10 habits that women hate

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We understand that it’s hard for even the most refined gentleman to get it right 100% of the time, which is why we’re here to help. Banish these habits (that you probably didn’t even know you were doing) from your life and you’ll be further on your way to getting the woman of your dreams.

1. Changing plans

There’s nothing more irritating to a woman than a man who constantly changes when he’s available, what time he wants to meet and where he wants to take you to dinner. Don’t be that gentleman; make a plan and stick to it.

2. Bad manners

Bad manners are a sure fire way to put a woman right off you. If you’re in the habit of interrupting, speaking with your mouth full or serving yourself before you serve her, may we kindly suggest you remind yourself of your P’s and Q’s.

3. Over affection

As much as she might try and make you think otherwise, a woman doesn’t want to be constantly nagged for attention or be forever called by her nickname. Your sister or your mother might like it, but not your girlfriend.

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4. Under affection

It’s sometimes difficult to win as a gentleman, but we all know what’s going to happen if you don’t pay her any attention whatsoever. Balance is key, gentlemen, balance is key.

5. Indecisiveness

Every woman loves a gentleman who can make a quick, set-in-stone decisions. Contrary to what you might think, a woman really doesn’t want to be harping on at you to make up your mind; she wants you to do it yourself.

6. Being a mummy's boy

Now that you are a fully fledged gentleman, it’s important to make sure you leave old habits where they belong – in the past. The woman you love isn’t going to fold your pyjamas on your bed for you, iron your boxer shorts for you or have a hot meal waiting for you every night – no matter how much you want her to. Repeat after us: I am not a mummy’s boy.

7. Leaving the loo seat up

Just don’t do it.

8. Ordering for her

She’s got eyes and a mouth, doesn’t she? Then let her order her own food. You might think it’s endearing to take charge and choose what you think she might like, but it’s not – trust us.

9. Forgetfulness

Or rather, selective hearing. It’s an irritating habit for a gentleman to have, and one that we suggest you remember to forget…

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10. Vanity

Taking longer than her in the bathroom is the first sign that you’re a little too vain. Yes, your suit may be looking particularly sharp but please try and avoid catching yourself in every reflection that will take you.

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