Guys love their girlfriends but they can’t help hating a few annoying girlfriend habits. Avoid these habits and your man will feel a lot better about the relationship.
Has your man ever sulked or walked away in a huff for no reason? Chances are, he doesn’t appreciate you enough, or worse, you’ve had an annoying girlfriend moment!
Annoying girlfriend habits
Here is a list of annoying habits that could annoy most guys. Avoid indulging in them, but if you really don’t have a choice, try to be subtle about it. Really, it’s as simple as that. Ignoring any of these WILL make your boyfriend withdraw into his shell, or find someone else to confide in.
And of course, there are always better ways to express yourself than turning to these ways to express your displeasure or disappointment in him.
[Read: 15 types of bad girlfriends that make a guy’s life feel like hell]
#1 Talking about your relationship issues with others. Even the best of relationships does have its own share of ups and downs. When a guy’s having a hard time in the relationship, he shuts himself up and gets surly.
When a girl’s having a hard time in love, she tweets about it, hashtags it, and calls her friends and whines about what a shitty boyfriend she has. Now of course, all girls don’t do this.
But if you do, well, you know you’re on this list of annoying girlfriends. Guys hate washing their dirty underwear in public. They don’t like talking about a bad relationship and they really don’t think they need any advice on love. [Read: How to deal with an insecure boyfriend without the frustration]
#2 When you keep talking when he’s playing a game. When a guy plays a multiplayer game on his Xbox or even if he’s just playing solo, he really doesn’t like talking, especially about gossip or relationship stuff. While women may use games for recreation, men don’t. They play games to win and stroke their ego. So each time your man’s “relaxing” and playing, he’s actually experiencing an adrenaline rush.
By talking to him incessantly when he’s playing, all you’re going to hear is “uhh huh… hmm…” and a few other monosyllabic replies. But inside his frustrated head, all he wants to do is point the weapon in his game in your direction. [Read: Are you dealing with a boyfriend who’s addicted to video games?]
#3 When you leave him with a hard on. Girls love cuddles, and men understand that. But if you like a lot of foreplay and no real play, it’s obviously going to annoy your man. Men don’t mind a bit of physical affection, but they do want to take it further, especially if you’ve left a man hard and wanting more.
And what’s really worse is when he complains to you about blue balls and you brush it off as a stupid excuse to have sex. Seriously, it’s definitely an annoying girlfriend trait when you warm a guy up and leave him on the couch and tell him to use his hands. [Read: The big blue balls facts every girl’s gotta know]
#4 Men hate it when they’re not given their space. Some women may get bored spending some alone time now and then. But men need it, and definitely love it.
Men need their own space to feel like a man. Now he may not do anything more than surf porn, play games or work on his car, but for some reason that men don’t know themselves, they need to be alone to enjoy the activity and feel rejuvenated.
So if you ever find your man doing something by himself, you can definitely ask him if he needs help or wants some company. But if he says he’s happy to do it alone, learn to leave him alone with whatever he’s doing, even if he seems to be struggling. If you’re going to sit beside him and start having a conversation, well, you’re definitely inching closer to the annoying girlfriend’s territory. [Read: The obvious hints guys give when they want space]
#5 Men love a bit of quiet time. Men may not voice this aloud, but they appreciate silence. A lot.
Most of the time, you may see your boyfriend staring into space or just lazing away, gazing at a book or doing something silly. Men love this peace and quiet at times. When you walk into the room and talk about something even when he seems uninterested or answers only in monosyllables, it’s a sign that he’s in that quiet zone and wants to be left with his own thoughts, even if he’s not really thinking.
#6 When she flirts with others and not with him. Secure men have no qualms if their girlfriend flirts with other men. In fact, when a guy’s girlfriend flirts with other men or has a happy conversation with them, all he thinks about is how much the other guys would envy him, and how lucky he is. But he has this happy thought only if his girlfriend treats him better than all other guys.
If you get touchy feely with other men and snub your boyfriend or don’t treat him better, heck, you’re going straight on top of the list of annoying girlfriends. [Read: Flirting while in a committed relationship and what you need to know]
#7 When you give him the silent treatment. No one likes being given the silent treatment. It sucks. To a guy, it feels like he’s walking on eggshells when he can just be himself instead.
