6 Things Men Do That Annoy Women

Dating experience | | , Spiritual Counselor & Writer
Updated On: August 17, 2023
Things men do that annoy women

The list of things men do that annoy women is endless, but can you blame them? Let’s be honest, men can be quite clueless about a lot of things and most of the time they fail to pick up on what’s happening around them.

It’s easy to assume that women are PMS-ing when they’re in a bad mood, but there is nothing more fragile than a man’s ego, and that is one of the things that annoy women the most- constantly giving men validation and reassurance about whatever it is they are insecure about, especially when they still refuse to admit they’re insecure about it.

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Men can be sweet, caring and adorable, and we love to be around them. But simultaneously, they can be very annoying at times too, making us wonder what to do with them. There are things about guys that simply put a girl off.

Whether it’s the early days of dating or you have been married for over a decade, some things are so not cool when it comes to being partners or being a couple. Here are 6 things men do that annoy women.

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1. Being stingy

No girl likes her guy to be a cringer when it comes to spending money on dates, buying gifts, going out for dinners, movies and being a bad tipper. Girls feel special when they go out with their guy and appreciate being wined and dined, but there’s nothing less attractive than a man who cringes while spending money and shows it too.

Yes, no one is expecting you to splurge millions, but being more of a man means spending whatever you can and have with grace and style. And if you don’t want to spend money, spoil your girl by doing something special – make it worth her time. No girl wants to spend time with a man who is stingy at the cost of a relationship.

2. Not responding to texts

Not opening messages or seen-zoning texts is one of the most annoying things men do that rightly angers women. It angers everybody. It takes ages for them to respond and when they do it’s usually a one word reply or just an emoji. Why even bother starting a conversation when you don’t plan to text back?

Dear men, it’s okay to pause your game for one minute and reply to the girl whose day is made when she gets a notification from you. Replying to a message is the bare minimum and if you aren’t even able to commit to that, don’t be surprised if your girlfriend dumps you and moves on to find someone who’s better for her.

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Her day is made when she gets a notification from you

3. Toilet seat

This is a classic one where men and women do not see eye to eye, ever. What is so difficult about putting down the godforsaken toilet seat? Every couple fights about this very thing- so why not avoid all the drama and all ‘PMS’ as you put it, and make everything easy for all of us.

And the most frustrating part of the whole fiasco is that instead of apologizing, men defend themselves and prolong the fight by listing out other things that women do that annoy them. So can you please stick to the topic at hand instead of digressing all the time?

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4. Pretending

So you are still on Tinder after we have been dating for over a month? Just say what you want – even if you want to see other girls, fine – just be honest and let us know. We can be overly emotional sometimes, but we’re also capable of rational thinking and assessing a situation just as you are.

Do not underestimate the power of a fierce woman. She can move on and be happy, and find someone better than you in a heartbeat. Women have to deal with annoying things men do all day long, so getting a break from you may actually be a blessing for her.

5. Assuming things

Why don’t you just ask her whatever she’s going through or upsetting her, instead of assuming that she might be on her period when she’s so cranky or she must have had a fight at work? She isn’t always ‘hangry’- she has real emotions like a normal human being and sometimes they get overwhelming.

One of the things that annoy women the most is when men make make assumptions about why they’re reacting the way they do, irrespective of any emotion – happiness or sadness, anger of calmness. Why don’t you communicate and ask her directly instead of spoiling her mood?

6. Show off

Things men do that annoy women

Nothing puts off a girl more than a guy who shows off his prized possessions blatantly – whether it’s a swanky car or an expensive watch. She would appreciate it more if you were unassuming and didn’t flaunt it but spoke about it with passion.

And women don’t always wish for expensive gifts and diamond jewelry, most of the times they like it when things are kept low-key and would prefer cute romantic gestures rather than something too extravagant. Women aren’t as materialistic as the world portrays them to be.

These 6 points were just a gist of the entire list of things men do that annoy women- the debate is never-ending. Dear men, please make a note of these little things and try not to make the same mistakes over and over again. It is your ignorance that annoys women, not your efforts to be a better man.


1. What are things guys do that are annoying?

When boys are ignorant and do silly things like constantly leave the toilet seat up after chiding them a million times, or when they act entitled and leave you to do all the house chores, can get pretty annoying.

2. What are things guys do that girls don’t like?

To start off, girls get upset when boys take ages to reply to their texts. Girls also hate it when boys like other girls’ pictures but then deny it- you don’t need to lie about it!

3. What things annoy you?

Firstly, spending time with someone stingy is pretty frustrating. The other things that are annoying include spoiling a girl’s mood by assuming they are on their period- it is the lack of communication that puts women off.

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