8 Things Women Do That Annoy Men

There are tons of things women tend to find annoying in male partners, like forgetting to put the toilet seat down, failing to clean the sink after shaving their beard, and having trouble discussing their feelings. There’s no doubt that men can be annoying, but women can easily get on men’s too. You may not even realize that some of the little things you do could be irritating your significant other. Here are some of the things women do that annoy men.

  1. Constantly Asking How You Look It’s one thing to ask your partner if you look nice after dressing up for a special occasion. But it’s another thing to constantly seek reassurance every time you’re about to head out the door or are feeling insecure about your looks. Your significant other is bound to get annoyed if you repeatedly ask for validation about your appearance. They may feel like what they’re saying isn’t enough or that you’re testing them by looking for a specific response. Remember, confidence is sexy. It’s okay to be insecure and open up about your feelings to your man, but don’t let it consume you or become obsessive.
  2. Sharing Too Much With Your Friends Women tend to open up more to their friends than men do, but it may be bothering your partner if you’re over-sharing. If you’re complaining to your friends about every small disagreement or tiny thing he does that irritates you, then you may be the annoying one instead of him. Especially if you’re revealing intimate or personal details, he may feel embarrassed by how much your friends know. There is such a thing as too much information. So, before you go dishing all of your relationship secrets to your gal pals, ask yourself how you’d feel if your man was sharing the same details with his friends.
  3. Taking Too Long To Get Ready Many men appreciate when their significant other puts effort in to look nice, but there’s a limit. If you’re spending hours to get ready on a daily basis, it’ll likely get on his nerves, especially if it’s making the two of you late when you have somewhere to go. If your beauty routine creates conflict in your relationship, then you may want to rethink how much time you spend in front of the mirror.
  4. Being Passive-Aggressive People who are passive-aggressive express their negative feelings rather than openly addressing them. It’s a way to avoid conflict while still making it clear you’re upset. You may sulk, have little to no contact, withdraw, or offer backhanded compliments. The problem with this behavior is that conflict can rarely get resolved, and something small can easily develop into something bigger. Your man is going to become annoyed quickly if you claim nothing is the matter but then act in this way. It’s true that not every woman is passive-aggressive, and that there are plenty of men who embody this quality. Regardless, if one partner in a relationship is acting with passivity, it’s bound to get on the other person’s nerves sooner than later.
  5. Getting Jealous Of His Female Friends You’ll make your partner irritated quickly if you’re always questioning if he’s up to no good with one of his female friends or vice versa, if you suspect that she’s after your man. It’s important to trust your partner and his friend circle. Don’t question his every move or demand to know how he’s hanging out with. If he’s given you a valid reason to think something is up, confront him about it. If you can’t get over it, then it may be time to put the relationship on pause. Think of it this way – you would be frustrated if he constantly questioned your actions and intentions around male friends. So why should you do the same to him?
  6. Expecting Him To Pay For Everything It’s outdated (and sexist) to believe the man should pay for everything. Sure, it’s nice if he offers, especially if he has a higher income. But if you jump into a relationship where you expect the guy will pay for everything, he’s not going to be impressed. At the start of your relationship, it’s best to expect that you’ll both equally foot the bill for dates, unless one of you insists on covering more. As your relationship becomes more serious, you can have more direct conversations about finances and who should pay what.
  7. Nagging Him About Everything You would get annoyed if your significant other was constantly bossing your around or criticizing you. Why should you expect he wouldn’t feel the same way? Your partner doesn’t want to feel like you’re trying to control or change him, so it’s important to ensure you’re not whining or nagging at him. If you find yourself constantly nagging, ask yourself why that’s the case. There may be serious issues in the relationship that you’re hoping to change, but no amount of nagging will get him to do something he’s not ready (or willing) to do. Perhaps it’s a sign that both of you need a break to re-evaluate things.
  8. Wanting To Move Too Fast For many women, they’re quick to start thinking about the future if they feel themselves falling in love. You may want to introduce him to your friends and family soon after your start dating, or perhaps you can’t help talking about subjects like marriage and kids. Even talking about future plans (like where you want to travel together or getting a place as a couple) can be overwhelming. Men tend to be more reserved, so he may feel annoyed by you if he thinks you’re rushing the relationship or not respecting his boundaries. It’s fun to plan for the future, but make sure you’re both on board. If he says he wants to take things slow, then respect what he has to say, since you’d want him to do the same with you.

It’s easy to annoy your partner without even realizing it. The best thing you can do is have open communication, so you both feel comfortable enough to speak up if something the other person is doing is annoying. Don’t feel upset if he tells you this. Rather, try to see where he’s coming from and focus on what you can do to respect his wishes and keep the relationship strong.

Alexandra is a freelance writer in Montreal, Quebec. She enjoys shopping as a sport, Buffy the Vampire Slayer re-runs, and being a plant mom.