OK, I’m going to warn all of you right off the bat – none of the opinions in this article are my own.
However, I think they’re interesting enough to share anyway.
In the course of my work, I’ve talked with, helped, and taught thousands of men how to have better love lives. Almost all the men I’ve worked with stay in touch with me, and I recently sent out a survey.
And the results were too good not to share.
So here are 33 guys explaining the one thing they wish all women would stop doing immediately.
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Thinking men always want to have sex
Not every guy wants to have sex with every woman all the time. I don’t want to have sex with you – not because I’m gay, but because I’m not attracted to you. – Phil M.
Being uncomfortable with getting a compliment
It’s unreal how many women can’t take a compliment. If I say “You look great today,” I’m not saying you don’t look great every other day. It’s really freaking simple. – Chris E.
Being terrible at making decisions
I hate when we’re trying to figure out what to do for dinner and we can’t get on the same page. Don’t say “Anything is fine, I’m good to eat whatever” and then shoot down every suggestion I make. Drives me crazy. – Tom S.
Thinking I’m going to pick up on a subtle hint
Don’t tell me what you really want by dropping a hint. I’m not going to see it, I won’t get it, and you’re going to get mad because I can’t read your mind. – Greg F.
Assuming I’m mad just because I’m spaced out and not paying attention
Listen, I’m a guy. I’m going to zone out and let my brain wander. Don’t ask me “What are you thinking?” and then get mad when I tell you “I don’t know, I’m just zoning out.” I’m not avoiding your question, I’m just spacing out. Don’t turn nothing into a fight. – Jeremy L.
Eating the food off my plate
I ordered my food, you ordered your food. don’t just reach over and take my food like you own it. If you wanted fries, you should have ordered your own damn fries. I don’t want to split the food I ordered for myself with you. – Max H.
Treating other women like crap
I love hanging out with a group of women, but I think it sucks how awful women are to each other when there are no guys around. – Julian E.
Thinking it’s OK to sexually harass guys
Sexual harassment sucks whether it’s against a guy or a girl. I don’t care what you think, it’s creepy when you sexually harass me. – Mike W.
Only paying attention to the phone
Why should it take you a whole hour to respond to a one sentence text? Every time, no matter what, when we’re hanging out all you’re doing is messing around with your phone. What the hell? – Steve K.
Treating men like children
If I decide I’m comfortable enough to reveal my sensitive side, I don’t want to hear “Awwww…” – Michael K.
Confusing dreams and real life
Don’t get mad at me for something I did in your dream. – Kyle W.
Getting a fake tan
Orange isn’t sexy. What’s wrong with you? – Phil D.
Making your eyebrows out of paint
They’re eyebrows, not the Nike swoosh. Stop it. – Paul K.
Holding onto grudges
The fight is over, we’ve already gotten past it. You need to let it go, I don’t want to hear about it in a later fight. Learn to just forget about the past and move on. – Dan A.
Being passive aggressive
I hate it when a girl is passive aggressive. Don’t tell me “Nothing’s wrong,” when something is clearly wrong, just tell me. – Kris E.
Putting your feet anywhere in the car
It’s my dashboard, get your god damn feet off of it. – Billy M.
Thinking that every gay guy you meet will be your best friend.
I don’t care what you expect, we’re not going to be best friends just because I’m gay. Throw all those fantasies out the window, because I don’t care about going shopping with you, and I don’t want to check out guys with you, and I definitely don’t want to date your other gay friend just because we’re both gay. – Simon L.
Getting upset when I don’t pick up on something “between the lines”
If you try to tell me “I’m not mad” when you really are, I’m going to ignore you. Don’t get upset when I won’t play your stupid game. – Brad T.
Wanting to prove you’re stronger than I am
Don’t try to prove that you’re stronger than I am, because you’re not. We can play wrestle all you want, and that can be fun, but when you try to prove something it’s going to end up with one of us getting hurt. If you go all out and I hold back, I’m probably going to get hurt, but if I use enough force to stop you, I’m going to hurt you. I’m not saying you’re not strong, I’m just saying someone will get hurt if you try to prove something. – Henry C.
