How Men and Women Handle Breakups Differently

Men don’t want to talk about it

Men full-heartedly do not want to talk about it at first. They refuse to dominate guy’s night with the topic of their breakup. They sum up the breakup in one minute, and change the subject.

Until men drink; then they talk about it

Once men drink a ton of alcohol (and they do drink a ton of alcohol) then they start talking about it. In fact, then they fixate on it the rest of the night. They tell complete strangers about it. 

Women will talk about only that

When a woman goes through a breakup, that is the thing that her and her friends talk about for weeks after the breakup. There is an unspoken agreement that that friend needs to be tended to.

 Women avoid alcohol

Women tend to avoid alcohol-at least in excess-because we know it will only make us more upset. We do takeout, candy, ice cream, pressed juice but not a bunch of alcohol.

 Men try to get right back out there

Men like to pretend they can just move right on-like they weren’t even affected by the breakup. They’ll be on first dates within a week. In fact, women know this is true because a lot of us have been out with men who, it turns out, just broke up with somebody.

 Women take some “me time”

Women don’t want to date for a while. Perhaps too long. We want me time. We want to heal. We want to get the ex out of our systems-to cleanse. We won’t touch men, almost as if they’re hot potatoes.