ANSWERS: 65
  • Yes. They do not display feelings as readily as women, and they cannot be depended on to respond to a situation with the same emotional response that women may respond with. They tend to analyze a situation, where women tend to analyze their feelings about a situation. But, if you prick them, they will indeed bleed, etc...
  • I think one thing to take into consideration when asking a question like that is that men and women are taught how to cope with their feelings completely differently. Of course, there is support more recently for men and women having quite different chemical make-up in the limbic system of the brain which controls emotion so that may play a part in why you feel it necessary to ask the question also, becuase obviously men do have feelings, so do women, and as individuals we all cope with feelings in our own way
  • Oh boy, talk about opening a can of worms..... First off, this question is rather strange...it definitely sounds like its coming from someone who has been burned one too many times in the past by boyfriends, though I could be wrong. However, the question itself is either just ignorantly curious or rooted in emotion, so let me answer as best I can: Yes, we do have feelings. We have tremendous feelings. We are human. It is true that many guys tend to hide their emotions. This is because in our society it is the social norm for guys to be tough and to put on a tough-guy image that hides the emotional basketcase many of us tend to be underneath. Some guys may seem to have no feelings because they can be so cruel...but then so can women. Take it from me, from firsthand experience, I know how cruel, heartless and emotionless women can be...one of my ex-girlfriends a textbook example. I've been burned by female friends just as badly as well. The point is, both men and women have equal emotions. In some cases, men can be, what may be considered "WORSE" than women when it comes to certain situations. Cases in point: When we're on the receiving end of a break-up...get a towel and a violin. When we lose a game or competition after putting so much heart in it...again, get the towel and the violin. When we get mad, watch out. When we get sad, you'll hear about it. When we're happy, you'll probably see it. Forgive me for saying the question is ignorant, but I just have to point out the fact. Men are every bit as emotional as women...we just live in a society where it is socially unacceptable for men to be publicly emotional...but not all men are like that. Me, I personally don't care much for the tough guy image...when people see me, that's what they will immediately think, but when they get to know me, they'll see that i'm not a head-strong walking wall that doesn't even know what emotion is. If I didn't allow my emotions to be shown, my relationship with my girlfriend wouldn't be as fantastic as it is now. Judging from the question, this is probably rooted in being hurt or toyed with in the past, and all I can say is 'don't judge us all by a few bad experiences.'
  • I'm male and I have feelings, although I'm quite sure it's a birth defect :-)
  • Yes, of course they have feelings. Men are among the most caring and generous people on the planet. You have to be able to reach them to find the inner person that you are dealing with. Maybe you found one man who doesn't have feelings. This only means that you should look somewhere else to find a man who treats you the way you want to be treated. There are good men out there. I found one.
  • I would certainly hope so! I mean I'm sure men have feelings. As human beings, we are born with that characteristic. But, I think the defining point is that men and women (usually) react differently to situations. Hypothetically speaking, a wife and a husband are both overjoyed to find their missing dog. The woman cries tears of joy, and the husband gives the dog a pat. Of course, this was just an example. This might be why some may argue that men don't have feelings.
