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​Things guys do [that girls wish they wouldn’t]

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I was inspired to write this post after watching a random Youtube video about things that girls do which guys hate. I thought back on conversations with friends and from my own experience…and the floodgates opened. Obviously, this is not applicable to all guys; but if there are any male readers – listen up and take notes. As for the girls - do you agree with me? What would you add to the list? 

Using ‘yo’ as a greeting (or just saying it general) – First of all, my name is not ‘yo’. Second, you're not an American frat boy from 2001. It’s pretty bad when they say it but it's even worse with texting. There seems to be an unspoken rule that all guys follow: ‘hey’ must be followed by a question like ‘what’s up’ or ‘how are you’ while ‘yo’ can stand alone, which just makes seeing it that much more painful. There are so many other greetings (e.g. salutations, howdy, hiya, allo allo, sup motherfucker) that are infinitely better than 'yo'. 

When they agree to [insert girly activity] and sulk the entire time – You’re a grown ass man so just tell us if you don’t want to go shopping, watch Gossip Girl, or eat at a vegan restaurant on slam poetry night. No one is coercing you into doing anything you don’t want to do. But if you do agree to go, don’t stand or sit there like a kid who got an SAT prep books for his birthday. You see so many boyfriends who stand in the corner of Zara crying tears of agony. 

When they ask: “why would you spend money on that?” – I feel that a lot of guys fail to realise the fact that girls have some really different interests. Yes, sometimes we get excited about a new mascara and feel like we have the splurge on it. It’s not an everyday occurrence and I personally find it rather inexplicable that guys spend money on the same video game that gets re-released every year. I don’t really see a difference between Fifa 26 and 27 (they're both just little guys running on a field) and I think it’s a waste of money but I’m sure most guys would disagree. So let it go and let us buy what we want to buy with our own money.

When they say: "it must be that time of month"  - This one drives me insane. Just because a girl complained about the weather does not mean that it's that time of the month. Saying that we're PMSing is the equivalent of a girl saying…."oh someone's cranky about having a small dick". We don't use our period as an excuse for everything although we justifiably can. Imagine the agony of spilling your favourite food right after you've prepared it and multiply that by 100000, all while experiencing a marginally inhumane levels of physical discomfort. So stop trying to constantly prove that you're the more rational, level-headed gender all the time. 

When they're constantly telling you stories from when they were 'so shitfaced' - Okay, stories about your escapades on a night out entertaining but nothing is more of a turnoff than a guy who can only talk about how incredibly hungover he is or the stupid crap he did while drunk. Apart from trying to one-up each other all the time, guys do this thinking that they come off as fun. I really don't care that you got so drunk you took a dump in the middle of the street in front of a police officer and took a photo of it and sent it to your grandmother along with a video of you taking vodka shots from a 50-year-old stripper's belly button. But of course, you don't remember any of it. 

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