We've all seen it before: A girl animatedly tells her boyfriend the minutiae her day, and the guy keeps his eyes on the TV and mumbles "mhm"s at her. She finally asks if he's heard a word she's been saying, he fails to back up his claim that he has, she accuses him of not paying enough attention to her and she storms off. I have something to say about this.
I was talking to a female friend of mine today about the beauty of programming languages. Eventually it became obvious to me that she did not care the tiniest bit and wasn't even listening to me, and I got pretty irritated at her. I was all ready to storm off.
Why am I bringing this up? Because this happens on both sides; inevitably a girl is going to want to talk about something that a guy just doesn't give a shit about and vice versa; and this is ok. It's just a fact of the universe. Once I acknowledged the fact that the girl I was talking to didn't give a shit about computer language, I didn't begrudge her at all for showing no interest in the conversation I was trying to have. There's no reason to get mad at somebody for not sharing the same interests as you.
So girls out there (all two of you on this forum): For god's sake, the next time you babble on about gossip or celebrity breakups or your favorite TV show: your boyfriend doesn't care, and there's no reason to get mad at him about it. And that goes for guys as well.