Sure, you're heart might have belonged to Daddy when you were growing up, but there's a new man in town, and unless you show him a little love, affection, and loyalty, you're bound to push him away.
#14 EXPECTING AGREEMENT ALL THE TIME
Having a relationship with a mirror image makes you a narcissist and vain, so why would you want us to agree with you all the time? Take a breath and enjoy the fact that there are different opinions in the world.
#13 WORRYING ABOUT THE SMALL STUFF
Sometimes it's nice to just pull back and look at the big picture. You know, there's a book that says, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff." Sometimes the details just don't matter.
#12 TRYING TOO HARD TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION
If we like you, we like you. There's no need to try to glam up and change who you are on a daily basis. In fact, when you do that, it feels more like a trap since you're bound to revert to your normal self once you feel comfortable.
#11 INTERRUPTING A PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULE PROGRAM
We guys have one-track minds, so if we're in the middle of a task, don't interrupt us. Give us a bit to finish what we're doing and then look for the right time to horn in on our thought processes.
#10 NOT TAKING A BREATH
Sure… we like speed… Cars, motorcycles, roller coasters… But when it comes to conversations, we need you to take a breath every once in a while so that our brains can digest what you're saying.
#9 RUNNING YOUR EMOTIONS AT FULL THROTTLE
You know there's something to be said for a quiet evening at home without tears or without exuberance. Sometimes is nice just to sail on calm seas for a little bit.
#8 PUTTING DOWN OTHER GIRLS
You know, if we're with you, you don't have to demean the rest of the female population to keep our attention. Just be you. We know that they don't have what you've got.
#7 CHANGING DIRECTIONS TOO OFTEN
As men, we like to do things in as straight-forward of a manner as possible. When you shoot off in five different directions all at once, not only does it annoy us, it confuses us, and we're not sure where to follow you.
#6 NAG. NAG. NAG.
When we left our home, we left behind our mother's incessant worrying about us. We don't need you to replace her. We want a girlfriend, a lover, a wife… not a mother.
#5 PRETENDING TO BE JEALOUS
When it comes to other women, we're men… we're going to be distracted by something pretty every once in a while. Just know who we love and who we're standing beside and don't get all up in arms if we happen to notice that another female is sort of pretty.
#4 HANGING ALL OVER THE RELATIONSHIP
Sometimes, we guys just need a little space. If you are breathing down our necks 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we get a little tired. Step away. Remember, sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder.
#3 DISGUISING THEIR DESIRES IN CODED LANGUAGE
True, we might love spy movies and espionage, but there's nothing we hate more than your veiled attempts at getting us to do something you want us to do. Just come out and tell us.
#2 DRAGGING US ON THEIR SHOPPING SPREE
We don't like to shop. We do it because, well, we care about you. Care about us and don't take us on an all-day shopping extravaganza. Remember, compromise is the key to longevity.
#1 PLAYING GAMES
Our life is not Monopoly or The Game of Life or Risk or Sorry, and it shouldn't be treated as such. Sure, it might have been fate, a roll of the dice, that caused us to meet, but don't take a Chance that we'll see through your gimmicks and tricks. Just shoot straight with us.