Okay so y’all might disagree with me but I think men are just as emotional as women, just in a different way.
A lot of men have have a lot of built up anger. Anger is an emotion too, therefore someone who is angry still counts as an emotional person.
I’ve seen so many men get angry and end up throwing and breaking things (and I’m guilty of doing things like that as well) . Even over the smallest shit like losing a video game or their favorite football team losing. I know a dude who broke his glass table because he got into an argument with his girlfriend. I remember he tried telling me “oh this is 100% normal. Every man does that” like nah baby you just need therapy, come on now 😭
Doing something like breaking a tv over a sports team losing is an overemotional response.
Many males believe that males are the less emotional, but that is not the case. The expressions of emotions are just different, due to cultural differences that are imposed.
Anger, although not exactly desired, is considered more acceptable by some than pain, either emotional or physical. But men express their pain often as anger, aggression, sometimes violence.
"While females are usually considered the more emotional gender, infant boys are more emotionally reactive and expressive than infant girls, researchers have found.
Adult men have slightly stronger emotional reactions, too — but only before they are aware of their feelings, found a 2008 study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology that closely monitored facial expressions. Once the emotion reaches consciousness, however, men adopt a poker face.
When young, boys likely learn to hide emotions that culture considers "unmanly." But tamping down emotion also spurs the body's "fight or flight" response. A man's strong reaction and subsequent suppression may ready him to handle a threat, theorize the 2008 study researchers at Lund University in Sweden."
In regards to what you wrote, yes, I agree with all of that. I just watched the finale of the WC2022 again and there was more emotional outpouring from those men (on both teams) than I have seen in... maybe any other circumstance. To them, they have just conquered - or lost - the world.
My takeaway is that when men feel safe (such as with me, but also with certain others, or in certain circumstances) they will emote and express more emotion. And that makes me more attracted to them, and enjoy their company more. Trust is key. Trust is everything.