1. RANDOM SMILE REQUESTS
What has to be the worst of the things men say that women hate is that we hate to smile. Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful, but more often than not I am asked to share a grin while minding my own business. I should be able to walk into the drugstore (of course, to get some time-of-the-month products!) without having a total stranger request that I smile. What is it that I’m supposed to be smiling at anyway?!
2. DISSIN’ YOUR JOB
Perhaps you’re not exactly using your college degree. This doesn’t give a man the right to pat you on the head and brush off your moneymaker as “just a job.” In today’s economy he should be glad you’re employed, period! If it’s an honest living, work your heart out.
3. WHEN HE DESCRIBES ANOTHER WOMAN
There is nothing wrong with giving harmless compliments. We girls are guilty of looking twice at a hottie, right? However, even the most confident woman doesn’t want to hear her man go on and on about how big someone’s butt is. Oh my God, Becky!
4. IT’S COMPLICATED
Seriously, girls, any man over the age of 18 knows what he wants, or doesn’t want, in a relationship. It’s time for him to define the status! He knows what he likes in a car and in a sneaker; his choice in a woman is no different. Either he’s all in or he’s not, so don’t accept things as merely “complicated.”
5. HIS TAKE ON PLUS-SIZED WOMEN
Just because I’m a size eight doesn’t give me the right to make fun of voluptuous women. Same holds true for the men. Yet, I have been on several short-lived dates where I’ve the line “I don’t like fat chicks!” managed to fall out of the mouths of idiots. Tell me I’m not alone here!
6. THE INFAMOUS CAT CALLS
In what is borderline sexual harassment, a cat call gets on my last nerve! What is a cat call, you ask? By all means, take your pick: hey baby; yo, baby; baby girl. Clearly, some men have a deep-seated issue with parenting, or the lack thereof. Cat calls are annoying, demeaning, and ridiculous!
7. HIS SEX DRIVE
Men like to impress women by boasting about how skilled he is in the bedroom. Somewhere, they were told that talking about what they can do to us is a good idea. Unless there is a video available for download, he shouldn’t be bragging about his sex drive. A real man doesn’t have to brag, anyway. However, it makes for an interesting challenge though. Truth or dare, anyone?
8. TALKING ABOUT THEIR EX
Whether he is comparing or talking trash about her, the fact is you don’t want to hear about his ex. We don’t care if she would always burn everything she cooked, didn’t help pay rent, or wore sleazy outfits. Women want to know how you like their cooking, how you appreciate their help, and how much you love the way their jeans fit. However, we don’t want to hear how much better than your ex we are.