We have always thought that our man has selective hearing – and now it turns out we were right all along!
New research has shown that men really can’t pay attention to what we’re saying – it’s actually really not their fault…it’s ours, ladies.
You may have noticed that your husband has no trouble listening to his mates talk about the footy or sex, but gets glassy-eyed when we talk about our day, and you’re not alone – the average man can steadily listen to only six minutes of whatever we’re saying.
This is because women tend to talk about topics men generally have no interest in, with the majority of the 2,000 survey male respondents claiming when we talk about someone they don’t know, it’s a total bore.
So what can you talk about to make sure your man will listen? Sport, movies and sex, apparently! Make sure to avoid talking about your relationship with him or others, especially when he is busy doing something else like watching sport, playing a game or flicking through TV channels.
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Men also admitted to tuning out of conversations about our workmates, celebrities, shopping, other people, Facebook, horoscopes, our feelings and dieting.
But us ladies don’t exactly get off scot-free – when the tables were turned, it was revealed that women listen longer and more intently when with friends than with their other half.
If there’s anything that this study shows is that we should all give our partners our undivided attention when they speak to us…especially because we all know how it feels! At least now we have some proof to back us up.
What do you think? Do you listen to your partner when they talk to you? Or do you tune out? What do you both enjoy talking about? Tell us below!