But no one actually admits to calling it a man cave. Men and women chimed in on our rant about man caves. Most men echoed what Eric had to say, which was simply the idea of men needing a place to hide is antiquated at best:
When my brother in law was talking about a need for a space to turn into a “man cave” while house shopping, I talked about it with my fiancee. I said I shouldn’t need a special room to escape from my family as a matter of course.
Some fessed up to having special places of their own:
“Meh, I understand it. While my fiance is nice enough to allow my dozens of transformers to litter whichever surfaces I see fit, I could also see how another might request they be kept in a more personal location as to not clutter the company-visible portion of the house.
“Really, I see it as no different than having a playroom for your kids’ toys to live.”
Okay, we have to admit, if we were grown men into transformers, we may actually understand the need to hide them in social settings. Then again, a lot of men (either with the support of or to the chagrin of their women) liked the idea of a man cave. From Kayla:
It isn’t just women, guys are way into it too. My boyfriend is obsessed with having a “man cave” when he moves out, and talks about all the crap he’ll put down there and that I won’t be allowed. It’s… a little weird.