On one hand, he appreciates some calm time. And on the other, he feels guilty and obligated because he knows he has to constantly apologize to his girlfriend or ask her “what’s wrong?” The worst part of all this is that your pguy probably has no idea what went wrong in the first place! [Read: How to give the silent treatment in a way guys can understand]
#8 When you ask him if you look fat. Let’s face it, this is ridiculous. Can’t you look at yourself in the mirror and see the truth sticking out of your panty line? All men already know what to answer when their girlfriend asks this dreaded question.
“Of course, you’re not fat!”
There’s just no other way to answer it. If your man ever did tell you that your butt looked ugly, would you still wear that sexy little dress and go out with him? Of course, you wouldn’t.
Many girls ask their boyfriends the same question, every day and every time they try on a new dress or wear an old dress. While it may be a sure sign of happy security when you ask a man such intimate questions, it’s the kind of question where the answer just won’t change.
Do you want your man to tell you the truth? Start working out and ask him if you look fat. Chances are, he’ll be so impressed by your new physique, he’ll probably mention that you’ve lost a lot of weight and look so darn sexy! This way, you’ll at least know if you were fat last month. [Read: 15 real life tips to look way better naked]
#9 When you don’t understand his passions. Men are passionate about a lot of things. They may be useless or even silly, but to a man, it’s his passion be it cars, bikes, guy time or even fishing. Guys hate it when their girlfriends don’t understand their passion or tell them to grow up and stop behaving like a child. It’s definitely an annoying girlfriend trait when a girlfriend can’t understand what her own man loves and what he doesn’t.
But if you do want to win brownie points here, spend a while with him and genuinely try to understand his passion. Chances are, you may end up loving it too. And hey, that would definitely make you the best girlfriend! [Read: 25 effortless ways to be the best girlfriend and leave your man addicted to you]
#10 When his girlfriend constantly tries to change him. Most men do understand that women love to make a pet project out of their boyfriends. If they’re not painting his nails or cheeks when he’s asleep, they’re trying their best to make him a better man by pushing him into doing something he doesn’t like or doesn’t want to do.
Men don’t hate it when their girlfriends try to change them. But they hate it when their girlfriends start pushing them away from what they like and force them into doing something they absolutely hate. Want a few small examples? Eat salad, don’t eat so much meat. Watch opera, they’re better than those stupid movies. Watch romantic movies, Lord of the Rings sucks. Get the drift? [Read: Why won’t he change? When your man says he will but never does]
#11 When she’s too clingy or too independent. This may seem weird, men don’t want their girlfriends to be clingy and yet, they don’t want them to be too independent. But it does make sense if you think about it.
Some girlfriends want their boyfriends in their arms no matter what they’re doing, from buying tampons to going out with their girlfriends.
And on the other hand, some girls want to open the door themselves, get on top all the time, and don’t bother calling their boyfriends even if they’re packing their bags to go on a business meeting in another state.
While men do understand the need to be overly clingy or way too independent, it does take a bit of moderation to have a happy relationship, don’t you think? Lose the moderation and you’d end up being an annoying girlfriend.
#12 When you compare him to other guys *who are better*. Better boyfriend, a wealthier guy, a better dad… you name it! Look, the world is hard enough already. Guys scrape through their daily lives with scraps of ego boosts that barely last till the end of the day.
And when you compare him to someone else who he knows IS better, he just feels worse. Honestly, he’s doing a lot of this comparing in his own mind. And you bringing those dark thoughts to real words just makes him want to give up.
If you want to help your man, motivate him by suggesting how he could better his life. Don’t compare him to someone who’s better than him. It hits him two-fold – he feels worse, and he feels much worse because he realizes his own girlfriend thinks another guy is better!
It’s a small list of things really!
Well, that’s about it! You see, there are so many things you do that only makes your man love you more. But there are just a handful of things that would make him miserable and feel worse about himself. And if you’re intentionally hurting your man or annoying him with harsh words, well, you definitely will fit right in, in the league of annoying girlfriends.
[Read: The signs of of an annoying boyfriend that makes him a bad guy]
Stay away from these traits and your man will love you for it. Inch closer to it and you’re meddling in the annoying girlfriend territory.
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