25 Things Women Wish Men Knew

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Women can be complicated, I know. I'm a woman and I barely understand myself most days. I like to think that adds some allure, but I'm not so sure.

Anyway, I've done my fair share of dating (and mating!) and, with the help of a bunch of girlfriends, have come up with 25 things women want men to know. Feel free to add yours in the comments, since we all know a list of 25 is just the tip of the iceberg! And so as not to leave the men out high and dry — you can see (and agree or disagree with) my personally formulated list of 25 Things Men Wish Women Knew.

1) I may love my mother, but I'm scared shitless I'm going to become her.

2) Saying "I love you" during, before or after sex doesn't count.

3) Don't lie to us. We CAN handle the truth.

4) We love it when you hug us from behind and kiss our neck.

5) When we ask how we look, "Fine" is never an appropriate answer. Fine = ugly, in our head.

6) For a couple of days before my period, I'm irrationally POSITIVE that I'm pregnant.

7) Not calling when you say you will is a cardinal sin.

8) Sometimes, we really DO have a headache.

9) We don't mind being kissed on the first date — we usually like it.

10) Okay, we're independent-minded women, but we still like it when you pull out chairs for us.

11) Sometimes, we just need to talk about it.

12) We don't expect you to pay for everything all of the time.

13) We don't always need our problems solved by you.

14) Don't talk smack about our mothers — even if we are.

15) The word "cute" can mean everything from adorable to handsome.

16) Skinny jeans are never okay for you to wear. Ditto leather pants.

17) Porn is hot. Having porn sex? Not hot. Please don't practice what you see in porn.

18) Don't play stupid games.

19) Bad hygiene is a turn-off. Brush your teeth, manscape, take care of yourself.

20) Never, ever, tell us we're "overreacting."

21) Compliment us. And not by using the word "fine."

22) We like it when you get emotional. Just don't start weeping at Lifetime Movie of the Week previews.

23) Take control in the bedroom.

24) We know you're visual creatures. Just don't be open about ogling that hot waitress.

25) It's the little things that matter. Honestly.

 

What can you add to this list?

 

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Eques... EquestrianMom

Adendum (SP?) to #11 - Sometimes we just need to talk, and that doesn't always mean you need to do more then listen, maybe give us a hug. Sometimes we need feedback, or help, but sometimes we just need to vent!

Justa... Justamom283

#1 #1 Oh My God #1. That is the truth!!! Every time I look in the mirror and every time I parent my daughter. I'm so scared of #1.

dixie... dixiechick2

Don't use childish teenage words for making love, it's a HUGE turnoff! When us women are having our period, don't ask us everday if we're "done" yet!

dixie... dixiechick2

Don't use childish teenage words for making love, it's a HUGE turnoff! When us women are having our period, don't ask us everday if we're "done" yet!

Justa... Justamom283

Let me have my girl drama please. You pretending to be interested in who my friends are dating or who hates who at my job is not what I mean by taking a interest in my life. If I do you the favor of not sharing the drama with you, please do me the favor of not listening while I'm on the phone dishing with my girlfriends.

happy... happynugget6

#2 was dumb why wouldn't you want him to say I love you

Char_... Char_gal4

My rule?  "If a woman needs chocolate, FOR THE LOVE OF PETE GIVE IT TO HER!"

Eques... EquestrianMom

Oh Char, So true! LMAO! 

Mrscj... Mrscjones

Disagree with #17. I love when he say I love you doing sex especially with a great orgasm and we both #24. To tell someone not to look is like denying they have eyes.

nonmember avatar The Hubby Diari

One VERY important one is missing.

Vacumming and wiping crumbs up off the counter does, in fact, make me want you more!

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