Guys like toys. That’s not a creative way of saying men need to grow up. That’s just a statement of fact. Something about cars, video games, and even actual toys that are collector's items just appeals to the male mind. So if you see your man acting like a 10-year-old over a doll (excuse us--action figure), give him a small nod that says you get it. Next time you worry about what to give him on a special day, get him something he can play with. For as a game console ad once said, “To him it’s like a dozen long-stemmed roses.” So to understand the male mind a little better, view the gallery below to learn more about our love for toys.
(First published in Good Houysekeeping Magazine, Good Family, On His Mind section as "Why do men like toys?" in September 2011; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Bart via Flickr Creative Commons.)