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Times Men Deserve The “Crazy” Label They Try To Put On Us

April 8th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Calling women crazy for having complex emotions is the go-to move for some men. Their ex-girlfriend was crazy, their sister acts crazy, their co-workers are crazy, and they’re “hoping you won’t be crazy too.”

But for the men who think that everything women do is crazy, we wonder if they’ve ever looked at their own behavior and realized they act a fool from time to time, too. Men only think their behavior is normal because no one is every calling them out for their shenanigans all the time.

But today we’re turning the tables and calling out all of the things men do that could earn them the “crazy” label if we were petty enough to throw it around every time things didn’t go exactly our way.

And if we’ve missed anything on your list of male pet peeves — the kooky things that he does but doesn’t realize deserve a label too — feel free to leave it in the comment section.

“I’m Different”: So-Called “Nice Guy” Lines You Shouldn’t Fall For

March 18th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We’re all looking for a guy who’s nice. But what about the man who tells you he’s a so-called “nice guy” when you meet him? This man should definitely be a catch — or so he keeps telling you. It was on his online profile, the topic of conversation on your first date, and the reason you should trust your heart to him without thinking twice about it. Or should you?

There are good guys out there, but these “nice guy” claims can be highly suspect. Trust me; there’s a reason he’s not looking so nice after all. These classic lines are designed to bypass your defense. They may sound like they’re coming from a good guy, but they could be a sign that he’s anything but.

Have you been duped by a man who was just pretending to be different than all of the rest? Share your stories in the comments so we all know what to look out for…

Petty Things That Turn Some Women Off

February 18th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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There are plenty of turnoffs that make a lot of sense: A man who is rude to the waitress, a guy who always smells like he just came home from the gym, or one who is a 30-year-old bag boy still comfortably living at home with his mother. Avoid these warning signs and you can find yourself in a lot of trouble in the future. But these aren’t the only reasons that women write men off.

Every woman has a list of turnoffs (some long, some short) that don’t seem to make any sense at all. But that doesn’t mean it won’t quickly take a man right from the “Sure we can go on a date!” list to the “I don’t know, let me think about it…” list. We wish we had a better explanation, but sometimes there are just things that turn us all off, and they just happen to be petty.

Do you have a list of pet peeves that belong on this list? Let us know in the comment section!

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No, thank you.

You’re Not Insecure: Things He’d Be Mad About If You Did Them

February 15th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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You say that his behavior is the problem, he tells you that you’re just being insecure. Some arguments in relationships feel like they’re part of a playlist that’s stuck on “repeat.” Sounds like it’s time to stop asking him how he’d feel if the shoe was on the other foot and actually make him try it on.

Empathy is the art of understanding how your partner feels by putting yourself in their place. But not every partner is good at feeling your pain. Especially if you’ve been nagging each other. But if you’re tired of feeling like it’s just you, it could be time to turn the tables on him.

Showing him how just you feel doesn’t have to be about tit-for-tat. But occasionally flipping the script could be the perfect opportunity to open up a dialogue instead of arguing about the same thing for the umpteenth time.

Serious Question: Should You Upgrade The Way Your Man Dresses?

January 11th, 2016 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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If you’re a diehard Sex and The City fan like me, you’ll remember when Charlotte suggested Mike get circumcised in order for her to have sex with him and he took her advice since he was tired of women sexually rejecting him because of his covered prized possession. In awe, Charlotte was surprised to find a man would change himself in order to become a better lover for her. However, she was in for a rude awakening. After his surgery, Mike “tested” out his new penis for Charlotte and despite their “You-Got-Me- Sprung” coital session, Mike told Charlotte, he rather date other women because his circumcised penis made him feel like a “new man.” Devastated, Charlotte couldn’t believe her suggestion to Mike pushed him to still explore other dating options even though his big change was supposed to be for her sexual enjoyment. However,  in the same episode, her friend Samantha dutifully noted that if you try to change a man, it may work against you.  Samantha’s outlook on this issue is nothing new and one that some women avidly live by.

For example, over the holidays my family members and I came together to celebrate our cousin’s birthday and, of course, girl talk ensued as we sipped rum-infused drinks. The more drinks flowed, the more tea was spilled about our boyfriends and new beaus as we went around sharing in a circle. Eventually, one cousin began to speak about her boyfriend who she claimed was too fine for words but didn’t wear the best outfits –and had a missing tooth. When another cousin asked her if she would buy him better clothes or suggested replacing his tooth, she said, “Hell no! You want me to fix him up for someone else?” Giggles ensued, and although I found myself laughing along, I also knew in my heart I would be uncomfortable dating someone whose attire turned me off — or who I had to fear would leave me if I upgraded him Beyonce style.

Call me shallow or blame my father, who is as spiffy as they come, but I would feel odd about being with someone who didn’t turn me on with their style of dress and didn’t express a certain level of confidence, physically. This doesn’t mean my significant other has to buy expensive clothing; however, I think the way a man carries himself exemplifies what type of vision he has for himself and his success.

Also, my mother raised me not to date anyone who looked unkempt and, in all honesty, I’ve passed on dating men who dressed oddly or looked as though they rolled out of bed because they would usually make comments about me looking “too presentable,” “too clean” or even better, ask me if I thought I was better than them. In short, their confidence issues and annoying projections became tiresome. However, if I ever did date a man who didn’t dress according to a style that usually catches my eye, I don’t think I would change his wardrobe but I would make suggestions about how he could step up his appearance — despite the fear that another woman would scoop him up. If the latter were to happen, then we weren’t meant to be forever and that has nothing to do with appearances or clothing.

Thoughts?

 

Celebrities Your Man Can’t Stand

January 4th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Men and women don’t always appreciate the same things, especially when it comes to the celebrities you follow and admire, and why you do. If you like the following stars, and the man in your life doesn’t, here are some possible reasons. These are the celebrities some men love to hate.

Celebrity Men Answer The Question: “How Does It Hang?”

December 17th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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In case you’ve thought about it, these celebrity men finally gave us the details, straight from their own mouths, of what they’re packin’.

Celebrity Men Everyone Has Been Talking About Lately

December 14th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Not that they were ever really off of our radar, but sometimes a celebrity man does something that really makes people take notice. From Childish Gambino to President Barack Obama, these are the celebrity men who have everyone talking.

From Tighty-Whities To Jock Straps: What A Man’s Underwear Choices Say About Him

December 10th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Even a quiet man speaks volumes about himself when his pants are off. What can a man’s underwear choices tell you about him? A lot.

Run And Hide: Unfortunate Times You’re Sure To See Mr. Right

December 4th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Why does it feel like you never meet anyone when you’re fresh out of the salon? It’s always when you look less than your best that you see a prospective boo. What’s that about?! Let us know if you’ve found yourself in one of these predicaments where a potential Mr. Right was right around the corner but you were nowhere near ready to meet him.