While we guys are guilty of some pretty terrible behavior sometimes, there are things women do that drive us just as nuts. While it’s definitely not my intention to be mean or cruel by calling these out, it’s important that you recognize the signs that might be a bad girlfriend in our eyes so that you can work on what’s up before your relationship ends.
You don’t even offer to split the bill.
Look, most guys have no problem picking up the check after dinner. Most of us don’t think chivalry is completely dead. On the other hand, we’re 20% through the 21st century and times have changed. Plus, a lot of millennials are in dire straights financially. It’s a little presumptuous and rude to just assume your boyfriend will pay for everything without even offering to chip in.
You sulk when we’re happy.
Can’t you just be happy for us? There’s nothing worse than a girlfriend who’s upset or jealous when a guy is successful at something or happy about something his life. It really kills our buzz when we’re feeling great and it seems like a problem to you because you’re not.
You show unjustified jealousy.
Yes, there are other women at the office. Yes, we have female friends. Yes, we’re sometimes in the same room with other girls. But that’s no reason to become a jealous girlfriend. Granted, there are times when it’s reasonable to bust out the green-eyed monster, but those occasions are rare. It’s an ugly emotion and more times than not, a jealous girlfriend is a bad girlfriend.
You think you’re a princess.
Unless you’re part of the royal family in some European country, you’re not a princess. We don’t care that you’re dad gave you everything you wanted growing up. You’re an adult and the world doesn’t revolve around you. Stop acting like a princess because you’re not.
You go through our phones.
Do you give your boyfriend open access to your phone? If not, don’t look at his. If you do something even though you’d be upset if it happened to you, you’re being a bad girlfriend.
You try to look single on social media.
I’m not saying your boyfriend has to be in every picture you post on social media, but you shouldn’t go out of your way to make it seem like you’re single online so you can get attention from other guys. It seems petty, but it’s annoying. It also doesn’t make your boyfriend feel secure in the relationship.
You don’t like us hanging out with our friends.
This is even worse when you get to hang out with your friends without issue. Look, you don’t have to like his friends or want to hang out with them yourself, but that’s no reason to forbid your boyfriend from doing so.
You flirt with other guys.
I don’t think I need to explain why this would make you a bad girlfriend. At a certain point, you no doubt learned the difference between friendly and flirty.
You pick stupid fights.
By now, you should know how to pick your battles. Bad girlfriends are the ones who get bent out of shape over the little things and refuse to let minor stuff go. Fighting is fine, but make sure you fight over important stuff.
You’re selfish in bed.
Your sex life needs to have a little give and take. I think most guys understand that they will do a lot of the work in bed, but please don’t make us do all of the work. You ladies need to take the lead in bed at least some of the time.
You’re not appreciative.
I’m not saying that all guys are perfect boyfriend, but there must be some things we do well and it’s nice to be appreciated for it. If you don’t thank your boyfriend for making an effort or going the extra mile, you’re being a bad girlfriend.
You’re too bossy.
Relationships are supposed to be equal partnerships, right? Not to mention the fact that boyfriends are not employees. Girlfriends don’t have the right to boss around the men in their lives any more than we have that right in yours.
You’re always mad.
We’re in this relationship because we have fun around each other, right? So why are you always made when we’re supposed to be enjoying each other? If you’re always looking for a reason to get mad, you’re a bad girlfriend.
You’re too controlling.
I’m not saying this is a common occurrence, but sometimes you ladies get too comfortable in a relationship that you become too controlling. Guys need to feel like their girlfriends are allowing us to be ourselves. Plus, I know you ladies don’t like it when men tell you what to do. Don’t be this person, please.
This should be obvious but it needs to be mentioned anyway. Honestly, it doesn’t even matter if you got caught and apologized or not. If you’ve cheated on your boyfriend, it’s safe to say that you’re a bad girlfriend.
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