I have a really good group of girl friends in Atlanta, that are just plain fun to hang out with. Since we all have such busy schedules, we've been planning girls' nights about once every 6 weeks or so for about a year now. Yet throughout this time, one thing has not changed: the male response to it.
I've seen it all: excitement, confusion, jealousy, and the inevitable "Can I come?". What is with guys and girls' night?
Most prevalent is perhaps the notion that there will be scantily clad pillow fights, regardless of the time or temperature. While this has happened on occasion (gotta love Duke trips to Myrtle), the majority of girls' night is girl bonding. Females have a different dynamic when there are no males around, we seem to let our guards down and be, well, girls. Heads up, I'm about to reveal a big secret: GIRLS TALK. We get our kicks from being involved in each others lives, from work to play and inevitably guys. While we may not be bragging about our latest sexual conquests, we get updates and advice on relationships and life in general.
This is apparently very different than what happens on guys' nights, so perhaps this is where all the fascination comes from. From what I gather, the opposite gender likes to avoid meaningful conversations when they gather in mass, and focus instead on poker, sports, and likely cars. Now that the stereotypical locker room talk about girls is no longer PC, it seems that guys don't easily discuss females in their lives. Well, at least not during guys' nights, and thus the confusion.
Lest my male readers get too concerned about getting talked about, fret not. Assuming you're not being an ass to your girl (which will hopefully be pointed out to her), most conversations about you will end in your favor. Your girl is likely not to reveal your secret doll collection to the group, unless she needs suggestions on what kind of doll to get you next. And who knows, she might have even come away with a new idea to try with you next time you two have some alone time ;).