It’s fair to say most men are pretty useless when it comes to identifying exactly what it is that women look for in a prospective partner.
What many blokes probably don’t realise, however, is that the stuff they often think makes them look more attractive to members of the opposite sex may actually be having the opposite effect.
And if proof of that were ever required, the women of Reddit appear to have provided it with a series of responses to the AskReddit topic “Girls, what isn’t nearly as hot/attractive as many guys think?”
So read, take notes and try to avoid doing any of this ever again.
Being Rude To Customer Service
amm964: “If a guy is ever rude or condescending to customer service on my behalf or trying to impress me, I’m gone.”
Is_Melania_OK: Picking fights with other guys for stupid reasons. You don’t look tough or manly to me, you look immature and dumb.
nightshart: “The “I’ll treat you like a princess” routine. I don’t like being smothered and it seems like they only do it because they think it’ll make girls like them.”
Flashing The Cash
MirandaCoyne: “Flaunting your money. Even as an 18-year-old, I always found it off-putting. You have money? Great. You don’t have to remind me every five minutes.”
Putting On A Deep Voice
ramya92: “Trying to fake a deep voice. Most of us can tell when you are trying to fake it, as compared to when a guy actually has a deep voice.”
Playing Up To Gender Roles
dafuqdisnotacat: “When they treat women like we can’t accomplish simple tasks. Especially when men say “No,women shouldn’t do this.”
brownnn_: “Lying about yourself to impress me. it sounds obvious like that, but you don’t know how many guys I talked to who lied to me about their job and sexual life and claimed it was to impress me when I discovered it and said I’m done. God, internet.”
Birch2011: “Toupees, hairpieces, hairplugs, combovers, etc. Bald is sexy. If you’re thinning, just clip or shave or let it go. We can tell when you’re faking it, usually because you’re nervous about it. There are many of us who find bald attractive.”
verysanecatlady: “Talking like a baby. More men have tried it than I care to think about. EDIT: Forgiven if done to cats or dogs or babies (lots of people asking).”
Revving Your Engine
fairydustandunicorns: “Revving your car or motorcycle for attention. It’s not hot, it’s obnoxious. Edit: I mean the guys who will drive right up to you and rev their engines at you on purpose.”
triagonalmeb: “dick pics do not”
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.