It's pretty well known that Western society (especially American society) thinks men are losers if they cry. Every tear we shed is testosterone leaking from our bodies. However, there are times that when a man cries, it's actually caused by a buildup of concentrated testosterone. That said, share with us a time in your life when:
1) You think you cried manly tears (automatic best answer if I shed a manly tear too)
2) A time when you cried and maybe felt a little ashamed (bonus points if it's actually embarrassing)
Girls can answer too, of course. You just cry more because you don't need as much testosterone as us guys.
Guys think that when guys cry it's weak. Girls think that when guys cry, it means they're sensitive. I fell for one guy when I looked over at him and he was crying. He was playing the bass and I was singing. I was crying already, and when I saw him crying, it was like we connected. I seriously fell head-over-heels in a matter of seconds. I totally appreciated that he has a sensitive side. It was so cute, and it totally turned me on. :)
I cry almost everyday and it's not because of superficial nonsense either.
I think when guys cry it shows that they aren't like heartless and do have emotions as well instead of like keeping up the "macho" image, showing their true side means so much more and I appreciate it more. Personally.
Well I can't really answer the question like you're asking, because I don't have a memory bank for the times I've cried. But I can say that crying isn't so much frowned upon, as it is thought of to be a situational thing. Basically, it's important to be in control of yourself and not break down when the time ISN'T right. You need to keep your cool if you want to get ahead with things. Stopping to cry at the wrong moment is wasteful.
So I'll say that crying isn't a problem, it's WHEN you cry. While you're playing a sport or at work? Keep it together, shrimp boat. When you're at home or someplace where it just seems...appropriate to cry? Go for it if you like.
I get teary eyed when I saw goodbye to loved ones when they go away for a while..even for vacations. Also when listening to some types of music. I never cry from pain but I do occasionally cry a bit when I've had an epiphany about something profound about myself..crying may sound like a negative experience but for me at least it tends to be associated with personal growth and realization of truth/ insight.