Men are wimps who hide their tears under blankets on planes.
In a survey by Virgin Atlantic, 41 percent of men on airplanes admitted to burying themselves in blankets to hide tears in their eyes from other passengers.
Theres even an episode of “This American Life” dedicated to the phenomenon and one man who claims to cry at every single movie he watches on an airplane (partial list includes Sweet Home Alabama, Bend It Like Beckham and What a Girl Wants).
Although the percentage of women who cry on airplanes is unknown, the Virgin Atlantic survey concluded that about 55 percent of people admit to being more emotional while flying. And scientists have confirmed the sentiment, although there arent (yet) any studied explanations for why it seems to affect men so profoundly.
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