How do you explain most men's inability to remember birthdays and anniversaries?

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  1. unico hijo profile image60
    unico hijoposted 7 years ago

    How do you explain most men's inability to remember birthdays and anniversaries?

  2. CoauthorU profile image74
    CoauthorUposted 7 years ago

    self... absorption, eccentric, ...ishness, .

  3. johnnymission profile image62
    johnnymissionposted 7 years ago

    Men are just as capable of remembering important dates as Women.
    You just have to care and then write down the date-how tough is that? And if you remember, you might just get some..

  4. Ultimate Hubber profile image64
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    I think that is due to busy schedules at workplace. Also, birthdays are not high on our priority list in my opinion.

  5. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I think that women, on average, just put a whole lot of importance on such days that many men just don't understand. Women see it as special days for getting special attention, and generally look forward to them -- men, on the other hand, are most often the ones stuck having to come up with ways to give that attention, regardless of whether or not it goes with their nature.

    I am one of those strange women who doesn't really put a ton of value on those "special days" and frequently forget my own birthday, along with everyone else's. I remember my husband's and sister's birthdays (they're on the same day), my kids' birthdays, and Veteran's Day. Luckily, my husband and I never forget our anniversary....because we have the date engraved inside our wedding bands.

  6. MickS profile image68
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    I hope this sexist stereotyping is just a bit of fun:-)
    Men don't remember birthdays/anniversaries because they have more important things to remember like the day of the FA cup, the Grand National, Twickenham, the rugby league cup, when they're going on that fishing trip...  Why is it that women can't remember these dates and always seem to hit them when they are organising family events or outings.
    It is a survival technique: women don't like birthdays/anniversaries, it reminds then that they're a year older, or for how long they've been tied to the kitchen sink.
    In December I have to remember my wife's birthday, our anniversary, and Christmas.  Now, Christmas is easy, it has been flung at us left, right, and centre since late July; birthday and anniversary are not so easy, they fall within a couple of days of each other and have to be remember the right way around or I'm in trouble.

  7. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    we have a different idea of the importance of such things. to many men they aren't important because they represent getting older and who wants to admit they are getting old.

  8. Taleb80 profile image82
    Taleb80posted 7 years ago

    Maintaining financial issues in this difficult economics status, let us as men able to forget our names, not just (birthdays and anniversaries).

    Maybe sometimes we try to forget to avoid paying for gifts???!

  9. ROMANCER OF LIFE profile image68
    ROMANCER OF LIFEposted 7 years ago

    Because guys are self absorbed!  No just kidding. Lol.
    Men differ a lot from Women. Women find Importance in every aspect of life. Men... They are realists. What's more important to them is putting food on the table and worrying about their families well-being; so they tend to forget things like Birthdays and Anniversaries because those things aren't as important to them as it would be to women. But there are some guys who do find importance in Birthdays and Anniversaries. Like my ex... he remembered everything. I was the one who showed the lack of interest on important days. Because to me... what mattered the most was that I was with him everyday and I celebrated being with him everyday, so I really didn't care to keep track of days such as birthdays or anniversaries. But I was however very impressed that he would remember important days. The only Birthdays I remember seriously... are my childrens birthdays. Everything else is reminded to me, sometimes by my children, or even sometimes by my mother. Lol. I even forget my b-day sometimes because I'm careless haha. But it's nice when your family remembers.

  10. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 7 years ago

    Simple; to a man, a wedding anniversary is not as romantic as the anniversary of the day you and he first met. That day has more significance to him because it was the day he fell in love; the day he saw the best in you; or the day decided he wanted to get to know you better. It was a good day to remember. The wedding day is different for men. Like it or not, men fear  marriage because of its legal nature. Marriage does not represent love. A marriage is a contractual obligation that ties two people together in a cold, hard legal agreement that is advantagious to women and fatal to men. This terrifies men because they know that if the marriage goes wrong, they could be financially ruined by it. Women have no reason to fear marriage because even if they have all the money in the relationship, a divorce court judge is nothing more than a sexist politician who would never financially obligate a woman to a divorced man. Legally speaking, marriage is the single-most dangerous thing a man can do in his life. Men prefer an anniversary based on love rather than one based on the day he took a risk by signing a contract.
    Men don't care about birthdays because men hate getting older.

  11. profile image51
    Andy the Greatposted 7 years ago

    We don't care about them. They mean nothing in a logic based thought process. There are more important things involving numbers to remember.

    How do you explain most women's inability to keep a balanced check book in an age when your bank has an instant record of all purchases and deposits viewable anywhere you have cell service? They use an emotional thought process. Feelings vs. numbers.

 
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