The Real Reason Why Men Read Women's Magazines
Men read women's magazines. It's a fact.
The latest research shows on some titles the male readership is as much as 20 percent - and that figure only reflects the men who admit to it.
I asked ten men if they’ve read women's magazines. After a bit of gentle interrogation, all ten admitted that at some point they’ve had a sneaky peep.
Okay, so I had to be patient while most of them explained the circumstances. Like maybe they had picked one up while in a doctor’s waiting room (errrrm, personally I’ve noticed a variety of magazines in waiting rooms).
And I had to bat off a couple of red herrings like "I’ve bought them to look at hot, scantly clad women" (right, yeah, I thought there was a special shelf for those).
But when I held my best question mark expression, kept my pen poised and told them I wouldn’t use their last name, we got down to the nitty gritty.
So what do men really want to know?
It seems our men really do want to know what we like, what makes us tick and they get irritated by the stories that portray them as the incapable, the insincere and the incompetent gender.
“When I was younger I read them to try and fathom out what women are looking for in a relationship,” said 40-year-old Andrew. “I wanted to find out where the G-spot is and what women want in bed.” Now happily married with three young children, he doesn’t get much time to read women’s anymore, but looks like he definitely hit the spot.
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Single Simon, 25, said he’s not afraid to admit that he’s read women’s magazines: “It gives us guys an idea into the kind of things they talk about and helps to explain that crucial difference between their way of thinking and ours,” he said. “From a guy’s point of view, or at least mine anyway, reading a woman’s magazine provides an insight into the female mind and what goes on in a woman’s head.”