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Top 5 Annoying things about Men

Updated on August 31, 2015

Men do some things that annoy or just plain confuse us women. I mean every woman has dealt with a man and had at least 5 pet peeves that she could point out right off the bat. But you know us women.. We tolerate and Ignore (usually) After some careful thought and consideration, plus I observed my boyfriend for this article. I thought of a Top 5 list of the most annoying things men do.

He doesn't even care how small the screen is.
He doesn't even care how small the screen is.

Number 5: TV is mans best friend

This one is for sure something I've seen my dad do. Sitting there watching TV practically glued to the screen. Is what you're watching really that interesting? The worst part is when they are pretending like they are actually listening to you talk while watching their precious Football. The way they usually reply is with various grunts and an occasional "mhm that's terrible" or "that's great honey" based on your tone of voice. At least their sense of a woman's tone is useful..Or else a lot of men would be sleeping on that couch 24/7. Speaking of their sitting on the couch with chip crumbs covering them and a glazed over look that brings me to number 4...something that goes hand in hand with this scene

Number 4: Is that your hand in your pants..or are you just happy to see me?

For sure the first one..Now this is something I just can't understand. What is the issue? Why do you guys itch so terribly bad? I don't even know what to say. I'm just sitting there minding my own business until I hear this scratching sound. It's not the sound of someone itching their scalp..Sounds like a hand full of crotch (Hope I'm not being too vulgar) I think all men have a problem they need to get checked out. That much itch can't possibly be good. (No picture needed..The mental image is good enough)

What ya thinkin?
What ya thinkin?

Number 3: How do you turn off your brain like that!?

Us women can't stop thinking and just because we can't stop we act like men can't either. WRONG. I have seen it happen. My ex did it all the time, If we sat in one place for to long all he would just turn it off. I looked over at him once and I asked him what he was thinking (cause his he looked kind of dead) and he said "nothing". I didn't believe him at first. Until I looked again an hour later and he really looked like nothing was in there. Recently scientist's new theory is that people might not remember as much from their childhood because their brains weren't as developed then. People say that women mature faster then men. Maybe our brains do to and that could also be why men don't remember your birthday or anniversary. But to all the guys who stumble upon this article: DONT GET MAD! Its just a thought I never said this was true proven fact.

The truth is its going to take a long time to figure out why this is. And If any man would lie to disagree and say that they never have had a thought less moment, please do! I don't like the thought of someone being able to stop thinking as much as someone else. It sounds unhuman life.


Number 2: Can you control your self for at least 5 seconds 5,4,3,2,1..

Yes it's a natural thing, and it doesn't feel that bad at all either. But is there anyway you can control your urges?. I don't know if I can say the actual word on this site (it said no vulgarity or something) so I'll just use the replacement they used in Sex in the City "Coloring" ( You know sometimes its not that I don't want to color its just that I'm to tired to color! So put the crayon away and sleep next to me! I think my boyfriend might be a coloring addict...He just never wants to stop. And women I think you will agree when I say I'm pretty sure we want it more. Like its obvious that we want it more. We just know how to be civilized, we have learned how to control the urge. And there are so many reasons why we need to control it.

If we don't control our urges we are referred to as harlots or someone who gets around a lot (I'm cleaning up my language but you know the real words.) And no matter what anyone says those words sting. But with men they get praised. And sometimes I think that they get praised because obviously they are just wild creatures in the first place (No offense)

Anyway I got off topic. And women when it comes to your man there is nothing wrong with giving into the urge sometimes and coloring until he doesn't want the crayon to come out of the box for hours.

Looks harmless enough.
Looks harmless enough.

Number 1: Getting up to go pee..Ending up bathing in toilet water. ugh!

I don't care if you love your hand down your pants and the TV..But please PUT THE TOILET SEAT DOWN!! There is nothing worse then getting up in the middle of the night- From a steamy dream about Leonardo Dicaprio or Shia- and realizing you have to go pee but once u sit down all the sudden you're in the toilet..And it is the sickest feeling.

