I wouldn’t dare say men have it as hard as women do—or even close—but I am also not so naïve to think that men just don’t have a care in the world, never worry about anything, and feel completely confident, every day. I know that is not the case. In fact, the closer I’ve gotten to not just my live-in boyfriend but also his male friends who now confide in me, the more I’ve come to learn that men walk around with a lot of fears and insecurities. And they lack one, er, luxury that women supposedly have: the ability to admit their insecurities. On top of feeling self-conscious about certain things, men feel like they aren’t even allowed to talk about that because they have to seem cool, collected, and confident all of the time. If you love a man or just care about one, you should know these are things most men are insecure about.
Being able to afford things
When in doubt as to what a man can afford to do/where a man can afford to take you, choose the more affordable spot. Men never feel like they’re allowed to say, “I can’t afford this place…” But, if you pick the budget spot, and they want to go big, then they’re free to say, “Nah—I want to treat you to this other place.”