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Irritating and Tiresome: Things Men Do To Annoy Their Girlfriends

In any relationship, inevitably, both partners will engage in behaviors that can be irritating or bothersome to the other person. There are, however, certain behaviors that men may exhibit toward their girlfriends that can be frustrating, gross, and downright annoying. These behaviors can vary widely and are not limited to a particular gender, but it seems that men may have the upper hand when it comes to annoying their partner more. and women can display annoying habits.


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A Redditor shared, “When my boyfriend farts, sometimes he’ll do a scissors hand gesture at his butt to ‘cut off the fart cloud’ and proceeds to ‘fan the fart’ towards me to mess with me.”


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One Redditor said, “When I’m taking a long time going through the products at the drugstore/cosmetics & beauty store, he’ll sometimes tie his hoodie really tightly around his face (so that only a small part of his face is exposed) while keeping a very serious face, following me around the store.”

Look Around

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This Redditor commented, “For a long time, my boyfriend had a bed with no feet, so it was flat on the floor. When I was looking for things, he’d always tell me to look under her bed, which drove me insane.”

Silent War

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A user said, “My husband put the empty toilet roll tube in a drawer in the bathroom instead of the bin. So I put it on his bedside table. Then he put it on my bedside table. Then I put it on his pillow. Now it’s on the headboard above my pillow….”

The Other Way

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A top-liked comment said, “When he’s laying in the middle of the bed, and I ask him to move over, he always slides towards me and pushes me off the bed with his butt.”

Every Time

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A user shared, “When we’re watching Mad Men. When the end credits roll and Matt Weiner’s name comes up, he always goes, “Hehe. Weiner.” every. episode. I hate it.”

Eyes Closed

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A commenter said, “When we’re watching a movie or tv show together, he will jokingly gasp and cover my eyes whenever two characters kiss (similar to how a parent might cover their child’s eyes if a movie got a little too raunchy).”

Lord Of The Potato

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This user said, “He always quotes Lord of the Rings whenever I make or mention potatoes.”

Tell Me Whyyyy…

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One Redditor commented, “My Boyfriend does this thing where if I say a sentence or a part of a sentence that’s in a song….he immediately starts singing it. At first, I was impressed with how quickly he made the connection, but now I cannot stand it and usually just hangs up or walk away from him.”

Been There

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A Redditor said, “When we watch tv, he’ll say “I’ve been there!” whenever somewhere he’s been or not comes on the screen.”


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A top-liked comment said, “I have allergies, and whenever I start sniffling (usually in the mornings), he’ll mirror it all dramatically to make fun of me. Even if we’re not even in the same room. I can’t remember the last time I sniffled and didn’t hear one back.”


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This Redditor stated, “I can’t whistle, no matter how hard I try. So my boyfriend will start singing songs with whistling in them. It gets to the section with the whistling, and he will yell, “EVERYBODY NOW!” whilst staring me down and whistling as loud as he can.”

Every Breath

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“He puts his mouth over my nose and starts blowing as hard as possible. Drives me nuts. I will do EVERYTHING in my power to wriggle out of it if I know it’s coming. And then I am met with a “Don’t you trust me? I can’t believe you don’t trust me”. Sigh…”

The Captain

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One Redditor said, “Whenever we used to go out, and it was his turn to drive, he would always do the “look at me, look at me, I’m the Captain now” before we set off.”


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One user added, “When we’re in a supermarket, he’ll walk slightly ahead, and when we’re in a particularly busy aisle, he’ll turn around and berate me as a stranger that has been following him around for days.”


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A commenter said, “My husband likes to whisper “sweet nothings” into my ear. It’s very annoying, and he can be very creepy about it. I think it would annoy me less if he didn’t literally just say “sweet nothings” creepily and annoyingly.”


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A top-liked comment said, “My husband flosses his teeth every night before bed and does it naked while doing leg stretches while making solid eye contact with me the entire time. Every. Night.”


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A user shared, “He pulls my gym shorts past my belly button. It makes me incredibly mad. No matter where we are, he does it, even if we’re home alone.”

No Technology

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Finally, a Redditor shared, “He constantly flicks up my phone so I lose my place, or he’ll slap the phone out of my hand if I’m on the couch or bed.”

It’s important to remember that annoying and irritating behaviors can occur in any relationship and are not exclusive to men. However, Redditors have certainly shared a fair amount of annoyances that are exclusively coming from both boyfriends and husbands!

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