Single & Clueless asks, Why do women go to the bathroom together and men don’t talk to each other in the bathroom?

Men have far more intimate conversations with their wives and lovers than do women with their spouses or partners.  Why?  Because women have their intimate conversations with their female friends.  And there’s no better place than the “Ladies Room.” No men in there. You can even shout between stalls. Indeed, I’ve overheard some colorful conversations in the “john.” We like to go in flocks too, the more the merrier: everyone can gossip about “him” or “them” in utter safety.  And if you think women aren’t doing business too, you’re wrong.  I’ve broached several business issues in the privacy of the loo.

Men, on the other hand, say nothing in the Men’s Room. I know from personal experience.  Recently, while in the Dallas airport, I absent-mindedly dashed into the Men’s room. I was entirely absorbed in my thoughts.  And as there was no one there but me, I felt comfortable—until I emerged from a stall. Then, to my horror, I saw six men lined up along the urinals, all standing in utter silence, stone-faced, staring forward.  And as I fled past them, not a single one smiled, frowned, uttered a word, or even turned his head toward me.  That was when I officially knew men don’t go to the restroom to socialize. For guys, it is a time out from the real world where they quietly and quickly take care of other business.

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  • Vicent

    Do you think that, maybe, one of the reasons why men keep quiet in the restroom is because they are afraid of being labeled as homosexuals if they socialize? I don’t know, it’s just a theory, but I think men try to keep their manhood untouched. What do you think about that?