What irritates you?
Have you ever been irritated with your significant other and thought if anyone else has the same problems in their relationships? Well, as it turns out it may not just be in your relationship, but in millions of relationships across the U.S.A. As it turns out, there are certain traits and habits that men and women have in common within their gender. I had asked the question; “What are the things woman do that piss you off” to a large quantity of random guys in their twenties located all over America. I then asked the opposing question to women who were also in their twenties. We will start off with the things woman do to irritate men.
Men, how often is your woman upset because you didn’t do something that she claims she told you? It seems like all the time, you then refute that she has ever mentioned it, she then says “I told you while you were playing Call of Duty, working, taking a shower”. Now it all makes sense, coming in at #1 Telling you things when you’re doing something. Does it really make sense to whisper through a door that you’re parents are on their way over and taking a cough as a sign of recognition, probably not. So don’t get upset with us when we don’t know what’s going on. It seems that woman purposely wait for the worst times to tell you something.
I was watching house hunters the other day and the couple buying the house could not come to an agreement. The man was being rational, as most men are. As for the woman she kept complaining that she didn’t have that “magic feeling” as if the sky would clear and the flowers would bloom when it happened. She would not even listen to her husband who was being sensible about the realities of the situation. #2 Is being stubborn & Uncoopertaive, It is completely frustrating because they always have to have their way. I could only laugh and sympathize for this man for I know what he is going through.
#3 is “Having to pay for sex” It may be roses, drinks at a bar, jewelry, or a washing machine. In the end we always have to “buy” sex. It is extortion, and it is what all women have in common. God help you if you should “mess up” as you won’t be having sex for the next month. Most of the time men are always in the mood for sex, but 90 percent of the time it never happens. So they wait until they feel like doing it and blame you when you last two minutes. Of course you ask if they would like to do it again the answer always being no.
When women ask you “what do you want to do” or “what do you want to eat” you tell them what you want. But, then #4 they don’t want it and complain about it. Why ask us what we want to do if you hate everything that we choose. Women expect men to cater to their needs and wants even when they ask what we want. We might as well say “I want to buy you jewelry, give you a massage, and eat at your favorite restaurant “Don’t worry, I’m paying”. If you don’t like what we have to offer, don’t ask.
When something is wrong do you sit down and talk about you’re problems? Of course not, when issues arise chances are your woman turns into a brick wall, but worse because you have to look at her snarky faces. #5 is Women shutting down when they are upset. It’s slightly ironic in its self that they always want to talk and yet once they don’t get their way they make you feel like you are the one at fault. Of course you show compassion and ask them what is wrong? In that snarky voice they say “nothing is wrong, I’m completely fine. How do you think we resolve the issue if you don’t want to tell us what’s wrong? It is always apparent that there IS something wrong.
Women all over should applaud men for what they put up with, #6 When you make the money, you share the money. When they make some money it’s their money. It is ridiculous that we go out of our way to ensure our women are happy. Yet, when they make a dollar it is theirs. The sense of entitlement is killing men throughout the nation. The same can be said when they expect you to do things for them. Yet, when it’s time for them to reciprocate they don’t want to and expect special thanks even when they don’t give you one.
“Oh no it’s fine, don’t get me anything” #7 WHY DIDN’T YOU GET ME ANYTHING?!?! Men are many things, but psychic is not one of them. So much could be resolved if you just stopped beating around the bush and just tell us what you want. Most importantly, make sure that when you tell us is an appropriate time to do so.
The last one on the list is a common complaint of both sexes, #8 Infidelity. The double standard that men cheat more than women is being eliminated every day. It is all too often that I hear of women cheating on their significant other. In some of those cases, the men would be deployed and their women are sleeping with “Jody”. Men are just as much to blame as women, but, let us eliminate the notion that all women are angels. In fact, women are more armed to be able to cheat than men.
There you have it, the top things that women do that irritate men. But, it takes two to tango, in other words, men are also a part of the problem. Be sure to read "Things Men do to Irritate Women" and feel free to leave your experiences in the comments below as I do enjoy reading them. Stay tuned for more of my hubs about Gender & Relationships.
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lakeets from London on March 11, 2013:
I see how many women could do these which greatly annoy you men! But I don't think a lot of women shut down when they are upset. I think that's something that I more commonly associate with a man doing.
