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NiteStryker

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#1 11 years ago

These lists piss me off. But they make me laugh.

http://dating.personals.yahoo.com/singles/datingtips/88858/10-things-a-good-boyfriend-wont-ask-you-to-do/

We've all been in relationships where, at times, we've felt more like a mom or a secretary than a significant other. While we understand that healthy relationships require compromises, we've compiled a list of favors that good boyfriends know better than to consistently request. If you're constantly taking on any of the items on this list (especially with any hint of resentment), it's time to get your guy to lend a hand. [/QUOTE] And I will provide rebuttals.

#1. His laundry Pairing your socks isn't exactly our idea of a stay-at-home date, nor does living with you make us a 1950s housewife. A good compromise is for one partner to sort and start the laundry and the other to fold and put it away. Plus, studies show that helping around the house can increase intimacy. So, how 'bout that pile of dishes? If you clean up the sink while we tackle the living room, we'll be more likely to cuddle. [/QUOTE] I dont care to "cuddle". And Im sorry, but if the arrangement is "husband goes out and works his ass off", Im pretty sure the wife can do the laundry.

#2. Buy gifts and cards for other people on his behalf We'll help when we're out with you, but no, we won't make a pit stop at Hallmark and Laura Ashley while we're shopping with the girls. Just because we're women doesn't mean we're automatically adept at figuring out your Aunt Martha's dress size. [/QUOTE] Wow. Dont ever ask me to pick up something for you while I am out then.

#3. Plan an entire vacation without his help When we ask you whether you'd rather spend our anniversary in Cabo or Vermont, we want you to express an actual preference, not to say, "Whatever, I'm happy with what makes you happy." The same goes for the hotel, the airline, and the restaurant reservations. Letting us take the reins isn't considerate, it's just lazy and boring. Instead, make sure to divvy up the planning. We pick the location and hotel, you plan the activities. [/QUOTE] I call bullshit. Because the female would complain about the choice of activities.

#4. Make him a sandwich The refrigerator is 10 feet away and your game control has a pause button, so get up, stretch, and slap that ham and lettuce together by yourself. We don't care if you're "in the zone," because apparently, you were out of it long enough to articulate your immediate need for a nibble. Maybe we'll consider it if you agree to break from the game for 20 minutes, put on some coffee, and enjoy your afternoon snack with us. [/QUOTE] :rofl:

Well next time you are in the shower and your towel hasnt been folded and put back for your next use after it went thru the laundry, maybe I wont grab it for you. Your shower has shut off valves, so get out, stretch, and grab that towel out of the cleen basket.

[QUOTE=] #5. Change your relationship status on Facebook We believe our life outside of the Internet should speak for itself. On the off-chance that we break up, wouldn't you rather tell your close friends in person, rather than have that ever-present broken heart appear on 500 people's newsfeeds? Well, we would, so don't even ask us to include our relationship status on Facebook in the first place.

Facebook is teh ghey.

[QUOTE=] #6. Be his wake-up call Really, buy an alarm clock. Remembering a man's nap and wakeup schedule should be an occasional favor, not an everyday obligation.

I'll agree with that. [QUOTE=] #7. Hang out with his ex Some women like befriending the ex, and others just want to satisfy their curiosity about her, but don't pressure the ones who would rather keep a distance.

#8. Keep up with his favorite shows How would you like it if we made you religiously watch Desperate Housewives? Instead, let's pick a show we both like and make sure we follow it together.

[QUOTE=] #9. Lose weight We'll tone up for health purposes and for ourselves, but if you're really concerned about the 5 lbs we gained over the holidays, don't flat-out complain that we're getting flabby. Instead, invite us to go biking with you or to take a yoga class together. Treat exercise as a fun activity we can do together instead of something that we should do just for you.

You cannot win with a female and a discussion, or even an inquiry, about weight. If she asks you "does this make me look fat", the answer is ALWAYS no. Nomatter if it makes her look like jabba the hutt, you have to constantly reassure them they are as skinny as a starving ethiopian child.

[QUOTE=] #10. Keep our hair long Trust us, short hair is cute, fun, and just as feminine as back-length hair. Just look at Halle Berry, Audrey Tautou and Keira Knightley, circa 2005. It's not as if we're going to shave it off or sport one of Rihanna's hairstyles, but even if we did, we hope you'd find us just as attractive..

Probably not.

Now, in light of this attack on men, I propose a new list.

"10 things a good girlfriend wont ask you to do"

(1)Shut off the game (2)Delete the pictures (3)Accompany her on a mall trip (4)Sample her girlie-crap (nail polish or whatnot) (5)Not take a nap (6)Give her an honest physical evaluation (7)Watch "So you think you can dance" and attempt to re-create a dance (8)Always be on top during sex (9)Slow down, speed up, change lanes, or any other driving suggestions from the passenger seat (10)Ask for the newly paid off credit card




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#2 11 years ago

Online dating advice is 90% bullshit, 5% truth, and 5% of things nobody gives a shit about.


