15 Things We Pretend To Do For Men That We Really Do For Ourselves

July 14, 2014  |  
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He thinks the lingerie, meals and heels are all for him. But we know better. Here are things we pretend to do for men that we really do for ourselves.

Getting Dressed Up

Sure, you didn’t mind catching his eye. But the real reason you rock that bandeau is to plant seeds of jealousy in the hearts of other chicks.

Doing What He Says

You let him pretend to be the boss because deep down you like it. But he better not try it when you’re not in the mood.

Watching Special Movies

He doesn’t know what you’ve been clearing out of your browser history.

Grocery Shopping

Because you want to lead a long and happy life and all he buys are steaks and Cheetos.


He thinks those cookies just for him, but in reality channeling your inner Martha Stewart is a whole lot of fun.


He thinks you only light up for him. But that’s because he doesn’t know about your college years…


You’ve been checking yourself out in the mirror for 15 minutes. It’s time to admit that playing sexy dress-up is as much about making yourself feel good as pleasing him.

Putting On Makeup

He doesn’t even notice when you change shades. But this new lipstick is giving you life.

Wearing 6-inch heels

He likes to call them “freak me pumps.” But you know they’re “my legs look great in these” shoes.

Going To See Action Movies

He thinks you’re doing him a solid by going to see “Avengers.” But you’re really just waiting for Chris Hemsworth to take his shirt off again.

Doing the Dishes

You keep telling him not to worry about the dishes — because he’s terrible at it. You’re done eating off of crusty plates.

Playng video Games

You may have started playing so you’d have something to do together, but now you like killing time on the Xbox as much as he does.

Working Out

He thinks you’re keeping it tight for him, but you’re busy working on looking better in your skinny jeans.

Giving Him Space

He thinks he’s won a free night out with the boys. Now you’ve got a chance to binge watch “Girl Code.”


You like keeping a spotless place whether he’s there or not.

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