Things Women Do That Really Annoy Men

By Juliet Smith 1 year ago

Taking ages to get ready

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One of the biggest things that just manage to rile men up the wrong way is the length of time it takes to get ready. It's not even that they don't appreciate you looking good - it's that you knew how long you had until 7pm, and you still decided to start getting ready at 6:30!

Getting agitated by boys' night

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Let's be real, the boys are allowed to have a chilled night together as much as the girls are allowed to. If you're one of the girlfriends that constantly gets agitated that their boyfriend is meeting his mates, then you might just be pushing him away.

Trying to change their partner into something they want

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Sometimes, women will get with men with massive shining red flags in the hopes that they can change them into the person they want to be with. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. If that person isn't compatible with you then don't go there in the beginning.

Saying: "I'm fine."

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This is probably up there as one of the most common answers from men when asked what most annoys them about women. Listen girls, men need things spelling out. They can't read subtext, emotions or body language as well as you can, so don't be cryptic with them!

Making absolutely everything an anniversary

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It's hard enough for a man to remember an annual anniversary, never-mind the fortnightly, monthly, and bi-annual anniversaries. Just leave it as the one and you definitely won't be disappointed by your man (unless he forgets that one too of course!).

Leaving bobby pins around the house

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Men just hate it when girls leave their stuff lying around the house, especially accessories like bobby pins which are quite painful to stand on! I mean, why can't women just get a little bag for those nasty sharp things. Remember women, try your best to clear up.

Getting jealous of ridiculous things

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Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely normal for a woman to be jealous, but only when there's cause for it. If your man his out visiting his mom, don't be jealous about that. There's no point! After all, you should be encouraging him to have healthy relationships with the people around him.

Being indecisive about literally everything

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It's okay to be indecisive at times but if you simply can't choose what dinner to have every single day then it's bound to drive a man insane. Indecisiveness isn't cute anymore women, make note of that one before your man runs off once he's had enough!

Interrupting a man's alone time

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Men need their alone time as much as women do. If he's spending some well-earned time on his Xbox or Playstation, don't come and bug him or try to watch him play. Odds are, he'd rather just focus on the game than having a distraction there like you are.

Oversharing their sex-life with girlfriends

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Some private things are better left, well, private. If you're overindulging every single secret and detail about your sex life to all of your friends, then odds are, a man is going to be frustrated and annoyed by it. Definitely be selective in what you say!

Asking loads of questions about her boyfriend's whereabouts

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If a man has told you that he went out with a few friends after work for a pint, then trust that he is. If you start interrogating him it's going to make him realize that you don't trust him at all. If you don't trust him, it's probably time to end the relationship.

Stalking their partner's ex

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Men don't get caught up on the past; they'd much rather move on from it. If you're continuously stalking his ex, to the point that you bring up what she's doing multiple times a week, then odds are they are going to get pretty annoyed by it. Block her Instagram!

When they're two-faced about that one friend

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Believe it or not, men aren't massively fond when their girlfriend is being two-faced about one of her best friends. If you're constantly slating her behind her back, then are like best friends with her once she's there, it's a red flag that'll start ringing alarm bells in their head.

Being too needy and needing constant communication

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Men don't do well with needy, sorry Ariana Grande. Instead, while they like to be wanted and needed, they'd much rather there be a balance between needing each other while also being independent. Don't get mad at him if he's not always replying to your messages.

Not showing an interest in the things her boyfriend likes

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If men have to sit through hours of Real Housewives or Love Island, then you can definitely try and sit through one of their favorite films with them, like Lord of the Rings or Star Wars. If you don't compromise with them, odds are, they will end up having enough.

When women won't let their boyfriend treat themselves

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Listen up girls, if you can go out to the salon and get your nails and hair did, then the boys are allowed to treat themselves to the new FIFA. After all, it's their money and if you can splurge out on treats for yourself, then they should be able to too.

Getting fake tan literally everywhere

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Women - you know the troubles. Fake tanning is all fab once it's done, but the process can be quite a tricky one. Not only will you just leave your tanning mitt wherever you want to, you'll sleep in your tan that night leaving stains all over the bed sheets.

