9 Things You Do That Your Man Won’t Tell You Annoy Him

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By Jenni Cairo

Surprisingly, women aren’t perfect. We tend to do things that might be a little bit annoying to the opposite sex. Fortunately, you can learn everything you need to know about not annoying your partner with a search online.

Being aware of these little issues is a key step to making our lives and theirs all the more enjoyable. Read on below to find out which of these 9 annoying activities you might be guilty of and how to get away with them guilt-free.

Excessive P.D.As

Yes, it’s acceptable to show your man how much you care about him, but there is an appropriate time and place. Taking a romantic stroll through the park? Of course. Staring up at the stars together? No problem. When the sales clerk is asking if it’s cash or credit? Maybe not. At the dinner table in front of his grandparents? A definite no.

If your guy seems put off by these displays, it’s not necessarily because he doesn’t care about you, it could just be the wrong time. Ask him if it bothers him and find the right times and places together.

Making Plans for Him

Nobody likes having their personal schedule altered. If you tend to pencil things in for your man more often than he does, it’s likely to annoy him. Making plans together is no problem! In a relationship, it’s always exciting when both parties have ideas of things to do or people to see. Try to throw your ideas out there and get his opinion before you just decide it’s a date.

Putting Yourself Down

We’re all guilty of it: staring into the mirror and telling our man all of our flaws. Sometimes, it’s to get a nice compliment out of him, but sometimes it’s because we actually feel that way. You don’t always have to feel your best, or pretend to, but try to focus on the positive. No one likes to hear their loved ones putting themselves down. Guys tend to get tired of it, especially when they think you look great.

Telling Him What to Eat

Just because you’ve gone vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean your partner wants to; guys hate it when girls tell them what to eat. Giving good advice about how to stay healthy is nothing to feel bad about, but make sure you offer your advice in the form of an opinion and not a demand.

Showing Up Unexpectedly

Some guys do like an unexpected visit — and some don’t. However, most people would eventually get annoyed with frequent random pop-ins. It’s nice that you want to surprise your loved one, but sometimes they might wish they’d had a chance to shower or do the dishes before you popped in. A little heads-up is always appreciated.

Too Much Texting

Girls tend to text a lot more than guys, especially when we are angry or upset. We may write a paragraph — or two — that’s likely going to annoy the man on the receiving end. There’s no problem with trying to share your feelings or opinions, but long conversations are always better to have either over the phone or in person. Texts can be easily misunderstood as well, leading to even more problems than you had to begin with, so don’t be afraid to call.

Taking Up Too Much Space

It seems like girls tend to have a lot more stuff than guys. We also tend to spread that stuff through all rooms in the house, in every drawer or dresser, and it can tend to make men feel a bit over-crowded. Make sure you make enough room for your guy — he needs to feel comfortable in your shared space. Maybe it’s time to ditch some of those dresses you haven’t worn for years or throw out the five nearly empty shampoo bottles in the shower, at least do it before he does.

Flirting With His Friends

Toying with a guy’s friends may seem like a great way to get him to notice you, or show them just how appealing you can be; this is just the absolute wrong way to go about things. When you flirt with a guy’s friends, it makes him feel insecure, confused and maybe a bit jealous – and no one likes to feel that way. There are other ways of showing someone your great personality, so try to focus your attention on them instead of everyone else.

Taking Too Long to Get Ready

Typically, men are unfamiliar with the process of blow-drying, straightening, and curling hair. When you tell them you’ve got to get ready, only to emerge hours later, it’s definitely going to annoy them. There is absolutely nothing to feel bad about when it comes to your beauty regimen, but managing expectations for your man is key. Take all the time you want, but let them know how long it’s gonna be. If men had to guess, they would have never expected three hours.

Jenni Cairo