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#3 11 years ago

I do agree with the rebuttals and that Below list of 10 things a good Girlfriend wont ask you to do.

Got a chuckle from this thread. And the ignorance of the blatant feminist who wrote the original Article ( In your Quotes )




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#4 11 years ago

what a load of bullshit from women (again). I know i won't ask her to get me a sandwich as long as i won't have to brew her some coffee and take it to bed :D and your top10 was superb and realistic. Its annoying to say to women "no that looks great!" even though i'd rather have a bucket and throw up - which is why i don't say that. I say things as honestly as i can, if it hurts you and you get pissed off, then fuck you, ill go get wasted.




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#5 11 years ago

My girlfriend likes to cook, so if I ask nicely she'll make me a sandwich, and I'd do the same for her. Your list of things a good girlfriend shouldn't do is spot on. If she wants me to go to the mall with her I better get something in return. When a guy goes to the mall, he goes in, walks to the store(s) he needs to go to, walks into the gaming or electronic store(s) no matter what, discretely looks at the lingerie stores as he walks by, has lunch, leaves. When a girl goes to the mall, she goes into every store, even if she doesnt intend on buying anything she'll still just look at shit for hours. Finally she'll actually buy what she needs, but then she'll still walk into other stores just to look.




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#6 11 years ago
We've all been in relationships where, at times, we've felt more like a mom or a secretary than a significant other. While we understand that healthy relationships require compromises, we've compiled a list of favors that good boyfriends know better than to consistently request. If you're constantly taking on any of the items on this list (especially with any hint of resentment), it's time to get your guy to lend a hand.

Yes, it's a compromise. If you are being slaved around you are porbably doing it wrong... plenty of solutions to choose from (end relationship, grow some err... well..).

#1. His laundry Pairing your socks isn't exactly our idea of a stay-at-home date, nor does living with you make us a 1950s housewife. A good compromise is for one partner to sort and start the laundry and the other to fold and put it away. Plus, studies show that helping around the house can increase intimacy. So, how 'bout that pile of dishes? If you clean up the sink while we tackle the living room, we'll be more likely to cuddle.

Well yes, equality and compromises means he does some work around the house as does she, he gets some money in, as does she. Ain't that hard. Which tasks exactly? Probably those a person is good at. Leaving some others to split between the two depending on how much time they have in their schedule. We'll both go to work today, I'll do the dishes this evening, you do.. the laundry. Or I'll do the laundry and you fix the tv. Doesn't really matter aslong as the tasks are fairly devided. At the end of the day all of us will have to do work we don't exactly enjoy.. you did mention compromises, didn't you? Yep.

#2. Buy gifts and cards for other people on his behalf We'll help when we're out with you, but no, we won't make a pit stop at Hallmark and Laura Ashley while we're shopping with the girls. Just because we're women doesn't mean we're automatically adept at figuring out your Aunt Martha's dress size.

I'll scratch your back, you scratch mine. Give a bit, take a bit. Sometimes you help your partner out. If you're being ordered around then you're doing something wrong, fix it (talk, split up, I don't care, fix it).

#3. Plan an entire vacation without his help When we ask you whether you'd rather spend our anniversary in Cabo or Vermont, we want you to express an actual preference, not to say, "Whatever, I'm happy with what makes you happy." The same goes for the hotel, the airline, and the restaurant reservations. Letting us take the reins isn't considerate, it's just lazy and boring. Instead, make sure to divvy up the planning. We pick the location and hotel, you plan the activities.

Lol. Isn't it easy if you don't get any opposition? If partner A proposes between two options, and the other doesn't really mind either this must be quite easy for A as B won't have any valid reason at all if (s)he ain't happy about the decision... But simply do things together... the destination, location, plans and all that. It's called communicating, let both try and prepare for it, talk some more and prepare some more untill everything is set in stone so to say. Depending on the personalities and skills one partner will prefer or "do better" in one area and the other in an other.

As for letting "him" make the schedule. Lol, well unless she really cannot or doesn't want to, but you porbably should do that together aswell. Now if she says "I dunno", don't complain when he replies "I dunno" if she asks him which hotel/camping/hut/ he prefers over the other.

#4. Make him a sandwich The refrigerator is 10 feet away and your game control has a pause button, so get up, stretch, and slap that ham and lettuce together by yourself. We don't care if you're "in the zone," because apparently, you were out of it long enough to articulate your immediate need for a nibble. Maybe we'll consider it if you agree to break from the game for 20 minutes, put on some coffee, and enjoy your afternoon snack with us.

