I can't be the only one who's ever pondered about the inner workings of the male mind. How they act and counteract, how they are yet how they contradict. Even though I've found more peace in doing me while they do them, it could be a random winter night on an impromptu date where I ask myself, "What do men want?"
Taraji P. Henson seems to be a woman to watch lately, whether it be our interest in her growing number of roles like the forthcoming comedy film What Men Want, or her romantic life.
One of my favorite books, The Four Agreements, offers a rule that I try to live by: Don't make assumptions. Although I try to live by that mantra, it's hard out here for a cynic.
Trina Braxton<h4>Misconception: All Men Want Is Sex.</h4><p>My mama told me because her mama told her: Men only want one thing. But Trina Braxton shared with us that she thinks physical intimacy is only one of the things that men truly want from a woman.</p><p>"I think that the biggest misconception that women have when it comes to men is that all they want is sex. I think a lot of other things they want is companionship and I think they want to be caressed and loved and pampered just as much as women do."</p>
B. Simone<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTEwNTk1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzODMyNTYwOH0.sm2aEhB9-fhwxRXQx2jpTIrvqZf0i3cpXDZK-f32BkQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="5e504" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="dba18471afb3f60d4b0256f1600d9e8e" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
Getty Images<h4>Misconception: All Men Cheat</h4><p>Infidelity is an issue that I'm sure 98.99% of women have encountered at least once in their lifetime. So much so that cheating seems normalized and even men who aren't unfaithful get the heat of the backlash. B. Simone reminds us to keep the faith in finding a loyal partner because although no man is perfect, not all men cheat:</p><p>"I don't believe all men cheat. I believe, you know, they make mistakes sometimes and there are a lot of cheaters out there, but there's also a lot of faithful men. I do not think all men cheat."</p>
Demetria McKinney<h4>Misconception: Men Don't Know How To Communicate</h4><p>Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. When I was younger, I didn't understand that phrase. As an adult, it's the only logical way I can explain the chronic miscommunication issues between men and women. One of the most recurring complaints about men is their lack of empathy or understanding, but Demetria says the magic could be in changing your approach.</p><p>"If we just say what we want without being a little bit ratchet like I tend to be, then I think we'll get a little bit better results."</p>
So what do men really want?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8xOTEwNTkxMy9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNjg1MDA3OH0.3EcAbBWiHfQ-kAcwCXthZbzOLOkkycwR-AksqwxWU1Y/img.jpg?width=980" id="f3afc" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="d837c90a3400b02b0aaaf7d5252d388c" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
Getty Images<p>As hard as it is, we have to put an end to making assumptions about who a man is and find out firsthand. Although they are a strange and very different species, men also need love and security to truly feel whole. Taraji P. Henson told xoNecole:</p><h5>"I think all humans want security when it comes to relationships. They want unconditional love. They want a mother's love, that's what everybody wants."</h5>
What do men want? It's the age-old question women have been asking themselves for years! After what may seem like an eternity, super-producer Will Packer descends from movie heaven with the verdict.