Oh NO He Didn’t: 7 Things That Annoy Women About Men

April 23, 2012  |  
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There is a list of 7 things that annoy men about women, which I’m sure you’ve checked out. And while that was eye-opening, it is only fitting that the women get to voice their concerns as well. The male list of annoyances consisted of communication components.  As women, we’re always able to delve a little deeper (or be a bit shallow). The men we share our lives with irritate us for more reasons than one. They should certainly take notice of this small list. But then again, we’re barely scratching the surface.

Toilet seat up

How would he like to get up in the middle of the night for a quick bathroom run and end up falling into the toilet? No one wants to hear about turning the lights on and looking first. The goal is to stay in that sleep zone. This means that the lights stay off. However, nothing is more exasperating than a cold dip in the middle of the night. Why can’t he just put the seat down when he’s done? And don’t get me started on the gifts some men leave ON the toilet seat…



The answers to certain questions tend to come in two forms. There’s creative lying, when nothing he’s saying is true. Then there’s lying by omission, when he tells the truth and leaves out a few, often very important details. He feels like he can’t tell you the complete truth because you’ll either be angry or cry. Of course, if you weren’t a human being with emotions, his reasoning would suffice.  Depending on the situation, he’ll claim that you don’t really want to know the truth. But seriously, he should know that you would rather him tell you the truth as opposed to hearing it from someone else. But even if he does know, doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll stop anytime soon.


Thinking You’re A Paid Secretary

Bills, birthdays, vacations, and appointment reminders are a part of the daily routine for a woman in a relationship. You find yourself multitasking and inadvertently keeping a calendar for him (mentally or literally in paper form/in your phone) without the acknowledgment that what you’re doing in respect to the relationship is a job all by itself. You have a day job, but you still have to fit this all in as well because, quite frankly, he just won’t get it right.


Bathroom Time

Rumor has it, women spend a lot of time in the restroom. That’s true, but whoever started that one rumor that says only women do it doesn’t know your man. He can stay in the bathroom 30 minutes or more at least three times a day. He monopolizes the bathroom at home, work, restaurants, parties, and other special events. You name a place, he’s done it there. It’s a constant waiting game for you.

Dirty Clothes

There are two hampers, but his clothing seems to miss both of them. They’ll end up near, around, or behind the hamper, but never inside. Picking his clothes up would be too easy and would make him think it’s okay to keep dropping his stuff everywhere and anywhere. If you say something more than once about it though, you’re a nag. If you leave them there when you go do laundry, you’re spiteful.  You just can’t win sometimes…


Having Suspect Friends

You feel like he may need a few good men in his corner to promote positive personal growth. However, his boy just isn’t the man for the job. Between his bed hopping and mooching, his friend is just unfavorable. What does your man see in him? In your opinion, the whole friendship makes you think your man is just holding on to be loyal even though his man is a pain. How could he be friends with somebody so juvenile and does he have to come over so often?


Midnight Poke-y

Spontaneity is awesome in most relationships, however, timing is everything. Sometimes long and stressful workdays leave us longing for that comfy pillow. On days like that, you just want to crash.  Just as that second dream builds momentum, suddenly, you’re getting tapped or poked. Any other night, it might have been all good. However, he didn’t seem to get the memo. Just a reminder: “I’m so tired” generally means, “NOT tonight.”


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  • TheTruth

    Things that annoy me are:
    1. when he says he’s gonna call me back and doesnt (Oooh I HATE that ish)
    2. when he’s scrollin around on his damn cell phone reading espn & apps instead of paying attention to me. It’s like he’s obsessed with that phone. I wanna just grab it and throw it on the floor & break it!!


  • Jrzsnfst609l

    lol @ having “suspect friend” sooo true…as far as getting poked at 4:30 am when u have to get up a 7am is annoying, what really kills me is when they want oral. You would think the hot, dry morning breath would be a major turn off!!!!!

  • nobody

    if you could successfully find the toilet then you could find the seat. as for lying no one lies more then women. women be honest how many of you can honestly say you’ve answered the following question truthfully every time….

