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10 Things Women Wish Men Would Stop Doing

by | Love

Aug 13, 2023

At the end of this article, you may find that you have been doing one or everything wrong. Here are the 10 things women wish men would just stop doing.

1. Cat Calls

I very intentionally put this at the top of the list because it should be here. 

Take it from a woman who has been here; I absolutely do not think there are other actions I hate as much as I do catcalls. 

To every man reading this, it is not cute. It is not sexy. It is repulsive. Imagine walking on the road, and someone calls you like you are some ice cream truck. 

You would feel disrespected and violated, right? Most women hate catcalls, and I’m not even sure the population that does not would be up to 10 percent of women folk. 

If you really want to talk to a pretty woman walking on the road, do the proper thing by excusing her and asking for some moment of her time. You are not sick. 

2. Touching Random Women

This is very creepy. And surprisingly, in some places, it is still very normal for some random man to touch a passing woman’s arm for no reason other than him thinking her to be pretty. 

For a while, I had lived in a part of my country where it was absolutely normal for men to just caress women they did not know. I literally used to dread going out at first since scolding men on the road seemed not to work. 

And then, I went to this very urbanized part of the same country where no one touched anyone, and I could scarcely believe it. I never wanted to leave. If you do not have a defined relationship with a woman and her consent, please, don’t touch her. 

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3. Randomly Sending Random Girl Nudes

This is horrible. Absolutely horrible, and trust me, there are people who still do this. 

Every woman I know wants men to stop doing this. 

Someone who I do not know randomly sent me a picture of his penis once. Of course, I blocked him immediately, but that left me traumatized for a long time. 

No matter how impressive-looking your privates may be, do not send them to women. Maybe a picture of your face or your biceps while you’re at the gym anywhere lower, please no. 

4. Cheating

As you may have already guessed by now, this is a personal experience galore because I’m a woman, and I’m speaking on behalf of the community. 

I used to date someone who would always cheat. It was a series of back-and-forths with apologies and repeats. Yes, I kept forgiving him. 

Call that fatal attraction. It got to a point where I could no longer feel anger. All that was left was this deep pity for him. I used to be like, bro, how do you live with yourself? 

Cheating is something men really need to stop doing, especially in relationships that are supposed to be exclusive. You should be either here or there. How do you demand exclusivity and not return it? 

Read: 10 Things Women Want in Bed

5. Lying

This is a big red flag for women: A man who lies. Women really wish men would come clean and stop lying. 

Sometimes, even if you do something wrong, your coming clean would make her respect and forgive you. 

What makes it hard are the lies. Just tell the truth. It would only make her respect you more.  

My friend used to be with a pathological liar. He could be caught in the act, and he would still lie. It was exasperating. Another set of men are those who lie to impress. 

To me, that is totally unnecessary. If she does not accept you like you are, then you both are not meant to be. Resist the urge.

6. Sleeping Off When She’s Talking To You

Imagine you had a hard and long day at work where your boss frustrated you, and the only thing keeping you sane is the thought of going home to report it all to your favorite person. 

So you get home, and you have expressed your woes to this person for thirty minutes only to find out he had been sleeping all along. Horrible right? Men do this all the time. I wonder why they are always sleeping. Anyways, snap out of that sleeping sickness and listen to your woman. 

7. Scattering Stuff

So someone compared living with a man to having your own in-house adopted walrus. I couldn’t agree less. 

Things you find normal such as dropping your socks on the table or spewing water all over the bathroom floor and the like, drive women crazy. Avoid it so she doesn’t press your neck at night. The worst should be peeing on the floor. Please. 

Read: 15 Things Women Secretly Want

8. Talking about how amazing your ex was

Please, I don’t need that information. One time, my best friend was on a date with her latest talking stage guy, and half the time they were there, he kept talking about how amazing his ex was, her beauty and brain, and about how if she had not dumped him, he would never be on a date her. 

It was mentally draining to be within paces of that man, she said. I know, sometimes, talks about your ex would arise. But making that the main course meal, no, please. Be merciful. Your women really wish you would stop doing that.

9. Turning Everything into Sex

Thankfully, I have never been with this kind of person. Sometimes, she reclines on your shoulder because she needs one to lean on. Not an erection to jump on. Not every move is an invitation for sex. Every women wish their men would stop turning everything into sex.

Read: 10 Big Bedroom Turn-Offs for Women

10. Leaving all The Chores to Her

I just think it is basic human decency to help out with chores. Not emasculating in any way. It is very kind to do the dishes while she mops the floor or lawn in the yard while she makes dinner. 

Imagine the roles were reversed, and all she did was lazy while you did all the chores. You would feel bad, right? Give the energy you would like to receive, and she will adore you. 


Stop doing all the wrong stuff. 

By Emilie Schleif

Emilie Schleif is a Lifestyle Writer at Whatsdalatest, where she covers all things relationships and wellness—born and raised in La Canada Flintridge. She currently lives in Hamburg and loves running, hiking, and walking with her dog, Jasper.

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