Woman annoyed with boyfriend

Does your guy have a bad habit you can’t stand? There are usually one or two things in every relationship that will drive a gal up the wall and we’ve rounded up a few of the most common.

Bad boy habits

Don’t listen

Put your hand up if you’ve ever asked your guy to do something or get something, only to find out he wasn’t listening when you made your request? Guys can be very good at looking like they're listening — without actually taking in a word you’re saying.

Quick fix: If you really need something (an item at the grocery store, something fixed), ask him to repeat your request back to you to ensure he was listening. Failing that, send a quick text after he leaves with a subtle reminder of what he was supposed to do or get.

Ignore messes

While some guys are great about cleaning up, others don’t seem to even notice a mess. It’s like they have some sort of goggles on that allow them to see the house as clean even if it looks like a tornado just went through it. A lot of women, on the other hand, not only notice a mess but feel compelled to do something about it.

Quick fix: Make a chore chart and divide up the housework equally so no one feels slighted. That way, even if he doesn’t understand why he’s mopping the floor, he’ll at least do it.

Show up late

If an event starts at 8 p.m., show up at 8 p.m. If you say you’re going to pick us up in an hour, you'd better show up in an hour. Sure, a lot of guys know how to be on time, but there are also quite a few who seem to have made up their own time zones, totally unable to get anywhere without being at least 20 minutes behind schedule.

Quick fix: If you’re supposed to be at a dinner party at 7 p.m., tell him the invite said 6:30 p.m. That way you build in extra "guy" time to avoid being late.

Forget important dates

No anniversary card again? Did he also miss Valentine’s Day? He likely didn’t mean to upset you, but some men have a hard time remembering important dates, and if they do happen to remember the date, they forget to pick up a card or flowers.

Quick fix: Program important dates into his phone — anniversaries, his mom’s birthday, etc. so he’ll get reminders no matter where he is.

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Sarah October 31, 2012 | 9:24 AM

Hmm...it sounds like treating him like a child "Honey, don't forget you went out to get toilet paper", "be sure to refer to the chore chart. i'll put a star by it when you're done" "give me your phone cause you're incapable of remembering dates". Please. I think it would be easier just to have a conversation about things that are important to you, and letting things like Valentines day just go. Not a big deal. I do use the third one though, for anyone I know that is never on time. Tell them to be there earlier than they need to be solves a lot of issues. You just can't do it all the time, or they figure it out LOL.

Hannah October 30, 2012 | 10:19 AM

Forgetting important dates is my biggest complaint! I like celebrating all our milestones and I'd like if my husband remembered them as well!

Shannon October 30, 2012 | 7:45 AM

I'm married and definitely have a few (to say the least) things that annoy me that my husband does! Messes are the biggest one. I constantly am cleaning up after him - he's worse than my kids!!

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