MissJamieD from Minnes-O-ta on February 13, 2013:
I suppose that's how it is in your 20's. Now that I look back at my 20's, I can admit you're hub is mostly true. But now that I'm in my mid 30's, most of these are totally the opposite of what I'm experiencing in my relationship. We're mature, we listen to each other, we're madly attracted to each other so we have sex every night and I don't cut him off for days or weeks, maybe one night if the argument got ugly in any way, shape, or form. And our arguments aren't that ugly either. But if I have PMS or something I may take the night off but otherwise he and I are both mature adults and we listen to each other as much as possible. Of course we're all human, we have other things going on in our lives that may distract us from certain things, but anything that is important is usually conveyed appropriately. And like you say at the end of the hub, we're both to blame when things get ugly, for sure. I have my faults, he has his. But we are actually in a pretty amazing relationship that doesn't possess too many of these downfalls. Great hub:)
Stephanie from Canada on January 28, 2013:
Yep. There is our money and my money. Well... I'm not so bad about it, but I think there is a secret thought of that. Great hub!
Bernard J. Toulgoat from Treasure Coast, Florida on October 02, 2012:
It just hit me ! Now I know why I live alone LOL. Great hub, interesting, funny and ...probably very true
Tuesday from Long Beach, California on October 01, 2012:
it was hilarious!!!
Abby Rourk from Conroe Texas on October 01, 2012:
I had to read this again...lol...I love it
Abby Rourk from Conroe Texas on September 20, 2012:
LMAO!!! I am so sorry to all the women out there because I am sure I am supposed to be appalled by this hub, but I couldn't stop laughing. I couldn't stop nodding my head because I know for a face that women do this all the time!!! Some of them on purpose! I think a little more male orientated...or as I say to my best friend...think like a dude...because he is right, a lot of what women say or do or even the way they act...their thought process doesn't make sense. Not to me anyway. I am sorry but that was funny and I totally enjoyed it.
Tuesday from Long Beach, California on September 17, 2012:
I agree that would be the mature thing to do, but we as humans are emotional and we thrive on that, we all grow in different levels never always reaching that at the same time. With Hope things can always turn around.
Kevin on September 14, 2012:
I just think it's immature for either gender to do something to piss off the other gender. Speak what is on your mind in a reasonable way and then go through the correct actions. Though I suppose as long as there are humans.... this world is fucked.
Tuesday from Long Beach, California on August 21, 2012:
Hello...it is very timely that I should come across this hub. Just had a little disagreement with my love and it could have been avoided. However, I am a woman so I had to mull it over and over what went wrong and analyze why and what I am going to say about the matter. First, I am waiting for him to ask me what's wrong and I know my boo, he will make me suffer and wait to ask. But wait does he want to say something? Why yes, finally he asks! what's wrong Tues?..Yeah at this moment I am flooded with the answer but keep it basic and of course he knew it was something we been through before. He says, not this again, DRAMA!!! So, my response is oh now my feelings are drama huh?..so in short you are spot on with women. I agree...lol..good job!
Nicoli Clause (author) from United States of America on August 13, 2012:
Thanks for the comment and the feedback! I realize that some women are anomolies. But, the vast majority share these traits, even if it isn't everything on the list. This is just what most men would often complain about.
Rachel Koski Nielsen from Pennsylvania to Minnesota on August 13, 2012:
This was cute and fun to read. Voted up etc. But not all women make their men "pay" for sex - good women don't. Just sayin'...
Nicoli Clause (author) from United States of America on August 06, 2012:
Thanks & I appreciate the feedback. Well it would be biased of me to write upon one sex and leave the other sex unaccounted for. I wanted this article not only to be fun, but true. Something that people could take seriously, reminisce in their issues and have a laugh. It makes them realize "Hey, I'm not the only one".
momster on August 06, 2012:
So true on all these. Great job on having the balls to write these articles of men and women. Things women do that piss off men and Things men do that irritate women. Voted up and shared.
Linda Chechar from Arizona on August 03, 2012:
Cute Hub! I'm sure my husband would agree with a couple of them.
Carrie Lee Night from Northeast United States on July 29, 2012:
I enjoyed this article. It makes me laugh because some of it reminds me of me and my husband of almost 14 years :) . Remember though, that this article does not apply to all women. For instance I never, ever made my husband pay for some Lovin :) Will read your flip side article and see what women have to say.
Nicoli Clause (author) from United States of America on July 04, 2012:
Out of all the men I asked, these were what upset them the most. I had to weed out the personal problems from the generic ones.
mr williams from Norfolk, Virginia on July 03, 2012:
Some of these are true
Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 30, 2012:
Great article! Yes I do tend to do the our money and my money! But, thw kids always get things with the my money! UGH Sorry! As for the paying for sex I understand what you are saying there also. I will tweet, pin and g+ this!