We have all heard the saying amongst the male gender:
"don't take dating advice from a woman!"
How much truth do you personally think there is to the underlying theme behind this statement that women give subpar to downright awful advice to guys when it comes to dating?
Use examples of yourself or others in your question if you so choose to further describe your viewpoint. 8-)
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Some girls give good advice but I'll admit, in my experience I do tend to find guys to be a bit better at giving advice. Obviously you can argue that I'm biased since I'm a guy so of course me and another guy can relate to each other better with regards to dating issues.
I think the main reason that girls tend to not always be good at giving dating is advice is because they lack the ability to discern the "why" in most scenarios.
Girls are emotional creatures, more so than men. This means that much of what they do is all about feel. They're not sure what they are doing or why they are doing it, it just feels right and they like it. For example, she might find a guy attractive, but have no idea as to why. She'll describe it as something abstract or vague like "he had this aura about him". Guys on the other than can usually write you a list of the 10 or so things that have really attracted him to that girl.
I think this lack of logical analysis tends to make them lead guys in the wrong direction. Some examples of this are things like, telling guys they are horn dogs and perverted when in reality they like a guy who is relatively sexual and forward, which leads guys to put a lid on their sexuality. Another example is the nice guy vs jerk debate. Girls say they want a nice guy and not a jerk, but what they really want is a dominant guy. This leads guys to slip to far into one of these extremes. Finally, another example of this would be girls who claim to want all the mushy romance novel/movie type stuff from their relationship, but as soon as a guy does it, she gets confused and scared, which means she telling guys to shoot themselves in the foot.
Simply put, I think guys logical approach to dating tends to put them in a better position to also analyze the dating game and give advice on how to play it better. Since girls aren't as logical and analytical by nature, then tend to give very vague and confusing advice.
Again, this is not black and white. I feel that men and women both tend to fall somewhere on a spectrum in terms of how emotional or logical of a decision maker they are. Some people, man or women, are more or less free spirited than others. However, I just think its pretty much common knowledge that women on average fall more towards the emotional end of the spectrum.4