Gender Observation

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English 1A MW 4:30pm 3/20/13 Game of Love Throughout our lives we've seen many men and women conversing with one another. We also have noticed how single men and women interact with each other differ from when talking to the same gender; but what do they talk about? What is their motive in starting a conversation? Specifically, I’ve done an observation between men and women conversing with one another in Starbucks, at Marysville, and a bar called Round Corner Tavern in Sacramento. The outcome of it was women showed more emotion when talking to their girlfriends, men acted with no manners when talking to their guy friends, and when single men and women talk to one another they become more aware of their behaviors. In Starbucks, I…show more content…
His behavior was more polite and respectful than the other guys from last time. The guy didn’t mind facing the girl face to face. Fortunately, the girl felt the same way as the guy did. She stepped closer to the guy since she felt more comfortable being around him. I could tell the guy was testing the water because he was hesitant on some of his behaviors. I would do the same if I was in his shoes. If I was with a beautiful girl, I always have the urge to ask weird questions, just like I would do with my guy friends, to make her laugh. But I wouldn’t because I don’t want to show an attractive girl my weird side. On the other hand, the girl’s body language showed that she was flirtatious. When the girl was talking to him, his facial expressions showed that he was interested in what she was saying, compared to if he was talking to a guy because he smile throughout the whole conversation. It almost felt like watching a soap opera In the article, “Sex, Lies, and Conversation” Deborah Tannen points out in her research that most women share secrets to form friendship and stays in one topic for a long period of time. Whereas men do less talking while jumping from one topic to another and more doing things together. Tannen also says that most couples can’t understand each other after years of togetherness. Through my observations, this proves her point accurate because most men and women conversations are very different from
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