Its simple men. Just pull up the seat, get your business done, then put the seat back down. DO NOT leave it UP. Just put it down and the gap between men and women won't even be that wide anymore.


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      Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Yes, I've experienced both of these tragedies, Bredavies! LOL!

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      Bredavies 2 years ago

      I mean I suppose Randy, but there is a huge difference between being submerged in pee water & old stains and getting pee on the toilet seat. Haha!

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      Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Hmmm....Is it more difficult for a woman to lower the seat than a man to raise it? And what about a man--waking from a dream about Scarlett Johansen--going to pee and spraying the toilet seat down cause some female left it lowered. LOL! Works both ways, ladies. :)

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      Bredavies 2 years ago

      DzyMsLizzy YES!!! I did not even think of that. yes yes yes! :-)

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      LOL--agree about the TV's on constantly, and if it were up to me, it wouldn't be on at all in the daytime hours. I'd rather read, listen to music, or write than watch TV.

      As far as the toilet seat goes; I'll take it one further: Just SIT DOWN for pity sakes!! It's the middle of the freaking night, your "man card" won't be in jeopardy because you peed sitting down!! There! Problem solved, seat up/down argument over!

      Voted up and funny.

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      Bredavies 2 years ago

      peachpurple I do not hate men, at the time i most likely did. Now this is just a satire piece. :-)

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh you sure hate men bad habits, my man had them too

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      Bredavies 3 years ago

      Thank you all so much. I haven't been on the site in a while and this is one of my original pieces.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      I had to laugh in many spots. So much of what you said is true...and I did love that you said we do love them despite their imperfections.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      Erc03 4 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this and my dad is exactly the same.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      First of all, thanks for stopping by my funny hub on what men want women to know! Second of all, great list Bredavies, I was cracking up! LOL

      Many Votes! :)

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      Bredavies 5 years ago

      ha! I am sure that is true!

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      Emmyboy 5 years ago from Nigeria

      Good write up but you know the worst part...?

      You ain't seen nothing yet - with guys!

      And that's simply because no matter what you do or say or even think, guys will always be guys.

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      Bredavies 5 years ago

      great idea! :) deal

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      WhydThatHappen 5 years ago

      How about men and women trade toilet responsibilities- we will stop checking to make sure the seat is up before peeing, and you will stop leaving the toilet seat down. Problem solved, no more accidents. :)

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      Bredavies 5 years ago

      haah Glad you knew it was just for fun. :)

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      GoodBoyfriend 5 years ago

      Thank you, this has given me some nice ideas :P

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      Bredavies 6 years ago

      lilylipgloss *different. Thank you for the read. And haha anon thank you for the read.

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      anon 6 years ago

      Love how dumb number one is, as if its that hard to realize the toilet seat is up, they must walk in completley backwards with no intention to check, just assuming is down

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      lilylipgloss 6 years ago

      Why don’t we girls just admit what annoys us the most about men.

      That they are not like us!

      I mean if they did think like us, act like us, even smell same, I mean if they did everything we did they’d be fine hey (but for dress like us)?

      Personally I love the fact that men are diffeant.

      If I wonted a same sex relationship I be with a girl, but I don’t, that’s why I’m with a man, their different and I love them for it.

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      Bredavies 6 years ago

      But you still read it. :) god bless

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      Jerry 6 years ago

      Your grammar makes it actually hard to read, great job at being a woman

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      emilybee 7 years ago

      Love this hub. Funny! and especially love the Sex and the City coloring reference. Very truthful how men can just stop thinking at all and turn their brains off like robots.

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      Bredavies 7 years ago

      @Zach...Very strong feelings and honesty. I like that. BUT not all women wear whorish clothing..haha! And your thoughts and comment show me that to some men shivelary is dead..But I am sure there are men out there that aren't like that. thanks for the comment. ;)

      @Helen Bolan

      I do agree. :)

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      Helen Bolam 7 years ago from South Shields

      So true, men really are from Mars or some distant planet in the solar system.

