Do some guys have a permanent "hot flash"?

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
May 22, 2007 5:39pm CST
All my life I have noticed that when the guys in a room are comfortable, I am cold and so are the other ladies (shivering and goosebumps cold). When I am comfortable, the guys are complaining about "how hot it is". I have a small office, just me, all day, unless a customer comes in. I pay the bills. When it starts getting hot, I set the thermostat to 76 and the temperature stays with 1 degree of that temperature. It has been over 100 degrees here for the past 2 weeks. So, that is 25 - 30 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. But, the other day a guy walked in and was complaining that it was "too hot in here; don't you have any airconditioning?". He couldn't feel a 25 - 30 degree difference? I have talked to other people who have the same problem. If it is cold enough for the guys to be comfortable, they are either freezing or wearing a sweater or jacket (then, they forget and go out in 100+ temps and roast). I am going through menopause and I do have hot flashes; but, they only last a couple of minutes. It seems like guys are having a "constant hot flash" their entire life. What do you think about this?
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• United States
23 May 07
Men, on average have higher metabolisms. It is why we need more calories a day. This is good, we can eat more while on a diet. It causes us to feel warmer. This is good. It also causes our bodies to wear out faster so we die a few years earlier. This is bad, except women make it all worthwhile! :-)
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
23 May 07
Since you guys don't get to live as long and most guys marry younger women, I guess we women are just supposed to "suffer" until you die off and then we get to turn up the thermostat!
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• United States
23 May 07
It has been said men die first so the women can get a break or vacation before having to rejoin their men in heaven (or where ever).
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
23 May 07
Maybe all we want is a chance to warm up before we get cold again on a more permanent basis. Though, if heaven is run by men, it will definately be colder than we like.
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• United States
22 May 07
It's possible. haha I'm usually cold and my boyfriend is warm. I'll often be al bundled up in a blanket on the couch and he's like, I think it's comfortable in here. The best one is when I'm cold and he insists on having the fan on in the bedroom when we go to bed.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
22 May 07
My husband is the same way. I go to bed with 2 or three covers on to try to keep wam and he sleeps on top of the covers so he can be comfortable and he has fan blowing directly on him.
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• United States
22 May 07
They can be so weird sometimes. And yet when we are acutally on the warm side...it seems like they may be a bit on the cold side. Sometimes. It's far more rare though.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
23 May 07
Definitely rarer; but, my son may be that way. He is bundled up even when I am comforable; but, he is the only guy I know who is cold when I am and still cold when I am warm.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
22 May 07
Over here I never heard anyone saying that unless winter is over. But because I don't use much of the heater, most people coming in would say it's cold instead of too hot. We don't use air conditioning here, we just open the windows and it won't be that hot in the house. This is what we do at home and at the shop. I guess guys with constant hot flashes should live here, let's see what they'll say hehe
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
23 May 07
But, then all the guys would be up North with you and what would we Southern ladies do without them. Even in the winter here, when he is admits he is cold when he goes outside; he still likes it "too cold for MY comfort" in the house. It saves on heat in the winter; but, it is really rough when summer rolls around and we need the air conditioning. He wants it down in the 60's and I am happy in the mid to high 70's, we usually split the difference and keep it around 72. Our summer temps are well over 120 degrees here and we occasionally go over 130.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
22 May 07
I think they do. We know a guy that is always hot. Seems like he sweats at the drop of a hat. My friends husband too. In summer he puts the air conditioning down so low she has to wear sweats!
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
22 May 07
I know, it is such a pain. You either have to bundle up or the guys start lounging around in their underwear complaining about how "hot" it is. If you do bundle up, you have to change clothes just to go outside!