What Men Don't Like About Women:
Are You Driving Him Away?

You might be one of those single women who are looking for some love. It might sound so desperate, but this is merely a fact of the real world since everyone needs to be loved. You are probably asking how to get a guy to want you, but lets take a look at the other side of the question. Rather than seeking answers to "What do men want in a woman?" let's look at what men DON'T like about women, things that may be preventing you from getting what you want. After all, women often have some traits that men dislike. Most men are short-tempered and don't want to deal with all the issues of women. So in order to avoid turning guys off, or worse getting ditched by the man you're dating, you must know what men don't like about women.

  1. Complaints. Women always complain about everything and this makes men so irritated. This usually results in a big fight, accusations, and everything getting more complicated.

  2. Demands. Men are annoyed by so many demands from women, especially when those demands are uncalled for. Even though they are committed, it doesn't mean that they enjoy being nagged all the time.

  3. Conceit. This gets into their nerves. Confidence is far different from conceit. Women like this are often intimidating because they seem so full of themselves. They make a man think, "Uh oh. High maintenance."

  4. Drama. Guys are tired of drama. Your life is not a television show. Not everything should be blown out of proportion.

  5. Questions. Men are irritated with lots of questions being thrown by women. Even if you want your guy to tell you everything, do not force him to share things that he is not comfortable talking about. Girls have this attitude that they need to know it all.

  6. Unappreciative. If a guy has an accomplishment, compliment him a little. Overdoing it will not be a good idea either, but a little appreciation will make him happy. Success is important to guys.

  7. Pretender. Men know when you are lying and when you are telling the truth. They also know when you are being natural and true to yourself and when you are just pretending. You cannot fool them. They have a good sense for it.

  8. Criticisms. Most women are good critics, and men don't like that habit. They don't want to be criticized nor judged. And one big thing to know about men -- never get into their own business.

  9. Control freak. Men do not want to spoil things, so they leave good things alone. Women love to control everything, and it makes men anxious.

  10. Indecision. Once men have decided about something, there is no turning back. Women are completely the opposite. They decide quickly and then change it over and over again. Women are always undecided about everything even in small things. This really irritates men.

A lot of what men don't like can be summed up as neediness. Men want a woman who is non-needy. Why? At least in North American Anglo culture, both women and men view a man as a "knight in shining armor." They both feel that a man has a quest, a destiny that gives his life meaning. The difference is that she believes his destiny is to "save the fair damsel in distress," i.e. to love, cherish and protect her and their children. He believes his destiny is to "slay dragons," i.e. to accomplish something of lasting significance in the world. Understand this: a man will tearfully break up with a woman he loves deeply if he senses that she will hinder him on his quest. Learn more about why a woman's neediness is a huge turn-off for men. 

The differences between a man and a woman often result in a fight. Now that you know what men don't like about women, you can be aware of your old habits and try to avoid doing them. Although you may not have all of these characteristics, knowing them might be of help. Winning a man's heart could be a challenge, but once he falls in love, he will find it hard to get out of it.

This is a version of an article we've published in various ezines, blogs, and article directories.