Alison Sets Us Straight: 10 Things You Thought You Knew About Women

Alison Sets Us Straight: 10 Things You Thought You Knew About Women
Copyright Alison Kresta | Photos by Robert Caldarone

Alison Sets Us Straight:

10 Things You Thought You Knew About Women…

1. We think you are actually listening.

When you’re watching the game on TV, nodding your head while we’re trying to tell you something isn’t enough for us to think you are actually hearing us. We know you're just agreeing so we’ll shut up, which will lead to us keep talking about the issue over and over until we feel you heard us. Listen to us the first time, and we'll only say it once.

2. We are obsessed with getting married.

Trust me, there are other things going on in life that we don’t have enough time to always think about this. Plus, believe it or not, us women are just as scared of the long term commitment as you. We may not show it in the same ways, but the idea of being with one person for the rest of our lives is still scary to us.

3. We always want to cuddle.

We like to have our own personal space sometimes too.

4. We like jerks.

I never understood when guys would come to me and say “Girls don’t go for nice guys.” That’s simply not true. Personally the biggest turn off to me is when a guy is actually a jerk. What keeps me interested is when a guy would go out of his way to show that he is a great guy, not the other way around. We like being treated like a lady, because that’s what we are. Any woman who doesn't go for you because you're a nice guy hasn't grown up yet, so you're wasting your time anyway.

5. PMS means stay away.

All you have to do is come over with some chocolate, show us some sympathy and distract us with dinner and/or a movie and we’re definitely feeling a lot better. And if you’re ok with being a punching bag for a little while, that helps too.

6. We are predictable.

I know this term is very general, but I don’t think we are in any way predictable. In fact, I think I am very unpredictable. I often change my mind about the way I feel about something and am very spontaneous.

7. We are easily manipulated.

While we do change our opinions sometimes, the change usually comes from within us, not from an outside influence.

8. We hate watching sports.

While some women might not particularly like watching sports, you’d be surprised how many of us actually love it and know just as much about it as you, maybe even more.

9. It takes us forever to get ready.

Usually if it’s taking a while it’s because we can’t find something, or we’re sitting around watching TV when we should be getting ready to go out.

10. We can’t stand our in-laws.

That might be true in some cases, but in my personal experience, I’ve always been very close with my boyfriend’s family. It makes the relationship much more enjoyable and less stressful.

Alison Kresta is a native New Yorker (and a raging Mets fan). She was born and raised in Manhattan where she is currently a working actress and model. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, then went on to study Theater in London. Her favorite hobbies include: going to Mets games, practicing flair bartending, where she bartends at McFaddens and Calico Jacks in mid-town, and playing Guitar Hero. Random fact: Alison will put Ranch dressing on any kind of food. You can visit her site at