From my experience, only 1 thing: ...
"Specificity on what the question really is actually all about"
When I'm straight to the point, a lot of women might some times not like the answer when it doesn't fit what they want to hear. So a straight answer often doesn't even work to make her understand what we mean, compared to what/how she understands.
For example! Your question here ... is a straight one, right?
Well no! It just looks like, sounds like it...
The same question asked & answered by another men ... will be pretty short & direct, no hurt feelings, all is clear.
With woman? Not the same deal at all. Why? Because you have a specific question but remain vague at the same time. This question here above, just expresses how bothered you are about not having an answer on a question you asked to "YouKnowWHO" and is therefore more a rhetorical value.
So ... What is the actual question you want to have answered?
( ..but ask the right (concerned) guy for that ... ;-) ..)