Ah man, this minefield known as "dating" can be so damn complicated sometimes,
especially with all these tips, tricks, and piece of advice going on that aren't true!
1) What "myth" about your gender's dating practices and beehaviour as a whole do you want to declare false?
2) How do you feel this "dating myth" started?
3) Why do you believe some people still believe this "dating myth"?
Feel free to be as detailed as you wish, using the numerical system outlined above to answer the question if you wish to do so.
Most Helpful Guy
Men are scared of commitment.
I don't think many men are scared of commitment. Some men aren't interested. Some are, with the right woman. Some men crave it. But the whole 'wild guy who you can't bring up commitment to till months pass and he realizes he can't live without her', I just don't think that's common at all. Guys who don't want to commit rarely do.
My guess is this dating myth started the same way the similar female myth started (about the girl who isn't interested but after realizing over a long time what a great guy/friend you are she is finally won over by the perfect romantic gesture and falls into his arms).
Lots of people out there have unrequited crushes. They like stories and movies where people win over that person. And people like the idea of being pursued. So they like stories where they shy person who has a great heart on the inside is recognized and swooped up by someone amazing who overcomes their resistance (based on fear).
Both are really bad lessons for life though, where people's interest is far more often exactly how it seems to be a couple weeks in.4