We may not always be good at identifying our own bad behavior, but we love to call it out in others. A Reddit post in the Ask Men section asks, “What are some really bad habits a lot of women have?” Hundreds of responses have come in, ranging from pretty sexist to pretty valid, and these are some of the top answers.
- "Smartphone 'addicts.' I don’t date someone who's always on social media — a woman without an Instagram is manageable. A woman without Instagram and Facebook is a unicorn."
- "Weaponizing a breakup. When a girl does that to me (even if she doesn't mean it), I take it very seriously. You want to give up on the relationship just like that? Fine, but don't use or threaten me with the word 'breakup' if you don't mean it. Breaking up should be the last resort, if anything."
- "Thinking they’re more attractive than they really are, and having their friends affirm this false belief and then becoming delusional about it."
- "Talking too much about money/desired lifestyles within the first couple of dates, even on your profile. A lot of men don’t want to be seen as an ATM with a penis, and those who don’t mind that are more likely to see women as disposable. So, it really exposes them to a potential lose-lose situation."
- "Buying and/or collecting things, just because. Things that are never used, and were never intended to be used. Just things to have and take up space in garages, spare rooms, and closets."
- "Most of the women in my life have simply never said they were sorry about anything. If they say something mean to me, and I get any type of emotion over it, they immediately get defensive and tell me I'm being too sensitive. Then they flip it around on me, and I'm the bad guy."
- "Not respecting privacy or any privileged information. Anything you tell her or show her, you are also telling her friends."
- "Always making excuses or saying I’m not good enough. 'It’s always my fault' is usually the typical response from most females when you confront them about anything. Women: Just own up to your faults and mistakes, and quit trying to make a production out of everything you get questioned on."
- "Speaking negatively of men all at once. You speak truth to reality."
- "Taking relationship advice from unhappy or chronically single women."
- "Apologizing too much at work or in public."
- "Believing that men can read minds."
- "Willingly give criticism, but not being able to take it."
- "'Main character' syndrome. I don't think it's intentional, but I see it so often. I wonder if it's something new or I'm just starting to notice it."
- “I don't know if a lot of women have this habit, but I know of a few cases where they've weaponized sex. Some of my buddies' wives or girlfriends will use sex as a weapon in order to coerce certain behavior."
- "Swiping people on dating apps, then leaving them hanging when they match."
- "Disrespecting their man in public."