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Person asks why nobody asks men what their favorite flower is, sparking wholesome responses

Many of them had beautiful memories associated with flowers from their childhood that drew them to certain flowers.

Person asks why nobody asks men what their favorite flower is, sparking wholesome responses
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Humans love order to the point of everything needing to be classified, boxed, repeated and reiterated. With centuries of conditioning on what defines a human in terms of gender, stereotypes became a tool for identification and they became so rigid that anything outside of that became a tool to shame those not conforming to those norms. Those who identified as men were told to be brave, to not cry, to not play with dolls, and more. Everything from colors to toys to character traits was clearly demarcated for the supposedly two genders. Flowers are always associated with women. It's always men who buy flowers for women in pop culture. One Tumblr user said men love flowers as well and that he felt very few even get that he could like flowers. 

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During a class icebreaker, he decided to ask a guy what his favorite flower was. "He looked at me with a huge smile and said sunflowers, and I think we should all just raise awareness that boys like flowers too, he wrote. Picking up on this, one person turned to Twitter, shared this interaction, and asked, "Now, I'm curious! Men, what's your favorite flower?" The tweet led to one of the most wholesome threads with men naming their favorite flowers and many explaining why they were their favorites. Some cited color, shape, memories, nostalgic associations among other things. 

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Here are some of the top replies we came across: 

1.  Magnolia blooms



 

2. Jasmine



 

3. Snowdrops



 

4. Pineapple weed 



 

5. Grape hyacinth



 

6.  Red jambo flower



 

7.  A whole bunch of flowers



 

8. Snapdragons



 

Portrait of laughing hipster with white tree blossoms in his beard - stock photo/Getty Images

9. Strelitzia



 

10. Armenian grape hyacinth



 

11. Orchids



 

12. Sunflower



 

13. Buddleia



 

14. Black eyes Susans and a purple flowering weed



 

15. Daisy



 

16. Allium



 

17. Orange blossom



 

18. Daffodils and lilacs



 

19. Dahlias



 

20. Passion flower



 

21. Hyacinths



 

22. Himalayan blue poppy



 



 

23.  Sunflowers and gerbera daisies



 

24. Thistles



 

When a Reddit user asked, "Men of Reddit, how would you feel about receiving flowers from a woman?" many responded. "My girlfriend got me flowers for valentines day once. Cutest shit ever. I put those bad boys in a vase and they lasted a little longer than a week," wrote one user. Another added, "Would absolutely love it. The surprise would be fantastic, as no one's ever bought me flowers. Damnit now I'm just sitting here wondering why no one's ever bought me flowers."


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