In general, yes guys are more direct, however at some we will all do, each to varying degrees.
I know for myself when I'm getting to know a girl I try to find out about her personality in general. I might tell her something that happened to me and how I reacted, then just slip in "well what would you have done?".
I also try to find out her likes/dislikes indirectly as well. I won't straight out ask her favourite colour or food but I work it out through conversation.
I also think a lot of guys will want to find out about previous guys you've liked or gone out with. Mainly to see the competition, your standard of guy and your expectations. Some guys are really analytic this way. I know I've crossed girls off my list just by knowing who they associate with (but thats me).
My biased views :P
· 1 decade ago