  • The short answer to this question is a resounding yes, but as the person asking is almost certainly female, I would need to suffix this answer with "but the response to this emotion is different than most women." Everyone reacts differently to emotion, and due to the nature of emotion, two people experiencing the same events may feel completely different emotions. (My favorate example is a roller coaster) Now take two large groups with hugely varying socializations, and physical (hormonal) makeup, like men and women, where both the emotion experienced and the reactions to those emotions are different, and it may seem sometimes like the other gender is insane or emotionless. As an interesting way to answer this question, CSU Monterey Bay created a class called "Mens issues" which I attended a year ago. The class covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the "Male Guise" to domestic abuse, gangs, and ultimately, male socialization. The subject matter basically covers the issue of why many men are act like, and are often perceived as complete jerks by both genders, in light of how the class members as men were raised and socialized, starting from the toys we were purchased, to the schoolground, and ultimately our places in society as adults. Female students taking the class are asked to be observers only in some of the activities that are meant to incite a specific reaction based on this socialization. Some factors involved in this question are cultural in nature as well. I've had many people tell me, and experienced personally, that different cultures have different roles for men that involve more or less display of emotion, and in different ways. Americans tend to perceive Japanese Men as timid and efiminate in their display of emotion for example, though this is hardly due to their treatment of women, which rivals the ways and scale with which many American Men mistreat women. On the flip side of this, it's possible for men to ask the same question. I've observed quite a few crocodile tears and manipulative women that seemed so calculating, it was possible to ask whether they really felt anything at all. These women knew very well that their men had emotions, and they learned how to press those buttons to incite a specific response. That's not to villify women, because men do the same thing. As further research, you may want to seek out one of the anger management groups in your area. Why? To show both the negative, and truely amazingly positive sides of male emotion. One speaker in particular sat through a beating that gave him a black eye and a bruised face, because he did not want the court to take away his visiting rights to his daughter. He sat there crying as he was being hit, because he knew that even being in the incident, which he hadn't started, made it likely he would loose this privilage.
  • If you think that expressing feelings means weeping in front of others,men don't have feelings.If you think that feelings are emotions,yes we do have feelings.But we don't express them.
  • I don't think it's a matter if we "have" feelings but it's the "show" department that we have trouble with. It seems the only time I elect to show my feelings is when I'm the only one in the room. For example. When Jon Voight died in the movie "The Champ" Ricky Schroder (now the Ric) kept on saying "wake up champ, wake up" My heart was being ripped from my chest but I could'nt show it in front of my family. Mom would look at us and say "whats wrong with you people"!!!!!!! I consider myself a sensitive, unegotistical and caring person who continues to not show the feelings. But I do, when it's absolutely necessary. When I was going to college, I became friends with a classmate and after 4 months had developed a crush on her. Here I was on the last day of the semester walking out with her. I knew I had to say something or risk regretting this for the rest of my life. I spilled everything. Told her how much I liked her, how I could'nt get her out of my mind and how I thought about her everyday. Telling her these things was the most exhilerating thing I've ever done. It opened alot of doors. So even today I still have the hardwired feelings thing and talk about them---------when it's absolutely necessary.
  • Yes they do. Your question sounds as if you've been hurt many times, if so, you are unlucky but never give up, one day you will meet that perfect man. Men really do have feeling but not as ladies because as men, they have a lot to labour for, like nfamily and wealth. Some men are just cassanovas but ignore them and live your life. Best of luck.
  • ok, im not a guy but that question has obviously stirred things up for everyone... i think its a stupid question in some respects but its obviously come from someone who feels like they dont from past experiences... but i it may have slightly upset some guys... see? thats a feeling! =) case closed
  • Forget the gender! Men and women are not so different. Perception causes differences. TV psychologists create differences because it's in their interest to do so. Perhaps the one asking the question only reflects what he/she is feeling and nothing more. Emotions are after all just feelings in motion. The person asking the question describes his/her feelings then projects them onto the other. In this case it seems the man is the unfortunate recipient. Sadly men and women are guilty of fuelling wrong conclusions. If only they could see people as human beings first without playing the gender card to justify false perceptions, we might enjoy a different world.
  • This question sounds so much like a wind up, but I think an answer is possible. Men have exactly the feelings they are permitted to have or express. Children receive sexual-sociological-cultural imprinting from the moment they are born, sometimes even before they are born if the sex of the foetus is known before birth. In our society it begins with wrapping male newborns in blue blankets and females in pink in the hospital. The colour of that first sleeper purchased for a child reflects their sex. Imprinting is continued through a child's formative years by their parents, other adults, other children, the media, and a host of other sources. Even if a parent were to raise a child in the complete absence of gender stereotyping, their children would still be imprinted because a parent is simply one influence among thousands of others. The only way we could determine if there were any innate differences between men and women would be to raise a control group of children in complete isolation from the rest of society. This is not possible. Most of the behaviour patterns that people say are 'naturally' male or female are imprinted. Men are more stoic and reserved than females because they are taught to be stoic and reserved in a way that females are not. Men don't show emotions the way females do because they are taught not to show emotions the way females do. Men don't show affection the way females do because they are taught not to show affections the way females do. The list is nearly endless. Be strong, be tall, be brave, be a *man*. Don't act like a *woman*. The primary responses of males and females to events in their lives are dependent on the cultural milieu they are born into and not to any innate differences.