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      Zach 7 years ago

      Ok, i am going to address you.

      Number 5: That is a stereotype. Yes a good number of Men do like TV. But women do watch TV too. I think a Man would rather watch TV over getting into an argument with his wife any day.

      Number 4: Yes ok. I'd like to see you try to cope with external private parts. I bet you wouldn't be able to go one day without adjusting yourself. Everything is so close to the surface of the pants, and things get squashed. It is a very uncomfortable feeling. What do you expect us to do, just sit there and deal with it? I've seen women adjust their bra's and panties "because they got a wedgie." You wouldn't understand.

      Number 3: Well, whenever people get bored, it is somewhat normal to just daze off. I think i'd rather daze off then talk to a freaking chatterbox for a while. Yes it seems dumb, but what do you expect them to do? By the way, not all men do this. Actually not very men do this.

      Number 2: Guys sexual desires and libido is way higher than that of a women. Just like a women getting very angry on her period, a man everyday always wants to have sex. If girls didn't try to attract guys attention by wearing whorish clothing, if girls didn't do this, guys wouldn't be as attracted to women. So basically, women are the reason men have gotten even more horny. It's like holding a banana in front of a monkey. Don't want the monkey coming at you? Then take the banana away.

      Number 1: How is this annoying? It's not a man's fault if he goes to the bathroom, gets his business done,and leaves the toilet seat up. You should be using what you have called eyes and SEE that the toilet seat is up and put it down and sit. We shouldn't have to put it down for you!

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      Nathan 7 years ago

      LMAO, this article is hilarious and pretty much true, the toilet is a mans haven, besides the TV, learn that!

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      aaa 7 years ago

      These are not the things that annoy me about men. Here is my top 5 list.

      1) they think the world revolves around them. Despite the fact that times have changed, a lot of men still think they're better than us.

      2)They feel the need to talk about their sexual impulses. I don't give a shit about who the guy at the gas station finds hot. I wish he would just keep it to himself, just like I do. Especially when the guy is totally repulsive the macho 'sex-talk' is that much more unnecessary.

      3)They are so obvious when a pretty woman walks by. Any guy that previously posessed any sense of mystery can quickly turn into goo. I try to find it endearing but instead i find it pathetic. Can't they exercise any self-control or power of disimulation? I guess not.

      4) They think they're funny. Even when you're the one with the sense of humor, they think it's your role to laugh and laugh and it's their job to tell jokes. Even when they're dumb and irritating jokes.


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      michael smith 7 years ago

      Guys don't mean any harm haha. They just forget to lift it because they are used to it, or they don't like touching the seat either cuz it's dirty. Check out this product! With this you can remind him to put it down for you and make it cleaner & easier to put it back down!

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      Bredavies 7 years ago

      Haha. I'll take that into consideration. No need to get offended everyone else can obviously tell its a joke.

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      sm 7 years ago

      #1: What's the big deal on the toilet seat? Are you "above" having to take the one, maybe two seconds it requires to lift the lid? You don't even have to use your hand if it's that gross. It's not a big deal.

      #2: Not all of us are like that, so such a broad-brush generalization is really offensive.

      #3: Good question.

      #4: The extra 'flesh' of the male anatomy is very sensitive and extremely prone to itching. We can't help it. Granted, it should be scratched in a discreet manner, but still. It's not like we make it itch on purpose.

      #5: Like in #2, not all of us do that either.

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      atomic honky 8 years ago

      i for one appreciate when the toilet seat gets left up. its a much better alternative to the sitting-on-a-wet-toilet seat-scene. putting the seat down only takes a second. but it is still annoying.

