10 Things You Should Never Make Your Boyfriend Do With You

Having a boyfriend means always having someone to do things with all the time – he’s your partner in crime, other half and plus-one by default most of the time, and he probably enjoys it just as much as you do. However, there are some things that you should never expect your boyfriend to do with you. Call your friends or fly solo sometimes and your relationship will be so much better for it. So what should you leave your man behind for?

  1. Dragging him to every single work function. Sure, he should accompany you to the big events like the Christmas party, but don’t expect him to care that it’s Melanie from accounting’s 37th birthday.
  2. Shopping for the perfect purple nail polish to match your latest bridesmaid’s dress. You can justify it by saying you need someone else’s opinion on whether the colors go together, sure. but how delusional are you that you would think your boyfriend even realizes there are more options than simply “purple”?
  3. Your second cousin’s third baby shower. Her third baby in four years is cause for celebration, really. You’re still trying to convince yourself of that. Your boyfriend doesn’t even remember her name, let alone that this is her third kid.
  4. Getting your roots touched up. Roots? What roots? That’s what he’ll say when you tell him it will be approximately an hour and twenty minutes until you are ready to go. He can only pretend to peruse the men’s hair magazine for so long.
  5. Getting a mani-pedi. Okay, some guys are into maintaining their nails now, and that’s cool. But wouldn’t you rather spend your time at the salon catching up with a girl friend? If he isn’t going on his own, the idea has probably never crossed his mind anyway.
  6. Going to see ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. He’d rather poke his own eyes out than be caught dead anywhere near a movie theater that is playing it. This is what your friends for, because he doesn’t care about how many times Anastasia bites her lip or what’s in the Red Room.
  7. Helping you or your friends shop for lingerie. This is just uncomfortable. The point of lingerie is for it to be a surprise, so if you’re picking something for yourself, he doesn’t need to be involved in anything but the final product. As for your friend’s choices, well… that’s just not right.
  8. Trying the cool new vegan restaurant your aunt suggested. Unless he’s a vegan, of course. But if he’s a strict meat and potatoes type of guy, forcing him to go eat things like zucchini pasta and chickpea crusted tofu probably isn’t his idea of a good time. You know he’ll just complain the whole time and then stop for a slice of pizza on the way home, so spare him the agony.
  9. Going to the gynecologist. You don’t even want to be there, so what in the world makes you think he does?
  10. Going out for what is clearly girl’s night. No one else brought their boyfriends, so why would you think it is okay to bring yours? If you had to trick him into coming by telling him you were just going to a sport’s bar for beer and wings, you need to check your priorities.
By day, Courtney is a digital marketing copywriter living in Toronto, Canada. By night, she's a freelance lifestyle writer who, in addition to Bolde.com, contributes regularly to AmongMen.ca, IN Magazine, and SheBlogs Canada. Want to chat about relationships, Stephen King or your favorite true crime podcast/documentary/book? She's on Twitter @courtooo.