    ‘how much did that cost’

    like the last post said if you want monogamy you better be ready for the challenge.  it’s byond selfish to request a man not sleep with others and not fulfill his every need. if you’re not sick you better be down. a man will understand being tired or the aberration but best bet every time you say no he’s thinking about that girl that always said yes. eventually he will either do right by you and leave you first to go find her or someone like her or he will get labeled a dog because you knew his sex drive and disregarded it and committed him to monogamy and didn’t live up to your end of the deal and the cheating begin.

  • this list is whack

    this list is whack; i was looking to see if things like arrogance would be here – only thing i agreed with was lying

  • DBella_17

    Lol, to the midnight poke-y, wish I had a man who wanted to give it to me at night! Great read!

  • Guestie

     That toilet seat thing has been waaaaaaaay overdone. Men complaining about women leaving it down, women complaining about us leaving it up. It’s all a big crock of shyt.

    Anyone who complains about one or the other is a lazy m/f that’s all I’m sayin.

  • Midnight pokey is always welcome as long as you do not ask me to climb on top when I am in tired. 

    • Exactly! Just put it in me to wake me up. Otherwise, I’m knocked out on my side. Sorry!

  • Bitterswtkizz

    What exactly are we talking about her?!!? As far as I’m concerned learning the patterns and behaviors of a MAN is VITAL when it’s your FUTURE HUSBAND—not someone that you’re playing “footsies” with! Can we please STOP grooming women to place the apple-cart before the BUGGY! There are too many people waking up the “morning after” in LAWD knows who’s bed–RIGHT? It’s my observation that people aren’t even DATING much anymore before they are staring square down a raised TOILET seat! And let’s not even talk about if he or she is LYING because quite honestly if you suspect them of THAT–all more the reason why CONDOMS should be enforced and WORN—RIGHT? Or better yet—why even trouble yourself with going any further. When you continue you on, all you are SIMPLY saying and doing is VALIDATING that it’s okay to feed me lies because I’m going to DEAL with you in spite of that. 

    • Bitterswtkizz


      I remember the HAMPER fiasco with my ex-husband—here’s the trick act just like HIM, like you don’t know where the STOVE is…I betcha he’ll place his clothes in the hamper! 

  • Dmagicman

    I’ not a midnight pokey but I do need my morning poke. Prepare to find the toilet seat up if u refuse.

  • Lying is disgusting in anyone… not just men

    • UknowUknow

      Lying is the only deal breaker in this list. Everything else is petty, easily remedied with a direct adult conversation, or highly subjective (like the “suspect” friend).

  • Wouldn’t You Like To Know

    Wow,you know what really annoys me.When I click on a great article on MN ,but I have to click through a TON of pages to read the entire thing.Yea,that really ANNOYS me.

    • Rhonny357

      Yes that the most annoying!!

    • Just saying!

      I actually think it’s even more annoying that after every page the advertisements start all over again. I have to read everything fast so I don’t have to keep hearing it over…and over…and over….and over again. Forget trying to listen to music at the same time! SHEESH!

      • MarcoPanache.Com

        …try clicking the mute or pause button.

  • Anonymous

    Keep telling your man “no” to the midnight poke too many times if you want to.. eventually he’ll start remembering and fantasizing about his ex who was on that Janet Jackson “Anytime, Any Place” ish… your days as his lady will soon be numbered in small digits…

    • Blestsol

      This is true true man

      • Marco Panache

        Uh-uh, nope, i’ll give up everything with the exception of the “Paid Secretary!! You don’t understand, my girl is incredibly efficient!! What she lacks in the kitchen, she makes it up in paying our bills on time, handling taxes, booking a flight, reserving a room or table, remembering birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, 7 days of Kwanza, car insurance, registration, annual physicals, dental cleanings, recycle days, due dates for oil changes, dog grooming, when to set the trash bins out, water the plant days, when to get the…Uh-oh, i gotta go, she’s calling me right now to remind me that i owe her sexy-time tonite because I fell asleep last night…smh, love that girl!!!