See #2. Help eachother out. If things are completely out of balance you might wish to fix the relationship. Unless you prefer to go by Nytes suggestion and turn the relationship into a cold war of some sort... =p

#5. Change your relationship status on Facebook We believe our life outside of the Internet should speak for itself. On the off-chance that we break up, wouldn't you rather tell your close friends in person, rather than have that ever-present broken heart appear on 500 people's newsfeeds? Well, we would, so don't even ask us to include our relationship status on Facebook in the first place.

Facebook? Lol. Not even going there...

#6. Be his wake-up call Really, buy an alarm clock. Remembering a man's nap and wakeup schedule should be an occasional favor, not an everyday obligation.

Uh what? I never knew of some "issue" with alarmclocks... sounds rather silly. Just set the alarmclock and be done with it. Sometimes one partner needs to get up earlier then the other, it's probably best to set the alarm at the earliest time. And do eachother a favour sometimes and wake the other one up if need be (or try and be quite so the other can enjoy his/her nap a bit longer).

#7. Hang out with his ex Some women like befriending the ex, and others just want to satisfy their curiosity about her, but don't pressure the ones who would rather keep a distance.

Errr.. okay? This would really depend on the situation not? Did the previosu relation from the guy/gal in question end in a battle or simple over lack of lust/love? Are there kids or such that need some sort of arrangement/schedule? But really, if the ex (his or hers) is an acquaintance, that's not that bad, is it? Close friends would be rather difficult yes. And no, you don't have to hang out with the ex. But if the ex comes over it's up to you to leave the house or not. And it's up to you to tag along if he/she goes and meets his/her ex for whatever reason.

#8. Keep up with his favorite shows How would you like it if we made you religiously watch Desperate Housewives? Instead, let's pick a show we both like and make sure we follow it together.

How about "sometimes the teli has something on that he likes, sometimes what she likes and sometimes what both like". If one partner or the other doesn't feel like watching he or she can leave the room to do something else (even make use of some other TV).

Or are you suggesting he is pointing a gun at you and forces you to watch "his" programs? You might wish to do something about that...

#9. Lose weight We'll tone up for health purposes and for ourselves, but if you're really concerned about the 5 lbs we gained over the holidays, don't flat-out complain that we're getting flabby. Instead, invite us to go biking with you or to take a yoga class together. Treat exercise as a fun activity we can do together instead of something that we should do just for you.

Aim for whatever weight you wish, unless it's getting a bit extreme and you are either approaching the looks of a whale or needle.

#10. Keep our hair long Trust us, short hair is cute, fun, and just as feminine as back-length hair. Just look at Halle Berry, Audrey Tautou and Keira Knightley, circa 2005. It's not as if we're going to shave it off or sport one of Rihanna's hairstyles, but even if we did, we hope you'd find us just as attractive..

It's all fair deal to express your opinion not? Saying you prefer one thing over the other? He can say he prefers the style of the hair, color, whatever. She can tell him "I found your last haircut more/less sexier".

If your partner is telling you that you cannot or must do something (haircut in this case but could be pretty much anything), you can open your mouth, give the middle finger, walk away, do something, or be sad and act like a slave (I'd suggest you can and get some help though if you let your partner boss you around).

I'd like to end this comment with that last line/paragraph, sounds like it would do a lot of good to me.




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#7 11 years ago
Destroyer25;5207174 Your list of things a good girlfriend shouldn't do is spot on. If she wants me to go to the mall with her I better get something in return.

:naughty: Like I said, online dating advice is usually done my a feminist. Usually that means that it will be 99.9% bullshit, mostly feminist bullshit, and 0.1% truth. If it's being done by a male, well it's so rare you can't put statistics on that.


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#8 11 years ago
Dragonelf68;5207296Like I said, online dating advice is usually done my a feminist. Usually that means that it will be 99.9% bullshit, mostly feminist bullshit, and 0.1% truth. If it's being done by a male, well it's so rare you can't put statistics on that.

Welcome to the 21st century.


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#9 11 years ago

You get the respect you earn. Although arguably if I respected you as my equal you'd be fucking scary as hell and I wouldn't go out with you.




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#10 11 years ago
Like I said, online dating advice is usually done my a feminist. Usually that means that it will be 99.9% bullshit, mostly feminist bullshit, and 0.1% truth.

I have to disagree. Online dating advice is usually done by women who oftne have troubles in their own lives and have it as a sort of escape.

Alternatively it's written to be precisely targeted at those women. Not as much feminist as marketed at non-feminists. Who reads the most of the red library? Basically same logic applied.

But in the end I have to agree with you guys - it's better to not put too much thought into similar articles and go with what works best.

Completely unrelated - nytestriker how'd you stumble across said article?