Fellas, whether we like to admit it or not, we’re far from perfect. In fact, sometimes it seems too easy to drive the women in our lives nuts over the smallest things. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, but below we’ll share a few tips to help you avoid becoming that guy. Whether you’re trying to redefine yourself in the dating scene, impress your girlfriend, or just want to understand women better, here are seven things that women absolutely hate about men and how to avoid them.
1. Terrible Texters
Alright it’s 2018 — time to up your texting game. Ignoring messages, delayed replies and short texts just won’t cut it anymore with the ladies. Remember, a good text can go a long way. Being consistent with your messages helps establish trust between the two of you and will go a long way in building the relationship. Asking questions, replying quickly and adding the occasional emoji makes you come off as genuine and caring. You’ll certainly score more points with women (and friends in general).
2: Bad Hygiene
The days of half-assing your hygiene routine end now. You’re a grown-ass man, time to clean like one – no woman wants a guy who looks (or smells) bad. Paying closer attention to your grooming from head to toe will bring you more confidence – women will surely notice that swagger in your step and the great product in your hair. Grooming Lounge has the perfect selection of products.
Women can’t stand guys who don’t have ambition. Being a hard worker is a sign that you can not only take care of yourself, but take care of a woman as well. We get it, life can get hectic and time can go by easily, sometimes causing what you once loved to fall by the way side. Carve out time each week to focus on stuff you’re passionate about. If you’re in a rut and looking for some inspiration, keep it simple – think about what makes you happy or really drives you. Whether it’s staying active outdoors, woodworking or writing, investing your time in activities that interest you will provide a newfound confidence and it allows a woman to share in your interest to further bond.
4. Monochrome Outfits
If we’re lucky, at some point we’ve had a woman or one of our more knowledgeable male friends show us the ropes to dressing with style. Although we’ve been led to believe that we should “match” outfits, being stylish involves a process of color coordination. Basically, you have to find colors and hues that compliment each other, instead of clash. Great examples include navy blue and light gray, black and white, or dark denim with brighter colors. It can be confusing at first, but checking out these tips should help you get a better idea of how to create outfits like a gentleman.
Being full of yourself is a turn-off for everyone around you. Yes, it’s great to recognize your accomplishments, but trying to outdo other people or constantly gloating about what you’ve done makes you look like a tool. Try to find the balance between being confident yet humble.
6. Jealousy & Control
We’ve all known that one guy who can’t stop texting his girlfriend and watching every move she makes. Being overly protective and obsessive of your partner is a huge turn-off, not only for her but for everyone around you as well. There’s no need to monitor who she’s with or what she’s doing 24/7. A mature relationship requires trust, honesty, communication and openness. Establishing these key pillars will go a long way in forming a healthy relationship. If you have a habit of being jealous, try finding ways to be more mindful and relax-the ladies will thank you.
Women can’t stand when a man is one person around her and acts totally different around his friends. Of course, this is absolutely normal to a certain extent, as each person brings out a different side of us. However, you might have a problem if your girlfriend doesn’t even recognize who you are around your friends – especially if you’re morphing into the alpha-male bro from your frat days. Sure, it’s fun to be one of the guys, but don’t lose sight of who you really are at the risk of losing your girl’s respect. After all, she’s the person you chose to be with, so stay consistent whether you’re around other people or not.