You know that moment when your eyes widen and you think, did he really just do that? Sometimes, no matter how much you love him, your man does that one thing that just irritates the hell of you. New research shows annoying behavior can actually slow down your brain activity. So listen up, ladies, you’ve got your minds to protect. Here are 10 things you must get your guys to out the kibosh on.
1. Planning Spontaneous Trips
This might be a shocker, but we hate surprises. British Airways conducted a survey and found that not only 60% of women hate surprises, nearly a third felt unexpected trips are on their list of “don’ts.” The problem with unplanned getaways is we don’t have enough time to prepare. Turns out, we need about 7 days and 11 hours notice in order to fully enjoy a romantic vacation. Guys, please give us this time — we wouldn’t want to leave our toothbrush behind.
2. Falling Asleep After Sex
Want to feel insecure and attention-starved? Tell your guy that once sex is done he should skip the pillow talk, roll over and get some shuteye. Psychologists at the University of Michigan who conducted the study say chatting and cuddling are just as important as what happens before sex — or even the act itself. A man falling asleep before his partner is thought to be a non-conscious act that lets him avoid any conversations about commitment. Real sneaky, guys!
3. Not Listening
This one should come as no surprise (to either sex). According to a survey done by the British laundry detergent company Ariel, more than one third of women said not listening was their partner’s worst habit and is only made worse when men repeat the last few words back to you like a parrot. Rude! But can you blame him for not paying attention? Not always. A LiveScience study finds that men and women focus differently — and that men are likely to be distracted by what’s going on in the background. Eyes over here, fellas.
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