Do You Wear the Pants? 7 Signs That Say Yes!

November 18, 2011 ‐ By Kschlicher

"she wears the pants"

The term “wears the pants” refers to a dominant, powerful and decision-making individual.  Of course the term originates with men, when historically men wore pants, and women were always in dresses or skirts.  Since these times, women have gained confidence, independence and financial security apart from their male counterparts.  In this case, the woman can become the reigning partner in a relationship and therefore “wear the pants.”  So are you wearing the pants in your relationship?  Take a look at these seven signs that you might be forfeiting your dainty dress, and slipping into a pair of pants, instead of your man.

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  • Me

    Well, many of those conditions don’t apply to me. I don’t cry, I don’t hang around with my wife’s friends like a clingy kid. But overall, I’d say yes, my wife wears the pants. I tried wearing them for awhile, but she kept taking them back. So now she wears them exclusively. She gave me a dress and apron and said, I was going to be playing the role of June Cleaver.

  • x1134x

    My wife wears the pants. She makes more money, gets the remote control and decides what we watch, buys my clothes and tells me what to wear, never gives in during a fight, and makes me come crawling back. She loves it. I’m the miserable one.

  • Getit!

    Who would date him?

  • Vee

    This list sounds like a guy who no longer has any balls left, and probably will still get left. Most women don’t want a man that can’t stand up sometimes. Suppose he might have to fight for you and he start crying instead. lmao

    • Girliusmaximus

      lLMAO Or runs away! I have seen that before and man is it embarassing for the woman. You are right that this list sounds like some spineless scary dude that just waits on his woman to tell him what to do. I thought that was the kind of man I wanted until I was with him. Such a punk. And would get upset over the oddest stuff. “You had an angry expression on your face while you weer talking to your friend and it hurt my feelings…” WTF???

  • Girliusmaximus

    Well I find that not wearing the pants tends to lead to better things of mutual benefit for me and my hubby if you know what I mean…

    I’m not entirely convinced that these examples means the woman wears the pants. These are characteristics of guys who like to avoid conflict and are people pleasers in my opinion.  

    • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

      yeah some of these I didn’t really agree with either, especially the “if he says ‘I love you’ first” one…not that I actually follow the “advice” from any of these relationship articles (I’m happily married and just find them interesting to read), but most of them say that a woman should never be the first one to say “I love you”, and I tend to agree. When a man says it first, as he should, that makes him “weaker” and means that the woman is wearing the pants?? I call bs