  • YES, they do. They're also humans.
  • Men have feeling just like women do. the problem is interpreting them. as a matter of fact, everyone has a different way of displaying their feelings, not just guys. you should really take the time to get to know people on a personal level and not just how much of your criteria they meet.
  • Yes, we have feelings, but I think we aren't very good at expressing them. We either make out we are something we are not! Get shy and fall into a heap! Turn to "mush" a lose the ability to speak! Say the first thing that comes into our heads! (which is a very bad idea) Talk down to women as if they are not our equals! Think we can we can walk on water! Think we are always right! Pay no attention to the concideration of others. In general have no clue. However, there are a few of us out there somewhere that have mastered the art of not only talking to women, but are able to express our feelings in such a way that makes sense, and women can relate to. We can also relate to the feelings of others and then act on those feelings.
  • Men like women have feelings. However, with that being stated, men typically try to hide their feelings; whereas, women tend to be more outwardly expressive with their feelings. This can be attributed to biochemical differences between men and women, environment and how a particular person is raised. If a man is raised in a loving, supportive family where his parents are still married, then he's more likely to model his dad's behavior. If his dad is outwardly expressive with his emotions like tells his son that he loves him daily or ever so often, then his son is more likely to be more expresisve with his feelings outwardly as well. Bottom line: Yes, men like women have feelings because people are emotional beings. I hope this helps to answer your question. :)
  • Recently I heard a somewhat simplistic answer to a similar question. Maybe it is an old saying everyone else knows, it is new to me. Yes men have feelings. They are, in no particular order... Happy Angry Sad and of course Hungry. As much as I like this quip, I would not want to use it in a college psychology essay. PS. Feeling I am feeling happy right now.
  • Serial killers have no feelings. child molesters have no feelings. perverts have no feelings. thank god, these people only make up a small portion of the population. yes, real men have real feelings. real men are compassionate, caring, lovable, respectful and religious. real men have feelings for their family, feelings for their community and feelings for the less fortunate. real men raise their children, provide for their family and take care of their elderly parents. on the surface, some men have more feelings than others. but, down deep...........all men have the same feelings, equally.
  • Men cry far less than women. Maybe we don't have feelings!
  • In so many words...YES!
  • I have been on the planet for 32 years and every man I have ever known in my entire life has NOT shown any signs of ever having feelings. In fact, they might as well be robots, but maybe it's just me. Go figure.
  • Wait till the game is over and we'll talk about it.
  • I have some, but not many. NO: Remorse, sadness, happiness. Perhaps: Love, humor, anger. Watch out folks, i'm a sociopath.
  • Yes, Men do have feelings.I work with lots of men and they talk to me all the time about their heart breaks etc. They confide in me because i am alot older female-if i was a young girl they would be pretending that they were 'macho'- in my experience i think theyhave alot more feelings than they DARE admit! I dont pause a threat to any of these men and because im so open and easy going they tellme everything. THE THING IS THEY HAVE TO BE HOOKED ON YOU!!IF NOT FORGET IT AS THEY ARE NOT BOTHERED AND CAN BE COLD AND RUFLESS. They put on a goodact dont they...just remember there little mummies boys at heart and want to be loved and adored...by the one they love...wich couldbe you. Alli can say is go for it girls,dont play mind games treat themlike your there mummy,,,and the will love you forever.
  • Every one does.
  • Yes. When they have to pee they have this feeling of pressure in the lower abdominal area. JK. Men are just like women in that area. We all have feelings. Some men just have a harder time showing theirs than women do.
  • Yes, men have feelings just like everybody else.
