonight!’
Now this is a phrase that no man wants to hear. I know that going out with your girlfriends seems like a totally normal thing to do, but apparently, guys do find this habit of ours pretty damn annoying, mainly because they’re afraid we’re going to get hit on by some random dude at the bar.
You know those evasive texts you sometimes send him?
The ones in which you tell him how much fun you had last night or how excited you are to buy a new pair of shoes for that super mysterious event you’re going to without him and so on and so forth. Even though this kind of text messages are more of a thing for newer couples, who haven’t spent too much time together just yet, your guy will always get a little jealous if you keep teasing him and refusing to let him in on what you do. But you know what’s worse than this?
Texting other guys all the time
Whoa, don’t even get me started on this! Just like you get pissed when your boyfriend is casually talking to another girl on Facebook when he’s with you, so does he when you’re always sending off a reply to some guy he doesn’t even know. What if he starts flirting with you? What if sends you all those sweet heart emoji? Of course, jealousy will ensue, and this time, it’s not even an unexpected thing.
Working late hours
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like your boyfriend is going to have an outburst of jealousy just because you are working some extra hours. But he is going to assume the worst if you start coming home much later than usual without letting him known about it beforehand, so if he’s desperate, he may even ask you if you are having an affair.
‘John got me the best latte this morning’
‘Dan’s made an absolutely amazing joke today. Wanna hear it?’
If you were wondering what your boyfriend’s answer to that question would be, I can already tell you that it’s going to be either a straight-out ‘No’ or an ironic ‘Yeah, tell me.’ And guess why he’d answer in such a fashion? Because he’s jealous, of course, and because you keep saying these dudes’ names as if they were your friends. Which they’re most definitely not.
More often than not, celebrity crushes are nothing but innocent (unless you’re one of those crazy fangirls who breaks into stars’ hotel rooms), but even if your boyfriend knows it, he’s still going to resent hearing you talk about how hot Ryan Gosling is. The thing is that he’s probably aware of how good-looking that man is too, and this makes it twice as awkward for him.
So yeah, I guess you could easily say that men are one really jealous flock. The only reason why they don’t act like drama queens – or should I say drama kings? – is that deep down, they are fully aware of how much their girlfriends love them. In the end, it doesn’t really matter who you’re texting or cracking jokes with at work. As long as your love for him just as strong, you can be sure that it’s all going to be just fine.