Belittling her boyfriend's feelings

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If there's anything we've learned over the past few years it's that men are allowed to feel sad too - it's nothing to be ashamed of. How do you treat the boyfriend when he's feeling down or anxious about something? Don't belittle his emotions. That won't go down well.

Find a fault with absolutely everything

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Okay, sometimes boys need that little nudge in the right direction in order for them to do something properly. However, if you're going to just nitpick at everything they're doing, like stacking the dishwasher wrong, or not hoovering up well enough, think about how annoying you're being.

Not being able to leave anything out of place in the home

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Homes are homes for a reason; they're meant to be homely. If you constantly badger your boyfriend to put things back in their place then the likelihood is you're going to start annoying him. It won't be long before he sends you that breakup text if you carry on.

Leaving too many things out of place around the house

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Although, on the contrary to the above point, some women can be very messy. There's a fine line between a house being homely and a house being a total wreck. Men, don't let them women get away with leaving everything strewn about the house. It's your home too!

Never showing any affection to her boyfriend

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While they don't need as much as women do (typically), men need some affection from time to time. It can be words of affirmation, a nice head tickle, a little gift out of the blue. If you're not treating your boyfriend how you expect to be treated then how do you expect the relationship to last?

Always blowing off plans for that one BFF

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If you've made plans with your boyfriend then you've made plans with your boyfriend - end of. When you start dismissing those plans and cancelling them so you can spend time with your friends, the boys are going to start feeling like second best, and that's going to bug them.

Moments when she decides to mother her boyfriend

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The chances are your boyfriend already has a mother, he doesn't need another one too. So before you start trying to do everything for your boyfriend like run his bath, make his bed and tie his shoes, remind yourself that you are not his mother... he should be doing these things himself.

Forgetting about their hairballs all around the house

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Living with a woman can be hard, especially when she leaves hairballs all around the house. I understand it can be hard for women to stop their hair from falling out, but if you see the hair yourself, at least pick it up and throw it in the bin! Men don't want to see it.

Changing her clothes at the last minute

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Men know the struggle. The girlfriend has been stressing about her outfit for the party for a good hour, she's taken two hours to do her makeup and they are just about to leave the door when the girlfriend decides she doesn't like her dress and changes last minute. Not cool!

When they have that intimate male-friend that they say not to worry about

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Not all women tend to do this but there's a fair few, and boy does it annoy the men. Men get riled up when their girlfriends have that one close male friend who gets a little touchy feely after a few drinks. What does the woman say though: "There's nothing to worry about."

Those times when they never. stop. talking.

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Men love a bit of chatter and banter every now and then, but not if you're going to reel off every mundane second of your day without a care in the world. Be selective in what you're saying or otherwise you might just annoy (and bore) your partner to death!

Planting lipstick marks on their cheeks

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It's okay to give your man a big smooch on the cheek, but at least tell him if you've left a lipstick mark on his cheek. Otherwise, those around him might see it as a woman marking her territory. Trust me, men will get really agitated if this carries on.

Leaving their make-up station a mess

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It's fine to have a make-up station in the house but at least make sure that you tidy it up a little bit. Not only is it an eye sore for men to look at, it can also lead to them stepping on things they definitely shouldn't be stepping on. Besides, I bet most of that make-up is hella expensive.

Asking how you look - then not believing him

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This one is a prime example of 'damned if you, damned if you don't'. If you're asking a guy how you look in a new outfit, or before you go out for date night, and they say "beautiful" or any other compliment which leads you to then say "no I don't" or think they're lying, it's very frustrating for them!

Expecting them to share in major secrets

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It's important to talk about anything you want with your partner - it's understandable why you'd want to run home to them and tell them the latest and greatest piece of gossip. But if you have huge secrets about someone you know, it's not always guaranteed he'll care/even know the person/want to know the secret, because it might make him feel uncomfortable.

Criticising their decision when you wouldn't make the decision yourself

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We know that frustrating situation if a woman won't make a decision after a guy has asked for a straight answer, leading to the guy making the decision himself. It's fine if you genuinely couldn't decide and then let him take the lead, but if you didn't give an answer and are now criticising the choice he made, it's unfair!

