Go Somewhere Else With That: 9 Intimidating And Annoying Traits Men Can’t Stand!

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February 23, 2013 ‐ By Brooke Dean
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In dating, most men will tell you that they enjoy a challenge. While some men like the thrill of the chase and conquering a woman, others find that a woman may not be worth all the hoops she makes him jump through just to be with her. Some call it high maintenance; others call it just plain annoying. While there is nothing wrong with being a strong, intelligent woman, don’t be fooled into thinking that you drive men away because they can’t “handle” you or because you intimidate them. It could simply be that you turn men off (men, this goes for you too) and send them running in the opposite direction because of these irritating traits.

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  • Vandellish

    10. ALWAYS co-signing or participating in the degradation of your man.
    I once had a girlfriend who joined in on just about every opportunity to rib me. Whether I was being jokingly chastised by my family, friends or even people who I didn’t know, she would always pile on along with the others. Now I have a healthy sense of humor and enjoy a good roasting as much as anyone else, but at some point I started to ask whether this woman was a ride or die type…turned out no…well at least she wasn’t for me.
    Ladies it’s cool to tease and be playful with your man but when others are involved stand up and have his back sometimes. You may be surprised with the results.

  • cerenatee

    I think when women who act like this are just not with the right guy. I use to be like this in my relationships. I was a mess and the relationships were a mess. The problem was I was with men that weren’t worthy of me. They had no education, they only knew the street life, they had nothing of their own. They were awful. I liked the bad boy but I had no respect for the bad boy. When I got with men that were educated and cultured, things were a lot different. I wanted to hear what they had to say. They had an educated opinion about life matters. It was awesome. I think a lack of respect is behind this behavior.

  • Nope

    Most women can’t even stand one another, so just imagine how most men feel.

  • maggie

    Its hard to read the message when every other image of a black men is with an ‘other.’ Completely over it! Black couples are the rule, not the exception

  • Kahekili

    Sometimes I don’t know if this site actually cares about women.

    • scandalous7

      wow yea me neither

    • jasmine

      So if this article said “9 things men do that drive us crazy” would it be cool if it were a “man-hating” site? Sometimes we have to take an honest look at ourselves because men and women aren’t perfect. If there is a woman out there who embodies these traits, she needs to read them to possible recognize herself in it. I can’t stand when we can’t take constructive criticism. If it doesn’t apply to you, there is no reason to be upset. But I’m sure this applies to SOME women, so let them read it.

      • Kahekili

        You don’t get to tell me how to feel. Something doesn’t have to apply to me for it to make me upset. Besides, I wasn’t upset about this article. Likewise, I wasn’t stopping anyway from reading this article.

      • Kahekili

        You don’t get to tell me how to feel. Something doesn’t have to apply to me for it to make me upset. Besides, I wasn’t upset about this article. Likewise, I wasn’t stopping anyone from reading this article.

        I am allowed to think what I do and I stand by the fact that I think this site does not care about their women readers based on the articles it allows to be published.

  • LaurenT.

    Funny I am reading this and recently just realized that someone who I thought was my friend (female) does these same exact things and has caused me to walk away from the friendship. She is EVERYTHING that this article talks about and she just so happens to have a horrible dating life. Go figure. As a woman I do not take this article personal because there are indeed women out there who are this way (and men too). These traits are horrible to have to maintain ANY type of relationship whether it’s romantic or not.

    • Agreed

      Omg I caught off a friend recently because of these traits and was thinking the same thing. So, imagine dating someone like this.

  • HOUSTON

    I GOT A SMART MOUTH AND IM MS KNOW IT ALL. DUDE GOTTA BE REAL STRONG WITH HIGH SELF ESTEEM TO DEAL WITH ME.

    • ibdw2

      That’s unfortunate.

  • bluekissess

    This new mobile site is a mess. It’s all over the place

  • Veratta Pegram-Floyd

    Let’s be real, this goes for MEN as well as WOMEN. I have been with men who have embodied most or all of these traits and it is not cute when men do it either.

    • ibdw2

      You took the words right out of my mouth..

  • Nikki

    I have no problem admitting that I’m wrong. However, having a smart mouth is part of my personality. It’s hard for me to refrain from making a smart-a*s comment.

  • hollyw

    SMH all I could think about going through this is that these things are exactly what my BOYFRIEND do lmbo! Yeah, they are annoying!

  • L-Boogie

    Interesting.

  • RJA

    Interesting read but a little redundant

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