Guys engaging with social media is a comical concept. Dudes are either smart about it or completely oblivious. Like with everything else, when it comes to social media, guys think with their d*cks.
I love scrolling through my Twitter and Facebook feeds. It’s so funny to see the differences between what girls post and what guys post. It’s even more hilarious to see what guys “like” — that picture of the b*tt-unclad girl in the bathroom mirror. Really? Why do guys do that to themselves?
I have come to realize that guys who don’t use social media frequently are actually much more attractive and attentive to the world around them. Here are six reasons why guys who don’t use social media make perfect boyfriends:
1. He is actually spontaneous and fun to be around.
When a guy is bored, he will do anything — and I mean anything — to get off the couch and fulfill his craving for entertainment.
Haven’t you seen those Youtube videos of guys jumping off roofs and into pools? They need to keep themselves occupied, and when apps on their phones aren’t a “must” for them, they will most definitely keep you excited in the relationship.
2. He notices the little things.
It’s pretty upsetting to see couples who are both on their phones while out at dinner. Whenever I am out, even with the girls, I try to stay off (but I make sure to text my parents before so they don’t go nuts after the first missed call).
Going on a date with minimal use of cell phones is actually considered romantic now; how easy is that? You will look at each other more, make a mental note of how cute his or her smile is and even have meaningful conversations. After all, communication is the key to a happy relationship.
3. He gives you more attention and makes better decisions.
There is a reason you two enjoy hanging out with each other, and it’s that you like paying attention to what the other person is saying. The more you’re both on your phones, the quicker that relationship will go down the drain.
It also seems fair to say that the female species is indecisive: No, I don’t know what I want to eat so make the decision for me. If he already knows the best restaurant in the area as I’m wasting time scrolling through Google Maps, I instantly swoon.
4. He is more dedicated to his work.
There is nothing sexier than a guy who has those old fashioned, hard-working skills. It’s nice to see a guy who is completely dedicated and loves his job, but also knows how to balance his work and personal lives at the same time.
Then again, the harder he works at something he is passionate about, the happier he will be. That means you will be happy, too, because in a great relationship, if one person is happy, so is the other. Don’t ever take your dude’s work for granted; how else is he paying for those hot wings and beer?
5. He doesn’t care about the lives of random others, just those close to him.
Less drama in your guy’s life equals less drama for you. I’m not going to lie, I enjoy reading comments from a fighting couple on Facebook, but, then again, if you are putting your entire private life on Facebook or Twitter, it’s game on.
When a guy asks, “Why do you care about their life?,” I don’t take offense to it. He’s right: Why do I care? I should be paying more attention to us rather than the couple that broke up and got back together 16 hours later.
6. You won’t have to worry about him creeping on other girls.
Seriously, you could trust someone with your entire heart and soul, but don’t act like in the back of your mind you’re not wondering whose pictures he’s liking on Instagram or Facebook.
It’s a natural instinct for a female to wonder about these things, and when a guy reassures you that you’re the only one in his life, it’s the best feeling in the world. When he doesn’t care about social media, you know he’s only keeping tabs on you.
There are so many things you can learn from your significant other, and that is the beauty of growing in a healthy relationship. Coming from someone who wakes up in the morning and checks every social media outlet with eyes still half shut, I truly do enjoy taking a break when I am with people who don’t use it as much.
I can finally open my eyes and take notice to what’s physically around me, and being present in your life is much more important than checking in on everyone else’s. Being with someone who makes you a better person is another reason to keep this kind of guy in your life.