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      mtsi1098 8 years ago

      Well I thought I commented on this before but I guess I must have turned off my brain :) I can say that I do not do most of these things but I guess that is why men and women are different...thanks

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      ladyjane1 8 years ago from Texas

      Great hub and yes I agree but have gotten so used to the toilet seat thing since I grew up with brothers in the house. And I wonder about the "coloring" myself, you would think that brain of theirs that they are able to turn off and on would be able to tell them that there are more things in life than COLORING! Thanks for this hub, good job.

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      marissa 8 years ago

      wow haha very funny im still laughing about the "coloring" part :)

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      Life's A Stage 8 years ago from Center Stage

      I loved reading this. It was so funny. I loved Number 4. I always ask my are u okay whenever he "fixes" himself down there

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Fun read Bredavies. #1 erks me to no end. I had the tv disconnected when my ex left... ahhhhh quiet.

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      abinavis 8 years ago from Bat Island

      I agree with you. For balancing, you can create another hub to write the top 10 annoying things about women. Have a good writing.

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      564626 8 years ago

      none is applicable for me...point three...because intellegent guys never fight with girls. We like to act stupid and dumb.

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      Liberal Proud 8 years ago

      Seems the writer missed something important since over 55& of the households are single MOMs rearing their man child I wonder why they aren't training them the correct way. Seems it is not as important when little Johnnie is so cute. Sorry ladies the numbers puts the ball in YOUR court.

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      onlooker89 8 years ago

      hmmmm, interesting observation..! but not necessarily be true always..

      pats anyway..

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      lisa-alina 8 years ago

      Great summary about men,i am gonna to show this to my boyfriend,thanks!

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      Zolt├ín Cserei 8 years ago

      You're so evil! :))

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      tony0724 8 years ago from san diego calif

      I am not much of a TV watcher . But I can with the utmost surety I have learned lesson number 5 . Screaming In your ear over the course of years drills that lesson Into you !

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      anglnwu 8 years ago

      Good observations and a lot that men and women can relate to. Hands in the crotch and TV slouch with chip crumbs--so true. Just imagine living with one 24/7.

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      Thanks! :)

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      The Calling 8 years ago from Michigan

      Great Article! It's so true but I guess we will never truly understand men :)

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      john 8 years ago

      Great Hub.. . Thanx author. I would also like to share few more wonderful writings :

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      mkagdchcetdy 8 years ago from Indiana

      Thank you for saying what most woman are thinking.Great hub!

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      janice 8 years ago

      My regards to WSP.Nice job...So people are so dumb...

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      Ohhh! Well thank you for clearing that :)

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      kephrira 8 years ago from Birmingham

      I answer to number 3, we can turn our brains off like that because we are all secretly Zen masters. We never mention it becaue we don't like to show off.

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      564626 8 years ago

      When you knows guys are like, then why do you complain???

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      Great hub ,hilarious in parts too. Guess I grew up in large family and still remember our first flush toilet so seats up or down dont bother me ,lol. ( hell I still think its magic ,flushing) hahaha..

      Sex , yep guys think about it more , like it more,everything it more, lol. To me its like ice-cream ,I love it somedays ,other days couldn't care less.But isn't it great to know ya always got some in the freezer if ya change yer mind (lol).

      p.s Looks like ya got yer wish too , someone did respond to your suggestion in writing a hub.

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      All of you guys responses were great! Any guys should feel free to make a hub about women and I will gladly read. I was really disappointed by the wsp guy. And his title on his attack hub didn't make any sense!

      But not everyone is going to be supportive of what you write. :)

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      wsp2469 8 years ago


      Here is a response in defense of my brothers, cutie.

      My name is Phoenix.

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      Hxprof 8 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      I liked reading this. The title itself reminds me of 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus'. For every peeve you list here (and there's no denying that every man is "guilty" of some of these) there are things that men wonder about women also. We're so different. For me, I'm glad God made us different.

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      Wesley Barras 8 years ago from Anchorage, AK

      Very funny posts. Especially the part about turning off their brains. Its like that Malcom in the Middle show where Reece's mind would just go blank and nobody could talk to him

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      Umm not if it is the middle of the night!