Trapping a guy
If you ask me a question where there’s no right answer, it’s not going to go well for either of us. – Josh E.
Being loud during a movie
We went to a movie to go see a movie. I don’t want you to ask me questions about it, because I haven’t seen it either. I don’t know what’s going to happen, or if the guy is going to die, because newsflash: we’re both seeing it for the first time. And every time you ask me what someone said, I’m missing the next thing he says because I have to explain it to you. – Carl F.
Acting like a queen
I don’t give a crap about those stupid posts on Facebook like: “A real man would treat their girl like a Queen.” It’s not my job to treat you like a queen, and there’s a total double standard. If a guy said “I expect women to treat me like a king” he’d have feminists all over him in a heartbeat. It’s not funny, and it makes you look like a bitch. I don’t care what your girlfriends say. – Chad C.
Asking for something they don’t really want
If you want to hang out with my guy friends and be “one of the guys”, don’t get upset when we treat you like “one of the guys.” You asked for it. – Ralph D.
Thinking that sex is some kind of gift they generously give to guys
Sex isn’t something that you’re “letting me do to you”, it should be something you want too. If you think it’s a gift, I don’t want to have anything to do with you. – Mark K.
Waking me up
Just because you woke up (or you had to wake up) doesn’t mean that I want to wake up too. If you’re up, great, but don’t wake me up just because you want someone to talk to. If I tried to do that to you, you’d blow up. – Stephen N.
Acting like a hypocrite
If you’re uncomfortable with me having girls as friends, why the hell are 90% of your friends guys? Oh, that’s right, because you cheated on me with all 90% of them. Screw you. – George V.
Putting on duck face in photos
What the hell is up with that pout? I mean seriously, what the hell? – Travis R.
Not being able to finish your sentence
Are you seriously going to finish your thought and follow through, or are you just going to throw your arms up and say “i can’t even?!” So frustrating. – Kevin G.
Taking up the whole bed
Don’t pretend like you don’t hog the entire bed all night and then tell our friends that I take up the bed in public. That’s bullsh*t. – John D.
Thinking that just because you’re on your period you can be as b*tchy as you want
I don’t care that you’re on your period, and I definitely don’t want you to tell me about it. It’s not a free pass to do and say whatever you want with no consequences. – Jeff S.
Quit playing stupid games
If you want to say something, say it. Don’t complain about something, and then say something like “Ugh, nevermind,” to get me to ask you about it. That’s so stupid. – Bill V.
Thinking that you can’t hurt guys
A lot of women I run into think that just because I’m male doesn’t mean that I can suffer or feel pain. That’s crap, and women need to dump that garbage notion, right now. – Randall W.
Having low self confidence
Yes, you can. Don’t say you can’t when I know you can. – Ned S.
How do you feel about this? Reasonable or over the top? Has your partner ever mentioned any of these to you? Let me know in the comments below!
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The Biggest Things Men Wish Women Would Stop Doing
- Thinking men always want to have sex
- Being uncomfortable with getting a compliment
- Being terrible at making decisions
- Thinking I’m going to pick up on a subtle hint
- Assuming I’m mad just because I’m spaced out and not paying attention
- Eating the food off my plate
- Treating other women like crap
- Thinking it’s ok to sexually harass guys
- Only paying attention to the phone
- Treating men like children
- Confusing dreams and real life
- Getting a fake tan
- Making your eyebrows out of paint
- Holding onto grudges
- Being passive aggressive
- Putting your feet anywhere in the car
- Thinking that every gay guy you meet will be your best friend
- Getting upset when I don’t pick up on something “between the lines”
- Wanting to prove you’re stronger than I am
- Trapping a guy
- Being loud during a movie
- Acting like a queen
- Asking for something they don’t really want
- Thinking that sex is some kind of gift they generously give to guys
- Waking me up
- Acting like a hypocrite
- Putting on duck face in photos
- Not being able to finish your sentence
- Taking up the whole bed
- Thinking that just because you’re on your period you can be as b*tchy as you want
- Quit playing stupid games
- Thinking that you can’t hurt guys
- Having low self confidence