10 Signs You're Dating a Man-Child

I clicked on a Though Catalog link by this title and was deeply disappointed by the seriousness of the article. I mean, c'mon! Using Billy Madison as the featured image?! That, my friends, screams, "This will be hilarious!"

So I'm rebutting.

Here are my 10 signs that you're dating a man-child.

1. He genuinely believes that this is an appropriate way to end an adult discussion. 

2. He is still in awe that you know how to work that magical dish-washey-machine under the counter. He's all, "They can be reused?? That's weird."

3. He'll look at you like this during a family dinner, 

and you know this is coming later in the evening.

4. His tolerance is WAY down. Get one or two drinks in him and things get weird. Fast.

5. He's more emotionally invested in his bracket or fantasy team than he has been at various points in your relationship. A bad trade means a sad man-child, and you're going to get to hear about it.

6. He's noticeably awkward in a professional setting. 

7. You don't even know if you can call the crap he eats a "diet" since it's more like watching all of the fridge leftovers climb into the garbage disposal and have a pants party.

8. He uses the stove. ...for science experiments. Water rockets launching in your kitchen, anyone?

9. Every innocent cuddle session becomes a tickle fight if it remains innocent a second longer than he can stand.

10. And when you tell him that you actually really do love fair-trade, locally sourced products enough to pay the extra high prices, he reacts like a 13-year-old girl hearing One Direction broke up. #horror But no price is too high to pay for a video of a janky remote-controlled robot motoring a measly 33.9 million miles away on Mars. 

And that, my dear friends, is the honest truth about your beloved man-child. Go forth and love him, and take comfort in the fact that you are so very, very far from being alone in your quest. :)

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. HA! I love these. Although I may or may not have been known to use a tickle or two to break up an innocent cuddle sesh.

  2. hahaha i love this. especially number 3

  3. I'm actually dying over here. This is spot on. Also, I will never not love that How I Met Your Mother gif of Marshall.

  4. Hilarious! I think all young men (and probably older ones too) are man-children to some extent. Mine still likes to look at Legos at Target, makes 12 year old style jokes and envies the little kids who can rock the tiny batman backpack with abs. :) But I love it that way. Loved this post! :) XO-Alexandra Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  5. LOL my boyfriend may be guilty of #4, he drinks WAY too fast. These are hilarious x).

  6. Well, these are really good and easy to observe signals to identify a man. I have seen several Iranian men dating in traditional and online way, and some of them were having characteristics like these. The post helps women for sure to identify about their partner men very easily.