Have you seen the movie What Women Want? It’s pretty old now, but it featured an in-his-prime Mel Gibson receiving the power to know what women are thinking. Pretty useful huh? If only all men were the same…if only all men looked like Mel Gibson! Sadly, try as they might, when it comes to being with a woman in a relationship, a lot of men get the same things wrong. Know what we mean? Well, here are a few clangers men are known to make. Bless ‘em!


1. Dressing down on a night out

Most of us spend many hours getting ourselves ready for a night out, from hair and makeup to choosing the perfect outfit for the evening ahead. Men? Forget it! Not only have they ‘forgotten’ to shave, but their jeans and t-shirt appearance is no complement to our pristine appearance. At least make an effort guys, instead of looking like something the cat just dragged in. Meow indeed!

2. Saying they love us with gifts

Who doesn’t want to be lavished with gifts, but the way to a girl’s heart isn’t with material things. Well, maybe that’s just us! Regardless, it’s the small things that count, such as a tender kiss, an encouraging word of support, or actually listening to a word we say. Of course, being presented with a diamond brooch is also wonderful, but often a bunch of flowers from Ukflowerdelivery is a simple way for them to prove their love, as well as those three simple words that money can’t buy… I love you! Honestly, why is it so hard for them to say it!

3. Checking out the competition

On a night out, we want to be the only person in the room that the guy’s eyes are attuned too. Yet, no matter how much they try to hide the fact, men’s eyes tend to wander towards our competition. This is just rude, and is a major turn-off for us, especially if our guy is expecting some bedroom action at the end of the evening. If you’re going to be seen with us guys, then BE with us.

4. Being too nice

We all like to be flattered guys, but telling us that we look beautiful every few minutes is going a little too far. Hold the door open for us by all means, but you don’t need to be a doormat. After a while, a nice guy is going to appear insincere, and their words and gestures won’t mean much if it looks like they are making too much effort to appear nice. We want a guy with integrity, somebody who is comfortable at being themselves, and even putting their own needs first… occasionally!

5. Forgetting to put down the toilet seat

Little more needs to be said. They all do it, and yet it’s not difficult to put the seat down, is it? Of course, what’s worse is when they sprinkle when they tinkle, but that’s a whole other subject matter. It’s the little things that matter, and the toilet seat is but the tip of the iceberg.


Does your guy drive you crazy? Let us know your experiences of the annoying, irritating, and downright infuriating things that men are prone to do in a relationship. Still, they are only human, so we can probably forgive them for some of the things they do. That toilet seat though… grrr!

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