Expecting them to be a mind reader - all the time

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Men can't read minds - period. But on top of that, they're not always the best at understanding subtle body language or emotional cues as much as women are - especially if you're a deeply empathetic person and they're not! So they hate it when you get mad just because they didn't know something.

Comparing them to your ex

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Talking about your ex every now and again is bad enough - but if you're full on comparing, it's going to frustrate them just a little! If they do something or say something and you're constantly, "Oh my ex used to do/say that too" or bringing up something else they did, it's tough!

Being suspicious about little things

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Trust is important in a relationship. So it's frustrating for him if you get suspicious over every little thing they do when they're just trying to live their life! Or it's out of their control. A new female colleague starts at their work? You're suspicious. They've sent a quick text? SUSPICIOUS.

The double standards about their money

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Even if you don't share a bank account, you might give your very strong opinion on what he does with his money. It can leave them confused because you can encourage them to save better for their future, but then at the same time complain that you never do anything or go out together because you're saving.

... And then judging them for what they spend their money on

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You can give your opinion on what they should be saving or helping them to track their spending, to then turn around the next minute and give them a hard time about what they spend their money on. Like saying 'did you really need to buy that coffee at Starbucks'. Yeesh.

... And then giving them a hard time about working so much

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Another 'they can't really win' situation, you might drill into them the importance of saving and thinking about the future so that they take their work seriously and might even do overtime for more cash, only for you then to turn round and tell them they're working too much or prioritizing work over them.

Choosing the wrong moment for physical affection

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There's nothing wrong with showing physical affection - of course go and hug or kiss your bae when it's time for cuddles! The annoying thing can be when it's at the wrong time and it comes off as disrespectful. If they're working from home and they're on the phone with their boss, it's not the right time for you to go in and spoon them.

And then acting offended about it!

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... Which of course might lead them to say please can you not bother me when I'm on the phone to my boss, or stop distracting me with kisses when I'm trying to work! Your reaction? To get offended and think it means they don't want to kiss or cuddle you, when it doesn't mean that at all.

Bringing up something that happened a million years ago

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Men don't like it when women constantly bring up the past, or something they did years ago that they can't even remember doing, or already apologized for. It might have been something you worked through and moved on from, only for them to use it in a new argument about something completely different.

Bothering him because you're jealous

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While being jealous in itself is an annoying trait for him, it's even worse if you then start bothering him
you're jealous. Instead of waiting for him to come home before you tell him how much you're feeling insecure, you call him 50+ times and send 100+ texts while he's out due to jealousy.

Being extremely nosy

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It's good to take an interest, but there's a line between that and being annoyingly nosy. If you're constantly asking him what he's doing, why he's doing something, what that's all about, what that means, why he bought that, who it's for... it's draining and not healthy!

Butting in on conversations

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Guys can also find it very annoying if a woman doesn't let other people get a word in edgeways, or buts in to their conversations before they can offer their own opinion. It's a simple thing to let him speak, especially if he's talking to someone else and not you!

Making every molehill a mountain

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A woman's feelings are a valid, and if she thinks something is a big deal, it's good to talk it out. However, making every tiny little thing that doesn't need to be dramatic into a huge mountain can annoy them. If you're crying because you got a speck of dirt on your dress, or your drink is too cold, it's going to get pretty annoying pretty fast.

Being way too high maintenance

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The definition of 'high maintenance' can vary from person to person, but a guy will hate if a women is far too high maintenance for him to even keep up with. If he's not fulfilling your need for attention, your need for time, your need for money, or anything else, he's going to feel inadequate.

Putting him down in public

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Putting him down in general is bad enough - but doing it in front of other people is just plain wrong. He's not only going to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, but then he's not even going to be able to say anything until later and just be stewing on it, especially if you're out in a group all day!

Thinking you're the only one who does anything right

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Women are superheroes, there's no denying the amount of stuff they can get done, and stuff they can handle. But not sharing in a man's accomplishment and acting as though you're the only one who can ever do anything perfectly is just going to put them down, or set them to impossible standards.

Having long nails

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It doesn't matter that women get their long nails for them, and not for men - they're still going to hate on them. Men just don't seem to like extremely long, fake nails, sometimes because of the general look of them, but mostly because of the practicality of them - and the worry they're going to get poked in the eye if you're making out!

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