  • Yes, and in my opinion they are much more emotional then women. I had no idea men were such whiney girls until I got into a long term relationship with one. Toughen up guys!
  • Yes. i know some guys that are more emotional than women.
  • No, Men are robots. YES we have feelings, what kind of question is this?
  • Much more than we show.
  • As much as we do.
  • Are you effing kidding? I thought it would be blinding obvious! It's obvious you're not attuned to these types of things, huh? Not that sensitive, are you? Of course we don't.
  • NO, ONLY WHEN THEIR IN THE MOOD TO, LOL. OR WANT SUMTHIN. (or gay hehe)
  • of course men have feelings.
  • No, we don't have any feeling, isn't that why you women like to hurt us so much?
  • Of course men have feelings. Why wouldn't they?
  • well Im a guy and I do :P :)
  • Think of music & poetry?! How many love songs were written by men? And how many men wrote poems? Men and women are human beings first and foremost.
  • Yes of course they have got feelings too.
  • What?!? that sounds like the most sexist question I've ever heard. I'm a guy and i've been through tough times in my life. Just because girls go "Oooohh" when they see something that they think is "cute" does not mean they have emotions. That is as far from emotions as you can possibly get!!! Emotions would be feeling bad for someone who is ugly or has it bad off. I can't stand it when i hear girls go "Oooh" when they see something cute and call that emotions and then want to ignore the people that are starving to death in Uganda. That is not emotions!!! Guys and girls have equal emotions! Sorry, that question just kina pissed me off.
  • No, we're all insensitve pigs?
  • of course they do
  • a lot of guys may see this as an offensive or sexist question, although you may be lashing out due to personal experiences, i dont know. we men can sometimes be emotionless pricks that enjoy watcthing poeple suffer- no offence guys- but we can sometimes feel more emotion in a circumstance than a woman can.
  • My man does. They aren't all bad!!!
  • I definately have more feelings then my girlfriend. Yet I try not to show it, because I'm a man... Men hide there emotions mostly Women tend to hide it less Theres always exception like me and my girl for example.
  • Hey Maria!! It takes two to Tango!!!
  • I asked a male friend of mine what he thought of this question and he said "it really hurts my feelings." I think that's called a rhetorical answer..
  • Yes I do. That tells me that I am very human.
  • sure we do, we do get emotional xD
  • I think I see some evry now and then, especially when his kids are around, he has happy feelings! That's the only kind I see, the rest of the time,who knows.
  • no i dont think so the men i have known dont like to talk about the same things we do like the relationship question they hate talking about your relationship should i go on
  • No we are cold emotionless slabs of man meat! or maybe we just express ourselves generally different then the "fair sex" generally does. Every one is different so it varies from humanbean to humanbeing
  • Clearly you can see by my name that I am not a man. However, that aside, I will answer by saying this. Men have the same feelings we women do except that they seem to only express either love or anger and there seems to be no in between for them. Before every male on answerbag joins ranks in protest, realize that I am speaking from my own experience of men.
  • They can only feel horny.
  • Do you have a brain?
  • Here is what I have come to understand. I'm not a guy, so obviously this isn't first-hand, but, guys, tell me if I'm right: I have gotten the impression that guys (in general) are actually very sensitive, even fragile; but they protect themselves by not sharing those feelings. If they trust a girl, they may share it, and if the girl honors that confidence, it touches him deeply. If she throws it back in his face, she might as well have stabbed him or punched him in the gut. Guys, feedback...?
  • Men do have feeling but they are not open about it.
  • yes, women carry their feelings in their hart, men carry their feelings in their penis. just look lower.
  • A man or a woman may appear cold and without feeling. Be assured, conscious or unconscious there is feeling. (Excluding the dead)
  • Nope.... In the list of things with feelings it goes: Rock, Men, robots, animals, women. Everyone knows that
  • yes they do, but they have a hard time showing it since they were told as children to not cry and be a man and pressured by they're male peers.
  • Sure. Men like to feel me all the time !!
  • yes, since theyre hunnan too

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