After the exchange, my fiance commented that no guy would ever do that. No guy would ever just compliment another guy, or share his advice with a guy he doesn't know.
To me, it seems this female bond is mostly concentrated in the topics of men, dieting and clothing. Nothing unites a group of women more than talking about a bad breakup, or a way their guy annoys them. The same with dieting. Women are always keen to share tips and tricks, hoping for some in return. I added in the area of clothing at the last minute because yesterday I told a coworker (whom I've never spoke to) how much I liked her outfit. I just said it without a second thought about if she would think I was weird, because I knew that it was an "acceptable thing to say to another woman you don't know."
|Taylor Swift and a Victoria's Secret Supermodel, likely bonding over what TayTay knows best - breakups.|
I was the health food store because I was trying to track down the Cookies and Cream Quest Bars (these things are like crack to me). I overheard a woman and her friend asking the male employee about Quest Bars. She was asking him if, because of all the fibre in the bars, she would poop more. He was navigating a way to answer this question when she got fed up, turned to me and said, "Excuse me, do you eat these?" Our conversation went like this:
Me: "Yes, and I overheard your conversation. They don't make you poop any more than you normally would."
Her: "Really, well are you a regular pooper?"
Her: "What do you consider regular? One time a day? Two times a day?"
Male Employee: "I can't take this"
(He walks away)
I then went on to recommend the cookie dough flavour, and like the girl with the spaghetti squash, gave her my tips for making them taste better, which was to heat them in the microwave, roll into balls, put on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes and you have Quest bar cookies (seriously, so good!).
She thanked me and I left the store thinking how cool this female bond was. Yes, women can be catty and judgmental, but at the same time we can be a united front. I think it's neat that as women we can bond over common issues and help a sista out.
Have you had any experiences like mine? Would you agree that all women have an innate female bond?
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