I think it is time that I address this stereotype because I keep seeing questions regarding this stereotype on this website.
As a guy, I am constantly told by society to have sex. Society doesn't encourage men to want relationships. In the instance that a guy like me wants a relationship, many women don't believe that a guy can experience emotion that reflects wanting a relationship. Many women believe that many men are only after sex. Granted, many men do only want sex. I understand that many women have been lied to before by their past boyfriends, and many other men in their lives.
I get that. However, I am writing this mytake to voice my opinion that it is definitely very possible for men to feel emotions and want to have meaningful relationships. Whenever a woman says that men are only looking for sex that translates to, ''you aren't human. You have no emotions. You are incapable of loving someone. I am holding you to a standard of wanting to have sex, and if you deviate from my internalized idea of what men should be, you are lying.'' Some guys are genuinely also looking for friends.
I am at the point in my life in which I am dating a man, and I am just looking for friends. It is hard to find genuine friends that truly care about who you are. I really want friends that I am genuinely close to and that would have my back in tough situations because those friends are very hard to find. People that truly care about you are rare. I really miss being emotionally close to people.
Please understand that some men really do want meaningful relationships.