You’ve heard it once, you’ll hear it a thousand (2,011?!) times: January is time to make a fresh start in anything and everything. And whether you’re in a relationship, you have some guy that you’re not sure about, or you’re a single lady who’s dating around, we’re putting our foot (feet?) down on some typical boy behaviors.
See our top 10, share yours.
1. Leaving the toilet seat up. FYI, falling into the bowl isn’t very fun.
2. The wishy-washy behavior on relationships. You’re either in one or you aren’t. If it can’t work for Natalie and Ashton in No Strings Attached, it cannot work for you. See more on why you need to start demanding answers>
3. Contacting us in creepy ways. A Facebook chat or a DM on Twitter is weird (unless he’s getting your phone number and you want him to). Texts or phone calls, please.
4. Bad bromances. We want men to have friends (who else will “play” with them when we’ve had enough?), but having to be with “the boys” too much is weird.
5. Getting ditched for any of the following lame excuses: watching golf, taking a nap, having a cold (see below), going to his friend’s sister’s graduation party (see above)….
6. Acting like babies about colds. How come even the most macho guy curls up with DayQuil and acts helpless when he’s got a runny nose? I’ll be there to take care of you, but if I can work through a cold, so can you.
7. Telling you that “nothing” has gone on that day. It’s not meant to be a soliloquy when I talk about my day for five minutes. Ask him about something he’s interested in—like the score of a sports game—to hopefully get him chatting.
8. The phrases: “relax,” “chill out” and “calm down.” Yes, we ask a lot of questions and we get a bit more emotional about some things (duh, we’re girls), but saying any of those words only makes us act the opposite.
9. Being smelly. We get it: you fart, you poop; so do we. But it’s being overly open about these subjects, coupled with things like not taking showers, eating chili dogs without breath mints and “forgetting” deodorant, that drive us crazy.
10. The inability to make plans. If “plans” don’t include football, flat-screens and beer, it is not likely that a man will solidify something. Why is the phrase “I’ll figure it out” applicable for everything from weekend plans to where they’ll be in five years? Give him some suggestions, then tell him he can pick the date, place and time.
GIRL TALK TIME: What guy behaviors drive you crazy? Which ones won’t you put up with in 2011? Let us know!