12 Guy Behaviors Women Are Absolutely Sick Of Dealing With

Guys are great — in fact, they can be the highlight of your day. We ladies love men so much, we even marry them and occasionally attempt to do their laundry. However, they do have their pitfalls, many of which come in the form of common behaviors that they seem to think are okay, but really aren’t. If you’ve never experienced any of these bad habits, consider yourself lucky.

  1. Lashing out after being rejected. If there’s one way to make the entire female species hate you, it’s by lashing out in anger after a girl politely declines your advances. The vast majority of women do not want to hurt a guy’s feelings, and make an effort to be nice about saying no. Really, why do guys think this is acceptable? It’s not like we’re going to swoon after you call us whores!
  2. Asking you if you’re on your period. Apparently, some guys don’t believe women can get emotional unless they’re on their periods. I can’t name how many people have asked me if it was that time of the month, just because I wasn’t pleased with their behavior. Why this is still happening in the year 2015 is beyond me.
  3. Not calling after you have sex. Seriously, how is this considered to be acceptable these days? Guys, if a girl is good enough to bone, she’s good enough to offer a courtesy call the day after you hook up. It’s manners!
  4. Mooching. A generation or two ago, it was always assumed that a guy would pay his way on a date, as well as the girl’s split of the bill as well. Though I’m totally cool with splitting the costs, I find guys who expect girls to play sugar mamas to be absolutely abhorrent. How some guys do this without shame is beyond me.
  5. Hitting on a girl and her friends. This is scarily common, and it seems like it’s happening more and more frequently every day. Do guys actually think that girls don’t talk about them? Ladies can and do talk about who they’ve hooked up with, who’s hit on them, and who’s emailed them. It’s about time guys stop fooling themselves into thinking otherwise.
  6. Cheesy pickup lines. “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” “I dunno, did it hurt when mommy dropped you on your head?”
  7. Ghosting. When a guy ghosts, I honestly assume that he is not brave enough or polite enough to be a man. Does it really take so much effort for a guy to say that he’s not interested? Is it really so hard for them to just man up and reject someone politely?
  8. Being childish over having fewer sexual partners than you. A girl’s number does not matter. A guy’s number doesn’t matter. What matters is their loyalty, their good personality, and how much fun you guys have together. If a guy gets insecure or even angry over a girl’s number of past partners, he’s a wuss.
  9. Saying “I’m busy” when he cancels a date. “So am I, numbnut. Your time’s value doesn’t trump mine.”
  10. Standing you up. The only thing that is ruder than ghosting is actually not bothering to call or show up to the date on the first place. Seriously, WTF.
  11. Not taking your needs seriously. We get it. Because we’re female, you think you can convince us that we’re irrational, or that we don’t know what’s best for us. This is so overdone. We’re over it. You aren’t right just because you have a penis. Maybe, just maybe, you should listen to the wants and needs of your girl. Just sayin.’
  12. Trying to buy your love. Why guys think this is acceptable behavior is beyond me.
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a New Jersey based writer and editor with bylines in Mashed, Newsbreak, Good Men Project, YourTango, and many more. She’s also the author of a safe travel guide for LGBTQIA+ people available on Amazon.

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