Remember the movie How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days where Kate Hudson performed a series of psycho-girlfriend antics but still manages to win the heart of hunky Matthew McCoughnahey at the end of it all? Reality check, girls. This only happens in Hollywood. In the real world of dating, men might find your borderline freaky traits a little less endearing but a lot more irritating. So, to keep him from running for the hills, here are five common girl behaviours to stay away from.
1. Text, text, text, and more texting
Unlike most girls, men find texting tedious. We read too much into it, whereas they often don’t read it at all! Dropping him the occasional text to ask his whereabouts and what activities he is currently engaging in is acceptable. But when you constantly text him throughout the day and expect a reply instantly each time, he’s not only going to ignore the messages but it might (and most likely will) put him off. So, give those thumbs a break!
2. Tell him how to live his life
Sure, you want a man that is going somewhere in life and has an end goal, and the random lavish gifts wouldn’t hurt too. But ladies, if your man wants to blow off some steam and play pool with his buddies on a Sunday night, just let him go. Don’t nag him into watching The Notebook, you have got the anniversaries for that.
3. Pick a fight with his bros
No matter how repugnant you may think his best friend is, keep that opinion to yourself. If he has been dragged to plenty of gossip sessions with you and your girls, you owe him this one. Learn to accept his best friend. If you see the good in your man, then surely he saw something similar in his best bud, even if he has a goatee that’s way too long.
4. Snoop, stalk, and scare
There is an old saying, “If you keep digging for sh*t, you will smell it.” Ladies, leave the creepy stalking to jealous ex-boyfriends, enemies and James Franco. All good relationships are built on trust. It’s true in so many ways.
5. Social network overkill
Your twice-removed Aunt does not need to know what you and your significant other ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Keep those special moments to yourself and keep them private. Not only will it drive him away but may also cause your friends to suddenly stop calling you for that fun brunch.