do men cry?

By Anu
India
January 21, 2007 1:32am CST
i think crying is girls department. they express their sad feeling by crying. what about men.i have never seen any man cry till date. its only in movies and serials i see them cry. my husband, dad, my brother uncle none of them have cried. is its true that men dont cry? do u cry? how do they express their feeling of sadness.....
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38 responses
• United States
21 Jan 07
Men do cry and I have certainly but it is rare. But i know one thing there may be many reasons for a girl to cry but there is only one reason if a boy cries and that is because of a girl.. It is very true everytime i have cried it is either because of my mom or my girl friend!! But yeah men dont cry much.
@kristia (138)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
men do cry.. honestly! my father, he always cries when they had a fight with my mother and i saw my bf cried too. we had a fight that he thought i would break up with him.. he cried in front of me. i felt so happy and blessed he is my boyfriend..
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@msqtech (15075)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think it is good to have emotions and be able to share them
@whitefox (1347)
• Italy
21 Jan 07
Yes, men cry: men are human beings too.
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Feb 07
lol good to know that I am a human being....and i have cried many times for your information!
@darshakk (2142)
• India
25 Jan 07
yes men do cry...of course....men can be considered as cocunut :hard frm outside,soft from inside.... When there are intensly emotional situations around u,men do cry.... even i cry!!!
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• India
24 Jan 07
Yes men too. Because they also have their heart and they also feel sorrow. When sorrow become extreme then they also cry bitterly. I know and i also cried sometimes.
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@sunny5u (2071)
• India
21 Jan 07
Yes,they cry in serials in movies only,they can control their emotions,Once if it become more they will burst out.I think men can control.
@skb369 (285)
• India
8 Feb 07
i guess you wouldnt be asking the question "do men cry?" if you had seen the die hard sport fans weep their hearts out when their favourite team loses, ot for that matter when a man gets gets his private member caught in the unforgiving,unyielding,cold jaws of the pant zipper.thats sure to bring a few tears in his eyes!!! but seriously speaking(though i WAS serious about the whole zipper thing,i too have experienced the pain) crying is something thats not seen a favourable outlet of emotions by men. its been drilled into us from a very young age that real men dont cry. we tend to keep things bottled up and usually tend to let our emotions run in the course of other actions(violence usually tops the list). expressing emotions to moving thoughts and feelings is a strict no-no and a sure shot invite to ridicule and being called a "sissy". the only time i have cried was when i watched a movie and that too when i was watching it alone.now that i think about it,i dont think i would have cried if i had company,no matter how soul stirring i found the movie to be.
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• India
8 Feb 07
yes they do cry.. they dont really express this thing in public, but yes they do.
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• Oman
6 Feb 07
i think its because of the way they are brought up. from the time they are small its ok for a girl to cry but when a boy cries hes told to be strong and not cry like a girl and even in school boys who cry are made fun of, so they grow up learning to repress their emotions. society is like that, if men cry as much as women they are looked upon as sissies. its not true but thats the way it is. i will never stop my son from crying
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• Netherlands
2 Feb 07
My husband cries. In fact...he cries more than I do. I remember my father crying at my wedding, and the birth of my daughter, but that was all. My husbands father is very emotional and cries a lot as well. I think it has to do with how a man was raised and what ideas about crying he learned as a child; I also think personality has something to do with it.
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@sunny5u (2071)
• India
21 Jan 07
Yes,men cry very few times only.If it is an uncontrollable situation only we will cry otherwise we will not.
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• India
21 Jan 07
no men dont cry it for only girls..........
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@imakella (665)
• United States
21 Jan 07
yea very rare
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@yrteja (651)
• India
21 Jan 07
definitely the men also cry but not as often as girls but they cryin very nice manner.
• India
8 Feb 07
no dear sometimes men crys . me also one of them before some month but generely they never to show it because in our social system it is a syntems of poorness that u dont have a cepecity to tolrate things . but i think ifmale crys naturaly like females than its more good . TODAY I HAVE STARTED SAME TYPE OF DISCUSSION THAT --WHO IS MORE IMOTIONAL BOYS OR GALS .????? ???? ?? ???? ??? ?? .???? ? ???? ?? ?? ???? ?? ?????? ??? ?? .????????.
• India
9 Feb 07
read it carefully mostaly in hindi lines .u can understaind better .
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
28 Jan 07
I've seen my boyfriend cried once , and that was when our son was born. He have also had tears in his eyes the first time our son smiled and the first time he laughed. It is nice to see that he expressed his feelings that way. Although I have never seen him cry of sadness , only of happiness.
• India
29 Jan 07
my huby had tears in his eyes when he first held our son. its was the happiest moment for him.
@steerforth (1798)
• Italy
16 May 07
Yes, men cry. I have cryed a lot of time and I have cryed for a woman, too.
@asish1672 (338)
• United Arab Emirates
20 Mar 07
You are absolutely right, that men are seldom seen to cry. May be it is their male ego or social standing, that prevents them to cry in public. But definitely men do cry, only when their deepest emotions are fingered with Not like women, who are so emotional that a small matter can see her crying. I do cry. I am a emotional person, but my expression is only till few drops of tears only. Sometimes when I am moved by a emotional scene in a movie, my heart becomes heavy and tears fill my eyes. But thats it, nothing more than that. When I lost my father, beyond my expectation, I couldnt cry! I had so much of sorrow in my heart but i couldnt exress it,like the way others do.
• India
3 Mar 07
Mens will also cry.. Even they have emotions afterall they are also human beings.. Am damn sure there wont be any man without crying atleast once.. Thanks..
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
Yes, just like women, men do cry because they are also human being and they also suffers sadness, fears and depressions. The reason that we seldom see them cry is because they are very good in hiding what they feel, I guess it is their nature because as men they have to be strong and brave and some men think of crying as a weakness - I remember a father telling his son not to cry for he is a man and a man do not cry, i disagree with him. Just like any woman crying makes you feel good specially if you have something heavy in your chest. Just recently I saw my husband tears flowing from his eyes while we were eating breakfast and that was the time that his father scolded him for a reason, I asked him why he cries, he did not answered me and just said nothing but his tears keeps on flowing from his eyes. I knew then that he has something inside him , hes mad to his father but cant say it because of respect to him. I do see his weaknesses and several times i told him there's nothing to be ashamed in crying.