Apparently, this is a fact; on average a woman smiles 62 times a day and a man only 8. An interesting statistic don’t you think? So why do women have more to smile about? And why are men moody so and so’s (allegedly)? Questions questions! I’m a sucker for a smile and the ‘bad boy’ work me out if you can strategy used by some men is tiresome and a waste of energy. But not all women feel the way I do; they love a bit of moody male and make getting to the bottom of the moodiness their life’s mission…impossible!
Hide behind a smile
To be honest, it never occurred to me that we smile more than men. Women tend to smile when faced with adverse situations and use it as a disguise when they don’t want people to know of any unpleasantness or struggle going on; it’s a front used so people don’t have to worry about them/us. Not healthy and quite harmful in the long-term.
Smile with your eyes
Us girl’s do tend to use our smile, pout and flutter those thick with mascara eyelashes to let a man know we’re interested, he may not act on these alluring methods but what man isn’t going to notice a pretty girl smiling at him? Maybe women are longing to be noticed and a smile is just as good a tool as any to let him know you exist. If you think this man of few words Vin Diesel type hasn’t clocked your facial muscles go into smile spasm you are mistaken, whether he makes his move or not he isn’t blind.
Smile, it’s not hard
I reckon the age of the macho man is dying a slow death and R.I.P to it! The idea of a man not smiling because god forbid he shows any emotion or weakness is being slowly phased out and replaced by someone who is much more in tune with his emotions, someone who knows that it is absolutely fine to express his feelings and is comfortable in doing so. The macho self-conscious type is becoming a trait of the past making way for a new male phenomenon. Confident, self-assured and courageous; so much more attractive with a refreshing openness; Hallelujah!!
Two smiles are better than one
On a serious note, London isn’t the easiest city to live in for many reasons at the moment and is a possible contributing factor to the lack of general happiness. Both men and women have pressures in equal measures but they differ depending on their expectations and vision of how they believe their life should be lived; so I’m not entirely convinced that the statistics in my opening paragraph are valid. There is something that to me seems obvious, if there are two genders why aren’t we making sure that each has something to smile about?
Smile for real
Don’t be fooled into thinking that neither sex can tell the difference between a genuine or fake attempt to bring on a smile, the sad reality is that there will always be someone out there with an ulterior motive and will bust a gut to see that cheesy grin of yours when they are only interested in what’s in it for them; you’ll learn that the hard way but you will learn.
The alternative isn’t worth looking at!
© Michelle Sotiriou 2013
2 thoughts on “To Smile Or Not To Smile? Silly Question!”
I smiled fully at the man who later became my husband. It was not fake, I can tell you. Still married and still going strong. A smile from either gender breaks apart all sorts of tense situations that could just explode but…for a smile
Well that says it all!! I must say I notice it every time I see you guys…amazing! x