Guy Behaviors We’ve Got to Stop Putting Up With

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.

-Cait Rohan

GIRL TALK TIME: What guy behaviors drive you crazy? Which ones won’t you put up with in 2011? Let us know!

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  • kim91:

    I put up a lot with my ex and now I regret it

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  • Ms. Mandy:

    Again…I was raised by my dad so farts/burps/other nasty stuff they do usually gets a laugh from me!!! Hey…I’m a guys girl

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    amclaurin:

    that acting like a baby when he has a cold , drives me completely up the wall… BABY BABY.BIG BABY…stop it, that is my job….smile

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  • Ciara Stewart:

    This artical has some valid points but leaving the seat up isnt that big of a deal

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      alwaysondisplay:

      Your significant other obviously does not leave the toilet seat up enough then. When you have a boyfriend that loves to forget that, you tend to get a little annoyed when you fall in during the middle of the night because you had to pee and didn’t think it was necessary to turn on the light. Yeaaaah lol

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    lucianaf:

    Women need to be more assertive about calling men on their b.s.

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    1. Kat:

      If I could “like” your comment, I would. lol.

      They need to grow up, seriously. Own up to their and stop flaking out on appointments.

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    Marta Polaniec:

    leaving the toliet seat up is THE worst. I’ve told my fiancée a million times and nothing gets through to him!

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      lucianaf:

      That SO annoys me.

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  • missd123:

    ok…soo…my bf doesn’t do these things, except get on my nerves sometimes lol

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  • lustyds:

    U can’t change a man so u either love him or leave him,

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    1. Ms. Mandy:

      AMEN! Just accept it and move on….LOL!

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    Pamela:

    All listed are bad!

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    sunnytam:

    #10 – yes, yes, yes! Serendipity is great, but sometimes you need to have things planned in advance. Otherwise that hot restaurant will be full, that great concert will be sold out, that gadget vanished from store shelves.

    Maybe 10a is “oh, go ahead without me,” and then afterwards “I should’ve gone.” You had the chance, shut up!

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  • Joy:

    Oh this list is so TRUE!

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  • Crispy:

    hmm they’re just gross

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  • JENNY ARCE:

    The inability to make plans is soooooo ANNOYING!!

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  • Sonia Chowdhury:

    #8!!!! one word answers is not something a woman wants to hear when she’s tense or something is bothering her. That drives me crazy! Relax, calm down….i need some intellectual advice, not one word answers that babies can even utter lol And #6 …so true. You can’t talk on the phone because you have a cold? Gimme a break! And the “I”ll figure it out” when an event is a couple of days away? that’s insane! haha so true..

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  • Lesley:

    All of the above!!!!

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  • penelope:

    when they play games ughhh it that!

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