      And I am not asking for guys to leave it down while they get their buisness done. I would never ask that because some men can't aim. :)

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      Adam B 8 years ago

      Why do men have to be responsible for your bathroom seat? Isn't it just as easy to take a look at the toilet to see if the seat is up or down? Is that too much to ask?

      Furthermore, what would you rather have...a toilet with the seat up or a toilet with piss all over the seat that is down. You know the seat being down only reduces the area in which we have to aim.

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      RCold 8 years ago

      Your title alone was enough to get my attention! Your Hub is very true. I think many women would be able to add to that list as well. You have a great sense of humor!

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      M. Rose 8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      So true, so true! I especially love the one about men being able to turn their brains boyfriend has told me he never really knows what he's thinking about, which as women is something we can't comprehend. Crazy!

      Great hub! I'll definitely be checking back for more!

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      deeli82 8 years ago

      did you hit the nail on the head or what?

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      Thank you for all your input! I love that the guys are discussing too! And Ms Chievous you are for sure right! :)

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      Tina 8 years ago from Wv

      You forgot #6 Picking up after yourself. DOn't always notice the guy willleave jus one sock in the middle of the living room floor or his undreware on the bathroom floor or the toothpaste cap off the toothpaste.. or...Great hub!

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      Kenneth Wayne 8 years ago from Alabama

      You should watch Mens vs Womens Brains on youtube. This guy sums it up pretty well about how mens brains are categorized and include a nothing box. Sounded good to me!

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      ledimi 8 years ago from Texas

      men and women are their own defaults, we can't please 100% to the other one.

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      Michael Willis 8 years ago from Arkansas

      hmmm, I just got an idea of a hub I could write (excuse me...........) Okay better now. Had to #4.

      Only for us men! ;-)

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      stuart747 8 years ago from Colchester, Essex, UK

      A good read, I wish I could put you right on these issues but you seem to have got the article spot on for most men,

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      Drew Breezzy 8 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      haha these things that annoy women

      are the 5 things that make women annoying

      Why must we put the toilet seat down?

      Would it hurt for women to put it up if we put it down, compromise.

      Number 4 don't know how to explain it but hey it happens, guys need to adjust sometimes too. haha

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      heartaflutter 8 years ago

      that pretty much sums it up i guess - i think i could change a few things here and there, but amazingly funny!

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      john 8 years ago

      only the 1st one is correct from exp.

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      Life with Twins 8 years ago

      Hahaha..I really enjoyed reading this. How true. The toilet seat one really really annoys me. I should give this to my husband to read

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      Richard Bivins 8 years ago from Charleston, SC

      LOL I'm with BC on no.5 so it's never an issue. On the others, the trick is finding that person that is not only interested in the things you are but to be interested in the things they are. My fiancé and I know each other very well but we also like to experiment with new things, like places to eat and places to visit. She was very happy when I suggested we learn ballroom dancing and I was very happy when she told me she was going to take pole dancing lessons. We keep it interesting and we always have something to talk about.

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      Harsh-india 8 years ago

      Hi you,

      You were marvelous at describing the intricacies of that....

      Its really annoying to get the seat up on toilets....

      but not all men are the same :)

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      ahhaa! Thank you very much. And my boyfriend is still joking around about the toilet after reading thi

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Funny read! I enjoyed reading this and you sounded just like my EX! It's because of gripes like these that I want in the future, my own urinal (and I believe all the other dudes will agree with me). Great start so far! Keep it up! Should you need advice or have a question about Hubpages let me know, as I will do my best to help. Ciao!

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      Bredavies 8 years ago

      Thank you! :)

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      CEN7777 8 years ago

      NIce post Bredavies, you have pointed out and summed it nicely. I donot think These peeves are only with us women. Infact every woman would have dealt with such peves one way or other.