Have you ever been watching a sports game and heard the commentator describe the affair as “men versus boys”? Of course, they aren’t talking about the literal ages of the players; they are talking about the difference in ability, experience, physicality, behaviour etc., and this isn’t something that is only noticeable in a sporting environment. You would be (or maybe not, really) shocked by the different levels of maturity and behaviour that guys of exactly the same age can display! Here are ten key differences between men and ‘boys!
A boy likes to play games because he still doesn’t really know what he wants, but a man will be more confident and upfront with you, because he has had a lot more experience with the romantic world.
A boy will be uncomfortable conversing you with you on anything deeper than surface level as he doesn’t have the maturity or life experience to be able to contribute yet. On the other hand, a man will always be able to communicate clearly and concisely.
A boy will always be looking for validation from his girlfriend, still not quite comfortable in own skin, whereas a man is looking for someone to share his life with, and won’t beat around the bush when he thinks he’s found you!
Boys will be inwardly insecure but make up for it with an overly masculine bravado, but men don’t have to keep up appearances because their life experience will have taught them all of the things that they need to know.
Conversation is limited to the superficial with a boy, because he doesn’t have the right life experience to go deeper, as opposed to a man, who can hold court about pretty much any subject you desire.
6. Looking for
A boy is looking for whatever type of girl he sees most regularly on the TV and in magazines, whereas a man is looking for much more substance than just the outward looks and aesthetic.
7. Real World
A boy will be the kind of person who lives for the weekend, wants to party all the time, whilst a man has his work and social balance just right, respects his obligations but also likes to have a good time when he can.
Boys live purely in the moment, thinking they are indestructible so there is no need for them to look ahead, but a man will be much more philosophical about what is to come, will be much more ready to make plans.
Boys with little experience in the world will probably still be relying on their parents to an extent, whereas men have paved their own way for some time, and are living fully independent lives.
A boy will be passive when it comes to taking the initiative, still not sure how to make the appropriate first moves. A man, however, has his game fined tuned, and will be able to pick up on all of the little micro-signals that you send out!