Sooooo I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect follow up to my 10 Things Women Do to Piss Off Men post… What better way than to get a gentleman’s opinion? I was lucky enough to collaborate with The Designated Gentleman aaannnddd this list is spot on!!!
~ let’s see what he came up with ~
#10: You Get Squeamish About Her Period ~ Yes, the Crimson Tide has returned, and I don’t mean the football team. Your immediate thoughts are that she will be moody, cranky, in some pain, and she may potentially eviscerate you because you were breathing too loudly. If this sounds like an exaggeration, it’s because it is. Trust me, it’s not exactly fun for her. With that said, if it seems like she’s being extra bitchy, take a step back and make sure it’s not something you’re saying or doing to make it worse because you’re being an insensitive ass. So next time, man up, go to the drug store, buy her the right product she uses, along with her favorite chocolate, and try not to act like the one with the tampon shoved up the wrong hole.
#9: You Dislike Her Friends ~Whether they be the guy friend, the militant friend, or the bad influence friend, having a pissy, jealous attitude towards her friends will get your man card revoked, because you’ve become the woman in this relationship. Granted, you may very well have some legitimate concerns or complaints about certain company she keeps around her. But you need to be tactful in your choice of words and temperament. She’ll be more prone to hearing you out and addressing said concerns and complaints and you won’t come off as the bitchy hipster at the coffee shop who didn’t get enough whipped cream on their non-fat orange mocha frapuccino.
#8: Not Finishing a Text Conversation ~ That’s right. She did not get the memo that you have exited the conversation. Seriously though, nobody likes this. It’s along the lines of blowing someone off, which is infuriating in its own right. So if you’d like the woman in your life to continue to let you touch her naughty parts, finish the conversation and end it with the “TTYL”, “XOXO”, or “Gotta go. I see the bat signal”.
#7: Lack of Punctuality ~ One of the cardinal rules of being a gentleman: Never keep a lady waiting. But you have, many times, to the point that whatever time you say you’ll be there, she tacks on an additional 15 to 30 minutes to that time. Not the kind of predictability you want in your relationship.
Come now, gents, this isn’t rocket science or brain surgery. Being late to engagements is just an all around bad habit that you need to break. Get into the habit of giving yourself adequate time to get ready and to travel to your destination. If you anticipate you’re going to be late, call her sooner than later (emphasis on CALL, not text), because bad news does not get better with time. If you happen to show up on time after informing her that you may be late, this will show her that you had enough courtesy for her and her time.
So hopefully you’ll take this to heart and make more of a concerted effort to be more punctual. If not, here’s an old saying that you can repeat to yourself:
“If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.”
#6: Social Media Fights ~ Let’s face it, social media has the tendency to add complications to any relationship, as if they weren’t already hard enough these days. But one of the best ways to mitigate becoming one of those people that others want to unfriend, unfollow, or flat out block, is to resist the urge to share certain details of your relationship. Not to discourage people from talking about their relationship at all, but we tend to let our emotions do the talking sometimes. Whether good or bad, it’s not always for the best. From posts that are overly lovey to the point of embarrassing, and sometimes nauseating, to airing grievances and making your words a weapon to hurt the one you love, you should always think twice as to the impact what your posts will have.”
Do yourself a favor and avoid making your relationship a social media spectacle.
#5: Forgetting Dates / Giving Bad Gifts ~ Remember when you were a kid and you knew around your birthday you’d be getting a card with money in it, only to get no card and no money because they forgot your birthday, or a pair of ugly dress socks as a gift? Neither do I, but there’s no doubt that it sucks and you wanted to send them a bag of shit in retaliation (www.poopsenders.com, for those who actually want to do this).
Gents, there’s no reason you should be forgetting special dates. We have entirely too many ways to mitigate this, like email, calendars on cell phones and tablets, etc. And if you truly are that daft, ask your friends or family to remind you, assuming they have a better memory than you. Also, put some thought and effort into gifts. It doesn’t hurt to ask questions here and there to narrow down what he would want, if anything. Lastly, don’t default to a gift card right off the rack. It’s a double-edged sword which can work against you as much as it can work for you. Don’t know why? Ask a woman.
#4: Uncultured / Uneducated ~ I know this is about what guys do to upset women, but this applies to both men and women. Whether you think so or not, having to consistently dumb down conversation with someone you’re dating can put a strain on your relationship. I’m not talking strictly about formal education, but current events, geography, history, culture, and the list goes on. Even lack of common sense can be a deal breaker, because there are people out there with plenty of book smarts, yet if they fell out of a boat, they’d miss the water.
If there’s one thing I’m sure a woman can appreciate is putting in the effort to improve yourself. Read a book, watch the news, research a location she’s either been to or wants to go to. Just keep learning and keep yourself up to date. That way, you won’t give her the deer-in-the-headlights look when the two of you try to hold a conversation. You can use your knowledge to keep her stimulated, intrigued, and most importantly, interested.
#3: Lack of Ambition ~ Let me clear on this one: when I say lack of ambition, I mean things like being perpetually unemployed because you’re waiting for that perfect job, expecting to be taken care of, a habitual procrastinator, or just not having a life of your own to the point where you spend all of your free time with your significant other. We all know that actions speak way louder than words. So you may want to spend more time making things happen in your career and in your life and less on talking a good game. The lack of fighting for what’s important to what you say is important to you can easily translate into not fighting for your relationship when things get tough.
#2: The Selfish Lover ~ This particular offender gives men a bad name. No foreplay, no loving talk, and the only O that happens isn’t hers. What’s even worse is if she’s totally not in the mood and you still do your damnedest to get her in bed. This is exactly how sex should not be, and it does nothing more than give her the impression that you’re selfish in your relationship as well as in bed. Bad show.
Guys, I’m not saying you have to be an overly-romantic Casanova. Just that it’s going to take more than you having an erection to get her in the mood. There has to be touching, kissing, flowers, candles, music, and the list goes on. And when you do the deed, remember: ladies first (hint, hint). Also, don’t be afraid to ask her how she likes it and what gets her off. Bravo if you’ve figured it out already. If you haven’t, then you need to make it a priority to find out what it takes for you to get her toes to curls and her eyes rolling to the back of her head. She may be a little embarrassed or shy about it. But at least you’re showing you care enough that you want her to enjoy having sex with you. Remember, sharing is caring.
#1: Cleanliness and Hygiene ~ I find it hard to believe that this is really an issue still. But having heard some horror stories and an experience of my own with a not-so-clean lady, this needs to be addressed.
Do you shower everyday? With soap? Brush your teeth? Wash your bed sheets? Because any and all of this directly reflects on you. Trust me, gents, no woman is going to get into a bed that’s not made nor is she going to want to go out with a guy who smells like a combination of cologne and ass. Yes, some ladies think sweat is sexy, like during sex or if you’re running in slow motion like they do on Baywatch. But clean.
Women notice these things about you, and for a lot of them, black heads, yellow teeth, dirty dishes, pubes on the bathroom floor, etc. are deal breakers. So unless you enjoy being alone, get real familiar with house cleaning and grooming products.
Sooooo did we learn anything?? Be confident, be yourself…..but if you’re a selfish lover, have no ambition and you don’t have a daily relationship with soap…..see ya!!!
xoxo ~ D