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Boys to (wo)men!

Bachelors, like summer breeze, aren't as cool as they pretend to be, finds Monika Adlakha.

sex and relationships Updated: Aug 22, 2013 11:32 IST
Monika Adlakha

Boys will be boys, except when they behave like girls. And Delhi gals are finding it hard to adjust to this new avatar.

Role reversal : Surabhi, a 25-year-old has her own story "I met a really cute guy and we clicked instantly Couple of days and we were set for our first date. But he came an hour late with no valid reason for it. This wasn't a part of our 'deal'," she argues.

Agrees Mehak Jha, a call centre employee, who's given up on her boyfriend. She says, "He pampers himself for hours and is no more his bindaas self. In fact, it's affected many of my male friends. They love gossiping now."

Ground reality: Earlier a man wasn't considered a man if he cried, is how psychiatrist Samir Parikh sees it.

His take: "With the lines between gender-based behaviour fading away, the expression has become more important than the reason. Plus the pressure of looking good has taken over the man's world." Has it helped? Yes, says 24year-old Varun Bahl.

"You can now expect a 'friend' who understands you inside out. Though a bit spooky, it's also nice. Guys no longer complain about shopping expeditions, long phone calls, etc." But still, "I wish they walked in their shoes and not in our sandals!" says Niti Kapoor, a college student. Anyone willing to answer that one, folks?