Here at Cosmo, we always have our pulse on what women (and men!) are thinking. So when our guy friends over at AskMen.com invited us to work with them on their annual survey to find out all the dirty little secrets of more than 100,000 men and women in 2010, we couldn't have been more thrilled. It turns out we aren't always on the same page as guys, especially when it comes to saying "I love you" or whether or not to ending a relationship via text. PLUS: Find out how you compare with thousands of other women...and get the guys' point of view too. 1. The Romance Factor
SHE SAID: Nearly 40% of women report that their boyfriends or husbands are "not very often" or "never" romantic. Heat things up with these romance rituals.
HE SAID: Meanwhile, 75% of men claim they are consistently romantic.
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SHE SAID: More than 43% of women have said "I love you" back to a guy, even though they didn't mean it. An additional 12% of women haven't told that fib, but they would, if they didn't want to hurt his feelings. Don't utter the L word until you read this.
HE SAID: Approximately 18% of men have said "I love you" in order to get a woman to have sex with him. Another 20% have never told that lie, but would consider it.
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3. For Crying Out Loud
SHE SAID: 75% of women cry at least once a month, with 33% of women crying at least once a week. Additionally, 99% of women believe that real men cry.
HE SAID: Almost 5% of men said real men never cry, no matter what. About 39% felt crying should only be in response to tragedies, like the death of a loved one, while 27% said it's okay for a man to get emotional at any time. The remaining 29% say it's okay to for a guy to cry whenever, so long as it's not publicly. Find out 10 more things you don't know about men.
SHE SAID: 55% of women say they don't feel at all pressured (by family, society, friends, etc.) to get married. But 36% of women say they won't pursue a relationship with a guy unless he's a potential husband. Should you give him a marriage ultimatum? Watch this video to get our surprising answer.
HE SAID: Approximately 33% of men also will not pursue a relationship unless they feel the woman has wife potential. More than 85% of men firmly believe in the institution of marriage.
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SHE SAID: 27% of women have been dumped electronically (email, IM, or text). 16% of women have been dumped by the guy just never getting in touch again. Read about the hidden danger of bad breakups.
HE SAID: 80% of guys claim that they believe breakups should be face-to-face. Only 4% admitted that it's okay to break up via an electronic messaging service.
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